Solar power can support gender equality & opportunity in developing countries where women are marginalized – here are examples from Bangladesh.
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Research overwhelmingly shows if more women are educated, countries experience greater economic growth, lower infant and child mortality rates, and declines in the spread of HIV/AIDS infections, among other benefits.
Although this month is already underway, it’s not too late to join women all over the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in observing Women’s History Month. The 31-day celebration has been set aside to acknowledge and pay tribute to all women for their contributions throughout history and in society at large. We specifically celebrate those women working to make the world more sustainable.
Appropriate technology not only creates efficiency, but also liberation and empowerment for the developing world’s women.
At least 215 million women want to prevent or delay pregnancy but are not using effective contraception. This “unmet need” for family planning may be due to poor reproductive health information, social pressures, or insufficient access to contraceptive options. In Africa, more than 1 in 4 women have unmet need — by far the highest rate of any region.
The Alternative Market of Tlaxcala is one example of food production and community effort creating economic opportunity for small-scale farmers in the developing world.
With Fall only a few weeks away, you may be considering going shopping for new clothes to achieve the hottest runway looks and trends. Well, put down your keys or bus pass, and go to your closet to collect any pieces that can be reused or repurposed. Then continue reading my easy tips to start […]
Need a venti-size jolt of positive enthusiasm amidst these dire economic times? Think one more round of the nightly news will tank you into a depression coma? Get out of the gloom scene and go where chicks grow green. Green acres, that is. Rural women ecopreneurs continue to germinate new businesses across the countryside, running […]
Quick trivia question: What’s the second verse to “The Farmer in the Dell”? Anybody? Here you go: The farmer takes a wife, The farmer takes a wife, Hi-ho, the derry-o The farmer takes a wife. Talk about stale lyrics in dire need of an update. As women make up the largest and fastest growing group […]
Editor’s note: This week, Eco-Libris blogger Raz Goldenik talks with author Diane MacEachern about her new book Big Green Purse. This post was originally published on February 22, 2008. Can women make the world a greener and a better place with their purses? Diane MacEachern believes they do and she wrote a great book Big […]