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Rural Women

Rural Women Access Early Cancer Screening in Turkey

UN Women | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
UN Women

In Turkey, breast cancer is the most widespread cancer among women and early diagnosis is essential to prevent death. Breast cancer is ranked the 8th most common causes of death in the country and the Ministry of Health estimates that there are 30,000 new cases each year.

Empowering Rural Women, One Loan At A Time

Julie Abrahamsen Cornell | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Abrahamsen Cornell

It is a bright, warm morning in rural southern Peru where women are streaming into the San Bernabe Health Center. As they enter, they are greeted warmly by the center's staff, then either head to the second floor to the bank, or remain on the ground floor to see one of several healthcare providers.

Rural Women Take Power Over Poverty

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

The future health and well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants is largely in the hands of rural women. Our job is to make sure they have the tools and training they need.

Rural Women in the Global Fight to Combat the Climate Crisis

Asif Iqbal | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Asif Iqbal

It's time that both the international community and local governments give priority to gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in their global fight against climate crisis. This is not just the case for Pakistan, but for many states and communities around the globe.

Series on Women Changing the World: Domitila Barrios, Bolivia

Elly Pradervand | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women
Elly Pradervand

As an introduction to our series on Women Changing the World, we find it only fitting to start by honoring the legacy of Bolivian grassroots leader Domitila Barrios de Chungara, who recently passed away at age 74.

A Dream Deferred

Esther Munthali | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Esther Munthali

As a living example of the power of education, I am now a role model to the community and work to ensure that young women are able to reach their full potential.

Giving Credit Where It's Due Is Part of Empowering Rural Women

Elly Pradervand | Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact
Elly Pradervand

In spite of all the negative stories in the media these days, of which some are very alarming, there are in the world millions of innovative rural women entrepreneurs who care, give and daily struggle to overcome poverty and hunger in their communities.