Climate action is an essential component in the ongoing fight to eliminate violence against women and girls.
We need greater involvement of women in climate action, by putting an emphasis on gender exclusivity in the policymaking process. Unfortunately the best policy ideas in the world aren’t worth much if we don’t have activists fighting for change.
Women play a very critical role of not only educating communities about climate change but also holding government and companies accountable in response to the climate crisis by organizing community awareness campaigns ,protests, march's and picket's. When women have secure rights and land access, they utilize resources sustainably. Also having women in climate change mitigation,will help guarantee enough clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food, and secure shelter for future generation.
We need to ensure female involvement, including indigenous women and grassroots groups, in climate change negotiations and resource management. We need to rally behind policies that recognize gender-sensitive impacts, provide women with access to resources, and give them opportunities to participate in mitigation and adaptation processes.
Our community campaigns ensures that communities understand why it is important to make key decision-makers understand how environmental degradation and climate change affect women differently than men. Gender inequality hinders women’s capacity and potential to be actors of climate action. These gender inequalities access to and control over resources, access to education and information, and equal rights and access to decision-making processes — define what women and men can do and cannot do in a particular context of climate change.
It’s really important to emphasize that women aren’t merely helpless victims when it comes to climate change. Their participation and leadership can have transformative effects in their countries and communities.
We need to include women in the creation of policies and strategies around environmental protection including disaster response; building resilience; securing land and inheritance rights, food, and resources; and ending poverty. Patriarchal capitalism has undeniably brought us climate change inequalities and injustices.
The fight against climate change should, therefore, be an anti-capitalist fight, and a Feminist one, for that matter.