Posts Tagged: development

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Hidden Connections: Climate Change, Poverty and Child Marriage   

Across the world, climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. The environmental, economic and social impacts of these environmental disasters are felt the worst by those living within impoverished and hazardous areas.

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One year later: Women rebuilding Nepal  

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, leveling entire villages and bringing destruction and devastation. Less than three weeks later, another 7.3-magnitude quake shook the country. The aftershocks brought landslides and new dangers, impeding survivors’ efforts to find loved ones, seek shelter, and rebuild. “A lot was lost in the dreadful event—more than 8,600 people… Read more »

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Youth, Sex, & Earth Day  

Today, 150 world leaders will sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York City. This will be the largest single signing of an international agreement in world history. Climate activist, eco hip hop artist, and Earth Guardian youth director Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, aka Kid Warrior, will be attending the signing of the agreement and speaking in… Read more »

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Will Colorado falter or continue its progress on reproductive rights?  

The 49th session of the Commission on Population and Development took place at the UN headquarters in NYC this week. The task at hand this year was to identify ways to integrate population issues into the sustainable development agenda. For us, April 14 stood out as an especially inspiring day of the gathering because it… Read more »

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Why Water1st Looks to Women for Long-Term Solutions  

Women hold the key. In fact, women are one of the planet’s best resources when it comes to combating climate change and finding solutions. It’s no wonder Water 1st is laser-focused on this same intersection when it comes to clean water solutions.

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Family planning takes a 360-degree approach  

In the elephant migration corridor near Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, a nurse named Happiness Chacha travels hut to hut to talk with villagers about family planning. Her work is a result of the Endangered Ecosystems Northern Tanzania, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that aims to make both people and wildlife more resilient… Read more »

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Family Planning Voices  

If you follow Humans of New York, you understand the power of a simple image and a few words. Data is essential for successful programming, but stories compel people to take action. The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project and FP2020 created Family Planning Voices (#FPVoices) to document and share real stories from real people around the world who… Read more »

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Here’s How Youth and Women are Forming a Powerful Alliance   

Youth (between ages 10 and 24) make up 1.8 billion of the Earth’s population. They are the future–and the present. And they will be the most impacted by the leadership of our current decision-makers, both on the local and global scale.

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OECD’s revamped website on gender equality

In honor of International Women’s Day OECD is released a revamped website on gender equality: http://www.oecd.org/gender . The new portal includes information on events, ongoing work and publications and presents key data and interactive gender-related charts on more than 80 indicators broadly grouped in the areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Health and Development for comparison across OECD and non-OECD… Read more »