image Mar 14, 2017 10:00 AM ET ROME/GENEVA: Violence, Power Vacuum in Mideast, Fertile Ground for Terrorism iCrowdNewswire - Mar 14, 2017 - Long decades of violence in the Middle East and Northern Africa, resulting from the proliferation of international and local conflicts, have strained the social fabric that once held peaceful Arab societies together, says a Geneva-based think tank promoting global dialogue. (more...)

image Mar 13, 2017 4:10 PM ET OERIGO: My story began when I was 8 yrs. old and I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata. Currently, we are a major beauty supply company in Kuwait. iCrowdNewswire - Mar 13, 2017 - My story began when I was 8 yrs. old and I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata. My hair began to fall out in small patches. At first, the doctors thought that I was pulling my hair out in my sleep so they delayed advanced testing during the initial stages. Shortly after the first few incidents, the patches began to grow larger and larger until eventually my hair came completely out. (more...)

Mar 11, 2017 12:00 PM ET ROME: 370 Million Children Eat Healthy Food at School, Every Day iCrowdNewswire - Mar 11, 2017 - Every day some 370 million children around the world are fed at school, while learning about healthy food and nutrition through school meals programmes that also help boost attendance, the United Nations reports. (more...)

image Mar 9, 2017 1:55 PM ET Sulaimania, Iraq: MUSALAHA MEANS RECONCILIATION: The Iraqi conference of the birds – A theatre project with refugees and inhabitants of Sulaymaniya, Iraq iCrowdNewswire - Mar 9, 2017 - Thinking of Iraq, most of us think of war, destruction and ISIS. Few people know that for some time the Free Region of Kurdistan has been a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of refugees.And few know that many refugees have found a new home in the city of Sulaymaniyah where Christians and Muslims try to live together peacefully. (more...)

image Mar 8, 2017 9:37 AM ET OTOTOK – Your Voice On The Road. A smartphone-controlled LED sign enables you to send messages to other drivers iCrowdNewswire - Mar 8, 2017 - Communication on the road will no longer be a problem with Ototok! With Ototok you can tell other drivers anything you want with a touch of a finger. With a smartphone app, or with TokMote, the special remote control which guarantees minimal distraction when driving. Check us out! And help us bring communication to the roads! (more...)

image Mar 4, 2017 2:05 PM ET Pakistan: Abdul Hameed – A loan of $1,925 helps to construct a new building and to purchase furniture for the enlarged school. iCrowdNewswire - Mar 4, 2017 - Abdul Hameed, a 33-year-old married man, has been running a school for the past three years. There are 302 students enrolled in the school, and 45% of them are female students. He ensures that each child is given opportunity that leads to attainment of their maximum potential, with regard to their abilities, aptitudes, and age. (more...)

Mar 4, 2017 12:00 PM ET UNITED NATIONS: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030.” iCrowdNewswire - Mar 4, 2017 - Yayi Bayam Diouf became the first woman to fish in her small rural fishing village in Senegal despite initially being told by the men in her community that the fish wouldn’t take bait from a menstruating woman. When she started practicing law, Ann Green, CEO of ANZ Lao, was asked to make coffee or pick up dry cleaning (by men and women), simply because she was a young woman. The difficulties faced by Yayi and Ann in entering the labour force and at the workplace are not only unique to them, but sadly is the reality for many women across the globe. (more...)

Mar 4, 2017 10:00 AM ET ROME: Seven Scary Facts About Widening Gender Gap iCrowdNewswire - Mar 4, 2017 - Women across the globe are facing new threats, which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, an international confederation of civil society organisations has revealed ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8. (more...)

image Mar 3, 2017 12:25 PM ET Lebanon: Hussein – A loan of $2,000 helps to buy a dough rolling press machine and an electric generator which would improve his business’ productivity. iCrowdNewswire - Mar 3, 2017 - Hussein is a 39-year-old married Palestinian refugee and a father of three. He currently lives with his family in a Palestinian refugee camp which is an area suffering from abject poverty. He dropped out of school at an early age and had to work in a bakery to make a living so he could help his family. (more...)

