Posts Tagged ‘ Women’s empowerment ’

Population, Global Food Security & Empowering People

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Can the world improve food security in the face of rising food prices, population growth, climate change, poverty, and gender inequality? New research in the journal Climatic Change found that a changing climate will likely push food prices up 20 to 40%, regardless of cuts to future carbon emissions.  As reported
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Empowering People and Protecting the Environment: Putting PHE in Place

Aug 6th, 2013 | By
Fisherfolk of Lake Victoria [photo: pathfinder.org]

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Confronted with so much grim news 24/7 – severe droughts and floods, poverty, loss of biodiversity, and much, much more – people are understandably hungry for something positive. Fortunately, there are some dedicated organizations and government agencies working to improve peoples’ lives and natural environment via an approach linking issues that
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Improving Food Security in Africa – Women Are the Answer

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By
Food security

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org The headlines out of the Sahel region of Africa (and Sub-Saharan Africa) are not good, and are reflective of climate change, food insecurity, and poverty.  The situation highlights the need to invest in and empower women as one answer to these problems. The Food & Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Situation Update on
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Water Scarcity: The Making of a Pakistani Tinderbox?

Jul 24th, 2013 | By
Pakistan and water

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org According to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan is “one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, not far from being classified, ‘water-scarce’.” This has huge implications for the world’s sixth most populous country, which currently stands at 182 million people.  Projections released last month by
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Water, Women, and Youth in the Land of the Pharaohs

Jun 20th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org With all the media focus on the NSA spying scandal, you might have missed the news that Egypt and Ethiopia – the second and third most populous countries in Africa, respectively – are coming into a war of words over a proposed dam on the Nile.  Though tensions have eased somewhat,
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World Oceans Day: The Need for Outside the Box Thinking to Protect Global Oceans

Jun 7th, 2013 | By
[photo: UNESCO]

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org World Oceans Day is June 8th, designated to raise global awareness on the state of oceans and the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.  Given increasing global problems – especially climate change – the urgency of protecting oceans is imperative. Our Vital Oceans A few
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Take Action on Women’s Rights and Climate Change

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org At long last, a bill in Congress that addresses climate change and women’s empowerment!  If you are looking for something positive to get behind, then read on. A resolution has been re-introduced in Congress by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) which recognizes the disproportionate impact that climate change has on women.  H.
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Empowering Communities in Ethiopia

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By
Ethiopian women at one of the GPSDO village sites.

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org There is nothing like going out into the field and seeing first-hand what is happening on the ground to validate your work and experience.  That’s when you learn how projects, ideas and initiatives can really work (or in some cases, not work). Here in Ethiopia, after the recent conference of the
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Taking Hope and Inspiration from Amazing Women

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
Indian women farmers

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org This International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a great time to consider the links between women’s rights and empowerment, reproductive health, global biodiversity, and stable population growth, and how tackling these issues can result in a more sustainable world. Investing in women – namely providing education, healthcare, economic opportunities, sustainable livelihoods,
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Protect Elephants by Addressing Rights of People and Nature

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By
Elephant

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org During that 15 minute coffee break you took this morning, somewhere across the ocean an elephant was killed.  It is estimated that every 15 minutes an elephant is slaughtered, about 40,000 annually. It makes you wonder how much longer wild elephants will roam the earth.  Because at this rate, with high
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