[Photos] Honoring Women and Girls We’ve Met Around the World

[Photos] Honoring Women and Girls We’ve Met Around the World

Today on International Women’s Day we honor all of the women and girls we’ve met throughout our travels! Want to celebrate International Women’s Day in an impactful way? Read 4 Easy, But Impactful Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day. ETHIOPIA BRAZIL INDIA ZAMBIA TANZANIA KENYA SOUTH AFRICA  

8 Beautiful Fair Trade Necklaces for Fall

8 Beautiful Fair Trade Necklaces for Fall

8 Beautiful Fair Trade Necklaces for Fall by socialgoodmoms featuring necklaces As much as summer was a stellar season, fall is right around the corner. That means new looks for fall and a final culmination of the holiday season. We decided to highlight more products with a purpose that will help women artisans around the […]

The Best NGO Video of the Year

The Best NGO Video of the Year

I know it’s a little too early to crown a NGO video the best of the year, but this one from Water is Life will be hard to top. Water is Life created a short film that shows a four-year-old Kenyan boy fulfilling a bucket list from staying at a hotel to flying in an […]

Top 10 Social Enterprises Improving the Lives of Women, Girls

Top 10 Social Enterprises Improving the Lives of Women, Girls

The more women and girls can receive a helping hand the better for the entire world’s future. It has been said time and time again that women and girls are the future of so many developing countries and yet they typically linger on the bottom rung of society. Each year Women Deliver celebrates International Women’s […]

4 Prime Sources to Follow for Kenyan Presidential Election News

4 Prime Sources to Follow for Kenyan Presidential Election News

Today Kenya is holding its presidential election and many are wary that violence may mar the electoral process as it did in the hotly contested 2007 election where over 1000 people were killed during violent outbreaks throughout the country. The hotbed of violence took place in Kibera, one of Nairobi’s largest slums where fighting broke […]

An Optimistic View of Breastfeeding in Ethiopia

An Optimistic View of Breastfeeding in Ethiopia

Throughout my travels to health facilities in Ethiopia last week with Save the Children I was heartened to see so many positive messages about breastfeeding on posters and printed materials for mothers to take home.  I also saw several mothers breastfeeding their babies everywhere we went. In Ethiopia 52% of babies are put to the […]

Exclusive Breastfeeding Increases in Kenya

Exclusive Breastfeeding Increases in Kenya

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life is what will keep her the most healthy. There is good news out of Kenya. Exclusive breastfeeding has increased to 32% from a mere 13% in 2003. Exclusive breastfeeding helps keep babies healthy and it also provides a buffer for mother to child HIV transmission […]

10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

Typically when we think of global development we focus on everything that is wrong because the challenges are so great. Rarely are the successes celebrated because with every move towards a goal there is still so much to do. Today we are featuring those stories that have been more about success than failure; more about […]

Sunday’s Global News and Development Must-Reads

Sunday’s Global News and Development Must-Reads

As you gear up for another week here are a few must-reads about global news and development I recommend. African women won’t wield political influence without cultural change: This article from today’s Guardian highlights the quota system put in place in many African countries that require a certain percentage of female representation in government. Read […]

[Book Review] The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow

[Book Review] The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change by Roger Thurow My rating: 5 of 5 stars One does not have to be a wonk to understand the intricacies of global hunger as many might suspect. Roger Thurow, a senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy […]

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