September 20, 2017
At WomenStrong we’re constantly staying abreast of news about women and girls around the world. After reading dozens of stories, here’s a roundup of the ones we found most interesting and wanted to share in September.
Global Education is a Humanitarian Emergency
Published by Dr. Susan Blaustein on Huffington Post
With 264 million children out of school worldwide, we are in dire need of emergency education assistance, yet humanitarian aid in this field is devastatingly low. In a recent opinion piece for The Huffington Post, WomenStrong Founder and Executive Director Dr. Susan Blaustein expands on the current climate for education around the world, and explains the efforts of our organization to make a difference.
Why are women always affected more by natural disasters than men?
Published by Corinne Redfern at Marie Claire
Hurricanes upturn communities and lives in a matter of hours, particularly the lives of women and girls. “During times of disaster, women and girls bear the brunt of the crisis, and pre-existing gender inequalities are made even worse. Fewer girls will return to school as they are married off or expected to help rebuild livelihoods and look after small children. Girls are more likely to go hungry during food shortages, as well,“ said Tanya Barron, Chief Executive of Plan International UK, speaking to Marie Claire
Miami woman delivers her own baby during Hurricane Irma
Published by Kristine Phillips at The Washington Post
Storms can also be the backdrop against which strong, resilient, women show their true colors. In Miami, a woman delivered a child alone in her own home when treacherous conditions kept an ambulance from venturing into the streets.
WomenStrong Featured in Darling Magazine
Published in Darling Magazine
Our organization was recently featured in the fourth installment of Darling Magazine’s Darling High Fives, a series of shout-outs to brands that “funnel different aspects of life into world-changing goodness.” The quarterly women’s magazine spotlighted WomenStrong’s pursuit of “empowering the period” and educating women on reproductive health, menstrual pads, and access to basic sanitary facilities. Thank you, Darling, for the recognition!
Stories in this Series
- What We're Reading in January 2019
- What We're Reading in December
- Global Women's News: What We're Reading in November
- Global Women's News: What We're Reading in October
- Global Women's News: What We're Reading in September
- Global Women's News: What We're Reading in August
- Global Women's News: What We're Reading in July
- Global Women's News: What We're Reading in June
- Global Women's News: What We're Reading in January
More from WomenStrong
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