Gender and Climate Change
Gender can be defined as the process in which society assigns different roles and responsibilities to men, women, youth and vulnerable groups. Gender is different from sex and should not be confused with it.
Climate change affects men, women youth and vulnerable people differently for examples, impacts of Climate Change on water resources will have greater implications on women's time and girls' education. Women's livelihood in rural Kenya are particularly dependent on climate sensitive sectors such as subsistence agriculture or water collection. It is therefore necessary to design responses that are gender sensitive.
Here are some resources on Gender and Climate Change:
Resources on Gender and Climate Change
- Gender and Climate change consultative meeting – 28 January 2016
- Gender and Climate Change Working Group Consultative Meeting – 2015
- The future women want: a vision of sustainable development for all
- Determinants of climate change adaptation among male and female headed farm households in eastern Uganda
- The benefits of gender balance in climate change mitigation investments and sustainable energy initiatives