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 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 Florence Mwale Blantyre The voices of minibus conductors rent the air as they rhythmically shout out the prices and destinations to townships surrounding Limbe Market. While some run towards the men and women laden… Read More »Trash for Cash: Blantyre women earning money from recycling plastic