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Response to Nepal earthquake

April 26th, 2015 Posted in Nepal | No Comments »
People search for survivors stuck under the rubble of a destroyed building in Kathmandu. Credit: EPA / NARENDRA SHRESTHA

People search for survivors stuck under the rubble of a destroyed building in Kathmandu.

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What’s Happening to 3.4 million Evicted People after World Bank’s Lendings

April 17th, 2015 Posted in community rights, food security, Inequality, Land rights | No Comments »

The Answer is Nothing.

Many things have happened behind the scenes since the launch of Even It Up Campaign last year both inside and outside Oxfam. Following Oxfam’s own report revealing the World Bank’s private-lending arm, the IRC, with similar findings, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) launched yesterday (April 16). The report, called Evicted and Abandoned, was an expose of abusive and unaccountable World Bank lending programs which were supposed to bring millions of lives out of poverty but ended up not only plunging them further into the cycle but also displacing them.

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Women’s power against disasters

March 30th, 2015 Posted in Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Humanitarian, Philippines, Women's Rights | No Comments »

IMG-20150314-WA0002 (Mayling in panel session)

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A disappointing outcome in Sendai: why the fight for strong and accountable action to reduce disaster risk is now more important than ever

March 19th, 2015 Posted in Climate change adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Humanitarian | No Comments »

Sendai, Japan _ Just days after the President of Vanuatu almost broke down as he spoke of the devastation that Tropical Cyclone Pam had inflicted upon his nation, the mood is bittersweet at the closing of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Sendai, Japan.

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Why mobilizing women’s leadership is critical to effective Disaster Risk Reduction

March 17th, 2015 Posted in Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Humanitarian, Women's Rights | No Comments »

“No matter how much the ground shakes, we will remain calm in our hearts.”

(Quote from a group of women from Iwakiri district of Sendai, Japan)

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When Women Own a Piece of Land  

March 8th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Gender Equality, Pakistan, Uamdao Ben Noikorn, Women's Rights | No Comments »

In a one’s lifetime, a piece of land is certainly among the most important material possessions the person could have. Yet, more than 1 billion people – nearly one fifth of the world’s population cannot have their most basic needs met such as land, water, and foods.

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Courageous blacksmith woman on her own footing

March 8th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Umerkot District, Pakistan _ Ameena Samoon lives in Wali Mohammed Rind Village,  Sindh province. She belongs to a family which holds 16-acre land. They grow wheat, chilli, maize, pearl mullet, mullet, cotton, oilseeds, sunflower and variety of seasonal vegetables. Women are happy with their traditional activism, working in the field to help their males and take care of their animals with collecting fodder and fuel.

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The Women Climate Fighters of Nepal

March 8th, 2015 Posted in Climate change adaptation, food security, Gender Equality, Inequality, Nepal, Women's Rights | No Comments »

Krishnaa Budha: Water that Changes the Village

Residents of Tolepani village in Dailekh, Nepal, had virtually no water to drink. Women had to walk down to Lohorey river for 2 hours for a couple of pitchers of drinking water. Without water, sanitation became impossible and even preventable diseases like diarrhea and dysentery became common that hit children and elderly people hard. Both villagers and animals had to rely on a small well for water during rainy seasons. With climate change, water sources in the village began to dry up even more putting their food security and whole survival in jeopardy.

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