News: Focus on Women, Microcredit, ICT & Gendercide in Recent Economist Issues

Wominnovation, Economist, March 9

"Two recent innovations have garnered a lot of attention for the way they empower women. One is microcredit, a system of lending to very poor people, the majority of whom are female microentrepreneurs who are thus helped to climb out of poverty. The other is the mobile phone, which among other things has led to the emergence of an army of “telephone ladies” in countries such as Bangladesh, who earn a decent living by buying a phone and renting it out to other villagers. That said, some innovations have been harmful to women, especially in the developing world."

http://www.economist.com/business-finance/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=15656289

See Also: Gendercide, Economist, March 4

Killed, aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared—and the number is rising

http://www.economist.com/printedition/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=15606229

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