This is part of our series of blogs exploring the facts about why #PovertyisSexist. Today we’re taking a closer look at the challenges girls and women face in the agriculture sector. Although the headline is a bit clickbait-y, this statistic is unfortunately true in some parts of sub-saharan Africa. However, not for the reasons you may think. Men aren’t naturally better at farming than women, in fact women provide roughly half of all agricultural labour in Africa. But due to less access to...
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Meet Amleset, Adissalem and Elsabet, three of the women who make our new Raven + Lily's bracelet - with beads made from bullet casings. The workshop on Entoto Mountain in Ethiopia primarily employs at-risk, HIV-positive women.
World Breastfeeding Week starts tomorrow. Hailed by UNICEF as nature’s “safety net,” exclusive breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions for preventing child deaths. Keep reading to learn ten important links between breastfeeding and the fight against extreme poverty.
Today, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, Graca Machel, Bono, Mo Ibrahim and Muhammed Yunus have joined forces to sound a warning that 2015 is a year of huge opportunity, but also of huge risk. They are calling on world leaders to step up the fight against poverty, inequality and climate change.
Throughout history, women activists have been a source of inspiration and made it possible for others to succeed in the work they do. We've collected together 14 quotes from pioneering women. May their words resonate through time and continue to inspire.
Did you know that women make up half of Africa’s agricultural workforce overall, and more than half in several countries? Our report reveals that the gender gap in agriculture is making it impossible for African women to become the thriving farmers they need to be to pull themselves out of poverty and give their children a better life.
Megan Gieske is a storyteller and photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. In South Africa, women are at risk. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women and girls in the world, and a femicide rate that is five times the global average, with an estimated 12.1 in 100,000 victims each year. South Africa’s gender-based violence statistics (GBV) are equal to a country at war. South Africa held its yearly 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,...