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: