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The Scrutiny Relationship between Women’s and Climate Change in Developing Countries

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In many of contexts, women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than men—primarily as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent for their livelihood on natural resources that are threatened by climate change. Women and men in the poorest and developing countries are especially vulnerable when they are highly dependent on natural resources particularly at the local level for their livelihood. Women charged with the responsibility to secure water, food and fuel for cooking and heating face the greatest challenges. It is important to remember, however, that women are not only vulnerable to climate change but they are also effective actors or agents of change in relation to both mitigation and adaptation. Thus the present paper intends to examine relationship between women and climate change in Developing countries by using descriptive- analytic method. Our findings indicate that Women often have a strong body of knowledge and expertise that can be used in climate change mitigation, disaster reduction and adaptation strategies. However, gender inequalities, political, economic and poverty prevents women from activities to deal with climate change Vulnerabilities.

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