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#7Billion: Topic of the Day – Youth and Innovation

What are some ways that youth can use innovation to create a better world for 7 billion? Check out this picture of Naveen Kumar, 21, from India. He assembles engines for a tractor ...


World Contraception Day is For Women’s Rights, But It’s For the Environment, Too

By: Rachel Cernansky, blogger at and winner of the Women Bloggers Deliver contest; excerpted from the original post at The connection between increased access to fami...

Karen, Green Prophet

“Thirsty for Change” fashion show raises awareness about Israeli water conservation

It takes 400 gallons of water to grow enough cotton for an ordinary t-shirt. A pair of jeans? That's 1,800 gallons. And we all know that while some women spend 6 hours every day to get drinking water,...

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...

Chris, K4Health

Water rights for women and children are essential to the MDGs

About one billion people are currently living without one of the most basic human rights, the right to access clean and safe drinking water. This inequity is not just tragic, but is also undermining p...

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...

Vanessa, UNFPA

Greenpeace unfriends Facebook, and social media takes on…social media

When Facebook veered away from Environmental Sustainability (MDG7), Greenpeace voiced their concern with a strategy that used Facebook as a platform for change at Facebook. Take a look at how they lau...

Joan Osa, Grace Foundation

Women’s role in climate change

Women have a high stake in climate change.  They stand to be adversely affected by any strong shifts in weather patterns.  Being more "vulnerable," they often bear the brunt of social upheavals.  A...

Joao Luis

Global warming and birth control

We cannot maintain the level of consumption of resources we have today with 6, 7 or 8 billion people. Sooner or later we will have to make the difficult choice between reducing the population or our s...

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...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Nicaragua: Farmers express thoughts on rural development through video

The Alzar las Voces (Raise the Voices) project in Nicaragua brings farmers in rural communities the possibility to speak out through video. There are six organizations in Matagalpa Honduras who a...

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...

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