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Gender sensitive intervention

Gender

"Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution"

Mary Robinson 

First female president of Ireland and present-day activist for gender equality and climate justice

"Women are the worst victims of ecological destruction"

Vandana Shiva

 Philosopher, alter-globalisation figure, eco-feminist, author, food sovereignty advocate, physicist, activist

What is the link between female and nature exploitation?


The key to examining the relationship between environmental degradation and female exploitation is by exploring a similar pathway both issues are embedded in our current economic system.

Capitalism is rooted in the supposedly infinite and free resources for production and distribution, and the way in which both are exploited and serve as the basis for capitalist oppression, exploitation and abuse of people. For example, the insatiable consumption rates driven by the need for monetary profit and growth justify the exploitation of natural resources. limits women and their access to resources. The over exploitation of nature is exerted by the patriarchal control through economies build by men allowing the perpetuation of capitalism. Women are limited to access of resources and




What does a feminist perspective on the climate crisis mean?


The climate crisis is also a result of male-driven economies. The heating of our planet and the ecological destruction is an outcome of capitalist hunger for growth, profits and resources. It is mostly men who sit in power positions in the capitalist economy. The same is true for political decision-making: Men still constitute the majority of decision makers and still 100 years after introduction voting rights for women in most countries, they own until today few power positions. This is not only true for nation states, but is also visible in international negotiations like the UNFCC and the COP delegations. So women have far less access to climate-relevant policy-making and therefor, their perspective is also not included well enough in climate policies. This is not to say that women in a capitalist and patriarchal system are per se better people and we don’t know how our economy would look like if more women were involved in political and economic decision-making. But priorities and mitigation strategies might look differently otherwise.




Eco feminism movement to avert environmental degradation


Early ecofeminist movements stem from grassroots struggles in resisting patriarchal and capitalistic control over natural resources. Most of them are marginalised and agrarian classes who are directly impacted by environmental degradation which then formed women-led action to maintain their healthy relationship with nature and natural resources. Read about Chipko Movement here Read about




What is patriarchy and feminism


Feminism Feminism is a social movement that collectively takesup the fight against patriarchy and oppression, and an analysis ofpower and oppression. Feminism is at the same time a political tool in the fight for equality and women’s autonomy.





Climate Impacts on women

What is the link between female and nature exploitation?


The key to examining the relationship between environmental degradation and female exploitation is by exploring a similar pathway both issues are embedded in our current economic system.

Capitalism is rooted in the supposedly infinite and free resources for production and distribution, and the way in which both are exploited and serve as the basis for capitalist oppression, exploitation and abuse of people. For example, the insatiable consumption rates driven by the need for monetary profit and growth justify the exploitation of natural resources. limits women and their access to resources. The over exploitation of nature is exerted by the patriarchal control through economies build by men allowing the perpetuation of capitalism. Women are limited to access of resources and




Exacerbates gender inequality, putting women’s health at risk


The climate crisis is also a result of male-driven economies. The heating of our planet and the ecological destruction is an outcome of capitalist hunger for growth, profits and resources. It is mostly men who sit in power positions in the capitalist economy. The same is true for political decision-making: Men still constitute the majority of decision makers and still 100 years after introduction voting rights for women in most countries, they own until today few power positions. This is not only true for nation states, but is also visible in international negotiations like the UNFCC and the COP delegations. So women have far less access to climate-relevant policy-making and therefor, their perspective is also not included well enough in climate policies. This is not to say that women in a capitalist and patriarchal system are per se better people and we don’t know how our economy would look like if more women were involved in political and economic decision-making. But priorities and mitigation strategies might look differently otherwise.




How women disproportionately affected by climate impacts?


We are already seeing some of the devastating effects of climate change, with increasing floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Women are the most vulnerable in these situations, facing the maximum risk due to their socio-economic status. With 70% living in poverty, women are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events, loss of agricultural productivity, destruction of life and property and so on, all of which stem from the climate crisis.




Eco feminism movement to avert environmental degradation


Early ecofeminist movements stem from grassroots struggles in resisting patriarchal and capitalistic control over natural resources. Most of them are marginalised and agrarian classes who are directly impacted by environmental degradation which then formed women-led action to maintain their healthy relationship with nature and natural resources. Read about Chipko Movement here Read about




What is patriarchy and feminism


Feminism Feminism is a social movement that collectively takesup the fight against patriarchy and oppression, and an analysis ofpower and oppression. Feminism is at the same time a political tool in the fight for equality and women’s autonomy.





We are already seeing some of the devastating effects of climate change, with increasing floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Women are the most vulnerable in these situations, facing the maximum risk due to their socio-economic status. With 70% living in poverty, women are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events, loss of agricultural productivity, destruction of life and property and so on, all of which stem from the climate crisis.

Women are disproportionately affected by climate impacts

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