For better days and bigger dreams

Originally published on UN Women’s regional site for Asia and the Pacific Author: Sakina Aliakbar In a small village in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, Juvachandrakumar …

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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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UN Women statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2021

Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we join the call for a new social contract that will let us rebuild our …

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From immediate relief to livelihood support, UN Women drives investment and support for women and girls impacted by COVID-19 in India

“It is the responsibility of women to hold the social fabric together – be it at home, in health centres and schools, or caring for …

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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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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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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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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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Amidst multiple crises, a Syrian in Beirut uses new skills to make a living

As Lebanon sees a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and deteriorating living conditions due to the ongoing political and economic crisis and the Beirut port …

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Digital skills help Turkish women maintain an income amid COVID-19

Despite stay-at-home measures and periodic lockdowns, Syrian and Turkish women are selling handcrafts and other products online, thanks to coding, computer literacy and Internet marketing …

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UN WOMEN NC AUSTRALIA MBA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT COMMITTED TO IMPROVING WOMEN’S LIVES

The recipient of the second 2016 UN Women National Committee Australia MBA Scholarship is a former ministerial advisor, who has devoted her career to improving …

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