Major companies are stepping up to address human rights issues in their supply chains. Forum for the Future's latest collaborative effort is a palm oil industry-first in addressing problems surrounding temporary work and gender equality in Southeast Asia's biggest palm oil exporter.
The decline in fish catch in Palawan has spurred an interesting shift in society as the community’s women, previously reliant on their husbands’ income, now play a greater role as breadwinners farming seaweed.
Up to 48 per cent of low birth weight babies in the world are born in South Asia, mainly due to the mothers' poor health and women's lack of empowerment. This poses a serious threat on sustainable development in the region, say experts.
Muttaquina Hossain –
A promising new study indicates that, with the right approach, anemia can be significantly reduced in as little as ten months. Given the prevalence and far-reaching consequences of this deadly nutritional disorder—which disproportionately affects women of child-bearing age in developing countries—implementation cannot come too soon.
Jessica Posner Odede –
Ensuring equitable mobile access is a powerful, easily scalable way to enable women and girls to make informed decisions about their lives. But connecting them to the Internet is only the first step; we must also consider what they find when they get there.