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Mother’s Day – Not always a cause for celebration

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in many countries. The feminist Ann Jarvis initiated it in the US in 1907 to honor her mother. But being a mom is a risk for many women all over the world.

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12.05.2018 | 14:31

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Women in Slums – A Human Rights Issue

A Pakistani woman carries water pots make way for her home at a slum area © Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani woman carries water pots make way for her home at a slum area © Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

We keep on discussing issues like domestic violence, sexual harassment, unemployment etc. and thinking that these issues are severely affecting women. But there are many other grave issues which are damaging women’s lives all around the globe. Some of these issues are lack of food, lack of health facilities and poverty. And women living in slum areas are at the worst hit by these factors.

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21.06.2016 | 15:16

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Small interventions can curb child malnutrition

A mother feeding her malnourished child in the nutrition rehabilitation centre at Khalwa village, district Khandwa, 350 kilometers away from state capital Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India © picture-alliance/dpa

A mother feeding her malnourished child in the nutrition rehabilitation centre at Khalwa village, district Khandwa, 350 kilometers away from state capital Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India © picture-alliance/dpa

A UN-backed survey in India has shown that simple interventions such as distributing iron folic acid tablets to children and engaging community workers to promote breast feeding has led to considerable improvement in the health of children and women in India. Saba Mebrahtu, chief of child development and nutrition at UNICEF India tells DW how these simple models could be easily replicated by other developing countries facing the problem of child malnutrition, the underlying cause of death for 3 million children annually around the world. She also talks about the challenges that remain as far as child and women nutrition status in India is concerned. The survey is the first national survey of child and maternal health in India in the last decade.

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20.07.2015 | 8:34

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