Friday, December 6, 2019
On the road winding into Chreng village in Cambodia’s Pursat province, a group of boys are playing volleyball on an arid plot of land as villagers watch and cheer. Around the corner, 24-year-old Lang Sokang is knee-deep in mulch, unearthing weeds and planting herbs in her garden. Her younger sisters are perched precariously on a wooden platform that serves as a makeshift greenhouse. The girls are carefully transplanting the saplings into little organic cups. In two weeks, the saplings will be ready to be planted in the ground. The sisters tend to the garden after returning from the rice fields in the morning. While they work steadily, a group of men from the village are drinking nearby in merry revelry.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The Green Economy, according to the United Nations Environment Programme, aims to improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities; it is low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive. Green economies have become the subject of serious discussion by governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations alike. Green economies encompass economic, social and environmental concerns in accordance with sustainable development principles.
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.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
When Tranh Thi Gam first started her biogas digester business, she raised many eyebrows. In the little district of Ung Hoa, located south of Viet Nam’s capital, Hanoi, villagers were not accustomed to seeing a woman take the reins of a business. But eight years later, Tranh Gim has achieved not only financial success, but has played a role in a larger fight in Viet Nam against the devastating impacts of climate change.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Suhela Khan currently leads UN Women’s joint programme with UNEP, called "Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy Programme" in India. Launched at COP 21 in six countries, the Programme works on identifying and removing structural gender-specific barriers that female energy entrepreneurs face, enhancing women’s productive use of sustainable energy, and increasing women’s participation and leadership in...
Monday, December 8, 2014
UN Women is proud to be supporting Ms Zakia Naznin to travel to Lima, Peru next month to participant in the UNFCCC discussions and be a panelist at a UN Women co-hosted event on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Human Mobility: Voices from the Frontline. UN Women is co-organizing this side event on Thursday 11 December 2014 at 13:15-14:45 in partnership with UNHCR, UNUEHS and IOM. This side event will put a human face to climate change...
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Following the devastating floods that have impacted the lives of nearly all residents in Western Fiji, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Pacific Sub-regional Office has received $50,000 USD to provide gender responsive support to the areas impacted by floods.