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The High Stakes of Land

Women are the farmers of the world. Now their right to own land is being recognized as the key for ending global hunger. Read More »

"This whole land movement is in the same place that microfinance was in about 20 years ago."

Radha Friedman, Rural Development Institute

Past Gathering: Women Deliver Conference 2010

By adopting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world’s leaders have made some powerful promises. The Women Deliver conference will bring together experts and creative thinkers to help world leaders uphold their promises to women, such as the promise to cut maternal mortality in half by 2015. Read More »

A Constant Thirst

Having spent her girlhood in long lines at the water pump, Zambian Voices of Our Future Correspondent, Dando Mweetwa, knows first hand what must be done in a country where only 58% of the population has access to drinkable water. Read More »

“My thoughts were always of water: I could talk water, smile water, walk water, and dream water.”

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FAIRY TALE ADDICTIONS -by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji

Few nights ago, my friends and I were sitting at a lounge overlooking the Toronto harbour, enjoying the evening Autumn breeze. … Read More»

Past Gathering: Partners In Health Thomas J. White Symposium

Headliners: 
Nicholas Kristof, Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl

Healthcare is a hot topic in the US right now, but health has been a pressing global issue for a long time—particularly in the poorest regions of the world. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, infant mortality, and other global health issues, pose an urgent and daunting challenge. It’s a challenge that deserves the brightest minds, the best research, and ample funding. Read More »

Happiness in a Dirty War

In one of the most perilous countries to tell the truth, journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro risks her life to expose the web of corruption behind Mexico’s escalating drug war. Read More »

"While our government tells the world we belong in league with developed nations, we have been declared one of the world’s more dangerous countries."

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More to HIV than partial prevention

There is a saying among Zambian women that AIDS can kill me in months or years but hunger can kill me tomorrow. … Read More»

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Domestic Violence: A Conspiracy for Silence

I can tell when a woman is suffering. I can see it in her face. She is distant or is slowly detaching from friends and family. She is scared of telling, because she knows she will crawl back. … Read More»

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Life on a Waiting List

Life on a waiting list… We are just keeping ourselves busy, and wasting time. … Read More»

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