Climate love

Sarah Chabane

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She Changes Climate

Climate love

The climate crisis is not gender neutral.

Today is International Women's Day and once again it's not a day to celebrate.
Let's repeat this key fact: the climate crisis is not a gender-neutral issue. Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change all over the world, particularly in developing countries where they are more vulnerable and have fewer resources to adapt.
The statistics do not lie: women and girls are 14 times more likely to die during a disaster than men. An awful fact that keeps me up at night and is going to worsen with time. 80% of the 21.5 million people displaced every year by climate-related events are women. Women produce up to 80% of the food in developing countries and are therefore more vulnerable to food insecurity when climate change leads to crop failures and reduced yields. Climate change is expected to cause an additional 250,000 deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, with women and children being the ones most affected.
Even if you are not a woman, these are numbers that should make you angry.
And let's not forget the fact that women and girls often have less access to education, healthcare, and economic resources than men, limiting their ability to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. They are less likely to own land or have access to credit, which makes it harder for them to invest in sustainable agriculture practices or start small businesses that could help them cope with the effects of climate change. The climate crisis impacts all aspects of women's life, increasing genital mutilation, making sanitary products more expensive, and more.
But even with all of these, women are being left aside from the climate negotiations and other climate decision arenas. If we want to effectively address the climate crisis, we must recognise that it is not a gender-neutral issue and take steps to ensure that women and girls are included in decision-making processes and have access to the resources they need to adapt and thrive in a changing climate. This means investing in gender-responsive climate policies, increasing women's representation in leadership positions, and empowering women and girls to become agents of change in their communities.
Because when women are included progress is made. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has also found that increasing women's participation in natural resource management can lead to better conservation outcomes and more sustainable use of resources. When women are leading companies they are most likely to reach their climate goals.
To name only a few. 
On this International Women's Day, let us commit to inclusivity and to taking a gender-sensitive approach to the climate crisis, so that we can create a more equitable and sustainable future for everyone.
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  • We Don't Have Time

    10 w

    Dear Sarah Chabane Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to She Changes Climate and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Gorffly mokua

      11 w

      Everyone is a victim of climate change but ,but women are more affected because of their self reliant on natural resources.

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      • Annett Michuki..

        11 w

        give women the support the need and watch them change the world

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        • Tabitha Kimani

          11 w

          The nurturance trait of a woman makes them the most influential people on earth to drive change but they have been sidelined.

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          • rosebellendiritu

            11 w

            Yes!women and children are the most affected when it comes to disasters,they should be empowered the same as men,

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          • Sameen Shahid

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            "women and girls are 14 times more likely to die during a disaster than men" But all men want to talk about is how they die in wars that they bring upon themselves. 🤡

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