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Empowering Female Entrepreneurs: Overcoming Climate Change Challenges
Climate change is an urgent global challenge that demands immediate action. Its impact is felt across various aspects of our lives, from extreme weather events to the depletion of biodiversity and rising sea levels. However, it is crucial to recognize that certain groups, such as female entrepreneurs, face distinct obstacles in the face of climate change. This article explores the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and highlights the innovative solutions they are bringing forth to combat climate change.
Latinas for Climate: meet the young Latinas championing climate justice
As climate-related disasters escalate in frequency and intensity, Latinas for Climate has emerged as a beacon of hope for young Latinas to elevate their voices to influence climate justice at the country, regional and global levels and make a meaningful impact.
Vani Vakatalai: Leading Women in the Community
Vani Vakatalai, District Officer for Tavua in the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & Disaster Management, participated in the National Emergency Response Team (NERT) training organized by the Fiji Government, National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and supported by the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme.
Accelerating action for gender responsive disaster risk reduction
At a time of growing risks and vulnerabilities, UN Women recognizes the urgent need to optimize the work of the next seven years of the Sendai Framework’s implementation to achieve gender-responsive disaster risk reduction.
The Women's Resilience to Disasters programme launches in the Solomon Islands
A new programme to bolster women’s resilience and leadership for sustainable, secure and thriving communities in the Solomon Islands, in the face of disasters, was launched today.
ED's Speech: Accelerating action for gender-responsive disaster risk reduction
Opening speech by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous to the Risk Reduction Hub, a series of meetings held on the margins of the High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, 17 May 2023.
Women’s Resilience to Disasters and Youth Leadership in Advocacy at CSW67
A youth leader shares her experiences on the CSW67 and the key opportunities and challenges for youth advocacy
We are real agents of change in our communities
Vani Tuvuki is the Chair of the District Council of Social Services in the District of Ba, located in the Western part of Fiji. She is also a board member in the National Executive Committee for the Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS). She performs both roles in a volunteer capacity and works tirelessly and passionately to support her community. Lydia Hollister-Jones from UN Women's Fiji MCO, interviewed her.
UN Women and the Youth Leaders and Young Professionals (YLYP) Network host event highlighting the role of youth and digital technology for women’s resilience
In the lead up to CSW67, youth activists advanced their key asks related to digital technology to build women's and girls' resilience to disasters
Three asks on gender equality to COP27
On the Gender Day at COP27, the Executive Director of UN Women lays out what the UN Climate Conference must deliver to advance gender equality.
Vera Karikari Bediako
Meet Vera Karikari Bediako, the Principal Programme Officer at the Department of Gender, Government of Ghana.
Pacific women pave the way for gender-responsive resilience
A press release from the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
UN Women Official Statement for the APMCDRR2022
UN Women is grateful to the Government of Australia and UNDRR for co-hosting the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
COPE: helping children and youth prepare for disasters
Author Martha Keswick creates books to help children and youth prepare for disasters.
RISE 2030: Women for results
The first all-women solar team in Lebanon challenges the gender stereotypes in the male-dominated construction sector
Meet Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, the Regional Representative of the Shifting the Power Coalition in Fiji.
Meet Noelene Nabulivou, founder of Diverse Voices and Action for Equality or 'DIVA for Equality' in Fiji
Gender champions share insights on women’s leadership and gender equality in disaster risk reduction
UN Women, in partnership with the Australian Government, organised the first in-person gender champion and gender expert meeting, during the 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction