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Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Despite gains in girls’ educational attainment, women’s life chances are limited by social norms, discriminatory laws and policies, and gender-based violence Despite steady development gains, a child’s birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you’re born in, life is harder if you’re a girl, a major report […]

Pope Urges Politicians To Take ‘Drastic Measures’ On Climate Change

Pope Urges Politicians To Take ‘Drastic Measures’ On Climate Change

Francis issued his appeal ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit this month in New York Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take “drastic measures” to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency. Francis issued his appeal, a written message for Sunday’s […]

Indigenous And Women’s Rights Can Boost Climate Fight – U.N.

Indigenous And Women’s Rights Can Boost Climate Fight – U.N.

A report by the U.N. climate science panel recognises strong community land rights as key to tackling global warming Indigenous peoples said on Thursday that a United Nations report on climate change had for the first time recognised their land rights as important for curbing global warming. The special report by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel […]

Let’s Empower Women To Help Save Africa From Climate Change

Let’s Empower Women To Help Save Africa From Climate Change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector according to African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, last week. Research shows that when women are involved […]

Women’s Climate Leadership Is Paramount To The Urgency Of Climate Change Report

Women’s Climate Leadership Is Paramount To The Urgency Of Climate Change Report

 The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change. The IPCC report stands as the loudest clarion call yet from global climate scientists, stating that […]

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

When researchers began looking at efforts by a development charity to improve resilience to climate change among rural communities in eastern Chad, they found something they hadn’t anticipated. Many of the women they interviewed talked not about drought or failed crops as their biggest worry but instead about the widespread violence they and other women […]

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and […]

Over 50 000 Women To Be Empowered To Cope With Adverse Effects Of Climate Change In Malawi

Over 50 000 Women To Be Empowered To Cope With Adverse Effects Of Climate Change In Malawi

 Over 50 000 women farmers from six districts of the country stand to be equipped with skills to help them withstand adverse effects of climate change once the five year US$ 13.3 million Gender Climate and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP) under NEPAD Agency rolls into operation. The GCCASP is a project designed six years ago […]

World Meteorological Day – Weather- Ready, Climate Smart

World Meteorological Day – Weather- Ready, Climate Smart

“Weather-ready, climate-smart” – this is the theme chosen for World Meteorological Day 2018. If we add the slogan water-wise, we complete the circle of fundamental elements that power sustainable development. Weather, climate and water are vital to public well-being, health and food security. But they can also be destructive. High-impact events like tropical cyclones, heavy […]

United Nations Strengthen Women’s Role In Climate Action

United Nations Strengthen Women’s Role In Climate Action

Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally Last week marked a milestone in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Bonn, world leaders at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP23) under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed and adopted the first […]

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