In Paris, the world’s powers have come together and agreed a global climate deal. Unfortunately, it is a deal that has short-changed the poorest and most vulnerable people as they struggle with the reality of rising sea-levels, floods and drought.
In South Sudan, domestic violence is widespread and largely tolerated. In the all-too-common words of two young women from Warrap State: "we are often beaten. When we make a mistake, we are beaten – and there are so many mistakes."
Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programs are popular among development interventions. They enhance the economic security of women and households by developing skills and confidence, and providing access to needed capital, assets, and markets.