Women’s and Girls’ Rights

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Women, water & the cycle of poverty

Collectively, women and girls spend 200 million hours fetching water every day. That’s according to a recent UNICEFstudy, which also characterized the figure as a “colossal waste of time.”

A Window of Opportunity for Women’s Empowerment: A Perspective by Marg Mayne, VSO Chief Executive

Marg Mayne - Chief Executive of VSO International - writes about the key window of opportunity that March 2014 offers for female empowerment issues.

Nutrition for Growth: An Historic Moment for Global Nutrition Efforts?

World leaders gathered Saturday in London at the Nutrition for Growth summit and pledged an impressive total of $21.9 billion to be spent between now and 2020 to combat undernutrition. Just as significant as the amounts pledged was who was pledging: governments, foundations, businesses and NGOs all made commitments that resulted in billions of dollars.

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