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Marginalized women and girls need better representation to fight impacts of climate change and Covid
Marginalized women and girls need better representation to fight impacts of climate c...
Date: Monday, 10 May 2021

Marginalized women and girls across Asia and the Pacific are at risk of being left behind by pandemic recovery efforts unless they are given a louder voice and more participation in decision-making....More...

Solar power charges pandemic recovery for indigenous farmers in Viet Nam
Solar power charges pandemic recovery for indigenous farmers in Viet Nam
Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021

Overcoming adversity has long been the stock in trade of Do Thi Phuong, a 42-year-old mother of two living in a small village in Viet Nam’s lush Lao Cai province. As the primary breadwinner in her...More...

COVID-19 opens a can of worms for fisherwomen in Cambodia
COVID-19 opens a can of worms for fisherwomen in Cambodia
Date: Tuesday, 04 August 2020

For Huon, who runs a small fish and produce stall at the local market in Kampong Por, in Cambodia’s Takeo province, these are desperate times. Cambodia boasts one of the world’s most productive...More...

Shampa Goswami and the Prerona team
As Bangladesh battles COVID-19 and the aftermath of Super Cyclone Amphan, women’s org...
Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Satkhira district was one of the hardest hit areas in the country. The cyclone washed away embankments, mud homes and fisheries, which thousands of families relied upon for their livelihoods, and...More...

Coal fired power station silhouette at sunset. Photo: iStock
The case for women running shift to renewables
Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020

There is a harsh truth that Southeast Asia must face. While the region remains one of the most vulnerable in the world to climate change, member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...More...

The filmmakers interview a woman in Batiki village during the making of the documentary. Photo: Courtesy of Massey University, New Zealand
Film made by women shows women struggling with climate change in Fiji
Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Bangkok, Thailand — When the monstrous cyclone pounded her island that morning, Lani Ravaga grabbed some essentials – warm clothes, rice, pulses – and rushed her two children to higher ground. They...More...

A broadcast journalist participating in the November workshop shoots a simulation of a talk show on gender, climate change and natural disasters. Photo: UN Women Viet Nam
Viet Nam’s journalists learn how to report on women and risks of climate change
Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Hue, Viet Nam — Two dozen Vietnamese journalists are now able to better report on how women can help prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, thanks to a training co-organized by UN...More...

Photo by UNEP/ Prashanthi S
Can renewable energy give climate-displaced women in Bangladesh a new beginning?
Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020

It is nightfall in the village of Char Baghutia in Manikganj district in central Bangladesh. Twenty-seven-year-old Miriam is hunched over a rickety old sewing machine, under a single incandescent lamp...More...

Vegetable gardens
Vegetable gardens bring veritable gains for women in climate-struck Cambodia
Date: Friday, 06 December 2019

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...More...

Cambodia finding solutions to Climate Change by empowering women
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Every morning at ten o'clock, Sok Sopheap sets off to pick up her grandchildren from the local school in time for lunch. In Tropang Thom village, Sopheap is a familiar face. But she’s also unusual....More...