Veena Khandke

Veena Khandke is the Director of Grants and Partnerships at Together Women Rise. She is also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Asian Studies at Furman University in Greenville South Carolina.

Indigenous Communities and Human Ecology

Indigenous people make up 5% of the world’s population and within the lands they live on responsibly protect 80% of the earth’s biodiversity. The term “indigenous” is a generic term, used in various contexts, in various parts of the world among linguistically and culturally diverse communities. These communities are also referred to as first peoples, …

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Gender Equality and Climate Change

It is hard to walk away from today’s headlines and news stories about climate change. As large weather events become more intense, sea levels rise, wildfires become more extreme, and island nations face unsure futures, all of the world’s populations in both developing and developed countries are being forced to contend with what next? Climate …

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