Tagged: women's rights
Every day women are raped, beaten and forced into marriage, but few of these crimes are reported.
Afghanistan is often described as one of the most dangerous countries for women, yet the country only has 1,551 female police officers—one for every 10,000 women.
The biggest chocolate maker in the world, Mondelēz International, has agreed to take steps to address inequality facing women in their cocoa supply chains following pressure from consumers as part of the international aid agency Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign.
An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.
Healthy food and a sustainable way to produce it were among the goals of the more than one thousand women who marched on World Food Day 2012 in San Salvador.
Now that the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi has become Egypt’s new president, some fear the end of the revolution and the beginning of an Arab winter. Voices among Oxfam’s partners in Egypt, however, remain optimistic.