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CENTRAL AMERICA: Women Eke Out a Living in Informal Economy

Posted on 24 February 2010 by admin

Carol Orozco hawking candy at a busy intersection in Guatemala City. Credit: Danilo Valladares/IPS

By Danilo Valladares

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 16, 2010 (IPS) – “I’ve been working in the streets since I was a girl. My parents didn’t send me to school, so it’s really hard for me to find a job,” says Carol Orozco, 31, who forms part of the veritable army of vendors hawking their wares on the streets of Central America.
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DEVELOPMENT-ASIA: ‘Poverty Still Has a Woman’s Face’

Posted on 23 February 2010 by admin

Maya Yadav (L) mobilises women for gender awareness activities. Credit:Nitin Jugran Bahuguna/IPS

By Diana G. Mendoza

MANILA, Feb 17, 2010 (IPS) – Women and poverty still share an uncomfortable spot on the development matrix of countries across Asia-Pacific that are struggling to end deprivation, according to the newly launched third joint report of the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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