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September 5, 2018

The Gender of Law: What the Mapping of Family Laws Reveals

Recent developments around the world give support to the idea of the #MeToo movement’s transformative potential. A postmodernist claim was that the feminist movement was essentialist and that no one expression of feminism can be applicable to women of different ethnicity, cultural, or class identity. The #Me Too movement has found expression in different cultural traditions and helped to challenge this theory.

July 26, 2018

Organic agriculture improves nutrition and reduces female poverty in rural El Salvador

Ana Reina Salvador is one of the hundreds of women heads of households who have participated in the SDG Fund's "SANNHOS" program, organizing her own family garden to cover her nutritional needs and producing healthy and nutritious food for their community.

July 10, 2018

UN presents a new toolkit for action on how sports can contribute to achieve SDGs

With the World Cup at the center of conversations around the world, the UN hosted a different type of discussion on sports: how by bringing together governments, athletes, civil society, sport companies and private sector, sport can contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

June 28, 2018

Group savings model lifts Bangladeshi families out of poverty

The SDG Fund uses a number of tools to help break the cycle of poverty in struggling communities around the world. In Bangladesh, this includes Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs), which have helped many poor women and their families save money, make investments and improve livelihoods.

June 28, 2018

Fortified rice improves nutrition in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has made great strides in improving the health and malnutrition of its residents. Thanks to its universal health and free education policies, it ranks among the South Asian countries with the best access to health and education, and has the region’s lowest rate of maternal and childhood deaths.

June 28, 2018

From poverty to entrepreneurship. Kebele's and other 2,000 women's stories

In Ethiopia, a programme targeting rural women has allowed one participant to buy maize, helped another invest in livestock, and propelled another beneficiary to expand her business involving local beer. This SDG Fund joint programme has helped launched women into successful entrepreneurs, creating a path from poverty to empowerment for them and their families.