Feminists should speak up on climate change too

Mar 09, 2018, 6:24 AM EST
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A growing body of evidence illustrates that women are a bigger victim of climate change than men, something which results out of their weaker socio-economic stature not only in rural regions but across urban belts as well.

The latest U.N. figures show that women account for 80 percent of the population displaced by climate change, notes the BBC.

In the wake of extreme events, women are vulnerable to a host of issues from inadequate sanitation facilities to sexual abuse in makeshift accommodations. To do away with this disproportionate blow of climate change on women, they need to be inducted into the decision-making process to shape up policies that combine sustainability initiatives with women empowerment, writes Sierra.