Climate Crisis is not “gender neutral”

All genders grapple with this existential threat of climate change, but the climate crisis is not “gender neutral”, because women are experiencing climate impacts differently. As developing countries pursue their climate commitments and goals, equity is important.
Climate Crisis is not “gender neutral”
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The UN estimates that women are 14% more likely to die in a climate event and about 80% displaced by climate crisis are women. Displaced women often become exposed to risks and vulnerabilities such as trafficking, sexual exploitation, gender-based violence, etc. Women’s vulnerability to climate change is worsened by existing structural systems (patriarchal-induced climate vulnerability) tipping the dependence scale. In most developing economies, the agricultural sector arguably the main source of livelihood and employment for many women is the most prone to the impacts of climate change.

Today, young women are more connected, ambitious, and educated yet bearing the burdens of climate change impacts more. Armed not only with the desire for a better future for the planet but with the drive to lead the effort needed to create that future, many are searching for opportunities. Enhancing Women’s climate knowledge and information, building resilience, training, and mentoring them to obtain new skills in the energy sector and emerging climate opportunities will help reduce their vulnerability.

In light of the above, the Eco-Friendly Ladies Club was launched on 8th March 2024 by the Environmental Friendly Initiative aimed at building the capacity of young women on Climate Justice and Resilience for a Just Transition and Sustainable Development. With the launch behind, the club is organizing the first capacity-building within storytelling for climate action. By explaining and sharing their stories and experiences from their communities on how climate change impacts them and emphasizing solutions that will benefit them, they can effectively engage government, policymakers, and business leaders to create the change they want to see.

Presently, we seek for local and international partnerships to commit to creating meaningful and impactful empowerment to inspire and empower women to make positive changes in their lives and communities.

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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
about 1 month ago

Thanks for sharing this introduction about your initiative, Gerald, and great connecting with you earlier this week!

I would like to connect you to some of our WildHub Core Community members who are based in Nigeria and could potentially help you find suitable partners to team up with: @Grace Alawa , @Eberechi Cecilia Osuagwu, Wildhub Advocate , @Eniang Inemesit Edem , @Opeyemi Blessing Oyawale , @Temitope Rebecca Adelola , and @Oluwadamilare AJAYI 

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
about 1 month ago

Also, @Aiita Joshua Apamaku : perhaps Gerald's work around storytelling and working with youth and women has quite a bit of overlap with your work in Uganda. Perhaps it would be helpful to connect and discuss your upcoming plans?

Go to the profile of Gerald Esemonu
about 1 month ago

Hello Thirza, thank for your warm invitation to the team and thanks for connecting me to my Sisters. I know we will be connecting soonest. I hope you find this initiative meaningful. Do you have any suggestions/advice

You are welcome, @Gerald Esemonu I would love to connect with you and learn more about the Eco-Friendly Ladies Club initiative. We are happy to have you in our community.