Rural Women Day Oct 15: Norisah and Ti’s Livelihood

International Day of Rural Women is observed on October 15th every year, a day that brings to the forefront rural women’s important yet uncelebrated role in development – from being caregivers in families, guardians of indigenous knowledge, and workers in agriculture. “Structural barriers and discriminatory social norms continue to constrain women’s decision-making power and political…

Rural Women Day Oct 15: Sabiah’s Heritage

International Day of Rural Women is observed on October 15th every year, a day that brings to the forefront rural women’s important yet uncelebrated role in development – from being caregivers in families, guardians of indigenous knowledge, and workers in agriculture. “Structural barriers and discriminatory social norms continue to constrain women’s decision-making power and political…

Rural Women Day Oct 15: Diyana’s Struggle

International Day of Rural Women is observed on October 15th every year, a day that brings to the forefront rural women’s important yet uncelebrated role in development – from being caregivers in families, guardians of indigenous knowledge, and workers in agriculture. “Structural barriers and discriminatory social norms continue to constrain women’s decision-making power and political…

I Came, I Saw, and I Was in Awe

Intern Reshna shares her experience and thoughts on visiting an Orang Asli village for the first time. Velocity (ms−1) = Distance travelled (m) / time taken (s) Familiar? We have come across this equation a few times when we were in high school or during our pre-university education. Most of the time, we mulled over…

Sion: Uniting a Community

It’s been a year since we began working with the Ibanese community in Kampung Sion, Sarawak. We started Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) in this village of 44 families that struggle with water scarcity, providing each family with a filtration and rainwater harvesting system to ease their burden. While the CUP project will draw to…