Women Stories

Neonatal training gives babies – and health care professionals – a fighting chance

Africa Stories, Health, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Newborn and Child Health, Rwanda, Women Stories
Dr. Jennifer Werdenberg, Lead Neonatal and Child Health Technical Advisor and Pediatrician at Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Bizuma trains health care professionals in birth interventions.

In Rwanda, PWRDF and Global Affairs Canada are co-funding medical training to reduce infant mortality rates. At the Rwinkwavu District Hospital, about 90 km east […]

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“Sewing” the seeds for women in South Sudan

Canada Stories, Financial Development Stories, PWRDF News Release, Refugees and Migrants Stories, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Women Stories
Orphaned children come to the Women's Community Resource Centre in Bor for literacy classes.

South Sudan may be the newest country in the world, but it’s far from stable. According to the United Nations, in 2013 it had the […]

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Canadians raise $54,000 for goats

Africa Stories, Food Security Stories, Health, Tanzania Stories, Women Stories
Zainabu Kilaza and her daughter Mwajuma with one of their goats in Stesheni village of Nachingwea district. Submitted photo

Zainabu Kilaza is a mother of two living in the village of Stesheni in Nachingwea district, Tanzania. Her two dairy goats produce eight litres of […]

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Airing the Clean Laundry

Africa Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories, Women Stories, Youth Stories
Novatus and Selina with their cow. Photo: Richard Librock

Novatus Hamim has developed a new skill in the last few years.  It’s one he probably never thought he’d have, but thanks to PWRDF’s program—funded […]

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Wedding Bells in Burundi

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
The mayor of Gihanga, Burundi officiating at the weddings of 180 couples. Photo: Zaida Bastos

June is thought of as the month for weddings.  In Burundi, weddings have taken on an important role in securing the rights of women in […]

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Empowering Women: A Key to Success

Asia Pacific Stories, India, Microcredit, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Sri Lanka, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
Members of an OfERR supported Self-Help Group in Sri Lanka work together in a milk collective, pooling their milk and getting a better rate from the merchants who buy the milk.  Photo: Simon Chambers

The Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) is an organization of Tamil refugees supporting Tamil refugees both in India and those who have and continue […]

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Reaching Zero Percent

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Featured, Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
New health clinics in Burundi are helping to save the lives of mothers and their babies. Photo: Zaida Bastos

In 2012, the Diocese of Bujumbura in Burundi (a partner with PWRDF and the government of Canada in maternal, newborn and child health work) did […]

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The Women of Mankayan

Asia Pacific Stories, Indigenous Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
Women at the Mankayan barricade. Photo: CPA

In the mountains of Luzon, Philippines, near the community of Mankayan there is a barricade.  For over four years, this barricade has been watched over, […]

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Improving her life through peanuts

Africa Stories, Food Security Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories, Women Stories
Petronila-Mbaga---Peanuts-farmer---Tanzania

Petronila Mbaga is a middle aged peanut farmer living in the District of Nachingwea in Tanzania.  All her life she was caring for her disabled […]

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Self Help Groups – Empowering Women for Development

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Sri Lanka, Women Stories
Self Help Group in Talaimannar, Mannar Island, NW coast of Sri Lanka. Photo: Jane Maxwell

During my field visits to OfERR’s work in Mannar and Jaffna Districts, I have been introduced to a number of OfERR’s “Self Help Groups”. The […]

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