How women in Ecuador are restoring a fragile ecosystem in the face of climate crisis

Women in Ecuador have stayed in the páramo, an ecosystem in the Andes, despite the threats that desertification, overgrazing and other human activities pose to …

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Cash handouts provide lifeline to vulnerable women in Vietnam facing double impact of pandemic and flooding

In October 2020 the Quang Binh Province of central Vietnam experienced the worst floods it had seen in 41 years. The historic flood caused billions …

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Building a fairer, healthier world starts with investing in women and girls

On World Health Day, 7 April, UN Women spotlights women on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 and growing inequality. A year since …

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Community leaders rise to protect vulnerable women and girls during Kenya’s pandemic

Sixty-year-old Beatrice Kimani is a teacher and a counsellor and community leader in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County. As COVID-19 hit Kenya in March 2020, schools …

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Women-owned businesses in Lebanon receive support to get back on their feet after the Beirut Port explosion

Nada Khoury, Rosy Bteich, Silva Guiragossian and Marguerite El Zoughindy are four Lebanese women, that were directly affected by the Beirut Port explosion in 2020 as …

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I am Generation Equality: Lauralyn, Filipino advocate for preventing violence against women and girls

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilise, and take big …

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Grooming her business: a beautician-turned entrepreneur’s story from Nepal

Kavre, Nepal — In the historical town of Banepa, 35-year-old Sulochana Timalsina runs a little shop, half of which is a grocery store and the other …

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Meet the women market vendors leading change in their communities across the Pacific

Between 75-90% of Pacific market vendors are women. Their earnings help support themselves and their families, and their businesses play a vital role in food …

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Chief Kachindamoto’s life mission to end child marriage in Malawi

In Malawi, only 45 per cent of girls stay in school past the 8th grade. With one in every two girls married before the age …

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In the words of Varanisese Maisamoa: “We want to empower our market vendors to be climate resilient”

In February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, showing the heightened vulnerability of people living in the Pacific Islands, where climate change has led to …

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