Climate Disaster to hit Women Hardest

On Wednesday 17th March there’s a Manchester Climate Forum called “Worse for Women” on the subject of Gender and Climate Change. It starts at 7.30pm, at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St. All are welcome.

Up for discussion are questions such as:

  • What are the ways in which women are affected differently (and more) by climate change around the world?
  • What needs to be done about that?
  • What are the reasons behind the persistent and sometimes huge gender imbalance in audiences at any meeting with a title including “Climate Change” in Manchester?
  • What needs to be done about that?

On the same subject, there’s a 65 page report just out from the rather wonderful Women’s Environmental Network on the very subject:

Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) will today launch an extensive report in the House of Commons documenting how catastrophe related to climate change will have a much greater impact on women, including in the UK if the Government fails to address gender inequality.
The report, entitled ‘Engendering Change’, points out that because of ongoing gender inequality; different social roles; and simple biology, women are more likely to die in extreme weather conditions; suffer from increased workload; and be subject to abuse, including sexual violence, in resource conflicts exacerbated by climate change.


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One Response to Climate Disaster to hit Women Hardest

  1. Anonymous says:

    Are men allowed to go ;-?

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