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, by GenderIT

The fight against female circumcision in West Africa transposed on the internet

by Sylvie Niombo

Sylvie Niombo, APC-Africa-Women Co-Coordinator, examines a role of information and communication technologies in the fight against female circumcision, a harmful practice carried out on over a hundred million girls and women in West African countries. She explores ’shadow areas’ through a closer (...)

, by Wide Network

Case studies in Women’s Empowerment from the West, South and East

WIDE recognises that while women are bearing the brunt of the asymmetries of globalisation, they are also at the forefront of resistance.
While some are advocating for change at the policy level, demanding that the BPfA, CEDAW and other well-tooled international instruments are used to promote (...)

, by Down to earth

Persistent organic pollutants can render vaccines ineffective

Researchers from usa and Denmark have confirmed an association between increased exposure to persistent organic pollutants (pops) like polychlorinated biphenyls (pcb) and decreased antibody production in children vaccinated against tetanus and diphtheria. Action against pops was initiated in (...)

, by Down to earth

20 years to…where?

By Sunita Narain

Next year, in June, world leaders will get together in the joyful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to mark 20 years of UNCED—the Earth Summit (see Down to Earth, May 15, 1992).
Unbelievably, it will be 40 years since the Stockholm conference, when the question of the environment first caught (...)