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

Monday, March 25, 2019

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 Cambodia. Sopheap is in her 50’s – a stage in life when many women in her country might slow down – but like many local women, she is bearing an increasingly heavy burden as a result of climate change. Like other villages in Takeo province, Tropang Thom has been in the grip of an oscillating water crisis. During some months, taps and... More

Women champion their liberation from manual scavenging in India

Monday, July 21, 2014

Manual scavengers represent arguably one of the most inhumane ‘jobs’ that a person can have. Ms. Chotti Bai from Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan used to be one of the hundreds of thousands of manual scavengers in India. Their daily task it is to remove human waste from unsanitary and ‘dry toilets’ (without flushing system). More

On World Water Day, UN Women spotlights the need to ensure access to drinking water and sanitation for all

Sunday, March 24, 2013

On World Water Day, UN Women is calling attention to the urgent need to increase access to clean water and basic sanitation and to support the initiative of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to enhance progress on sanitation ahead of the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals. More

Port Moresby: A Safer City for Women & Girls

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For the last three years, Port Moresby has been ranked as one of the five least livable cities in the world based on ranking scores in the five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. More

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