Women must be partners and drivers of climate change decision-making

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

As leaders from around the world gather in Lima, Peru this week to discuss global cooperation in addressing climate change, a woman in Guatemala will struggle to feed her family from a farm plot that produces less each season.

A mother in Ethiopia will make the difficult choice to take her daughter out of school to help in the task of gathering water, which requires more and more time with each passing year.

A pregnant woman in Bangladesh will worry about what will happen to her and her children if the floods come when it is her time to deliver.

These women, and millions of women around the world, are on the frontlines of climate change.

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/12/ed-climate-change-blog

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