Countries that promote women's rights and increase their access to resources and schooling have lower poverty rates, faster economic growth and less corruption than countries that do not, says a recently published World Bank report, EnGendering Development - Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources and Voice.

While girls are focusing more on their futures and are prepared to study
hard, boys are still adopting anti-work 'laddish' attitudes which hold back
their educational development, according to new ESRC-funded research.

The purpose of this position is to direct the new Women's Rights and Economic Change "theme program" as part of AWID's new Strategic Communications Program. The intended impact of the Strategic Communications Program is the improvement of women's lives through information exchange that will motivate action, support knowledge - building, and influence policy.

At last, there is succour for the women of Enugu State against harmful traditional practices. It will now be an offense for widows and women to be compelled to observe traditional rites that are physically, psychologically and emotionally hazardous to them.

Panafrican News Agency (Dakar) March 14, 2001 Ghana's Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Wednesday said research has shown that "Always Sanitary Pads" used by women are not infected with the HIV/AIDS as claimed by a story circulated on the Internet.