Monthly Archives: January 2012
Gender equality issues rose a step higher on the international climate change agenda at the recently concluded UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa.
Two years since an earthquake shook Haiti on 12 January 2010, support to survivors of violence, such as Johanne and Nadja, remains critical in a country that continues to re-build itself from ground up. Responding to the need, UN Women provided technical support to six safe houses across five regions in Haiti.
For Chaluay Kawaonag, and her community in the province of Pathum Thani in Thailand, the flood waters that inundated their homes in October were not unexpected. About 46 kilometres from Thailand’s bustling capital of Bangkok, they live in the low-lying areas by the Chao Phraya river, along canals that feed the paddy fields. However, no one anticipated the extent of damage that the floods would cause.