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25 05 2020 | 10:15

Empowering women and youth for transformative climate and environment justice.

At the beginning of March, Tracy Kajumba was a panellist at the OECD Global Forum on Environment. Here she reflects further on how women and youth can be enabled to strengthen environmental justice…

11 05 2020 | 07:59

The important role of women in El Salvador’s geothermal industry.

With 30% of the staff at national geothermal company LaGeo being women, females play a crucial role in El Salvador's current geothermal operations and further development, so a blog post by the World…

07 05 2020 | 07:45

In a Victory for Women in Sudan, Female Genital Mutilation Is Outlawed.

A new law criminalizes genital cutting, a harmful practice that nine in 10 Sudanese women are said to have endured. But some warned laws alone cannot eliminate the practice. CAIRO — Sudan’s new…

02 05 2020 | 07:55

I am Generation Equality: Natalie Isaacs, climate action warrior.

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation…

31 03 2020 | 10:41

Women in Innovation 2020: new funding announced.

Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators to develop their ideas and scale up their businesses. Up to 10 women…

16 03 2020 | 17:04

How These 3 African Women Scientists Are Fighting To Save Humanity.

The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) today announces its second cohort of the AIMS Women in Climate Change Science Fellowship whose research is contributing to the fight to preserve…

12 03 2020 | 08:03

Can These Animators Get Africa To Finally Honor Its Female Heroes?

Why You Should Care You've never heard of these African female heroes - yet they've shaped the continent as much as men.

12 03 2020 | 07:57

An Ambitious Year for Climate Action Is a Big Year for Women’s Empowerment.

Frank Rijsberman, Director General, and Ingvild Solvang, Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development, GGGI SEOUL, South Korea, Mar 9 2020 (IPS) - This year, the Paris Agreement’s effectiveness…

12 03 2020 | 07:22

How climate change affects women more—and why they need to be listened to.

Women are on the front line of climate change around the world, but they’re still hugely underrepresented when it comes to making decisions. Vogue looks at why addressing gender inequality is…

08 03 2020 | 10:21

Generation Equality.

Empowerment, ahead of International Women's Day (8 March). Check out our curated list of gender-related UN events this year. We also look at how gender equality is intrinsically linked to…

18 02 2020 | 05:24

An effective role for women in renewable energy and sustainability.

The wise leadership of the UAE strives to enhance the participation of women in all sectors including energy, which is no longer exclusive to men. Women in the UAE are key partners in the development…

07 02 2020 | 08:21

The eco gender gap: why is saving the planet seen as women’s work?

It was not long ago that, if you wanted to reduce the impact of your consumer choices on the environment, your only option was to use your own shopping bag. These days, the eco-minded shopper is…

29 01 2020 | 16:30

Mainstreaming Gender and Empowering Women for Environmental Sustainability: 5-6 March.

To meet environmental goals and in line with Agenda 2030, policy- and decision- makers need to consider links between environmental policy responses and other goals, such as achieving gender equality…

25 01 2020 | 09:01

Women in wind leadership 2020 launches.

Expanded initiative aims to address gender inequality within the industry. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the…

10 12 2019 | 05:14

Feminists at COP 25 Climate March Call for Climate and Gender Justice to the Tune of “El Violador eres Tú/ The Rapist is You”.

Feminists from all over the world gathered together for the Climate March held at the sidelines of COP 25 in Madrid, calling attention to the disparities and injustices women and non-binary people…

29 10 2019 | 13:06

The Malawian radio programme that promotes women's issues.

Can a radio station really change people's lives? The Nkhotakota radio programme in Malawi is being credited with doing just that. Realising that few other programmes catered for women's issues, it…

09 10 2019 | 14:41

Yale women in clean energy defy industry’s gender imbalance.

Women may be underrepresented in clean energy careers in general, but there is no shortage of Yale women alumni working in renewable energy. Credit the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental…

27 09 2019 | 10:52

Can a book change the world? It's time to try.

Girl Rising started as a film profiling nine unforgettable girls coming of age in the developing world and confronting barriers to their education. Powered by these stories of resilience and…

13 08 2019 | 09:25

Solar energy, the Barefoot College and Enel in Africa.

The sun always means new beginnings. In the old life, light came from candles and kerosene lamps with diesel generators providing electricity for just a few hours a day. But then Luisa, Norma and…