By Titus Kipruto

When you think about climate change, what comes to your mind? Global warming, sea level rise, storms, hurricanes, adaptation, and mitigation are all terms often used in climate change discussions but gender isn’t that common and yet it is one of the oldest, inescapable forms of inequalities in the world. Most gender debates are prominent in discussions on inequalities in access to resources and poverty but are yet to feature persuasively in climate-related discussions. According to the UNFCCC’s team1, gender action climate change affects everyone but unfortunately, not equally. Climate change aggravates existing inequalities in society because when women are poorly placed to access education and decent employment, they are less likely to get the knowledge, information, and support that could help them deal with climate change impacts. Women and are also the most affected when they have to move as a result of climate- related disasters.

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