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Women on the Front Lines: Why Gender Equality is Key to Climate Action

Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, posing a complex threat to the planet and its inhabitants. While the consequences of a warming world affect everyone, the impact is not felt equally. Women are often disproportionately burdened by the effects of climate change, yet they are also emerging as powerful leaders in environmental activism and the development of sustainable solutions. This article explores the critical role of women in tackling climate change, highlighting the need for gender equality to achieve a sustainable future for all. Unequal Burden: Why Women Bear the Brunt of Climate Change The effects of climate change, such as extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and water scarcity, disproportionately impact women around the world. Here's why: Dependence on Natural Resources: Women, particularly in developing countries, often rely heavily on natural resources for subsistence farming, water collection, and fuelwood. Climate change disrupts these crit