By Nancy Djembe | Intern, Sub-Saharan Africa Program | Women’s Earth Alliance Last Thursday, May 3rd, I came home so angry and frustrated about what I had just learned from Anuradha Mittal’s lecture on land grabs in Africa. Anuradha is the founder and director of the Oakland Institute, a think-tank that works to “increase public…

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A huge congratulations goes out to Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI) Trainer Godliver Businge who recently graduated #1 in her class at St Joseph’s Technical Institute in Uganda – and incidentally, the ONLY WOMAN! Not only did Godliver receive top marks in Civil Engineering, on April 28, 2012, she gave the commencement speech attended by…

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By: Rucha Chitnis Manju Devi is a farmer, a single mother of three and a dedicated field worker with a local grassroots organization called Nav Jagriti in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India. Manju is on a mission to build the self-reliance of women in her community who are affected by poverty, food insecurity…

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  Blog entry by Rucha Chitnis, India Director of Women’s Earth Alliance Twitter: @ruchachitnis   I had the honor of attending the 12thAWID Forum held in Istanbul last month. This was an astonishing convergence of nearly 2,500 grassroots activists, scholars, feminist economists, donors, artists and writers. We gathered to learn and share how global economic…

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