Women’s Health and Climate Change

With 45% of the world’s natural disasters occurring in the Asia-Pacific in the last three decades, the region houses 65% of world total casualties by natural disasters. Due to its vulnerability to floods, cyclones, earthquakes, drought, storms, and tsunamis, the long-term effect of climate change needs to be studied now more than ever to build resilient societies and to start a discourse on climate issues. This paper looks at an aspect of climate change that is riddled with knowledge gaps and insufficient informations; it’s impact on women’s health – particularly their sexual and reproductive health – and the inequality dimension of disasters, positing the disproportionate effect disasters have on women, and the exacerbation of gender power imbalances, marginalisation, and vulnerability. Continue reading Women’s Health and Climate Change at Arrow.