Beating climate change, boosting women: bike advocate takes to Damascus streets

13 December 2018

When “conflict was underway, and checkpoints were increasing everywhere” in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Sarah Zein started biking to avoid the traffic, but verbal sexual harassment on the streets, soon became a big problem.

Since then, she’s become an eco-friendly advocate for both a greener environment and the rights of women, attracting more than 4,000 girls to her cycling events, and helping increase bike ownership among women.

The co-founder of “Yalla Let's Bike" – or Come on Let's Bike - sat down for an interview with UN News’s Yasmina Guerda at the COP24 climate change conference in Poland, where she received an award for her work on gender and climate.

Audio Credit:
Yasmina Guerda, UN News
Audio Duration:
4'42"

 

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