Women at the Forefront of Climate Change Adaptation

Project: Women Collaborating Towards Food Justice in Bolivia

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 Photo: Alexandre Laprise; Oxfam.org
Photo: Alexandre Laprise; Oxfam.org

The ever-changing weather patterns across the globe, but particularly in Latin America, where alternating periods of droughts and floods have gotten worse, has put particular strain on the indigenous and rural women of the region. Lack of land ownership, access to technical and social services means that those who depend on the land for their sustenance are at an ever-increasing risk. But the women are strong, and are finding innovative ways to keep supporting themselves an their families.

Indigenous women and rural women play a very important role in addressing climate change, specifically in efforts to ensure food security in their households and their countries, as well in climate change adaptation efforts.