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Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money intended for a national program to combat violence against women has been misused, a top Mexican official said on Tuesday, confirming a media probe saying the funds were spent on key-rings and refrigerator magnets as promotional tokens for the campaign. Such use of funding intended for national, state and local governments to help support […]

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being […]

Thailand’s Human Traffickers Flout 99% Of Court Orders To Compensate Victims

Thailand’s Human Traffickers Flout 99% Of Court Orders To Compensate Victims

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than 130 million baht ($4.3 million) for damages […]

International Day Of Rural Women : It Is Time To Invest In Rural Girls And Women

International Day Of Rural Women : It Is Time To Invest In Rural Girls And Women

Today Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Rural Women. The day recognises the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. The world over, the vital role that women and girls play in […]

Women Bear Brunt of Power, Water Shortages In Zimbabwe

Women Bear Brunt of Power, Water Shortages In Zimbabwe

Mrs Thokozile Mphala (44) is a housewife and lives in the sprawling suburb of Mucheke in Zimbabwe’s ancient city, Masvingo. On a daily basis, she is caught in between preparing her children’s breakfast before they go to school and getting water from a distant borehole. She wakes up at around 3 am, when most people […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents(Can We Castrate These Men?)

AW  Gist : The Change Agents(Can We Castrate These Men?)

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

Malawi A Beacon Of Hope In Battle Against Gender Violence

AT a time the abuse of women and children reach crisis levels in the region and beyond, Malawi has come out as an exception. Breakthroughs follow high levels of prosecution and justice for victims as well as the annulment of child marriages. The success stories in the northern Mzimba and central Ntchisi are the culmination […]

The Undeniable Signs That Your Industry Is Ripe for Disruption

The Undeniable Signs That Your Industry Is Ripe for Disruption

Before Amazon, people purchased almost everything in person at a brick-and-mortar store. And while consumers still like to go shopping offline, 76 per cent of adults in the U.S. now also consistently make online purchases, according to a recent poll conducted by Marist College and NPR. As Amazon’s customers discovered the undeniable convenience and ease of purchasing books online, […]

Monday On The Go : The Difference Between Successful People

Monday On The Go : The Difference Between Successful People

Midwives Assault Pregnant Women At Childbirth

Midwives Assault Pregnant Women At Childbirth

HUNDREDS of women in some low-income countries have been physically abused, discriminated and had medical procedures conducted without their consent as they gave birth in health facilities. A global study established the violations were rife in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria. Younger, less-educated women were found to be the most at risk of mistreatment, which […]

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