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Gender & The Environment

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Acknowledging gender, and centering women in the discussion on climate change means intentionally integrating diverse perspectives across all climates, climate disasters, and environmental risk and reduction policies and programs. Understanding the current climate crisis is understanding that the violence and exploitation against the earth is interconnected with the violence women face, some of which include: objectification and profit.

As we see an increase in extreme weather events and climate disasters, women are disproportionately at risk of violence and displacement. As caregivers and leaders, women play a unique and important role in adapting to climate change and leading the fight for climate justice. A woman is the first environment for everyone. To protect the land is to protect women, and to protect women is to protect our communities.

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