Traversing hurdles, this midwife in Guatemala is empowering an entire community

« The poverty in Guatemala affects women most and hardest, especially Indigenous women, » Antonia Batz told Reuters. In the northwest rural landscape of Tecpan, Guatemala, Antonia Batz, a 40-year-old midwife, is bringing new generations of Guatemalans to life. Batz, who leads a community of midwives in the San Carlos community outside of Tecpan, provides pre-and post-natal…

The project transforming shipping containers into emergency homes for homeless people

  Could shipping containers help to combat homelessness? Social enterprise Help Bristol’s Homeless thinks so. Old shipping containers are being repurposed and converted into temporary housing for homeless people in Bristol. The scheme was dreamt up by those at Bristol-based social enterprise Help Bristol’s Homeless (HBH), who estimate that 150 people sleep rough in the…

Pakistan opens first ever violence against women center

While Pakistan might be a notorious region for female abuse, the country is taking steps towards better gender equality by opening up 36 different Violence Against Women Centers nationwide. The first of the centers was opened in Multan of the Punjab region. The entirely female-run shelter offers first aid, forensics, medical examination, rehabilitation, post-trauma, counseling,…