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    HERhealth Project: Improving Female Factory Workers’ Health Care

    A young woman moves from her village and takes a factory job in the big city to support her family. After working long hours, she returns exhausted to her crowded dorm room. She doesn’t always sleep well, good nutrition is sometimes difficult and she falls ill often. Such is the plight of millions of female factory workers in developing nations.

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United Nations Celebrates 69 Years of Promoting Peace and Development

United Nations Celebrates 69 Years of Promoting Peace and Development

October 24th, 2014

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Education,Human Rights

 This article celebrates United Nations Day, 24 October, 2014. Today marks the United Nation’s 69th birthday. UN Day marks the anniversary of the UN Charter being introduced in 1945, shortly after WWII ended, and has been officially recognized since 1948. The charter, which is internationally recognized and holds all member countries accountable, at least theoretically, operates like a constitution. It calls... (more)

Tags: MDG,SDG,UN,United Nations,Youth

Lessons via Satellite Bring New Meaning to Distance Education

Lessons via Satellite Bring New Meaning to Distance Education

October 23rd, 2014

. By Sarah Anstett

Sector: Education,Gender

A unique initiative led by the UK’s DFID, with the help of the UK private sector, has developed a unique style of distance education aimed changing the way marginalized girls access education in Ghana, West Africa. GEMS Educational Solutions, a UK consultancy funded by, is heading the project called MGCubed – Making Ghanian Girls Great. With the help of a few... (more)

Tags: Africa,DFID,Education,Ghana,girls,off-the-grid,solar

Norway’s Child Bride: A Fake Story with Real Impact

Norway’s Child Bride: A Fake Story with Real Impact

October 22nd, 2014

. By Courtney Mollenhauer

Sector: Gender,Human Rights

 Leading up to her wedding day on Oct 11, Thea was just your average bride-to-be. According to updates on her blog, she sampled wedding cakes, tried on dresses and questioned what her new married life would bring. The one, not-so subtle difference was that Thea was in the seventh grade and Gier, her husband-to-be, was 25 years her senior.When the story... (more)

Tags: child marriage,International Day of the Girl Child,Norway,Plan,Stop the Wedding

Victims of Violence and Displacement Build a Future in Buenaventura

Victims of Violence and Displacement Build a Future in Buenaventura

October 21st, 2014

. By Lindsay Purchase

Sector: Emergency Relief,Gender,Health,Human Rights

 In a city dominated by grim statistics, a group of Butterflies have swept in to offer hope and practical assistance.Red Mariposas de Alas Nuevas Construyendo Futuro, or Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future Network, is a locally based organization that aids survivors of forced displacement and sexual assault in Buenaventura, Columbia, the country’s main seaport along the Pacific coast.... (more)

Tags: Buenaventura,Colombia,sexualized violence,South America,violence

SASA! – Talking about Power to Stop Gender Violence and HIV

SASA! – Talking about Power to Stop Gender Violence and HIV

October 20th, 2014

. By Rachel Pott

Sector: Gender

In Kampala, Uganda, a non-profit organization has taken an innovative approach to not only reducing both violence against women and the spread of HIV, but preventing it from beginning in the first place.By understanding that violence doesn’t occur in a vacuum, the project is working through community leaders and activists to engage those who traditional programs haven’t been able to... (more)

Tags: Africa,domestic violence,gender equality,HIV/AIDS,Uganda

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