The Asia and the Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts in the world. Women are extremely sensitive to these changes given their lack of access to essential resources such as land, finance or information. Because the nexus between gender and climate change is often underestimated, UN Women and UN Environment jointly created the EmPower project. Targeting Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam, EmPower aims to build women’s resilience facing climate change, over a period of five years (2018-2022) with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Read more
- Event: 2nd Project Steering Committee Meeting
Second project steering committee meeting, EmPower - Women for Climate Resilient Societies, 20 January 2020. Read more >>
- How do we Empower Women in the face of climate change - Poster
Vegetable gardens bring veritable gains for women in climate-struck Cambodia
On the road winding into Chreng village in Cambodia’s Pursat province, a group of boys are playing volleyball on an arid plot of land as villagers watch and cheer. Around the corner, 24-year-old Lang Sokang is knee-deep in mulch,...