British-Irish writer Eimear McBride has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with her debut novel “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.”
Shyline Chipfika, 26, is one of thousands of Zimbabwean women in urban centres who have struck gold by growing potatoes. And a lot of their success has to do with […]
Chintapakka Jambulamma, 34, looks admiringly at a solar dryer. It’s the prized possession of the Advitalli Tribal Women’s Co-operative Society- a collective of women entrepreneurs that she leads.
Tens of thousands of women suffering breast cancer could be spared from chemotherapy or radiotherapy after scientists discovered a ‘survival protein’ which predicts if they will survive from surgery alone.
A third of children under the age of five in Burkina Faso are chronically malnourished, something that the Ministry of Health says is not always due to lack of food, […]
Women Find a Green Midas Touch. On a hot and humid day in northwestern Bangladesh, Anisa Begum sits with a group of 25 homemakers, explaining how to use natural fertilisers […]
Post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly, a study has suggested.
Josephine Sabina Lekuton grew up in Karare, a small drought-threatened village in rural northern Kenya, where people historically relied on livestock for their livelihoods. Both of her parents died, leaving […]
On Tuesday, after an onslaught of tweets and emails and facing a growing advertising boycott, Facebook agreed to do more to combat gender-based hate speech.
IPS – Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert | Inter Press Service. Three indigenous communities from the Chilean highlands have just received solar panels, which will be […]