Posts Tagged: development
November 10, 2014
Solving Africa’s population crisis is among the continents top priorities. The population in Africa is projected to jump from 1.1 billion today, to 2.4 billion by 2050. Furthermore, “of the 22 countries in the world with the highest fertility rates–where women have five or more children on average–all but 2 are in sub-Saharan Africa” (McManus). These… Read more »
November 6, 2014
Meteorologists from around the world are meeting with women’s rights activists and aid workers in Geneva to develop climate and weather services geared specifically to women.
November 5, 2014
Policymakers typically address issues like climate, food security, development, and reproductive health separately. But that is not how those issues are experienced by women in developing countries. “At the ground level, these issues overlap 100 percent,” said Dr. Yetnayet Asfaw of EngenderHealth during a recent dialogue on global health and development held at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings’ Civil Society Policy Forum. At the event,… Read more »
November 3, 2014
We love this recent graphic from Devex so much we just HAD to share it with everyone! Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, is an incredibly inspiring leader and champion for women’s reproductive health and rights, and a member of Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders’ Council for Reproductive Health . This quote from her, shared through… Read more »
November 3, 2014
“Achieving universal access to family planning throughout the world would result in fewer unintended pregnancies, improve the health and well-being of women and their families and slow population growth, all benefits to climate compatible development.” Read more here .
October 29, 2014
Could Colorado be the next Texas? In a word: yes. Under a progressive state government, Colorado women have started to feel safe from such attacks on our reproductive health. But our votes in the next election will determine not only our state’s leadership, but also have a nationwide impact on whether the U.S. Senate is… Read more »
October 27, 2014
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair explains why she is championing global investments in women and girls.
October 21, 2014
Empowering women is at the heart of what we do at Women at the Center; so when we heard that Ms. Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, earlier this month, we shared her feelings of hope and encouragement. Not only is Malala a woman, but also she is a young woman and… Read more »
October 16, 2014
Last week the Madagascar Population Health Environment Network launched a report on the powerful integrated community development work they’ve done for the past 25 years. PHE is a multifaceted approach to sustainable development, combining health education and services with natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. When these programs are integrated, parents are better empowered… Read more »
October 15, 2014
Check out this video on why the role of women in rural communities is a force to drive progress in global development — especially in the new post-2015 agenda.