Weather forecasts shift climate change impact for women farmers in Malawi

As grey clouds start moving over the fields in Mkanda village in central Malawi, 43-year-old Jennifer Lipungaa inspects her two-acre groundnut farm. Unlike in the …

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My heart breaks: Moldovan women mobilise to help Ukrainian refugees

Originally published on UN Women’s regional site for Europe and Central Asia More than 400,000 people from Ukraine have crossed into the Republic of Moldova …

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In rural Cambodia, biogas helps offset the effects of climate change

Every morning at 10 a.m., Sok Sopheap sets off to run errands and pick up her two grandchildren from school in Tropang Thom village, southern …

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Women leaders we admire

Women leaders of today are tenacious and diverse. They are mobilizing the global climate movement, pushing for social protections, addressing the COVID-19 crisis, and dismantling …

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Why we support women leaders

Meet some inspiring grass-roots women leaders who are bringing lasting change to their communities, supported by the United Nations The data is clear. Despite women’s increased engagement …

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Claiming women’s space in leadership

Shirley Chisholm, the first Black US Congresswoman once said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair”. The future …

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The unfinished business of leadership, then and now

In September 2020, the United Nations and member states, activists and civil society marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and …

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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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