An era begins as Yemenis vote
Despite deep divisions over their country’s future, Yemenis achieved a milestone Feb. 21: a 60 percent turnout at the polls for a presidential election.
Saving the lives of pregnant women in Yemen
Midwife Samira Qaed recalls a woman who came to her village clinic in Yemen at the end of pregnancy. Like many Yemenis, she had gone into labor never having had a checkup.
Advocating for maternal health in Yemen
Children, pregnant women and new mothers are among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to healthcare deficiencies in Yemen.
U.S. Ambassador Bisa Williams visits Counterpart projects in Niger
A women’s group in the small village of Issoufouri, Niger is bringing local food shortages under control through its efficient management of a cereal bank. The women-owned and operated facility caters to the community’s grain needs while also generating income.
Celebrate International Women’s Day
One hundred years ago today, the world celebrated the first International Women’s Day – a day to honor the achievements of women past, present and future. In 1911, women fought successfully for their right to work, vote, to hold public office and to end discrimination.
Helping Women and Children Fight Malnutrition in Niger
By Maggie Farrand Meet Fassouma. She’s 18 years old, married with three children. She and her husband grow millet and beans on their land to …