Meet our champion this month! Rokeya Khatun has extensive experience in gender, capacity building and climate change with specific expertise in results-based management, training of trainers, and integration of population management in development planning in Bangladesh.
Did you know that the informal economy continues to grow and accounts for more than 50% of GDP in Asian developing countries? While doing so, most of informal employees in this sector are vulnerable to various forms of exploitation as they often work without written contracts. This month, we unravel the challenges brought by informal sector with Sarah Reed.
Since June 2017, a group of women fishers in Central Java had gone back and forth to the village administration office. They have been fighting for their right to be acknowledged as being fishers. Then they will be able to get insurance that covers any accident resulting from fishery activities, provided by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs Indonesia.
It may be widely known that children are amongst the most vulnerable when extreme weather strikes. Specifically, global research shows that women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die or be injured due to a disaster, an effect that decreases or disappears as social inequalities between men and women decrease. In addition to high fatalities, loss of homes and livelihoods, women and girls also experience more intangible losses.
Fathimath Afiya is chairperson of the Maldivian Network for Empowering Women (MNEW), which was established as an informal network during the Action Aid International (AAI) work in the aftermath of the tsunami in 2005, thereafter registered officially in 2012. She was involved in the Tsunami Management Team of AAI’s Rehabilitation in 2014 that was focusing on providing assistance to women.