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Rachel

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

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

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...

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...

Ndesanjo, Global Voices Online

Africa: Notes From the Field

This blog-post is part of the series: "How do we achieve the Millennium Development Goals in just five years?". The blog-post deals with Goal 1: End poverty and Hunger. This is a roundup of blog p...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Philippines: Video Storytelling for Hunger Awareness

[caption id="attachment_75600" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="hunger"][/caption] This blog-post is part of the series "How do we achieve the Millennium Development Goals in just five years?...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Uncultured Project and clean water: MDG1 in Bangladesh

Last year, when we checked on the Uncultured Project, it was delivering aid to victims of the Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. But Shawn's  efforts to help haven't stopped since. After helping last year, ...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Video storytelling for hunger awareness: MDG1 in the Phillipines

A few years ago, a short film won the public's  approval at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival, and to this day, it is still making its rounds through internet, raising awareness on poverty ...

Ida, UNFPA

Melinda Gates: What does the future hold?

Did you miss all the amazing Millennium Development Goals speeches at TEDxChange hosted by Bill and Melinda Gates? Not to worry. Here's the live webcast: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/tedxchange/...

Maya

Reaching pregnant women through art

In this video Grammy-winning singer Maya Azucena talks about MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal...

Frank

A poem for my five sisters

Frank Lopez is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, 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...

Alvaro, UNFPA

Bloggers: Ban Ki-moon wants to hear from you

Dear bloggers. With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it’s time to start blogging. I hope you’ll take part in the Conversations for a...

Ishmael Kwasi, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana

Ending poverty: our discussion, our vision

Young people have the talent and creativity to end poverty. It is our inherited problem, and we must solve it together. The Kwasi Selassie Poverty Discussion is a blog space for young people who want...

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 ...

Ann-Ryan, MobileActive.org

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 ...

Don

Women’s status determines world’s status

This blog post is a response to the post "Invest in women -- it pays!" If women we given equal status in all societies in the world, we would have not only a better life for women, but a drastic lo...

sharmin, BRAC

Women are predominantly the victims of HIV/AIDS

A response to the blog-post "HIV thrives on poverty." Overwhelmingly, it is women who are victimized by HIV/AIDS. Poor women who have no decision making power their partners, specially their husban...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Videos on how maternal mortality affects communities

When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community. These videos, by different human rights organiz...

Tanya, Halton Public Health

When it comes to Tuberculosis, testing isn’t exactly free

We must understand the barriers that plague even the most well-intentioned campaigns to promote health. The actual cost of a Tuberculosis test is free, but there are indirect costs: one week of lost w...

Deni, Americans for UNFPA

Women are trapped in a cycle

The feminization of AIDS and poverty are linked in a cycle that practically ensures the spread of the disease, even if a vaccine were developed. For the 51 million of girls around the world who wer...

Neil, UNFPA

HIV Thrives on Poverty

HIV thrives on poverty, is spread by poverty and produces poverty in its turn. The relationship isn’t simple – if it were, AIDS might not have struck so hard in a relatively prosperous country lik...

Ida, UNFPA

What Facebook has to do with poverty

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7rrJAC84FA[/youtube] It’s exciting to see how UK Prime Minister links ‘poverty’ to ’the Internet’. As a communications consultant, blogger and som...

Ida, UNFPA

It’s hard to be rich

Why the financial crisis is causing problems for poor I just stumbled upon a very interesting debate on The Economix Blog, a blog by The New York Times. In a time where global experts and schol...

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...

Gill, IPPF

Girls Count, Women Matter

In these turbulent times of financial crisis, rising food prices, climate change and political instability, it is women and girls who will be disproportionately affected, particularly poor women in po...

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...

Alex

Women and the Global Economic Tsunami: Who Bears the Pain?

Who’s responsible for globalization? Probably a woman called Ug. Ug recognised that the woman in the next cave made better mammoth-skin shoes than she did. She also knew that Mr. Ug threw a pretty h...

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