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Clinton Global Initiative 2010: Commitments on Empowering Women

This week I'm blogging from the Clinton Global Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting. For links to all my CGI coverage click here. The main goal of the Clinton Global Initiative is to bring together the minds and money of influential people and organizations around the world in order to build partnerships and make commitments to action for addressing the world’s most pressing problems; in short to move from intention to action, and from “I wish” to “I do.” This year’s focus on...


Clinton Global Initiative 2010 - Day 1: Empowering Women

This week I'm blogging from the Clinton Global Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting. I hope to post at least one daily recap a day. Here is Day 1 (for my first post click here). Today was a very sober and inspiring day at CGI. The main topic for discussion at the two plenary talks and breakout sessions was the first "Action Area" of Empowering Girls and Women: Around the world, girls and women continue to suffer from a lack of economic opportunity, inadequate health care and education, early...


TRY Women's Oyster Harvesting Association and Ba Nafaa: Reviving Gambia’s Degraded Fisheries

by Christi Zaleski A group of women stands alongside the roads leaving Gambia's capital city of Banjul, offering up oysters for 15 dalasis a cup, or about 55 cents for approximately 75 pieces of oyster meat. These women have been harvesting oysters from the extensive mangrove wetlands of Gambia for decades. Much of the harvesting is concentrated in Tanbi National Park, a wetland listed by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (known as the Ramsar Convention). Surprisingly,...


TED Global 2010: Sheryl WuDunn – Empowering Women, Defending Development Aid

Sheryl WuDunn is an author, lecturer and the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize. She leads the social investing consultancy TripleEdge. Her new book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” focuses on the challenges of women around the world. WuDunn starts her talk with images from rural China in the 1990s. She tells us the story of a young woman who was pulled from school at age 13 because the school fees were too high. As it happens, the young...


Solar Sisters: The Avon Lady of African Renewables

Solar Sisters, a new solar entrepreneur program, has taken Avon's social sales model and is using it to spread solar powered lamps across Uganda. Avon cosmetics began as a failed 19th century book-selling venture. Its “Avon Calling” approach, where saleswomen sold directly to other women, helped it grow into one of the 500 largest companies in the United States with annual global revenues of over US$10 billion. Both energy and cosmetics have a lot to do with gender.Solar Sisters -- like...


Women’s Role in a Warming World

by Kari Manlove In June climate negotiators will reconvene in Bonn, Germany for an interim meeting to discuss the working text of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC, the international treaty that aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent climate change’s worst effects. A relatively new aspect of this conversation is how women can help adapt to climate change and their unique circumstances when it comes...


WISER and ABD: Building Rural Retirement Incentives for Women

Nominated by Andre Heinz In West Virginia, the second most rural state, women have the lowest workforce participation in the country, compounding the problems during their retirement years. Since 2003 WISER, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, has been experimenting with innovative grassroots efforts to address rural retirement. In partnership with Appalachian By Design (ABD), a grassroots non-profit enterprise connects home-based knitters to produce and market knitwear, a...


PROGRESS: Teaching Women and Girls Negotiation Skills

Nominated by Denise Caruso The organization I would suggest is called PROGRESS: The Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) was established by Dr. Linda C. Babcock in 2006 to teach women and girls the value of negotiation. This skill would have changed my professional life dramatically. Their vision "to pursue gender equity and foster positive societal change for all women and girls through education, partnerships and research" is worldchanging. Image...


Faces of Climate Change: Women On The Front Lines

by MORE For millions of women, global warming is more than just a concept. It’s hurting them and their families right now. Here’s how they are coping. Imagine having to walk six hours for a drink of water. Or being surrounded by so much rising water your ancestral homeland is sinking before your eyes. Or that the ice that has literally supported your community for untold generations is cracked, splitting and swallowing your loved ones, along with their way of life. The main problem...


Will Women's Voices be Heard in Copenhagen?

from The Worldwatch Institute, a Lead Author of the United Nations Population Fund's State of the World Population 2009 Report finds that women will be most affected by climate change but remain noticeably absent from Copenhagen agenda Washington, D.C.-Women will bear the greatest burden of a changing climate but so far have received little attention from negotiators working toward a new global climate deal, according to the 2009 edition of the United Nations Population Fund's State of...

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