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Editorial: Building a better world for women

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population—but in spite of the progress that has been made in bettering their lives, the road ahead remains long.

In Senegal, girls are breaking the rules to get in the game.

For the time being, Ndir Seck remains optimistic that both Ladies’ Turn and it's girls will go from strength to strength.

The WISE Women of Nigeria Sparking Change

In rural Nigeria, cooking can kill you. According to the World Health Organisation, preparing three meals a day on a traditional wood-burning stove is the equivalent of smoking 20 packs of...

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Highlighting female entrepreneurs

33-year-old Emilie Hawlena wants to create synergies between women who share an entrepreneurial spirit, to help them break into the complex, exciting and sometimes hostile arena that is starting...

Planting the seeds for a brighter future

Wafts of fresh mint pass through the sticky air, the ground is littered with cut-off bottles from which other aromatic herbs peek out, zigzagging tables laden with plant pots lead up to a building...

December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

In Senegal, girls are breaking the rules to get in the game.

For the time being, Ndir Seck remains optimistic that both Ladies’ Turn and it's girls will go from strength to strength.

December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

The WISE Women of Nigeria Sparking Change

In rural Nigeria, cooking can kill you. According to the World Health Organisation, preparing three meals a day on a traditional wood-burning stove is the equivalent of smoking 20 packs of...

December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

Women's Voices Must be the Loudest on Matters of Climate, Governance and Societal Violence.

The world faces many major challenges, from climate change to armed conflict, massive displacement of people, the rise of the far-right and violence within our societies. These require urgent...

December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

Breakthrough India smashes gender-based violence

When asked what her dreams are, 14-year-old Sunaina, who lives in a village in northern India, slipped into deep thought. After a few minutes, she said, “To get new clothes for Diwali,” referring...

December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change: driving forward!

As the primary users of new agricultural techniques, as green energy entrepreneurs, or simply as those who decide on modes of consumption and behaviour within the family, women are key actors in...

December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

In Paris suburb Saint-Denis, a women’s refuge is coming to the rescue of those who were forgotten

In this former industrial suburb where residents’ access to healthcare is mostly limited to hospital visits, a new space that is unique in France has opened: one that houses not only gynecologists...

November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017

Barbara Wildhaber, the Swiss Surgeon Saving the Tiniest of Lives

“Sometimes, when I’m operating, I say to myself, ‘but why do I do this?’”, Barbara Wildhaber laughs, as she often does during our meeting. The truth is that the paediatric surgeon doesn’t regret...

November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017

Beating Breast Cancer in Bangladesh

Clutching her baby, breast cancer survivor Basanti Majumder speaks of a pain in her left breast and fears her cancer may have returned. She stares briefly at the floor and giggles nervously. “I’m...

November 26, 2017
November 26, 2017

Against the odds, Bangladesh puts mothers at the forefront of medical practice

Ruby Akthar can still remember the agony of her first labour. Nestled away in one of Bangladesh’s many urban slums—aged just 20—a frightened Akthar attempted to deliver her first baby at home...