Posts Tagged: food & farms
April 22, 2015
Happy Earth Day! We have a lot to celebrate this year. From northwest India to Madagascar’s coastal villages, social entrepreneurs around the world are bringing sharp, new approaches to the most intractable problems—and women are at the center of many of these solutions.
March 19, 2015
The HoPE-LVB project reduces threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health to improve maternal and child health in project communities. The project will develop and test two scalable models for building capacity and promoting an integrated set of Population, Health, and Environment interventions, which will be adopted by communities, local governments, or national governments.
March 17, 2015
Who runs the world? Well, everyone knows Beyonce has already answered that question. And when it comes to climate change, women are integral. Despite evolving gender roles, women remain the chief domestic managers in a majority of homes. This means that when climate disruption strikes, women are situated squarely on the front lines, protecting our… Read more »
March 4, 2015
“When family planning was introduced to the country, in the late 1980s, it was only available in the capital, Vientiane. Most people were not aware such services even existed. ‘At first we focused only on married couples to provide them with contraceptives to space pregnancies,’ said Kopkeo Souphantong, deputy director of the health ministry’s mother and child… Read more »
December 16, 2014
Recently WATC sat down with Chantal Inamahoro, Country Representative for Burundi at Pathfinder International, to speak about reproductive health and family planning in her country. Chantal has been with Pathfinder for 5 years, implementing projects around maternal and child health in two different provinces of Burundi. Here is a summary of our interview with Chantal:… Read more »
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 »
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 »
September 15, 2014
In June we featured a story about the communities of Lake Tanganika in Tanzania and the Tuungane Project, which brings together human rights, environmental restoration and human health into one wholesome and inspiring project. Today we celebrate a major development and landmark for the Tuungane Project. Last week, it was announced that “the Tanzanian villages… Read more »
September 12, 2014
How challenging will it be to feed the world’s population in 2050? Depends on how many people there are in 2050. And that number depends on a lot of things – not least of which is how many women are empowered to choose their family size with the help of modern contraception.