“If no one can listen to [us] when [we’re] alone, then we must do it collectively”

by Elaina Burress and Jenna Farineau 

“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai

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Why do I [want to] work for climate justice?

Guest blog by Rebecca Haydu

When I ask myself this, I am met with more questions than answers. Where does positive change actually come from, and who decides what that looks like? What does it mean to engage in an international space like the United Nations as compared to working at home? Where does the movement for climate justice begin and end? How does someone like me fit in all of this? It’s easy to find a linear narrative of struggle and hope to latch onto, but much harder to face these nuances and complexities, to challenge even the narratives that we lean on as activists.

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Gender and Climate Change – understanding the linkages

by Klever Descarpontriez 

 

Climate change threatens to alter the world as we know it. It poses an environmental and social crisis. Climate change affects genders differently, yet not all genders participate equally in coming up with solutions. Institutional sexism at the decision-making process, prevents women from meaningfully engage in negotiations and politics. This exclusion results in policies that are not gender-responsive, nor gender-sensitive, and that further exacerbates existing inequalities—like poverty and gender inequality for example.  

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The Need for Women and Gender Equality in the Text

By Kimberly Lopez Castellanos

Men are predominantly seen as the “head of the household,” right? So wouldn’t a lot of the burden of keeping up with the household fall on them? If this is true, why is it that women are more vulnerable throughout the world? At this moment, women are suffering from inequality because they are the ones that provide stability and security not only for themselves but for their families as well. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at some examples that show this in relation to climate change. How are women being affected? What can be done to shift this inequality? Continue reading “The Need for Women and Gender Equality in the Text”

You Take Her Land – a Reflection on Gender, Agriculture and False Solutions

by Aneesa Khan

What does it mean to be a person on the frontlines of a microcosm whose climate is undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis for the worst? It often means a loss of home, land, identity, security, and human rights. But, what does it mean if this person also never truly owned the land they worked on or the home they lived in, what if their identity was continuously oppressed, what if their sense of security was highly dependent on the actions of others, and what if they were never fully allowed to have the human rights they deserved? In short – what does it mean to be some of the most vulnerable amongst the most vulnerable?

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