Stories written by Paula Fray

Business Unusual: Valuing Water for a Sustainable Future

Valuing water is more than simply assigning costs to a scare resource - it is an essential step for transforming water governance to meet the needs of a prosperous future.

Valuing Water Beyond the Money

Amid the worst drought in a century, South Africans are kick-starting a global consultative process to agree on the values of water in a bid to ensure more equitable use of the finite resource.

One in three African women are beaten or coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime: Africa UniTE is a fresh call to act to end this. Credit: B.Wolff/UN

AFRICA: A Loud and Clear No to Violence Against Women

Poet activist Myesha Jenkins' voice reverberated through the hall: "Women are out in the night; we are cleaning the streets, some are walking the streets..."

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Q&A: Creating Momentum for Women’s Participation

Women's movements have played a critical role in creating political space for female participation in politics around the world. In fact, there are more women in government today than ever before.

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Q&A: Joint Responsibility for Changing the Global Economy*

African trade ministers who met in Addis Ababa at the African Union (AU) in March urged world leaders to "place African economic development at the centre of international efforts to build strategies towards the recovery of the global economy'' ahead of the G20 summit in London.



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