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Home | Irdana - publisher of spiritual literature by women BoostMyKarma – Site pour associations ONG et bénévoles English - About us - Issues & Projects - Project: Putting Gender Equality Central Putting Gender Equality Central; a project to promote a gender and human rights perspective in WECF's activities In an effort to mainstream gender issues in WECF’s work and organisation, this year a project is executed to promote a gender and human rights perspective in WECF’s activities. Irene Dankelman, gender-environment expert from the Netherlands, has been asked to guide this process. Main aspects include the development of a gender policy and strategy for WECF, building on the experiences from partners and the secretariat so far. The development of a brochure on Sustainable Sanitation and Gender issues, and discussions around it, are part of the project. WECF wants to bring a focus on the importance of gender equality into the global climate change discussions at the UNFCCC COP14 meeting in Poznan (Poland) later this year. More information: irene.dankelman @ hetnet.nl

GOOD Not many adults will admit not liking to read, but plenty will cop to hating math and boast they never use the skills they learned in school. And kids these days hate math so much that a full 61 percent middle schoolers say they’d rather take out the garbage than do their math homework. Mathalicious, a 3-year-old creator of innovative math curriculum, wants to solve the problem through videos that make math fun. The company is hoping to raise enough Kickstarter funds to launch Math52, a weekly video series that features creative applications of the subject. Math52 videos will stay away from the same old word problems and ask questions people actually wonder about: "Do people with small feet pay too much for shoes, and should Nike charge by weight?" The advantage to students is obvious, but the series offers major benefits to teachers, too. The Mathalicious team hopes to raise $164,000 to create the weekly Math52 lessons.

Women Money Power - If You Have the Will to Succeed, You Will Succeed! International Women's Day 2012 Diane MacEachern: Women Leave Rio+20 Motivated to Galvanize Sustainability Around Family Planning and Reproductive Rights There is a direct correlation between access to voluntary family planning, women's empowerment and environmental sustainability. And though the official delegates to last week's "Earth Summit" tried to water it down, thousands of grassroots activists made it one of the biggest issues to rock Rio+20, as the event was also called. Why? Because ensuring that women have full reproductive rights creates one of the most desirable "two-fers" on the planet. Complete access to voluntary family planning is among the quickest, simplest, and most affordable ways to improve women's quality of life. It is also one of the most direct, immediate and cost-effective ways to reduce climate change. Women took these issues to Rio because more than 200 million women in the U.S. and around the world cannot choose whether or when to have a baby, simply because they don't have access to voluntary family planning. This did not sit well with Hillary Rodham Clinton, the U.S. Dr.

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