Surviving in the Sahel, These Women Give New Meaning to the Term ‘Tough Girls’

By Sara Passman and Judith Lenti In 2016, the ONE Campaign summed up the many issues women and girls face in developing countries in its  Poverty is Sexist(link is external)  report: “In too many countries, being born poor and female means a life sentence of inequality, oppression and poverty.” Nowhere is this more the case than in the Sahel region ...
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Tajikistan: Women Farmers Gain Rights to Their Land With Support From USAID

We know that when women farmers are given equal access to land and other agricultural resources, farming productivity and family nutrition in communities improves by as much as 30%. We also know that people with secure access to land are more likely to invest in that land and its sustainable use. And yet, around the ...
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Farmer Field School Enhances Food Security in Mozambique

In the middle of a sun-drenched field in central Mozambique, Otilia Vasco, a farmer from Choridzo village, pointed to an easel illustrating demonstration plots the villagers were sowing under the guidance of a facilitator from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and explained excitedly how these test plots would help them choose the best ...
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Determined Women Are Making a Difference in Burkina Faso

We know that when provided key resources, women can improve their lives and the future for their children. Two remarkable women I recently met in Burkina Faso showed me that innovation does not have to be large, complex or expensive, it simply needs to be well-designed with energetic and determined people to implement them on ...
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