Archive for October 2012

The Gamble on Global Women’s Rights – The 2012 U.S. Elections

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

By Suzanne York, The New York Times recently posted an editorial titled “A World of Harm for Women” that argued that a Mitt Romney presidential win would harm women’s reproductive rights and extend far beyond the borders of the United States.  It would indeed. Romney has pledged to reinstate the Global Gag Rule. This
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Supporting the ‘Malala’s’ of the World

Oct 18th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, Moral outrage has been expressed around the world over the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani teenage advocate for girls education. The fourteen-year-old was shot in the head when Taliban fighters boarded her school bus, severely injuring her and another student. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the “…attack reminds
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The Triple Bottom Line: Investing in Women and Girls

Oct 10th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, One of the biggest returns on investment for people and the planet is supporting the health of women and girls, especially in terms of voluntary family planning services. As we recognize the International Day of the Girl this October 11th, it is a good time to go beyond traditional development ideas
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Seafood Insecurity

Oct 9th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, One billion poor people around the world rely upon fish and seafood as their primary source of protein. Climate change is putting these people at high risk for food insecurity, and they also face a very serious threat to their livelihoods as fisherfolk, according to the recent report Ocean-Based Food Security
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