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 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
By Cynthia Wanchia Bamenda In most towns and cities in Cameroon, piles of scrap tyres are a common sight. These tyres are routinely dumped on the streets, abandoned in running streams, piled up in landfills… Read More »Cameroonian woman turns hazardous waste into furniture
By Annonciata Byukusenge Rwandan women around Nyungwe National Park are running activities that are aimed at curbing animal poaching. With 1,068 recorded plant species, 322 bird species, 75 known mammal species and 13 different primate species,… Read More »Inside Umurava, the brave Rwandan women tackling poaching
By Milliam Murigi Growing up, Beth Waithira Mburu Kibinda, 41, used to watch her grandmother get water from a natural spring a few metres away from their homestead. Unfortunately, because people cut down trees without… Read More »This is why Beth is planting bamboo along drying rivers