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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

Building a climate-resilient Asia-Pacific
Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

To build long-lasting resilience to climate change, the Asia-Pacific region must address the root causes of two of its most pressing challenges: human vulnerability and gender inequality. Women and...More