Posts Tagged: women’s empowerment
April 25, 2016
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 »
April 21, 2016
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 »
April 15, 2016
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 »
April 8, 2016
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 »
March 28, 2016
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.
March 17, 2016
Who says we can’t have fun while we save the world? Meet Eunice P. Justice, the mascot of Lady Parts Justice. Yep–she’s a uterus.
March 15, 2016
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 »
March 10, 2016
Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” – the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day serves as a timely reminder that, despite incremental progress of recent years and the ambition of the new global development agenda, we must redouble efforts to achieve a world underpinned by gender equality. All women must… Read more »
March 10, 2016
Earlier this week, the US showed that it’s ready to help lead in the fight against climate change, making its first contribution of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund. And it couldn’t have happened on a better day: International Women’s Day. Climate change is a threat to us all, but vulnerability to those impacts… Read more »
March 8, 2016
How have we allowed fundamental human rights to be stripped away from women and young girls across Texas? Controversial legislation, HB2, will close all but eight abortion clinics in the state. And these closures have already had grave outcomes for women.