Women

UN enlisting religious support to promote women's health in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman--literally. The country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.  As this video from UN TV explains, the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan is trying to enlist Afghanistan's religious leaders to advance womens' health and improve women's access to healthcare.   

Rape has not yet ended in DR Congo

The estimable Eve Ensler has been doing yeo(wo)man's work in calling attention to the horrific use of rape as a weapon of war in eastern DR Congo. Yesterday she wrote a forceful op-ed in The Washington Post on the subject, criticizing the UN for not doing more to implement a historic resolution passed by the Security Council last year that officially designates rape a war crime.

A Powerful Noise

A Powerful Noise

CountryUnited States
RegionGlobal, North America

Programme Summary

"A Powerful Noise" is a film-based initiative seeking to catalyse change by delivering the message that the solution to global poverty and injustice lies in the ability of women and girls to have a voice in their societies.

Lara

Lara

CountryBosnia Herzegovina
RegionEastern Europe/Central Asia

Programme Summary

Founded in 1998, Lara is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, using interpersonal communication and information and communication technology (ICT) to address gender issues and to empower women to assume a leading role in society through active participation in civic and political life.

Tackling domestic violence: An SMS SOS

This is the seventh in our series of FrontlineSMS guest posts. Here, Anthony Papillion - Founder of OpenEMR HQ - discusses his initial thoughts on being introduced to the software, and outlines his plans for its use in his Oklahoma home town to help women suffering domestic violence

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