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The UN says drought, flooding and heatwaves lower life expectancy for women more than for men. Ndivile Mokoena is a South African climate activist and feminist. She campaigns internationally for gender justice in climate protection policy.

Rural Women play a crucial role in agriculture, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management and rural enterprises, often in severely difficult conditions that include insufficient infrastructure and inadequate rural services.

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A lot of women have been trapped in situations where they had to leave school early, resulting in fewer job and business prospects. As a result, they usually have a harder time acquiring funds and loans to finance and grow their entrepreneurial efforts.

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“Climate change interventions, will only succeed with the buy-in of the whole
community. Society need to understand that communities will only move
forward, when we empower women,” Marema said.

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Triple impact on livelihoods: Innovative solutions and lessons from women at the forefront of COVID-19, climate change and food security.

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Women and Climate Change Technology

GenderCC believes that technological developments related to climate change should take in to account women’s specific priorities and needs and make full use of their knowledge and expertise including traditional practices