PTSD, The plight of FGM in The Gambia, Africa

Slowly changing, but unmoving: The plight of FGM in The Gambia, Africa A Stop FGM – Female Genital Mutilation sign in Bakau New Town, Gambia gives a phone number to reach for those women who want talk with someone about FGM. Image: Nichol Brummer/Flickr London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Rainy season in upcountry rural Gambia, is green. It is a warm, inviting blend of a thousand greens; a mixture of beautiful, calm, peaceful mingling greens. As I look around and soak in the reality … [Read more...]

Women: Silent Players in a Silent Crisis in the Sahel

Thanks to recurrent drought and a dangerous combination of high grain prices and environmental and security degradation, there is a severe food and livelihood crisis, affecting millions of people who live within -- and around -- the Sahel region. In the Sahel, as in most of the world, women make up the majority of small-scale farmers. (..) According to the FAO, investing in women smallholder farmers would result in significant gains in the fight against hunger. Eight million people are … [Read more...]

UN – Gender Disparities in Education urged to 'end'…

    New UN report urges push to 'end' Gender Disparities in Education Girls learn to read in Bubel village in Orissa, India   September 2010 – Girls and boys in only 85 countries will have equal access to primary and secondary education by 2015 if present trends continue, according to a new United Nations report, which calls for greater efforts to reduce gender disparities in education. The annual edition of the Global Education Digest, published by the UN Educational, Scientific and … [Read more...]

UN – Gender Disparities in Education urged to ‘end’…

    New UN report urges push to 'end' Gender Disparities in Education Girls learn to read in Bubel village in Orissa, India   September 2010 – Girls and boys in only 85 countries will have equal access to primary and secondary education by 2015 if present trends continue, according to a new United Nations report, which calls for greater efforts to reduce gender disparities in education. The annual edition of the Global Education Digest, published by the UN Educational, Scientific and … [Read more...]

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