Subjects: Gender equality
SOUTH SUDAN: CONFLICT FEARS COMPOUNDED BY SHORTAGE OF FOOD AND HARD CASH
FOOD price rises, a shortage of hard currency and the threat of war, are fuelling hunger in the world’s newest nation. Aid workers from Plan International, one of the country’s largest children’s charities, say that six zones across the nation are at risk of chronic and acute food shortages.
Women in Britain half as likely to save as women in Ghana
New study into attitudes towards money reveals starkly different outlooks on savings, social aspirations and employment prospects among low income women. London and Accra, March 5 2012: New research from Barclays, CARE International UK and Plan UK has found that nearly half of low-income women in Britain fail to save any money each month.
2012 Because I Am A Girl Walk
Hundreds of London schoolgirls are taking part in the ‘2012 Because I Am A Girl Walk’ from the London Olympic Games site to Westminster on 28th March 2012 .
World's biggest children's birthday party marks Plan's 75th anniversary
On 20th March Plan is celebrating 75 years of commitment to children with the ‘World’s Biggest Children’s Birthday Party’.
High-tech tools to be showcased at aid fair
A HIGH-TECH aid fair next week will look at how media and communications solutions can revolutionise front-line humanitarian relief work. State-of-the-art technology will be showcased, including suitcase-sized pop-up radio stations and two-way text message approaches.
Sierra Leone stalked by cholera
More than 2,000 cases of highly contagious cholera, transmitted by dirty drinking water, have been confirmed in Sierra Leone, claiming 34 lives. Clinics in Pujehun, southern province, are so overstretched patients are being treated outdoors, reports children’s charity Plan International.