Forestry and Women

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. []

Not enough that the three decade civil war caused diverse damage to Sri Lanka, this ‘pearl of the Indian ocean’ continues to face the rise of various challenges out of which deforestation is one. The island which had 49% forest area in the 1920s, has decreased by to 33% in the year 2015 [World Bank Data].

Youth Women Leaders in Politics: Nepalese perspective [Part I]

Women’s meaningful participation itself is a big challenge in the Nepalese society with patriarchal thoughts, where young women’s contribution and involvement in politics has not been recognized yet in the way that ought to be even though the number of females in politics is increasing and their contribution in political change is remarkable.

Words that will Never be Forgotten

The tropics are the region on Earth which is situated closer to the equator. It is approximately the region between the latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern hemisphere. In this region, it is a fact that the climate throughout the year has mean temperature more than 32 degrees of Celsius. If this temperature was achieved in a seasonal country, they will have called it the “spring” where they consider it as the season which is mixed with coldness and warmth, leading to the hottest climate, the “summer”.

Pad Man: Why still unseen in the ‘Eyes’ of Women?

Talking about ‘Gender Equality’ is one of the profitable ‘businesses’ in the contemporary development industry around the world. Even though the civilized society disagrees and discourages trading of human, in this modern development industry, the business communities, sometimes named as civil societies, buy and sell the problems of people: poverty, discrimination, violence, etc., and also adding to it they sell people if and when possible.

Women and children specially are sold and bought, as evidence of human’s sufferings, or icons of success, or items to generate funds, and to maintain the expansion of the industry. In every business, whether production or services, there are market and value chains, where there are producers, intermediate actors, sellers and buyers. The raw materials, after going through many changes, reach the buyer with a high price, which ultimately has to be paid by the buyer for the knowledge, strategies and competencies of the intermediate persons, while the producer at the end receives nothing.