Mar 3, 2017 11:20 AM ET “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030.” iCrowdNewswire - Mar 3, 2017 - By Lakshmi Puri Lakshmi Puri is Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Women are working in construction in Rio de Janeiro. Credit:Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Mar 3 2017 (IPS) - Yayi Bayam Diouf became the first woman to fish in her small rural. (more...)

image Mar 3, 2017 6:27 AM ET Palestine: Munair – A loan of $2,000 helps to buy construction supplies to rebuild his ruined house and bring back happiness to his family. iCrowdNewswire - Mar 3, 2017 - Munair is 26-years-old from Jabalia, Gaza Strip. He is a single young man who lives with his parents. He is the sole provider for his family. He works in a hotel but doesn't earn enough income because of the bad economic situation on Gaza. (more...)

Mar 2, 2017 9:14 AM ET Valuing Women’s Unpaid Work iCrowdNewswire - Mar 2, 2017 - By Shaheen Anam Shaheen Anam, is Executive Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation Credit: MJF DHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 2 2017 (IPS) - Women’s work remains unaccounted for even though the issue of unpaid work carried out by women is being discussed globally at the policy, academic as well as practitioners’ levels. Defined. (more...)

Mar 2, 2017 9:13 AM ET “Women in the UN Working Together to Improve the Lives of Women Worldwide” iCrowdNewswire - Mar 2, 2017 - By Chitra Deshpande Chitra Deshpande, is Founder of the Women’s Informal Network (WIN), an informal professional network of women working in international development to promote women’s leadership and managerial capacities. Credit: FAO_Cote d'Ivoire   ROME, Mar 2 2017 (IPS) - This International Women’s Day we celebrate women in the changing. (more...)

image Feb 27, 2017 8:30 AM ET MÚNICH: Merkel bajo presión por la política migratoria de Alemania iCrowdNewswire - Feb 27, 2017 - La canciller (jefa de gobierno) de Alemania, Angela Merkel, fue elogiada en el mundo por abrir las fronteras a cientos de miles de refugiados de Siria e Iraq por razones humanitarias. Pero esa decisión le hizo perder el gran apoyo que tenía entre los alemanes y hay posibilidades reales de que pierda las próximas elecciones nacionales. (more...)

image Feb 25, 2017 3:05 PM ET Lebanon: Hiba – A loan of $1,875 helps to pay her daughter’s university tuition fees and will allow her to become an intellectual and educated woman in the future. iCrowdNewswire - Feb 25, 2017 - Hiba, a 37-year-old woman, is asking for a loan from Ibdaa, a Kiva partner for the first time. She needs to pay the university tuition fees of her daughter. Her desire is to improve the education level of her family and allow her daughter to continue learning so she can become an intellectual and educated woman in the future. (more...)

image Feb 25, 2017 1:39 PM ET Rochester, United States: Education is Stronger than Fear – Artemis 4 Refugees is an organization founded by a Simon Business School, University of Rochester team competing in the Hult Prize– the world’s largest social entrepreneurship competition iCrowdNewswire - Feb 25, 2017 - Artemis 4 Refugees is an organization founded by a Simon Business School, University of Rochester team competing in the Hult Prize-- the world's largest social entrepreneurship competition. Together we're building a fashion accessory company that sells handcrafted work made by refugees in places such as Nepal and Turkey. (more...)

image Feb 25, 2017 12:00 PM ET ROME: Netherlands to Host Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation iCrowdNewswire - Feb 25, 2017 - The Netherlands announced that it will work with Japan and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to establish a Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate, which is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and causing economic disruptions. (more...)

image Feb 25, 2017 11:29 AM ET Lebanon: Nlr Group – A loan of $3,900 helps a member to improve her house in the Philippines and provide her children with a healthier place to live. iCrowdNewswire - Feb 25, 2017 - NLR group consists of four Filipino women who left their families and came all the way to Lebanon to secure a better life for them. Beverly, the woman standing on the far left side of the photo, is the featured borrower of this group. She is a 59-year-old widowed mother of five where she is their only provider. (more...)

image Feb 23, 2017 3:45 PM ET SRINAGAR: Shrinking and Darkening, the Plight of Kashmir’s Dying Lakes iCrowdNewswire - Feb 23, 2017 - Mudasir Ahmad says that two decades ago, his father made a prophecy that the lake would vanish after the fish in its waters started dying. Three years ago, he found dead fish floating on the surface, making him worried about its fate. (more...)

Feb 23, 2017 2:30 PM ET UNITED NATIONS: Palestinian Rejection Underscores Limits of UN Chief’s Powers iCrowdNewswire - Feb 23, 2017 - Pointing out an example of the hierarchy of political power at the United Nations, a former Nigerian ambassador once told a group of reporters of an encounter at an international gathering in Africa when he ran into one of his friends who had returned from a visit to New York. (more...)

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