Women

Live radio stations in the rural north of Cameroon are producing a series on women micro-entrepreneurs of non-timber forest products (NTFP). In 50 programmes, the women talk about their business and the challenge of…

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Women

A new publication of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH: ‘Raising voices’ calls for us to listen to women in drug-crop cultivation regions and make use of their knowledge.

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Women

This report focuses on the pivotal role women play in food systems and economies. The authors point out that sexist ideas and practices have kept their roles and specific needs hidden from the general public eye.

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Women

Violence against girls and women is an age-old global issue that is, at the same time, shockingly topical. On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, German Development Minister…

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Women

Women account for 50 per cent of the global population, however on average retain less than 30 per cent of positions in various forms of political office and decision making. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for…

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Women

Despite much progress in maternal health, especially in the course of the Millennium Development Goals, a large number of mothers still die each year in the context of pregnancy, child birth and post-partum period in…

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Women

The studies report on an interconnected mix of legal, religious, educational, economic, social and political reasons for discriminatory inheritance practices.

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Women

Rural women’s easy and reliable access to micro-credit is a sine qua non for their economic empowerment. In the context of International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2015, Amrit Patel highlights success factors and…

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Women

Publicly elected women representatives in India ought to take advantage of their influence to defend women’s rights.

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Women

“Empowering rural women is crucial for ending hunger and poverty,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, held annually by the international community on the 15th…

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