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A Week In Patriarchy : Weekly Round Up 4th -10th March 2024

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Climate change is a feminist problem

The financial toll of the climate crisis is hitting women the hardest, especially in rural households headed by women in developing countries, according to new data and research from the UN.

The research analysed over 100,000 rural households in 24 countries and correlated socio-economic data with 70 years of temperature and rainfall data to quantify the disproportionate impact of climate on women.

They found that rural households headed by women lose about 8% more income to heat stress and 3% more to flooding compared to households headed by men.

This means that women in low- and middle-income countries lose an additional $37 billion annually due to heat stress and $16 billion due to flooding.

Part of the problem is that climate change exacerbates existing inequalities, such as unequal land ownership rights, lack of economic opportunities and greater responsibility for providing water, fuel and…

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