Raising Funds to Combat Climate Change

Raising Funds to Combat Climate Change

Our #FarmForTheFuture project continues to grow. 120 women are now trained in new methods of farming, business processes and entrepreneurship, but – importantly – also their legal rights and women’s empowerment. Sixty farmers from two villages have created a cooperative, Wamboma: Women Farming for the Future, while another group of sixty women have been trained and are working independently. Read our latest account of our November visit to the region here. Yet climate change is having a serious impact on…

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News from Tanzania

News from Tanzania

Tricia Barnett recently spent some time in the participanting communities of our ground-breaking #FarmForTheFuture project near Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Here’s her account. Happily, after days of torrential rain, the sun is out. I am with our project team evaluating our women’s farming project #FarmForTheFuture after two years. We’ve been training impoverished, marginalised women farmers to come out of poverty by growing and selling directly to the highly successful hotel industry in Kilimanjaro. Yesterday, with the rain sheeting down, we went to…

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

One in three women experience physical or sexual abuse at some point in their lives, and these numbers are only the ones we know about. There are numerous reasons why women might not report acts of violence, but perhaps fourth-wave feminism is working towards changing the discourse through movements such as #metoo. This International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women UN Women is asking us to Orange the World and stand together against rape culture. Today will be…

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Women at the Foot of the Eight-Thousanders

Women at the Foot of the Eight-Thousanders

Our director Daniela Moreno Alarcón spent time in Nepal earlier this year, conducting gender evaluations in some of the country’s top tourism destinations. She met with many inspiring entrepreneurs and activists, and recounts some of her impressions below. The original Spanish version of this article can be read here, and also includes sources to the statistics cited in this article. In January 2019 I experienced Nepal for the first time when I visited the country to conduct gender evaluations in…

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Mujeres a los pies de los ocho miles (ES)

Mujeres a los pies de los ocho miles (ES)

Nuestra directora Daniela Moreno Alarcón pasó un tiempo en Nepal a principios de este año, realizando evaluaciones de género en algunos de los principales destinos turísticos del país. Ella se reunió con muchos empresarios y activistas inspiradores, y relata algunas de sus impresiones aquí. En enero de 2019 tuve mi primera experiencia en Nepal en el marco de, por entonces, una incipiente evaluación de género en tres Parque Nacionales del país. Uno de estos Parque Nacionales a evaluar fue Annapurna,…

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Gender and transformative leadership to deliver SDGs

Gender and transformative leadership to deliver SDGs

The Impact of Rwandan Women Leaders’ Contribution to Peace in Rwanda. Our Associate, Professor Shirley Randell AO from Australia was in the UK in July to give the graduation speech at the De Montfort University and speak at the Women Leaders in Education Across Continents Biennial Conference on ‘Ways of Seeing Women’s Leadership in Education’ at the University of Nottingham. Here, she reflects on the impressive progress towards women empowerment in Rwanda, borne out of the horrific ’94 genocide. I…

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