Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Climate Change is Harder on Women

Women are disproportionately burdened with the impacts of climate change. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) released a new report, State of World Population 2009, that takes a closer look at this imbalance:
  • Girls drop out of school to help their mothers, who must work harder to secure food, water, and energy for their homes.
  • As climate change affects their livelihoods, women feel the financial burden and often must take on extra jobs to support their families.
  • This cycle of deprivation, poverty, and inequality undermines the social capital needed to deal effectively with climate change.
As global leaders join forces to combat climate change, it is important for them to keep these gender considerations in mind when developing climate adaptation policies. Women and men should be contributing equally to the solution so that one group is not faced with more challenges.

Think about how your mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and friends are affected by climate change around the world, and how they are adapting to it. Share your story with us on the Climate Board, encourage the women you know to share theirs, and tell us how It’s Getting Personal.

Climate Change is Personal

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was very interesting for me to read that blog. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

aminosäuren said...

I agree with the point that This cycle of deprivation, poverty, and inequality undermines the social capital needed to deal effectively with climate change.I like the post because it gives certain facts for the women which helps them in their climatic change.I know that Think about how your mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and friends are affected by climate change around the world, and how they are adapting to it.I want to know some facts regarding climatic condition.

Angela said...

I think it is not only climate change that burden the woman. They are always there to support the family but their needs are given the last priority. The sons get the best benefits first.

Ellis said...

I wouldn't say that women have to suffer more from the climate change, I believe that all of us will suffer and already are affected by this global changes.

Amit said...

Many many thanks to you for this great article. :)

reva said...

Actually the climatic changes has got its effects on both men and women but it effects more in women than men.

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