By Victor Tsang and Shari Nijman Victor Tsang is UN Environment gender expert and Shari Nijman, UN Environment communication officer
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5 2018 (IPS) - When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water.
When resources for famili
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