annegoddard: Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, President Obama calls human trafficking a “debasement of our common humanity that tears at the social fabric of our communities, distorts markets, endangers public health, and →
Violence against women in Latin America. Everyday aggression.
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach. Protect her ONE night last year police received a call from worried residents of a wealthy area of San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital, →
Startling statistic: Wasted food is world’s third-biggest carbon dioxide emitter.
Photo: BrickWares/flickr Feeding all the mouths in the world takes a toll on the planet, but people need to eat. Yet a new report by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) adds a →
19-year-old inventor finds way to clean up the world’s oceans in under 5 years time.
http://vr-zone.com/articles/19-year-old-inventor-finds-way-to-clean-up-the-worlds-oceans-in-under-5-years-time/19381.html Previously the idea of cleaning up the world’s oceans with their vast accumulations of disposed plastic material was considered an impossibility. Now a 19-year-old inventor says he and his foundation has a way to →
What’s the link between feminist movements and Violence Against Women?
There’s a fascinating, brilliant and I think, very significant, piece on the role of feminism in driving action on violence against women in the latest issue of Gender and Development (ungated versions on Oxfam policy and practice website, →
fotojournalismus: World’s Largest Refugee Camps The fighting in Syria has forced more than 2 million people out of the country and into refugee camps. Here are the 10 most populous U.N. refugee settlements in the →
oxfamgb: In Nepal, a lot of women face discrimination, with little say over big decisions. So we launched Raising Her Voice, bringing women together to talk about – and tackle – issues affecting their lives. →