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Women Poverty

Empowering Women to End Poverty Requires Engaging Men Along the Way

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

Much progress has been made in moving the needle to empower women and create opportunities for improvements in maternal health, education and equality. But we are nowhere close to a position where we can become complacent. There is much more work to be done. Exponentially more work.

Women In Poor Countries Stiffed $9 Trillion A Year Because They're Paid, Employed Less Than Men

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in poor countries lose out on $9 trillion a year - more than the combined gross domestic product...

International Women's Day -- How Empowering One Impacts Many

Vicki Escarra | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

These are the stories that help us believe that the world is changing, that we as a global community are coming together to provide the support needed to succeed.

State of the Union 2014: President Obama Puts Strengthening Women Front and Center

Maria Shriver | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Maria Shriver

For too many American women, the dream of "having it all" has morphed into "just hanging on." This is not about handouts. This is about smart economic policy. Working women are the core of our economy. Leave them out and you don't have a robust economy. Lead with them and you do.

Laura Bassett

Which State Was Rated Worst For Women? | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Women in the United States earn an average of 77 cents for every dollar that men make, face many barriers to reproductive health care and are signific...

UN Head: We Need To Put Women At Center Of Fight Against Poverty | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has just witnessed blatant sexism on her doorstep. The Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, castigated Lindiwe Zulu, a top South ...

Being Half the Sky

Nicole Melancon | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

On International Women's Day, thousands of events were held all across the world in honor of the day and it is even a holiday in some countries, such as Afghanistan, that have been known to foster some of the most severe oppression of women in the world.

18 Powerful Facts About Women And Poverty

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.29.2012 | Women

Fact: In 2010 46 million Americans were living in poverty. Fact: Record numbers of Americans living in "extreme poverty" are women. During the Re...

From Wall Street to the Dirt Roads of Afghanistan

Connie K. Duckworth | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Connie K. Duckworth

I've learned that people everywhere want the same things for their children -- food on the table, good health, a safe environment, an education, good economic prospects, happiness, a better future than that of their parents, and peace.

Trend Alert: Policing Women's Behavior

Angela Stanley | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Stanley

In an era where many people are claiming to be post-everything, so many old school tricks of the discrimination trade seem to be ever-present. What women do and how we are doing it appears to be a major cause for concern. From marriage to healthcare, many men are at the forefront of "tackling" women's issues and are very invested in policing our behavior.

Arab Women Shaping the Future -- Now, More Than Ever

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Hibaaq Osman

As the world marks International Women's Day this week, it's time to look ahead to the critical role women in the Arab world are playing in framing their futures after last year's Arab Spring.

Recognizing Women, the Changemakers

Birute Regine | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Birute Regine

International Women's Day is also an opportunity for women to come together and realize their collective power to create change in their homes, their neighborhoods, their communities and in the world.

Record Poverty Numbers Send a Loud Wake-Up Call

Nancy Duff Campbell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Nancy Duff Campbell

Analysis of the Census poverty data by the National Women's Law Center reveals a stark gender disparity: women make up 57.8 percent of poor adults. Over 17 million women lived in poverty in 2010, including more than 7.5 million in extreme poverty.

Girl Effect Premieres New Video 'The Clock Is Ticking' About Global Poverty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact, an organization created by the Nike Foundation, raises awareness and funds to help girls escape poverty around the world. The organiz...

The Missing Debate on Poverty

Linda Basch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Basch

The candidates' strategic messages on the welfare of the middle class were loud and clear during the debate, but it was their silence on poverty that was truly deafening.