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Cambodia: Changing Institutional Culture through a National-level Gender Group

In Cambodia, forestry is perceived as a male domain, while broader patriarchal attitudes are an impediment to women’s inclusion across several sectors. A provincial commune council chief in Cambodia…  


Decade of Action

UNDP is joining the SDG Decade of Action, a worldwide push to ensure all nations meet the 17 goals to end poverty, protect Earth and ensure everybody enjoys peace and prosperity.  


Bangladeshi women withstanding climate change

Forty-one year-old Dulali Ray and her husband, from Radhanagar village in Deluti Union of Khulna, a coastal district in Bangladesh, was hit hard by cyclone Aila in 2009.  


From chickens to baby goods: The journey to business success in the Solomon Islands

For Florence Isihanua, the chicken came first. After years of struggling to find a job or start a small business in the Solomon Islands, she felt poultry farming would be a profitable venture.  


Championing Women’s Inclusion in Forests and Climate Change Action: 11 Years of Lessons from UNDP’s involvement in REDD+

It is hard to overstate the importance of forest ecosystems to human wellbeing and progress. Forests not only serve as an essential carbon reserve that must be maintained to limit global warming,  


Viet Nam: Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Power of Indigenous Women to Protect Forests

As the morning mist rises over the green mountains, Lo Lo May straps a straw-woven basket on her back and heads into the surrounding forest with her sister and the other women of Chu Kan Ho village.…  


Gender, Disability and Disaster Risk Reduction: The Role of Intersectional Leadership on DRR

Natural Aceh is an organization based in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, supported by N-Peace initiative, that works on increasing the visibility of Women, Peace and Security advocates.  


Walking the path of recovery, in yellow flip-flops in Lao PDR

Quick, mischievous eyes, a round face and a sweet smile betray the depth of the thoughts of 30-year-young Meuang Sombath. “My work made me confident, it helped me speak up on behalf of the thousands…  


From Surviving to Thriving: The Women of Tuol Mtes Define Their Mine-Free Future

Yuth Voung said she left her village in Battambang province to survive. Migrating to Tuol Mtes, Koas Krala district, in 2000, Yuth, along with her husband and young children, worked mine-contaminated…  


“Adopt a Tree” — an initiative towards Clean and Green Pakistan

Gulistan Rani is a student of Biological Sciences at Karakorum International University in Hunza. She is committed to tree plantation in her area– which is vulnerable to natural calamities due to…  

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