'Beast' Of Burden: Mother Discusses Daughters Who Died Of FGM

When Senegalese activist Marietou Diarra began to tell the story of the two daughters she lost to genital mutilation, it didn't matter that almost no one else in the room spoke Wolof. You could have heard a pin drop. » 3/14/10 5:30pm 3/14/10 5:30pm

When The Going Gets Tough, Women Are The First To Suffer

Skyrocketing prices for food and fuel have pushed more than 130 million poor people across parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America deeper into poverty in the past year, and guess who are the "hungriest" and "skinniest" victims? Women. Malnutrition among females is emerging as a "hidden consequence" of the food crisis, » 7/21/08 12:00pm 7/21/08 12:00pm