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Is empowering women the answer to ending poverty in the developing world?

'Women make up half the world's population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world's poor. We live in a world in which women living in poverty face gross inequalities and injustice from birth to death. From poor education to poor nutrition to vulnerable and low pay employment, the sequence …

Empowering girls living on streets

NGOs are finally turning their attention to the specific needs of adolescent girls forced to live on streets. But policy discussions must result in action<p>Adolescent girls living on the streets have been overlooked in the past but the unique challenges they present are galvanising NGOs and …

Empowering girls is about rights, not just economics

It is only through championing a rights argument that we can make a sustained and effective effort for girls and women<p>It has become a fashionable consensus that in the empowerment of adolescent girls and women lies the great panacea of development.<p>While Lady Thatcher famously argued that "nothing …

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Adolescent girls: the key to ending poverty?

Placing adolescent girls at the heart of development programmes can benefit entire communities. Eliza Anyangwe reports as experts discuss how best to implement the 'girl effect'<p>The name Malala Yousafzai became known the world over after the Pakistani teenager was shot in the head and neck by the …

Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

The prevalence of human trafficking, child slavery, and abusive labor practices in the cacao industry is surprisingly under-reported. With the average U.S. citizen eating over 11 pounds of chocolate (that's about 120 chocolate bars), per year, it is incredible to consider how few of us are aware of …

Here Are The Countries Where It's Illegal To Be Gay

While U.S. states are struggling with the issue of whether or not to allow gay marriage, some countries are more or less banning homosexuality outright.<p>The president of Uganda just signed a law that allows the government to throw people in jail for life for having gay sex. "Aggravated …

Religious Liberty or Anti-Gay Discrimination? Debate Heats Up

Despite a major victory in Arizona this week, the battle over where the line will be drawn between "religious freedom" and protection for gays against discrimination is only just heating up, advocates on both sides say.<p>Since August 2013, lawmakers in at least 13 states have introduced legislation …

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Do Women Deserve Rights?

Women's rights? What are those? Do women even deserve rights because, I mean, they always just need a man to decide, right? Ha! But with the recent wave of laws being suggested that would limit tons of women's contraceptive rights, it seems that there are a lot of white men who feel this way. So I …