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‘Gender Equality’ posts

From Bangkok to Dhaka: My Journey to Create Impact at Scale

Saturday, July 9th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Bangladesh, Change, food security, Gender Equality | No Comments »

Entrepreneurship development and empowerment are complementary to each other particularly in the gender context in which women involvement is involved. In Bangladesh where I come from, there is a growing class of women entrepreneurs who are taking the challenge to ...

Unlocking women’s potential from the grassroots up

Friday, April 15th, 2016 Posted in Gender Equality, Nepal, Pakistan, Women's Rights | No Comments »

By Lorina Sthapit and Mona Mehta “What will these village women do or say in such a high level conference? Look at their photos[on visa application], it doesn't look like they will understand anything, let alone contribute.” – Anonymous government official

Giving the tools for people to design their own future

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Change, Gender Equality, Inequality, Vietnam/Việt Nam | No Comments »

In early April, a conference on extreme poverty in Asia was organized by the USAID in collaboration with UNCDF. Fighting against poverty has become one of the missions of USAID and this clearly links to the call of the US ...

Women’s power against disasters

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

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

Tuesday, 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)

When Women Own a Piece of Land  

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Gender Equality, Pakistan, Uamdao Ben Noikorn, Women's Rights | 2 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 ...

The Women Climate Fighters of Nepal

Sunday, 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, ...

A Story of Zarina Charan

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

Sindh, Pakistan _  Zarina Charan was looking optimistic to live a full, secure life. The Pakistani lady from Nihal Charan Village was planning to grow grains and fodder crops instead of cash crops, rationalizing that buying food items from market ...