In May last year, 40-year-old Sunita Das, from Gatirgheri village of Khulna’s Koyra, lost her home to cyclone Yaas. More than 50 villages in Koyra were submerged, and around 45 metres of the flood control dam of Shakbaria river in Gatirgheri were washed away at the time.
Sitting in her narrow yard, Karuna Mandal was sorting watermelon seeds. Nearly a hundred plastic and earthen pots, wrapped in polyethene and full of different kinds of seeds, lay in front of her.
The Daily Star (TDS): This year’s theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. What’s the connection between gender equality and sustainability?
South Asian countries are highly susceptible to natural and human induced disasters due to its geophysical location, land characteristics and other factors.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is now celebrated as a global day of women’s achievements across the political, economic, social, and cultural spheres. It is also a day for taking action against discrimination, inequality, and injustice that women face all around the world.