In developing counties, women and girls are often first to feel the effects of climate-related challenges: economic stress, homelessness, disease, malnutrition and more. That said, men continue to dominate governance systems and maintain decision-making power and authority.
But change is happening.
Earth Day Network believes that equity is essential to environmental justice. By giving women and girls the skills to rise within their communities, we will foster better community decision making and a greater ability to cope during times of ecological crisis and disaster.
- Women are untapped agents of change and a powerful resource in the battle against climate change;
- Women leaders drive community self-sufficiency and enhance the overall resilience of their constituencies;
- Women bring fresh ideas to the table — ideas that will safeguard natural environments and communities.
One of the main factors contributing toward women’s lack of opportunity is the suppression of women’s education around the world. As we work to achieve global environmental and climate literacy as our signature 2017 campaign, Earth Day Network will include women and girls at every level to ensure they have a strong voice in the global fight against climate change.
In the US, India and around the world, Earth Day Network is working to empower more and more women in the movement. Join us.
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