Women & Children

Women & Children
Women and children are more vulnerable to pesticide exposure. Because children are still developing, their immune system is weaker than in adults, and their ability to detoxify chemicals is limited. Their exposure to pesticides from all pathways, such as food, water, and air, are likely to be higher because they eat more food, drink more water, and...

Rural women demand food sovereignty as the key to address growing food insecurity

Rural women demand food sovereignty as the key to address growing food insecurity
Statement on the 40th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Committee on World Food Security, October 7-12 2013 The Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC) asserts that food sovereignty, or the right of peoples to control

Vietnam Turns Back a ‘Tsunami of Pesticides’

Vietnam Turns Back a ‘Tsunami of Pesticides’
Dennis Normile Convincing Vietnamese rice farmers to use less pesticide came down to letting them see the benefits for themselves. For years, the entomologists at Vietnam’s Southern Regional Plant Protection Center in Long Dinh had tried to sell rice farmers on the benefits of reducing pesticide use—to little effect. So in 2001, they took...

Toward a non-toxin environment in South East Asia

Toward a non-toxin environment in South East Asia
Vietnam is one of the four countries (Cambodia, China, Vietnam and Laos) which has been chosen to be fieldwork area of “Toward a non-toxin environment in South East Asia” program. To conveniently run the program, under the management of Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN-AP) on project named “Actions against poverty in rural areas,...

Protect Women, Save Our Future!

Protect Women, Save Our Future!
Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN AP) calls for action to address the ill impacts of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) on women and children’s health and well-being. PAN AP will hold the No Pesticide Use Week (NPUW) campaign on Women, Children and Highly Hazardous Pesticides from December 3to 10, 2011, which is the World Human Rights Day...