The world has finally agreed that climate change is real and largely caused by human activities. Regardless of geographical location, the impact to women following a natural disaster is disproportionate. For example, after Katrina, many women were forced into overcrowded housing, increasing episodes of domestic violence. Some women were forced to return to former abusers to seek shelter. And many lost their support systems, as family and friends re-located.
Around the world, women in most households are responsible for food, fuel, and water. In a disaster, more time is spend on these things, giving less available time for education, health and family.
This is a discussion space to exchange ideas about climate change and the impact on women. What kind of strategies, preventative and after a disaster strikes, can be done to mitigate climate change and it's disproportionate effects to women? How are women part of the solution?
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