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Maria

Invest in youth, now!

Maria Antonietta Alcalde makes the case for prioritizing and investing in young people so as to accelerate progress on the MDGs. Social investments in young people’s education, health, and employmen...

Nora, ONE Campaign

1 important goal

Where do we stand with Universal Education for all by 2015 (MDG2)? Nora Coghlan from the ONE Campaign reports from the Summit floor. September 20, 2010 Earlier this morning, I listened to a pow...

Hal

Fix the schools…fix the world

Young people of today have the skills and the smarts to handle the world they inherit. But they don't have the essential confidence in their vision and potential. Without empowerment, they cannot do t...

Jenna, Hands to Hearts Intl

Aiming development dollars at mothers to improve the lives of families

What's the best way of investing in the developing world? One organization is empowering families by investing in mothers. Hands to Hearts International (HHI) is a non-profit organization that seeks ...

Guillaume, Tostan

Tostan and the Jokko Initiative: mobile technology amplifying social change

Jokko (or Jokoo) means “communication” or “dialogue” in Wolof, a national language in Senegal, West Africa. Since 1991, Tostan has brought its holistic, human rights-based, 30-month non-f...

Imran Ahmed, MFA, Pakistan

Domestic violence: My conclusions

I have dealt with this and other female issues in my country. There are various trends that perpetuate domestic violence. I have listed some of my conclusions. Domestic violence is one of th...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Philippines: A pregnant woman’s right to study and work

Are human rights related to motherhood reserved only for married women? Philippine men and women are blogging about a new legislation related to a pregnant woman's right to study and work. In Phi...

Bruno, IGLYO

We’re here, we’re queer, we’re young and we’re strong!

Let's get this straight: Homophobia and transphobia kill. Homo- and transphobia can be deadly. A video is better than a thousand words, and this was the message delivered by 80 young Lesbian,...

Ian, Author & Journalist

G8 Not Great Unless Stimulus Targets Women

Although it remains to be seen how effectively they implement it, the G 8 agenda is, quite correctly, focusing on how to mitigate the effects of the crisis on the developing world. But an even tighter...

Jill, Women Deliver

Invest in Women – it Pays!

At the moment the world loses 15 billion dollars every year in productivity that doesn’t happen because mothers and their newborns are dying – one mother a minute, four million newborns every year...

Mark, Mark Tuschman Photography

Capital of Hope

Women and children do bear the brunt of economic hardship during any economic downturn. I witnessed this during the course of  2007 and 2008 when I made several trips to Ghana to photographically doc...

Kimberly

11 July 09: World Population Day

Investing in Women is a Smart Choice We echo the words of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the Observance of World Population Day: In the midst of the worst global economic crisis in generatio...

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