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Melinda Gates on reinvesting in family planning

Melinda Gates on reinvesting in family planning | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
The co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation talks about the foundation’s renewed efforts to distribute family planning aid throughout the world.
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Three Stories That Explain Why I Am Relentlessly, Passionately, and Impatiently Optimistic — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Medium

Three Stories That Explain Why I Am Relentlessly, Passionately, and Impatiently Optimistic - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Medium
After a decade and a half of working on the issues facing the world’s poorest people, I like to call myself an impatient optimist. When I…
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UN Women Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to attend the World Education Forum in Korea

UN Women Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to attend the World Education Forum in Korea | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec will travel to Incheon, in the Republic of Korea,
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China Tourism Association Takes Action for Poverty Alleviation - All China Women's Federation

China Tourism Association Takes Action for Poverty Alleviation - All China Women's Federation | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
The launch ceremony for a major public service program aimed at reducing poverty through the tourism sector was held at the Chinese Museum of Women
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Namibia: Tourism Contributes Directly to Poverty Alleviation, Economic Development

Namibia: Tourism Contributes Directly to Poverty Alleviation, Economic Development | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Tourism has been identified in Vision 2030 as one of the pillars of Namibia's economic growth and is one of the few industries that contribute directly to poverty alleviation and economic development in rural areas. This is according to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Uahekua Herunga, who made the remarks during the official opening of the fifth Partners Symposium and Annual Conference for the Global Partnership of Sustainable Tourism that is taking place at a local Windhoek hotel.
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Embracing the F-word?

Embracing the F-word? | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
If ONE’s mission is to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030 this will only be possible by dramatically improving the situation of women. We wanted some expert advice on how we could better mobilise around these issues and Melinda Gates, Helene Gayle and Sheryl Sandberg generously offered their time.
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Somaliland’s first female deputy prosecutor | UNDP

Somaliland’s first female deputy prosecutor | UNDP | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
UNDP’s long-term project, supporting development of an inclusive justice system and encouraging participation of women in the legal profession in Somaliland.
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Ending FGM in Burkina Faso: How communities are leading the way

Ending FGM in Burkina Faso: How communities are leading the way | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
In Burkina Faso, 75% of girls and women have undergone FGM/C. But today, only 9% of people there are in favour of the practice. What's caused this dramatic shift in opinion? This photo story from DFID reveals the people and communities leading the way in making extraordinary progress to end it.
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Women Deliver » Updates » Celebrate Solutions: Midwives Changing Lives of Women and Communities of Myanmar

Women Deliver » Updates » Celebrate Solutions: Midwives Changing Lives of Women and Communities of Myanmar | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
By; Rehema Namukose, Women Deliver

When a community has access to trained midwives, the health of women and their children will improve, creating healthier families and communities. However, 70 percent of Myanmar’s population that live in rural areas barely have access to basic health education and information about maternal and child health care services. Many have no knowledge about basic reproductive health services like birth spacing, pre-and post natal care, and safe delivery services, all of which  can be provided by a skilled midwife.

The country’s health care system was ranked the second worst in the world by WHO in 2000, and that is why the government has been working ever since with many partners, including global civil society organizations, to make access to health care services a reality for all. A project intervention by Marie Stopes International Myanmar (MSIM) and Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Association (MNMA) is training young midwifery professionals known as Volunteer Midwives (VMWs) and placing them in villages in urgent need of health care services in the Ayeyarwaddy and Yangon regions of Myanmar. Read more...
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Tweet from @melindagates

Tweet from @melindagates | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Honored to be named a Dame of the British Empire. The UK is a leader in fighting global poverty. pic.twitter.com/LIHWqzFec4
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Myanmar aims to reduce poverty level by 10% - Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar aims to reduce poverty level by 10% - Channel NewsAsia | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Myanmar aims to reduce its poverty level by an ambitious 10 per cent to 16 per cent by next year.
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Nowhere Does Islam Excuse Child Brides - Huffington Post

Nowhere Does Islam Excuse Child Brides - Huffington Post | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Nowhere Does Islam Excuse Child Brides Huffington Post A report from the UN's Children Fund (UNICEF) shows that a great number of adolescents give birth in developing countries, and they are mainly girls with little or no education from low-income...
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Abigail Harrison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:03 AM

Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of 18. Child Bride is not just in lower developed countries it is all over the world. This article is an example of child bride because its shows that a great number of girls are getting into child brides because they have no education or low income. Half The Sky and this article relate because of the topic child bride. 

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“We must make a concerted effort to remove all barriers to education for girls and adolescents”– Yannick Glemarec

“We must make a concerted effort to remove all barriers to education for girls and adolescents”– Yannick Glemarec | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Deputy Prime Minister, UNESCO Director General, Co-conveners, Excellencies,
Civil society leaders,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please allow me to
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Helen Clark: Speech at the Astana Economic Forum on “Nurly Zhol – New Opportunities for women”

Helen Clark:  Speech at the Astana Economic Forum  on “Nurly Zhol – New Opportunities for women” | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Astana, Kazakhstan
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International Women’s Day: what it means for tourism - eTurboNews.com

International Women’s Day: what it means for tourism - eTurboNews.com | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, calls upon the tourism sector to step up policies and ...
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Why Development Begins with Women

Why Development Begins with Women | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
"All women, everywhere, have the same hopes: we want to be self-sufficient and create better lives for ourselves and our loved ones.” - Melinda Gates
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India's 'blame the victim' satire goes viral

India's 'blame the victim' satire goes viral | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Bollywood actresses use comedy to skewer those who blame women for rape.
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Bangladesh: Transforming life in the slums | UNDP

Bangladesh: Transforming life in the slums | UNDP | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
A poverty-reduction programme offers poor urban communities resources, knowledge and skills to increase their income, as well as spaces to mobilise and create community development committees.
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Myanmar women expect concrete outcomes from Global Summit on Sexual Violence

Myanmar women expect concrete outcomes from Global Summit on Sexual Violence | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Women have been subjected to rape in conflict for thousands of years. Rape has been viewed by common soldiers as a ‘reward’ or ‘spoil’ of war. But their commanders see rape differently. They know it is a weapon of war, one that they use to terrorise, to instill fear, and to destroy families and whole communities.
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Enriching Nutrition in Senegal | U.S. Agency for International Development

Enriching Nutrition in Senegal | U.S. Agency for International Development | Global Women Empowerment | Scoop.it
Early reports show booming sales for women’s groups that learn to make and market enriched flour, which is boosting the health of the region’s young.
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Students in Myanmar to Benefit from World Bank-Supported Project

About 8.2 million students in Myanmar will benefit from better-financed schools and more than 100,000 poor students will receive financial support to attend classes through the Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project.
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Women empowerment is tool for advancing development - Dep. Minister | VibeGhana.com

Mrs Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said empowering women is a proven and necessary tool for advancing development and
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