08 Mar '12, 7pm

Happy International Women's Day: 12 Innovations Helping Both Women and the Planet

Happy International Women's Day: 12 Innovations Helping Both Women and the Planet

It's International Women's Day , as you may have noticed in the news this morning. There are all kinds of ways to celebrate , but the Worldwatch Institute did a great thing and compiled 12 innovations that are helping women worldwide . They're pretty remarkable, and helping women in different ways—from improving incomes or access to credit to boosting ways to feed their children and families, to introducing sustainable crops and facilitating links with markets, and more. So we're highlighting them here: 1. Women's Cooperatives Democratically owned and governed, cooperatives are popping up around the world and are a key mechanism for helping women's entrepreneurship and business operations, which in turn can help alleviate rural poverty and promote sustainable development.Worldwatch highlighted one such group in November: “If a woman has a good idea, but doesn’t have the re...

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