EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE. It was the year end, December 2013.
Gender equality and women´s empowerment are essential to transform our world. Gender inequality affects women and girls in every country, stagnating their social, educational and economic advance. Fighting against gender inequality is vital to deal with challenges in society, from promoting
Editor's Note: This article was written by Patrick Jacqueson in collaboration with Andreas Thulstrup and Indira Joshi of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Almost three billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste as sources