Pregnant women fleeing western Mosul where Islamic State are defending their last stronghold against Iraqi troops, are in some cases giving birth on the run, raising concerns about the health of mothers and newborns, an aid agency said on Wednesday.
In war-torn countries across Africa and the Middle East, it is more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier. International organization Women for Women International works to empower these women in an effort to rebuild their lives, families and communities.
Elevating the status of women reduces risk of exposure to harmful indoor air pollution – a leading cause of premature death in the developing world – according to new research.
A lack of information on the experiences of women and girls is one of the greatest barriers to addressing their needs, particularly in the developing world. A new report seeks to fill that gap by demonstrating how “big data” can provide critical information on health, social status and other experiences of women in countries where data is most lacking.
There is an enormous business opportunity for solar energy in sub-Saharan Africa, and it can be harnessed by the most unlikely entrepreneurs: women in some of the poorest and most remote communities. This is according to Katherine Lucy, the CEO and founder of Solar Sister. Since 2009, the nonprofit has helped women involved in the industry by helping them build businesses selling solar-powered products.
As crowds gathered around the world yesterday to celebrate women, India’s Prime Minister Modi paid special honor to thousands of “women champions” who are fighting for a most basic dignity: toilets.
Britain has appointed the country’s first ambassador for gender equality, joining a handful of other countries that created the position in an effort to empower women and girls around the world.
The controversial two-month tenure for Wonder Woman as a U.N. ambassador ends today. Wonder Woman was appointed honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls in late October. The announcement came on the heels of the failed effort to elect the first woman secretary-general. Portuguese diplomat and former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres led the polls from start to finish.
Each year natural disasters force as many as 26 million people back into poverty, according to a new report from the World Bank, posing a formidable challenge in the fight to end poverty. But new research shows that there is a way to help the world’s poor deal with disasters – empower women.
As an increasing number of migrant women from Central America’s ‘Northern Triangle’ – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – are deported from the U.S. and Mexico, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) recommends that governments make a better effort to consider gender in their repatriation processes.