By Fadhila SadalaIt is early morning in Tanzania’s lakeside city of Mwanza and the sun is shining brightly. Some few metres away, `the buzzing of the mill can be heard. This is the Ilemela District… Read More »Tanzania’s women minting cash from picking snail shells
The fight for climate justice: Women in Mathare slums are growing vegetables and fruits in old plastic containers, thereby reducing waste and boosting food security.
Maulline Gragau Addis Ababa Mebrat Bekele, 80, recounts with nostalgia how her former kebele (village), now an abandoned pile of stones and rubble, was neatly nestled between a small seasonal river and the lush, hilly grasslands. Mebrat has… Read More »Women’s participation driving restoration of Ethiopian highlands
By Dianah Chiyangwa Johannesburg In the heart of Puledi, on one of the dusty streets of Thokoza, one of the townships in Gauteng, children play between unfenced Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses. Overheard, grey clouds… Read More »South African women take aquaponics path to boost food security
By Afia Agyapomaa Ofosu Accra It is a holiday in Ghana and tourism enthusiasts are embarking on an excursion to one of Ghana’s rich forest heritages, Atewa Range Forest Reserve in the Eastern region. This is… Read More »Ghana: increasing stimulus package to protect women in tourism
By Phyllis Mbanje Harare The morning chill tore through *Marian’s thin clothes as she hurried along a well-trodden path leading to the water well nestled in the bushy area several kilometres from her house in Mabvuku high-density suburb of… Read More »Water kiosks plug gendered effects of climate change in Zimbabwe
By Evelyne Makena Nairobi Across the sweeping savanna at the periphery of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, hives hang from acacia trees like pieces of artwork. The hives are painted in varied colours while some… Read More »Hives help secure crucial wildlife corridors in Kenyan park
By Amira Sayed Cairo Have you ever thought that your wardrobe is piling pressure on our planet? Have you ever thought of the environmental cost of a single pair of jeans that you have? The… Read More »Egyptian female fashion designer at the heart of climate action