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In Afghanistan, Climate Change Complicates Future Prospects for Peace

HERAT, AFGHANISTAN – As dry months turned to parched years, Fatemeh watched the crops in her northwestern Afghan province of Badghis wither and her cattle die of thirst. Hunger turned to desperation, and eighteen months…

‘I Need the Money But I Feel Guilt.’ How a Drought-Resistant Crop Turned Women in Kenya into Reluctant Drug Lords

Hours before dawn at Soko ya Nadhif market in Garissa, Kenya, middle-aged women in neon hijabs shout orders at men. They glide smoothly, like ghosts, through the darkness, groaning under the weight of heavy bags…

Women in Ghana Battle a U.S.-Owned Gold Mine for Land and Livelihood

Yaa Konadu wasn’t at the farm when the men came to take it away from her. “Come,” said one of her workers, who called the 74-year-old grandmother at her home in town with the bad…

Trump Pulled Out of the Paris Climate Agreement—And Women of All Ages Will Feel It

This afternoon President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a widely endorsed agreement that unites 195 countries around the effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and make other environmentally friendly…
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