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Improved cookstoves empower women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Associations, some formed mainly of women, in the Democratic Republic of Congo are building new, improved cookstoves by hand to help the environment—and themselves.

  • WWF's Nathalie Simoneau on how empowering women improves local conservation

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    WWF explores how can we better understand the dynamics between men and women in a given culture and their impacts on natural resources.
    Nathalie Simoneau
  • Clean water for healthy communities

    March 23, 2015

    Water—and the sanitation it provides—is an essential ingredient for healthy human life. It is crucial to remember this as world leaders finalize the Sustainable Development Goals, a United Nations-led global framework that will guide development priorities for the next 15 years.

    cameroon washing clothes
  • A Flame Called Hope

    October 16, 2013

    WWF has a long history in Nepal, working closely with local communities to secure conservation successes. This relationship led to an innovative solution that put people and their needs at the center of our programs

    mahato in garden