250753 Sisters on the planet: Four inspirational women and the fight against climate change

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 5:12 PM

Climate change is hitting women hardest by exacerbating already exisiting gender inequalities. This video features the stories of four women from Bangladesh, Mississippi, Brazil, and Ethiopia. Each of them are affected very differently by climate change, but they've all decided to do whatever they can in their own lives to put a stop to it. Their stories give us the chance to understand how and why women are being hit hardest by climate change. But they also show what can be achieved when you combine the belief that change is possible with the determination to make it happen.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Learn about 3-4 ways climate change is impacting women in the US, Uganda, Brazil and Bangladesh. Describe 2 ways women are finding solutions to climate change

Keywords: Climate Change, Women

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I work on climate, food justice and poverty alleviation campaigns for Oxfam America.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.