Women and Girls Stories

  • Local communities are key to equitable, sustainable food systems

    May 19, 2021

    Agriculture is part of the solution for both climate and nature and can help achieve sustainable, equitable, resilient food systems that benefit people and the planet. And the often-underrepresented perspectives and experiences of those from local communities, especially women, are critical to successful transformation.

    A girl in a white dress holds a green bucket above her head and smiles at the camera
  • How community banking empowers women in Tanzania

    March 06, 2020

    In Tanzania, many urban and rural areas still function under traditional customs that put women at a social and economic disadvantage. Fortunately, those discriminatory traditions, norms, and stereotypes are being challenged. Sijali Kipuli from Somanga Village in Tanzania shows us how a social system in savings and credits can economically liberate the poorest people and empower women.

    Sijali Kipuli in a VICOBA introductory meeting attentively listening to the facilitators in 2006.
  • A discussion on gender, equity, and people’s rights with WWF’s Althea Skinner

    March 04, 2020

    WWF’s lead on socially inclusive conservation, Althea Skinner is one of WWF’s core experts on the intersection between conservation and human rights.

    Althea Skinner
  • Empowering women and families to build healthy communities and a healthy planet

    Meeta is a young mother from India. Back-to-back pregnancies and heavy housework responsibilities took a toll on her health and wellbeing. Noting her declining health, a neighborhood social worker invited Meeta and her husband Ramkishore to participate in a CARE maternal health program that fostered open communication, education and access to family planning information.

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  • Across Mozambique and Tanzania, women show us how to improve communities and protect our planet

    As WWF works with communities around the world to preserve habitats, wildlife, and natural resources, we know that it is critical to engage both women and men for the best results—environmentally, socially, and economically.

    A group of women and children from the Sicubir community, Angoche, Mozambique
  • Activist Nina Gualinga on protecting the Amazon

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2018
    Climate justice champion and indigenous rights activist Nina Gualinga relentlessly advocates for protection of the Ecuadorian Amazon, its wildlife, and the people who depend on it.
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  • Women rising

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    WWF is working to empower women by teaching them sustainable farming techniques, building their leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and ensuring their representation in decision-making bodies.
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  • 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
  • Improved cookstoves empower women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    March 07, 2017

    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.

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  • Adapting to Climate Change In Nepal

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    In one of the most climate-vulnerable countries on Earth, an unprecedented development project is building a model for adapting to climate change on a massive scale—working one village at a time.
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  • Life in Nepal

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2014
    How a tiny, mountainous country became one of the world's biggest conservation successes for wildlife—and for rural communities with pressing health needs.
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