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Category: ‘SHARE 247’ – The AES Girls We Encountered in Nepal


Written by: Ness Ma (Communications Officer) My colleagues and I had a trip to Nepal. We met our partner (Samari Utthan Sewa) in the southern part of the country for a new project, ‘Prevention of Trafficking and Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Adult Entertainment Sector’. We would like to know the progress of the newly launched project on-site. Unexpectedly, one of the stops turned out to be a visit to a ‘nightclub’. We were overwhelmed by the raucous singing and accompaniment in the nightclub that we had to shout to hear each other. Almost every customer around us was puffing out clouds of smoke. They walked up to the stage and swayed their bodies to the

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Words from a Youth of Nepal

Written by Ness Ma (Communications Officer) In November 2022, the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC(COP27) took place in Egypt. Shreya KC, a 24-year-old youth from Nepal, spoke at the conference, ‘we constantly live in fear of being drowned(by the ice water).’ Why did she say that? What the climate conference has to do with Nepal’s glaciers? In fact, the impact of climate change has not only resulted in such phenomena as storm surges and sea level rise, which we often hear of, but it also led to the threat of flooding in Nepal, located in the Himalayas. The water that floods the country’s land is not the sea but the melting ice

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Children Living in Disasters

Previous Next children living in disasters Floods, droughts, heatwaves… as adults struggle with different natural disasters, we can imagine just how much children suffer physically, mentally and emotionally when faced with such catastrophes. Children are not yet mature in their physical development as opposed to adults and suffer more serious impacts due to disasters. And when disasters affect their parents and adult caregivers, children’s care and protection are lost, jeopardising their emotional and mental health. As family livelihood is destroyed by natural disasters, children will also be forced to have their education halted due to the loss of financial support. They may also become homeless or even orphaned. CEDAR Fund promotes humanitarian aid and disaster risk reduction programmes

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Poor Countries Suffer the Worst Consequences of Climate Crisis

Written by Samuel Chiu “If you, Israel, will return,    then return to me,”declares the Lord.“If you put your detestable idols out of my sight    and no longer go astray, and if in a truthful, just and righteous way    you swear, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’then the nations will invoke blessings by him    and in him they will boast.” This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem:“Break up your unplowed ground    and do not sow among thorns. Jeremiah 4:1-3 Among the environmental news from 2019 to 2020, the forest fires in the United States, Australia and Europe were the most striking. The scope of the fires was unprecedentedly widespread. The frightening scenes had been widely covered by the media. Severe forest fires in

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