SYRIA – Fleeing for their lives, “My daughter is 2 months old,” one woman said.

Syrians flee violence in dangerous nighttime trek to Jordan (CNN) -- With darkness as their only cover, Syrian families make a break for northern Jordan. They are fleeing for their lives. Small children walk alongside their mothers, whose arms are reserved for babies and whatever possessions they can carry. In a treacherous nighttime escape such as this one, you walk if you're old enough. As the group makes its way over the border, just a few meters away from its … [Read more...]

Davos: big questions from top delegates to the World Economic Forum

How to ensure women's economic inclusion, because economies will not thrive unless we do. This issue stretches all the way from the number of women in Davos and the glass ceiling in the developed world, to helping poor women in the developing world set up their own businesses and survive. (..) The World Food Programme has found that when girls and women earn income, they reinvest 90% of the money in their families. For men, that figure is more like 30% to 40%. Davos: big questions … [Read more...]

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