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Kim Knowlton: A Woman Making History

March 13, 2010

Depend on Women to Keep the Momentum Rolling on Global Warming

Depend on Women to Keep the Momentum Rolling on Global Warming

| December 17, 2009

Women are bringing the word to negotiators at the climate change conference in Copenhagen that those closest to the damaging effects of global warming point the way toward lessening the risks to the most vulnerable among us. More »

A Few Acres and a Cow (or Two): Up from Poverty in East Africa

A Few Acres and a Cow (or Two): Up from Poverty in East Africa

| November 25, 2009

Backed by Gates Foundation funding, women dairy farmers in Uganda are working collectively to care for their families, their livestock, their crops and the earth. More »

Doctors Demand Climate Change Action to Avert “Global Health Catastrophe”

| September 21, 2009

Dancing on the Side in Senegal

Dancing on the Side in Senegal

| July 6, 2009

The author celebrated her 73rd birthday in a way she could hardly have imagined—surrounded by women who would now be able to draw water year-round in their own village. More »

Intervale Green Apartments: Green, Affordable—and for Low-Income Women

Intervale Green Apartments: Green, Affordable—and for Low-Income Women

| April 7, 2009

In a Bronx, New York, neighborhood that once epitomized urban decay, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation has created apartments that conserve energy, cost less to operate than conventional housing, and are beautiful and healthy places to live. It took the vision of a woman who refused to be discouraged. More »

Battling to Rebuild New Orleans

| January 6, 2009

A Quiet Revolution in the Developing World

A Quiet Revolution in the Developing World

| December 1, 2008

The Gates Foundation has found an experienced adviser who knows as much as anyone about the importance of focusing on women to increase agricultural production in those countries where hungry people need it most. And her gender-sensitive policy does not end with the farmers. More »

Making Women Farmers "Visible" As They Feed Nations

| August 14, 2008

Meena Bilgi always knows where to start. A half hour after her request the village leader of Boripitha, an underdeveloped community of 1,300 in the Indian state of Gujarat, had summoned 15 to 18 men and boys. More »

Climate Change is a Human Rights Challenge

| August 13, 2008