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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...

Solar power one stop solution in Bangladesh
Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

“A woman of good repute does not go and sell things in a market, particularly in the evening.” This sentiment, found across thousands of rural villages dotting Bangladesh’s river deltas, is at odds...More...

Project to empower women in climate change decisions in Cambodia
Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — A project to strengthen women’s resilience to climate change and natural disasters in Cambodia has begun with government, civil society and women’s groups, and United Nations...More...

Pig Pens Power Solution to Climate Change in Viet Nam
Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

When Tranh Thi Gam first started her biogas digester business, she raised many eyebrows. In the little district of Ung Hoa, located south of Viet Nam’s capital, Hanoi, villagers were not accustomed to...More...