Posts Tagged: food & farms

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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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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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COP21, Gender Equality, & Family Planning

On January 19, Social Good, Family Planning 2020, and the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)  hosted a twitter chat about access to family planning and global goals. The conversation brought up a variety of important questions, such as: “What are the biggest barriers to #Family Planning access? How can we overcome them?” and “What are some challenges to sharing stories of… Read more »

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In rural Africa, climate work brings political power to women  

OUELESSEBOUGOU, MALI — At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen. It may seem like a modest activity, but the 58-year-old is contributing to essential knowledge for… Read more »

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Rural Women Worldwide Are on the Frontlines of Climate Change  

This story starts with an epiphany. It happened when a 28-year-old Kenyan woman named Eunice, a community-health worker, went to visit her mother. Eunice eyed the stove in her mother’s home for a long while, thinking. She had never seen anything like it. It was a closed clay oven, a local design, and it wasn’t… Read more »

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To Achieve Food Security, We Must Prioritize Women’s Rights as Human Rights

At the end of this month, world leaders will converge on United Nations headquarters in New York to affirm and formally adopt the global sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years. All of the goals are laudable and worth pursuing. They are intertwined and should be pursued simultaneously. Achieving them will immeasurably improve the… Read more »

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Why African Environmentalism Needs Women at the Helm  

This year, on Earth Day and beyond, let’s change the conversation and recognize not only the impact of environmental degradation on women and girls, but their unique potential to help us effectively put up a fight.