The climate crisis has a disproportionate effect on women and girls worldwide. With an increased reliance on natural resources yet limited access to them, these individuals take upon themselves the burden of obtaining food, water, and fuel. This diminishes their potential to drive change in the space of climate adaption, mitigation, and solutions.
It's essential that we include women and girls in order to create sustainable systems that promote gender equality. The only way this can be achieved is through education– not only developing young women but also their healthcare providers– as well as bolstering protestive conversations with digital tools in addition to face-to-face opportunities. Equally critical is giving females the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their health, including providing access to breast and ovarian cancer testing.