women

Vandana Shiva: an ecofeminist environmental activist

This Indian scientist and philosopher is one of the major figures of environmental and anti-globalisation activism. Here is why.

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The Octave Programme: fostering the dialogue between generations

Last week, the second edition of the Octave Programme was held in Évian: a multigenerational, inter-company leadership seminar aimed at helping young people, seniors and the ones in between to understand…

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A meeting with the Living Goods team: empowering the bottom of the…

A recent meeting with Chris Murphy and Molly Christiansen, from the social business Living Goods, gave us a clearer idea of how to address the health and nutrition issues specific to developing countries,…

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We Like the World: schooling for the girls of the world

For one whole year, the Colas family travelled the globe and, thanks to their network of Facebook friends, they collected money to build a school in Burkina Faso. But that turned out to be just the start.

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Supporting women farmers

Women are running more farms and ranches and producing a greater value of agricultural products than ever before. But they face a variety of challenges, including discrimination and lack of access to inputs,…

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Women empowerment: a key challenge for development

All over the world, in developed countries as well as in the developing world, poor women suffer more from their situation than anyone else. Women’s rights need be guaranteed everywhere, and that is…

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The female face of farming – the backbone of the rural economy

  Reblogged from Farming First:   Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in the developing world. Yet they receive only a fraction of the land, credit, inputs (such as improved…

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« Investing in women’s well-being is the best investment…

Lourdes Arizpe is a honorary Doctorate in Anthropology, the Chair of the Board of the UN Research Institute for Social Development, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy and a member of the…

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