Women Empowerment

Authors: Socheata Sim & Saengrawee Suweerakan

The Mekong Region is facing unprecedented challenges to ensure sustainable, healthy transboundary rivers and more equitable development. Indigenous people, forest, and riverine communities and those living downstream, particularly...

Nodi Boithok in progress at Jakigonj, Bangladesh. Photo: Nuzhat Nueary, TROSA

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Women and youth are crucial stakeholders in the fight against persisting inequalities...

Labourers lifting sands from Jadukatha river in Sunajgonj. Backdrop: Meghalaya hills upstream.

“Where there is a forest there is Khasi people [sic] (Pdeng), as our life (Jingim) depends on forest (Khlaw) and our livelihood on betel leaves (Pathi). Either in Bangladesh or India, where there is a forest there is a Khasi..” These enlightening words belong to Monika...

As a natural resource management professional, I often find people questioning the role of women in fisheries. I won’t blame them entirely for asking that question if I haven’t observed their contribution closely. If it’s not for my close interaction with them, it would have been difficult for...

E-Winter School on Inclusive Water Governance

TROSA organized an online Winter School in September with an aim to familiarize and encourage youth participation in transboundary water governance by facilitating interdisciplinary conversation and discourse in South Asia. The Winter School was jointly organized by South Asian University...

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