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The Girl Effect
Women and Statistics
Only for Children
In Niger, nearly 40% of girls are married before 15. Child marriage is prevalent for a number of reasons including tradition, poverty and honour. Whatever the reason, the results can be catastrophic for girls as early pregnancy can cause serious long-term medical problems for girls such as fistula which leaves girls incontinent and in constant pain. Plan is working with girls, their parents and communities to educate them about the consequences of child marriage, particularly the dangers to a girls' health if she gives birth before her body is ready.
Source: Plan Australia
Women with disabilities
The story of Kazol Rekha by End the Cycle
Global - Ring the Bell
Hillary Clinton on Violence Against Girls
As we mark the 16 days of activism against gender violence take 16 minutes to watch this powerful speech by Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State at the United Nations on 25 September 2009.
"… issues related to girls and women are not an annex to the important business of the world and the United Nations, they’re not an add-on, they’re not an afterthought; they are truly at the core of what we are attempting to do under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that is the guiding message of this organization and what each of us in our own countries is called to do on behalf of equal opportunity and social justice"
Source: IPS Gender Wire
Investigating Cases of Gender Violence in Kenya
Following a 3 day seminar for journalists on ‘Giving Voice to Gender Equality’ hosted Inter Press Service during August 2009, participants embarked on a field visit to the Nairobi Women’s Hospital …
Source: IPS Gender Wire
Victim of Gender Based Violence Speaks Out
Florence Mukambi will always bear the brunt of the country’s post-election violence. Her two young children were burnt alive in their beds while she was disfigured and rendered destitute as the ethnic hatred raged through the slum where she still lives.
Source: IPS Gender Wire
UNIFEM releases video series on gender and the MDGs
In time for the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals 2010, UNIFEM (part of UN Women), in collaboration with UNTV, has produced a series of five videos highlighting select MDGs from a gender perspective. The videos are introduced by internationally renowned TV journalist Daljit Dhaliwal.
MDG 1: Cambodia
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Eradicating extreme hunger and poverty is a key focus of the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000 by world leaders at the United Nations. Secure employment is critical to overcome poverty, yet worldwide 60 percent of people are working without a formal contract or social security protection. The majority of them are women and too often their labour rights are exploited. But one idea showing promise can be found in the homes of women in Cambodia. We travelled to Phnom Penh to see how the ri! ghts of home-based women workers are being protected, providing the women with a ladder out of severe poverty.
MDG 3: Liberia
Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Liberia — it was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. But Liberia’s women are now taking positions of power and filling roles usuall! y dominated by men. We look now at how women in decision-making positions are helping to pave a new path to their country’s future.
MDG 6: Botswana
Botswana, in Southern Africa, reportedly has one of the highest HIV and AIDS prevalence rates in the world. Especially hard hit are the women in rural areas, who cannot access medical care. While there still is a very long way to go, new methods for delivering services and information to hard-to-reach women is starting to make a difference.
MDG 7: Colombia
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Climate change in parts of the world can lead to an increased struggle to grow food and the displacement of populations. This is the case in Northern Colombia among the indigenous Wayuu people, where desert conditions have been exacerbated in recent years. As in many parts of the world, it is the Wayuu women who feed their families and provide water — and they are struggling to ensure their community’s very survival despite dwindling water resources.
The Missing MDG Target: Violence against Women
Tragically, up to three-quarters of women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. And the effect on the millions of girls and women who are abused is devastating — not just on them personally, but also on their ability to fully participate in the development of their countries. Unless violence against women is curbed, meeting all of the eight Millennium Development Goals will be impossible.
IPS Gender Wire Videos
"Afghanistan Unveiled" documentary trailer
14 Afghani women trained in filmmaking after the fall of the Taliban explore their country's land and cultures through this documentary.
Invest in Women - Do you see the opportunity?
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents the video clip ‘Invest in Women – Do you see the opportunity?’ This is the first video in a 3-part series of short videos about the MDG3 Fund. Central in this video are the chances and opportunities created by investing in women and girls.
Gender, Media Training and Citizen Journalism
Thinking Gender, Reporting Health
(In Spanish) Una revolución con rostro de mujer
Las mujeres de Bolivia fueron protagonistas de la lucha por los cambios sociales y políticos plasmados en la nueva Constitución. Aplicar esos avances es otra historia. Las organizaciones de mujeres campesinas e indígenas querían la mitad de los lugares en las listas para los comicios de diciembre de 2009. Pero las cúpulas partidarias siguen siendo reductos masculinos.
The Critical Challenge of Gender Equality
IPS Africa partnered with the Millennium Campaign in Nairobi, Kenya to host a public forum entitled: “Meeting the MDGs: The Critical Challenge of Gender Equality.” More than 150 people attended the event on Monday, 3 August 2009, which included government and diplomatic representatives, academics, NGOs, gender advocacy groups and the media.
IPS looks at information as an agent of change
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Why Women Count?
- Sierra Leone
- TED TALKS 08.2010: Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice
Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
- Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school
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