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Researchers Use Data To Design Cleaner Cookstoves Accepted In Indian Village

Financial Times: India: Cooking up a recipe for clean air “…Using state of the art technology, researchers at Nexleaf, a non-profit organization, monitor real-time usage of different designs of new cooking stoves to find out which one is more popular and why, before feeding the data back to the manufacturers.…

Wilson Center Blog Post Reviews State Of The World Population Report, USAID Report On Family Planning Benefits In Sub-Saharan Africa

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: State of the World Population 2016, and Fostering Development Through Family Planning Anam Ahmed, an intern at the Wilson Center, discusses recommendations from UNFPA’s 2016 State of the World Population report to invest in 10-year-old girls, as well as…

Wilson Center Event, Podcast Highlight Reproductive Health Care Services Provision In Crises

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Displaced and Disrupted: Closing the Gaps in Maternal Health in Conflicts and Crises Nancy Chong, an intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a December 8 Wilson Center event, titled Closing the Gaps of Maternal Health in…

Menstruation Banishment Still Practiced In Nepal Despite Bans, Deaths Of Women

Washington Post: They banished their 15-year-old for having her period. She died in a cold Nepali hut. “A 15-year-old Nepali girl died over the weekend in a hut to which she had been banished for menstruating — the latest victim of an ancient ritual that persists in parts of south…

Gender Equality In Agriculture Vital To Ending Poverty, Hunger Worldwide, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Boosting women farmers would dramatically cut world hunger — experts “If women farmers were given the same access to land, tools, and credit as men, the boost to crop yields would dramatically cut world hunger, but this must be done fast before climate change closes the window…

Rewire Discusses Implications Of Trump Presidency For Human Rights, Abortion, Importance Of Upholding International Standards

Rewire: With Trump Presidency, A Coming Collision With Global Standards on Torture, Abortion Rights Akila Radhakrishnan, legal director at the Global Justice Center, discusses the potential implications of President-elect Trump’s presidency for human rights and abortion, highlighting the importance of upholding international standards. Radhakrishnan notes, “[I]nternational standards and protections are critical.…

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