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Empowering single mothers in Malaysia

Single mothers in Malaysia face many challenges, but those living in poverty face plenty more. In addition to the financial challenges and the responsibilities of being the sole providers for their children, the majority of single mothers – particularly in rural areas – lack education andLue lisää (englanti)

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Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

Geneva/New York/Nairobi – Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, says a UN report, “Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the PeacebuildingLue lisää (englanti)

Empowering women is key to building a future we want, Nobel laureate says

New York — Empowering women and girls with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all, Amartya Sen, Nobel laureate and a founder of UNDP’s Human Development Index, said Thursday. Women agency and freedom are among the crucial means for enhancingLue lisää (englanti)

Empowering women through literacy empowers us all

Photo: UNESCO, Bakary Emmanuel Daou Her story is the story of almost 800 million people. It’s a story about textbooks and teachers that never were. The schools were there for Lourença de Brito. She just couldn’t attend them. At an early age in the archipelago nation of Cape Verde,Lue lisää (englanti)

Empowering women to boost African development

On gender equality in education, countries such as Botswana and Rwanda have met their enrollment targets. In Sub-Saharan Africa, progress toward achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment has been modest, but several countries have been spearheading policies that addressLue lisää (englanti)

Ending violence against women helps achieve development goals

Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions – in all continents. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused by an intimate partner in the course of her lifetime. The International Day for theLue lisää (englanti)

Energy subsidies in the Arab world costly & inefficent -- report

Six of the world’s ten largest energy subsidizers are found in the Arab world, led by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Each of these three countries charges their populations less than a third of international prices for fuel and electricity. While energy subsidies may be seen asLue lisää (englanti)

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Energy challenge to provide power for war returnees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo -- The United Nations Development Programme launched a global challenge to find a renewable energy solution capable of providing off-grid power, with a $20,000 cash prize for the winner. More than 3,000 families who returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina over 10 years ago after the war areLue lisää (englanti)

Energy savings proposal to legalize settlements wins contest in Montenegro

In Montenegro, UNDP has been working on urban planning issues for almost a decade as some 100,000 illegal settlements exist in the country, implying that every other household lives in an illegal home.  It was only when the problem was looked at from different perspectives – energy, economy,Lue lisää (englanti)

Eritrea reducing maternal death, on track to achieve the MDGs

In the market town of Senafe, in southern Eritrea, Fethawi Berhane has just undergone three days of painful labor and complications during child birth that resulted in the death of her baby.  Despite the best efforts of a traditional birth attendant her child could not be saved.  Luckily FethawiLue lisää (englanti)

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