Tuesday, March 06, 2007

International Women's Day

Lynne Featherstone MP, LibDem Spokesperson on International Development, is promoting the use of solar cookers, to mark International Women's Day this Thursday. She says that in the huge camps for refugees and internally displaced persons in Darfur, Chad and Central African Republic, if solar cookers are provided, it means that women don't have to risk being murdered or raped on trips outside the camp to gather firewood. Its also eco-friendly, helping to preseve the sparse vegetaion in these countries.

Why is it always the women who gather firewood, I wonder?

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