Women, key agents of change in the fight against climate change

In many regions, women are the linchpins of agricultural production and water management, bearing the brunt of erratic weather patterns and resource scarcity. Yet, they often confront systemic barriers such as limited access to land rights and decision-making forums.

One example lies in the realm of deforestation, where women, particularly in regions like Africa, are compelled to engage in logging for essential needs like cooking fuel. This activity not only exacts a toll on the environment but also demands significant time and effort from women, limiting their opportunities for education and caregiving.

Amid these challenges, initiatives are emerging to empower women and foster sustainable practices. Projects providing efficient cookstoves alleviate deforestation pressures. They also liberate women’s time for other pursuits, thereby enhancing their overall well-being and reducing respiratory health risks.

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