All equals - gender and climate change

by Femke De Blende, Hannah Mwangi, Muthia Evirayani, Omar Sambou


In this podcast, we have discussed issues of gender inequality, climate change, and the need
for more women representation in decision-making processes from the Global South. In many African societies, patriarchy is still highly practiced with imposed gender roles on women. Being the biggest bearers of climate stressors, women in Kenya and the Gambia are taking proactive initiatives to fight against gender inequality and climate change on Sustainable Development Goals 5 &13. In this episode, we highlighted the challenges of climate change in Africa with a focus on Kenya and The Gambia, discussed with two prominent women on their work, and the role of women in building climate-resilient societies in Africa. It is fundamental and almost close to impossible to have climate justice without gender justice.


Fatou Jeng- Founder and Executive Director of Clean Earth Gambia
Dr. Damaris Matoke- Principal Research Scientist and Head of Capacity Building at PAMCA



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