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Climate change is a women’s issue

A changing climate affects everyone – but it’s the world’s poorest and those in vulnerable situations, especially women and girls, who bear the brunt of environmental, economic and social shocks.

Often, women and girls are the last to eat or be rescued; face greater health and safety risks as water and sanitation systems become compromised; and take on increased domestic and care work as resources disappear.

In many developing countries, women and girls often carry the burden of water and fuel collection and food provision.

By Magnus Franklin

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