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Blogs 17 September 2023

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.

News 11 August 2023

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.

Case studies 8 August 2023

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.

News 26 June 2023

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.

News 25 May 2023

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.

News 16 May 2023

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.

Blogs 2 April 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

Interviews 22 March 2023

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.

News 14 February 2023

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

News 13 November 2022

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.

Interviews 31 October 2022

Vera Karikari Bediako

Meet Vera Karikari Bediako, the Principal Programme Officer at the Department of Gender, Government of Ghana.

News 29 September 2022

Pacific women pave the way for gender-responsive resilience

A press release from the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

News 21 September 2022

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

Blogs 11 August 2022

COPE: helping children and youth prepare for disasters

Author Martha Keswick creates books to help children and youth prepare for disasters.

Case studies 4 August 2022

RISE 2030: Women for results

The first all-women solar team in Lebanon challenges the gender stereotypes in the male-dominated construction sector

Interviews 31 July 2022

Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls

Meet Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, the Regional Representative of the Shifting the Power Coalition in Fiji.

Interviews 30 July 2022

Noelene Nabulivou

Meet Noelene Nabulivou, founder of Diverse Voices and Action for Equality or 'DIVA for Equality' in Fiji

News 26 July 2022

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