In the Pacific coast of Colombia, guardians of the mangrove sow seeds of change

The “shell women” of the Pacific coast of Nariño have promoted sustainable harvesting and use of a native mollusk called piangua for many generations. They ...
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Renewable energy: a boon for women farmers in Cambodia

When it came time to water her rice fields, farmer Im Heng used to have to lug a diesel-powered water pump across her property in ...
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UN Women and UNDP report: Five lessons from COVID-19 for centring gender in crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened a trio of interlocking crises that threaten women and girls around the world: spiking levels of gender-based violence, steep losses ...
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Explainer: Why women need to be at the heart of climate action

Those who are most affected by climate change today–women, girls and marginalised communities–must be involved in the design and implementation of climate response actions to ...
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Local ‘Admin’ rebuilds pathways to connect coastal community

For the hundreds of families in the coastal communities of Barangay Tanza 2 in Navotas, Philippines, the always-ready Administrator, Irma Bantique Glomar, is the one ...
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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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