Sokchea is a fisherwoman in Kampot, Cambodia. She relies on a daily catch to provide food and income for her family.
But her livelihood is under threat as increasing cycles of storms, floods and extreme weather make fishing perilous. Last time Sokchea went out to fish, her boat nearly capsized.
Without her daily catch, Sokchea is struggling to make ends meet. Some days she has to borrow money so her children don't go hungry.
But ActionAid is working round the clock to ensure women like Sokchea can survive by adapting their skills.
In Cambodia, we are helping women to switch from traditional livelihoods to climate-resilient businesses. For example, we train women in innovative methods of growing crops on boats, replanting mangroves and building community fishing ponds.
By donating to ActionAid, you could help us support women and girls around the world with seeds, tools and training so that women can turn their lives around.
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Women's rights are still in lockdown.
Covid-19 has deepened inequalities for women and girls, and exposed a hidden pandemic of violence and poverty.
But in communities large and small, away from the spotlight, women and girls are leading the change.
With the support of ActionAid and our partners, they are building a new world – one that’s safe and equal. A world in which no woman lives in fear of violence.
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A one-off donation is a fantastic start, but the kind of extreme poverty that millions of women and girls are facing are long-term problems, and they need long-term solutions.
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Top image: Sokchea struggles to bring in income and food for her children when climate-change related storms and wind capsize her boat and tear her fishing net. Angkor Films/ActionAid
Page updated 27 July 2021