As nonprofits educate and train women, the gap in programming can and has caused additional conflict and violence in the homes of many refugee women whose husbands have begun to feel their power slip away as their wives and daughters move forward with their lives.
For generations, artisans in Mexico’s Chiapas state have produced handmade crafts such as clothing, leather goods and looms, to be sold in local markets. But cheap, factory-made copies of these products, mostly from China, have begun to seep into the local market, presenting a serious threat to the artisans’ traditional livelihoods.
Earlier in July, protests against price hikes paralyzed Port-au-Prince, but the demonstrations also forced the closing of one of the capital’s sources of affordable food: the informal street chefs known as “manje kwit.” With stands near markets and bus stops, these vendors offer meals for $1 or less, and their fare is a lifeline for many of the capital’s food-insecure residents.
Hadiza is among several girls between the ages of 10 and 15 hawking at a railway crossing in Gudi, a small agrarian community along the busy Abuja-Akwanga motorway in Nasarawa State in north-central Nigeria.
In what the EU chief called a "major concession," US President Donald Trump agreed on Wednesday to refrain from imposing car tariffs while the two sides launch negotiations to cut other trade barriers, easing the threat of a transatlantic trade war.