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Posts Tagged with ‘Developing country’

Lisa, George Washington University

Ecofeminism and the right to water

While the right to water and the right of water may seem to be the same thing to many people, the two are extremely different.  I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference on the right t...

Jonathan, Anderson School of Management at UCLA

A gender crisis, a global opportunity

You may be woman, but I can’t hear you roar. In fact, I can’t hear you at all. Maybe it is because you don’t really have time.  No one can blame you. But maybe if you, and the hundreds of mi...

John, Water Advocates

A forgotten glass ceiling: a safe drink of water

There is a photograph that travelers inevitably take when they go to a developing country -- a picture of a woman carrying a large container of water on her head. The woman's posture is ramrod strai...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Africa’s hunger hardships spur biotech debate

This post was commissioned as part of a Pulitzer Center/Global Voices Online series on Food Insecurity that draw on multimedia reporting featured on the Pulitzer Gateway to Food Insecurity. Share your...


Developing countries must reform domestic violence laws to meet the MDGs

What is the purpose of government, if not to safeguard the rights of its citizens? Many people working with victims of domestic violence in developing countries will agree that the law often does not ...


A poem for my five sisters

Frank Lopez is one of the artists of, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach Millenn...


Spoken word for maternal health

Word! Sean B is one of the artists of, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach Millenn...

Patricia, independent

More than a right: the pill hits 50

Women who want access to contraception but are denied that right suffer illness, loss of quality of life, and even death. Let's ensure that all women have that right. I first met Zhazia while worki...

Martin, New Media Strategy MV

The importance of the mobile phone to developing countries

What's the best way to make sure people in the developing world are connected to today's technology? Cell phones, not computers, are the answer. The reach of the mobile phone by far outnumbers any...


Myths and realities about women and mobile phones

Image by Getty Images via Daylif Many think that mobile phones are an easy way to bring technology to developing countries. But are women being left out of the equation? Mobile phones have ...


Join the competition “Let’s talk about the Pill”

We, at Conversations for  a Better World, are happy to announce the competition "Let's talk about the Pill". This is a call for your best and brightest ideas. 5... 4...3... 2.... 1.... Ladies and...

Sonam, Global Voices

Doing your part as a woman for climate change

What connection does finishing the food on your plate in New York, saving the water and the energy here, have to children and women in third world countries? Many. Like a spider web our lives are a...

Victor, Youth Coalition

Let the champions be champions

Let the champions be champions This year’s Youth Supplement to the State of the World Population bears the title At the Frontier, signalling urgency. Victor Bernhardtz, co-author of the report, giv...

Richard, UNFPA

Don’t ignore half of humanity in the climate-change debate

While everyone’s talking about carbon credits and technological solutions to climate change, no one’s talking about the people who are going to be affected most: women. One of the rewards of be...

Anusha, United Nations

Women and poverty: India’s textile industry

After several years of consistent increase in growth and profits India’s textile industry is currently faltering under the global economic crisis as a result of a massive drop in export requests fro...

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