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Women Rights and Rio+20

A Push for Women's Rights at Rio+20 | Impatient Optimists

Rio+20 Stamp by United Nations Information Centres, via Flickr

Rio+20 highlights to need to "recognize how far the world has traveled and what needs to be done" with regards to clean water.

Rio+20 Stamp by United Nations Information Centres, via Flickr

Rio+20 photo challenge: what's your message for the Earth summit? What does a 'safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all' mean to you? We want your photo messages for Rio+20

Women Spur on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Who else feels this way? Why is Rio +20 not on anyone's radar?

You never know who needs you. Good energy is contagious. Negative energy spreads as does Positive energy. Which will you choose?

Women farmers produce half of the world's food, yet own just 1% of the land. CARE's climate change strategy focuses on women's empowerment: http://bit.ly/J47VFr

Rio+20 organisers struggle to untangle new world disorder - Climate conference's chief negotiator says notions of developing v. developed world, or a north-south divide, are outdated - #RioPlus20 - Photo: Opening ceremony of the Rio+20 Earth summit. Photo credit: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Moms who give back: Meet Susan Polis Schutz


This Social Good Moms from Bangladesh shares what arranged marriage means to her.

Social Good Network: Do-Gooder: Gemma Bulos, Director and Co-Creator, Global Women's Water Initiative

26 random acts of kindness > favourite: "Let my 4-year-old pick a car to leave flowers on at Walgreens."


Give Thanks and Give Back by Katie Tedesco

Ahead of Rio, Australia has announced plans to create the world’s largest protected marine network, covering an area the size of India that will be off limits to oil and gas companies and commercial fishing ventures.

Giant fish made with plastic bottles are exhibited at Botafogo beach, in Rio de Janeiro via @reuters #RioPlus20

Since Venesta lost her husband eight years ago, she is the sole breadwinner for her three youngest children in her village of 3,000 in Tanzania. She grows vegetables and raises and sells chickens and eggs. But dwindling forests in this area are increasing the hardship and workload of the poor, particularly women, and threaten national and global biodiversity interests. Learn about CARE's work empowering the world's most vulnerable in the face of climate change: http://bit.ly/IWzQ4V