Apr 10, 2017 8:38 PM ET New land rights are changing women’s world of work iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - By Monique Barbut  Monique Barbut is Under-Secretary General of the UN and Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification BONN, Mar 6 2017 (IPS) - International Women’s Day this year focuses on economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The vision is to achieve gender equality and. (more...)

Apr 10, 2017 8:37 PM ET De nouveaux droits fonciers font changer le monde de travail des femmes iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - Monique Barbut Monique Barbut, sous-Secrétaire Générale des Nations Unies et Secrétaire Exécutive de la Convention des Nations Unies sur la Lutte Contre la Désertification (UNCCD) BONN, Mars 07 2017 (IPS) - La journée Internationale des Femmes de cette année met l’accent sur l’autonomisation économique dans un monde de travail qui. (more...)

Apr 10, 2017 8:37 PM ET Nuevos derechos a la tierra cambian mercado laboral de mujeres iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - Este es un artículo de opinión de Monique Barbut, subsecretaria general de la ONU y secretaria ejecutiva de la Convención de Lucha contra la Desertificación. Forma parte de la cobertura especial de IPS con motivo del Día Internacional de la Mujer, el 8 de marzo Por Monique Barbut La falta. (more...)

Apr 10, 2017 8:37 PM ET Time to Close the Gender Gap in Africa with Bold Actions iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - By Akinwumi Adesina Akinwumi Adesina, is President of the African Development Bank Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Mar 6 2017 (IPS) - International Women’s Day (IWD) is an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and to be bold in promoting gender parity.   Akinwumi Adesina Our world would be a. (more...)

Apr 10, 2017 6:17 PM ET Extreme Weather Events: Action Alert iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - Extreme Weather Events: Action Alert Climate Scorecard Releases Report Showing No Country Or Region Is Being Spared FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 10, 2017 MILTON, MA – Climate Scorecard compiled a comprehensive report on extreme weather events in the Top Greenhouse Gas Emitting Countries. This report focuses on documenting extreme weather. (more...)

image Apr 10, 2017 4:11 PM ET VOICES OF FIRE: A BREWING STORM OF VANGI COMING – Vangile, a poet and cultural activist who uses poetry as healing, for herself and others, has been invited to be a part of the first anniversary of the groundbreaking Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Sexual Assault (BWTRC) iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - Black Women’s Blueprint and the Spelman Women's Research and Resource Center are convening a conference in Atlanta, Georgia to recognize the first anniversary of the groundbreaking Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Sexual Assault (BWTRC). Vangile, a poet and cultural activist, who uses poetry as healing, for herself and others, has been invited to be a part of this breakthrough conference. (more...)

image Apr 10, 2017 2:31 PM ET Mali: Kaoural Group: A loan of $2,275 helps a member to buy sheep for resale. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - Dado is a married woman, a 45 year old sheep farmer living in Mali. She is a widow and the mother of seven children - two girls and five boys aged from 3 to 20. She is the woman holding the ram by a rope in the group photo. (more...)

Apr 10, 2017 2:04 PM ET Microbes, New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests in Africa iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - By Busani Bafana     A farmer shows a crop-eating fall armyworm taken from his field in Gwanda, Zimbabwe. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 10 2017 (IPS) - Microscopic soil organisms could be an environmentally friendly way to control crop pests and diseases and even protect agriculture against the. (more...)

Apr 10, 2017 11:45 AM ET Why a Feminist Foreign Policy Is Needed More than Ever iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - By Margot Wallström    Margot Wallström, is Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden   Margot Wallström   STOCKHOLM, Mar 7 2017 (IPS) - Lately, the world has tended to present itself in increasingly darker shades. In many places, democracy is questioned, women’s rights are threatened, and the multilateral system that. (more...)

image Apr 10, 2017 6:34 AM ET Shedharv Agroe is an agricultural firm under the “LOAM Mesh” a group of companies in Ghana. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017 - A start up firm about to undertake a project in maize and poultry production with future interest in wheat and cassava production. (more...)

