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Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

April 22, 2010

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the author describes how women have worked to break through the seemingly impervious bureaucracy at the UN to finally impress on world leaders that saving the earth depends on guaranteeing women equal rights and status. More »

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}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 »

}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 »

}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 »