“The special perspective of women is often overlooked in global discussions on climate change.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
Today (October 15th) is Blog Action Day. This year bloggers have decided to create discussion around climate change, in the lead up to Copenhagen this December.
Today is also Rural Women’s Day. This international day was established with the aim of recognizing “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”
Women’s ‘critical role’ in producing and providing food for their families means that they are most adversely affected by climate change and that they are already developing innovative ways to adapt.
Why don’t you take a look at this video I made after my trip to India earlier this year. In the video women in rural India share their stories about the way climate change is affecting them. The video also shows the innovative ways these women are finding to adapt to climate change.
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