Celebrating Women’s Month


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To mark the beginning of our celebration for Women’s Month this March, here are a few must-read articles:

Water is a Woman’s Business in Indonesia’s Aceh and Nias

In the Indonesian provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra, women are the main collectors, users and managers of water. They are also primarily responsible for the health and hygiene of household members. In the public sphere of decision making about water supply and sanitation, however, women have limited voice. Why? Because in this cultural context, traditionally the public sphere of decision-making and leadership is “men’s business” while the private sphere of home and family is “women’s business”.


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Two Thai Women and a Passion for Organic Food

For some, food preparation is their profession, while for others it is their passion. For Khun Mantana Leksomboon and Khun Supatra Chadbunchachai, who live in Thailand’s Kalasin and Khon Kaen provinces, the production of organic vegetables started as an interest that soon blossomed into a real passion. A passion for life.


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Tomorrow’s Women Water Leaders in Lao PDR

Phahatphane Manivanh is one of 26 female students awarded a scholarship to do a 4-year undergraduate degree in environment science. Her 25 other peers are studying civil and environment engineering at the National University of Lao and the Vocational Institution of Technology in Vientiane.


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Just a happy little reminder from us to you —

26 days to go before the deadline of #DearYouth Video Blog Competition! Don’t forget to send in your entries in time! 🙂



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