It Takes Women to End Global Poverty

Women produce half of the world’s food, earn 10 percent of the world’s income and own less than 1 percent of the world’s property. The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation says its anti-poverty efforts aim to change these statistics.

In Ghana, Liberian Protesters Fear Deportation

Liberian refugees in Ghana, mostly women, protested in hopes the U.N. would help them find new homes in Western countries. Now they are in a makeshift camp, fearing mass deportation to a homeland with an 85 percent jobless rate.

Ghana’s Queen Moms Hold Court on Abortion

Traditional female leaders in Ghana are beginning to open their communal gatherings to discussions of women’s legal rights to abortion. The country has one of the most liberal abortion laws in the continent, but women are dying in ignorance of it.

Ghana Market Women Pay the Daily Micro Man

In a bustling Ghana marketplace female entrepreneurs borrow small sums from a micro-finance institution. The loans aren’t cheap–annual interest rates are around 36 percent–but a few borrowers explain how the money still helps out.

Women’s Unmet Needs Spur Grim Forecasts

Two reports project that the world population will grow younger and more urban, crowded and impoverished. Demographers say that women’s reproductive choices–if supported by their governments–could help avert a population crisis.