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In the rural villages of Maharashtra state in western India where Manisha Gangode lives, girls’ movements are restricted. They are not allowed to roam around or speak to boys. Many young girls are forced, long before they are adults, to marry a boy of her parents’ choosing. However, as part of a
When the fisherfolk community of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental was first approached by the Philippine Normal University Visayas (PNU Visayas), they resisted. The university wanted to provide aid, but not in the way most were used to: it was not food, nor money – it was education. “If you’re not
In early June, Myanmar unveiled two policies on environmental management and climate change strategy meant to contribute to a more sustainable future. In addition to fast-paced economic change and development, Myanmar is also feeling the negative effects of a changing climate. Although it is nowhere
Are you a heritage enthusiast, young professional or a current student in conservation? This one is for you. We are looking for heritage projects of young professionals and current students to be featured during the 20th year celebration event of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage
Living heritage – music and dance, rituals, knowledge about our environment, etc – is everywhere around us. UNESCO is conducting a survey to understand how living heritage is used for teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools in the Asia-Pacific. We would like to hear from you before 15