Category: Motherhood

Living On the Edge: Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh, Part 2

In Part 2 of this three part series, Finlay discusses the lives of women in Bangladesh in the aftermath Cyclone Aila, 2009, as well as the benefits to women of owning their own land.

Motherhood: How It Changed My World?

I remember before having a baby I thought that stories about babies born in the frontline or in the midst of disaster were stories of “triumph over tragedy”. Now I know the reality must be more nuanced. I wonder how pregnant Syrian women in Zaatari camp in Jordan cope with the summer heat and what is like to raise a child so far from your own home. The Syrian death figures reported in the media are all someone’s daughter or someone’s son. I knew that before, but now I feel it with much greater intensity.