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International Women’s Day 2024: how the climate justice movement could solve global gender inequalities

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🗞️ Driving the news: The United Nations Development Program emphasizes the interconnectedness of gender equality and climate justice, highlighting the disproportionate impact of climate change on women, particularly those from vulnerable communities
• The UN Commission on the Status of Women is focusing on empowering women in climate and environmental policies

🔭 The context: Women, especially in rural and crisis-stricken areas, face greater risks from climate change due to unequal access to resources, social responsibilities, and pre-existing gender inequalities
• These challenges are compounded by climate-induced disasters, leading to increased domestic and sexual violence, economic instability, and physical vulnerability for women

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Addressing gender inequality in the context of climate change is crucial for effective climate action
• Women's unique vulnerabilities and capabilities need to be integrated into climate justice movements to enhance resilience, reduce emissions, and ensure equitable and sustainable solutions

⏭️ What's next: Increasing awareness and understanding of gender-specific impacts of climate change, developing gender-inclusive decision-making frameworks, and encouraging female leadership in climate actions are essential steps towards integrating gender equality into the climate agenda

💬 One quote: "The irreplaceable role of women in climate governance needs to be universally recognised and respected."

📈 One stat: "Women accounted for 61% of mortality in Myanmar during Cyclone Nargis in 2008, 70% in Banda Aceh after the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, and 91% in Bangladesh during 1991 Cyclone Gorky."

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