"More than 130 million girls and women have experienced female genital mutilation or cutting ..." Nigeria made history by outlawing female genital mutilation. The ban falls under the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 that was passed in Senate on May 5 and recently enacted into law. This was one of the last acts by
Modesta Mujawariya is a co-founder of a small farmer’s cooperative in Rwanda. Although she had twelve plots of land, she didn’t know the exact size of her land and how to estimate yields. The Buy from Women platform connected her to markets and information through mobile technology. One of her biggest surprises was learning about
But it's still legal in Bangladesh, Tanzania, and New York City. It’s finally happened — Malawi has officially outlawed child marriage. Previously, children as young as 15 could marry with parental consent. Now, it will be illegal to marry if you are under 18. It’s been a long time coming. After years of campaigning, Parliament
Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child, but this one might be my favorite. In a country that historically favors the birth of a son, Piplantri village in India has created a new tradition that not only celebrates the birth of a daughter, but also benefits the community and the planet.
By Kimerley Richards "More than 130 million girls and women have experienced female genital mutilation or cutting ..." Nigeria made history by outlawing female genital mutilation. The ban falls under the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 that was passed in Senate on May 5 and recently enacted into law.This was one of the last
Our next Women Helping Women meeting is Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Country View Golf Course. Come and meet other like-minded women for dinner at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. We'll have two new recipient organizations to introduce to the group. TAWINA and HIME for Help will be presented. TAWINA is a very important recipient
Thank you! A huge thank-you to all who attended our inaugural Women Helping Women meeting held September 23, 2014. We truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy lives to help other women and girls in need. For those who couldn't make the meeting but donated online or by cheque, we thank you. Because we
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Please join us at the Country View Golf Course. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. TIME: Join like-minded women for dinner any time after 5:00 pm (buffet $15.99). To make sure there's enough food prepared, please RSVP to Gert McClure at 519-480-0629 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR: Join us for the Women Helping Women