Breaking all the norms expected of women by Kenya’s highly patriarchal Maasai community are IFAW’s Team Lioness, eight young female rangers protecting wildlife in Kenya’s Amboseli UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. At just 21, Eunice Mantei is the youngest of the first ever

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has earned over the years persistent bad press for its work to assist in a highly controversial area, family planning. Maligned and misunderstood, its activities have been summarily equated to the promotion of birth

More than 400 million young people, between the age of 15 and 29, live in fragile and conflict-affected contexts across the globe. This means that more than 400 million young people experience violence, face exploitation, miss out on education, and

For 39-year-old Beijing resident Lei Zhou, her work rescuing, treating and releasing many of the birds of prey injured as they navigate the bustling Chinese capital on their migratory route is far more than just a job; it is her

The number of people who go to bed hungry was rising steadily prior to the COVID-19 pandemic due to stresses related to climate, inequality and conflict, and now stands at 690 million. The pandemic has supercharged these trends. The latest

Laila Al-Fitori Badda is a PhD student in Zawia, northwestern Libya. She is the Director of the Pulse of Libya Organization, a women-led NGO working to promote children, youth and women’s rights and inclusion. Laila also represents her city in the

In this article by Ellen Dobbs, Programme Manager climate solutions charity at Ashden, we have a look at how local people initiative could have a significant impact in fighting the climate crisis. Rainforests are a key defense against the climate crisis

This year's World Ocean Summit Virtual Week hosted over 5,000 attendees from all over the globe, including ocean experts, policymakers, business leaders, and industry specialists. Conversations centered around how governments, institutions, and businesses can strategize, implement, and accelerate a sustainable

Thelma Kaliu is a young feminist and an active member of the Young Feminist Network of Malawi. She is currently the Project Coordinator of the Spotlight Initiative project under Plan International, Malawi. In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, Thelma attended the

Nearly four years in, the United Nations (UN) talks to develop multilaterally agreed reforms to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) have now reached a critical juncture as negotiators have reconvened for May 2021, with the second half of this year likely

UN Women shares four stories of inspiring girls and young women in ICT and STEM. Girls around the world are using innovation and technology to solve problems, to unite communities and as a force for good and equality. And yet, women

Korka Diaw is a Senegalese farmer. She leads REFAN, the Network of Women Farmers in the North of Senegal, which empowers women and fights poverty through agriculture. In this story, she talks about adapting to COVID-19 and climate change. "Agriculture accounts

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