image Apr 9, 2017 4:01 PM ET Shift the Frame: Hermanus – giving local people who are struggling, often uneducated and marginalized, a chance to move forward by offering them training and a job. The aim is for the trainees to become self-employed and self-sustained entrepreneurs. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 9, 2017 - Two established firms, Coastal Timber Mouldings (CTM) as a wood manufacturing firm and House of Growth (HoG) as a consultancy firm, want to give back to the local people who are struggling, often uneducated and marginalized by offering them carpentry training and a job. (more...)

image Apr 9, 2017 11:01 AM ET Help gather evidence on the feasibility of a Public Private partnership between the government, pharmaceutical companies and the business sector in ensuring 24/7 access to treatment for people with chronic illnesses on the move iCrowdNewswire - Apr 9, 2017 - Evidence generated will be used to engage with other governments, pharmaceutical companies and business people in Sub- Saharan Africa to follow suit. (more...)

image Apr 8, 2017 4:00 PM ET NAIROBI: UN Strengthens Kenya’s Resilience to Disaster iCrowdNewswire - Apr 8, 2017 - Kenya’s lack of capacity to cope with wide-scale disaster has seen thousands of households continue to live precarious lives, especially in light of erratic and drastically changing weather patterns. (more...)

image Apr 8, 2017 8:35 AM ET Women of Worth: Project where we seek to provide free unique and exciting monthly empowerment workshops. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 8, 2017 - Women of Worth is one program within the Zimele project where we seek to provide free unique and exciting monthly empowerment workshops to 10, 000 young women (aged 19-24 years) in the Mitchells Plain & Klipfontein area. These workshops will offer them the life skills, guidance, opportunities and knowledge to propel them successfully into adulthood. (more...)

image Apr 7, 2017 8:59 PM ET Zimbabwe: Letombo Group: A loan of $1,450 helps a member to buy weaves, braids, chemicals, and African print material, and to make minor renovations to her salon. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 7, 2017 - Fungai wants to buy weaves, braids, chemicals, and African print material, and to make minor renovations to her salon. She wants to keep on moving forward in her business, growing it so that it can generate more income for her. She is 35 years old, single, and a mother of two children, who are in primary school. (more...)

image Apr 7, 2017 7:41 PM ET Kenya: Maimuna: A loan of $500 helps to purchase bales of clothes for resale. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 7, 2017 - Maimuna is a single mother of two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food. For the past three years, she has operated a clothes-selling business, selling from door to door to her neighbors and passersby. (more...)

image Apr 7, 2017 5:55 PM ET Kenya: Zakayo: A loan of $300 helps to add stock of more sheep to sell and grow his income. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 7, 2017 - Zakayo is a 32-year-old man married to Ann. They are blessed with three children and they support one another. He is an animal trader and he has been doing this business for many years. He likes the availability of animals to buy and ready customers to sell to. His income supports his family and they live a happy life. (more...)

image Apr 7, 2017 3:54 PM ET Liberia: Satta: A loan of $1,300 helps to buy more African fashion clothes to sell. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 7, 2017 - Satta is a 38-year-old businesswoman who is living together with her partner along with six children ranging in age from 1 through 18. Satta runs a business where she sells African fashion clothes in a shop. To have more goods, Satta requested a loan with BRAC Liberia to buy more African fashion clothes to sell. She describes herself as a hardworking businesswoman. (more...)

image Apr 7, 2017 1:13 PM ET Kenya: Damaris: A loan of $300 helps to buy farm inputs. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 7, 2017 - Damaris is a hardworking, honest smallholder farmer. She has worked in agriculture for more than ten years, an activity that she learned from her parents. Damaris lives with her husband in the Nkubu area of Kenya. She is blessed with lovely children, who are her greatest motivators. (more...)

image Apr 7, 2017 11:45 AM ET YIBUTI: Entre banquetes y hambruna se construye la futura Dubai de África iCrowdNewswire - Apr 7, 2017 - No hace mucho tiempo, Yibuti apenas se conocía por los legionarios franceses, el calor atroz y sus viejas vías férreas que lo conectaban con Adís Abeba. En la actualidad, este pequeño país del Cuerno de África de tan solo 900.000 habitantes tiene grandes planes, como convertir su capital en la Dubai de África. (more...)

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