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The Economist profiles Gender Budgeting ahead of International Women’s Day

There appears to be some kind of feminist cell operating at the Economist. Without ever mentioning International Women’s Day (next Wednesday), they slipped in a wonderful tribute to Diana Elson and her work on gender budgeting, with the header ‘TAX is a feminist issue’. Here it is, (I’ve added a few links). Hope I haven’t blown their cover.

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It’s time for us to recognise that all girls matter. Period.

Emily Wilson-Smith, from Irise International, explains why good menstrual hygiene management is a key priority in the fight against gender inequality. The post It’s time for us to recognise that all girls matter. Period. appeared first on WhyDev.

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Out of sight, out of mind

Our fellow, Michela Magni, shares one determined woman’s success story, and discusses how the Cambodian government continues to fail women. The post Out of sight, out of mind appeared first on WhyDev.

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Stories of inspiration on International Women’s Day

To recognize International Women’s Day on March 8th, we asked some of the women at PIH who inspire us to tell us about a woman in their life who has inspired them. Here are their answers: Photo by Seneq Pierre-Martelly / Partners In Health Marie Mellande Tulme, “Miss Tulme,” community health coordinator, Haiti “The first person that comes to mind is my mom. She was very dynamic, and loved people. My mother was someone who would always give to others, she was always involved.

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Investing in women is an opportunity, not charity

Our fellow, Prue Allen, discusses International Women’s Day and its campaign for 2016, Pledges For Parity. She argues that investment in women should be recognised as the hugely positive opportunity that it is. The post Investing in women is an opportunity, not charity appeared first on WhyDev.

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Blog Posts Recognize International Women’s Day

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Millennium Challenge Corporation Launches ‘Smart Aid’ Series on International Women’s Day Leigh Stapleton, lead for public engagement and outreach at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), discusses the MCC and the Society for International Development’s launch of a new “Smart Aid” series in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History…More

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7 ways for women to challenge the powers that be

The first post of our series surrounding International Women’s Day 2016 comes from Jennifer Lentfer, who shares her personal advice on how women can challenge the male-dominated sector and ‘step into power’. The post 7 ways for women to challenge the powers that be appeared first on WhyDev.

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Time Poverty and The World’s Childcare Crisis – good new report for International Women’s…

My colleague Thalia Kidder is a feminist economist who’s been working for years to try and get the ‘care economy’ onto the development agenda. It’s been frustrating at times, but she should be celebrating right now: Oxfam’s bought in with projects that include developing a ‘rapid care analysis’ assessment tool; Melinda Gates decided to highlight Time Poverty in the Gates’ annual letter, and now for …

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Honduran activist Berta Cáceres assassinated, but her fight goes on

We dedicate this year’s International Women’s Day to Berta Cáceres – internationally recognized indigenous Lenca leader, grassroots feminist and environmental justice activist – who was killed in her own home on Thursday for the work that she did to fight transnational corporations and the government of Honduras. Cáceres was killed in a targeted attack in her home in La

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Opinion Pieces Recognize International Women’s Day

The following opinion pieces recognize International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on March 8. Huffington Post: Better Education Will Mean Better Health for Young Women and Girls Julia Gillard, 27th prime minister of Australia and Board chair of the Global Partnership for Education “…There is compelling evidence that better education outcomes lead to improved…More

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Special Edition Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Focuses On International Women’s Day

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash This special edition of the Global Fund News Flash recognizing International Women’s Day includes a video drawing attention to steps to achieve gender equality, an opinion piece examining how better education for girls leads to better health, and a Global Fund “Focus On”…More

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This International Women’s Day, three women who inspire me

March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Empowering Women — Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” The United Nations is encouraging the world to envision a world where women and girls can have the choice to participate in politics, get an education, have an income, and — an area I hold dear to my heart — live in a society free from violence and discrimination.

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On Eve Of International Women’s Day, Celebrities Urge World Leaders To Focus On Improving…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Celebrities urge leaders to put girls at heart of anti-poverty drive “Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, actress Meryl Streep, and singer Elton John called on Monday for world leaders to put girls at the heart of anti-poverty efforts as a new index revealed Niger was the toughest country to be a girl.…More

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The global women’s rights movement: what others can learn, a progress stocktake and some…

It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday, which is swiftly followed by celebrations around the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Beijing conference (I still remember the buzz from women returning from that) and the start of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN – an annual spotlight on pro…

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