“Climate warrior” women inspire at conference
June 6, 2016
Majandra Rodrigues Acha of Lima, a women’s rights activist spoke at this year’s Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen.
She shared some insights into how climate change can impact women disproportionately.
“From drought and water shortage, land degradation, falling fish stock to decline in farm yield, women and girls are the worst sufferers of every climate-induced crisis. And since girls and women who traditionally have the least access to resources, they also have the thinnest defense against such crisis.”
Betty Barkha, a 25 year old woman from Fiji relates to Acha’s message. She currently works to empower fellow grassroots women on climate resilience in the Pacific.
“Young people of Fiji are also ensuring that the government climate policies are brought in consultation with the youths. In Fiji, the government is now legally mandated to consult youths and women before bringing in any laws or policies. This is because we intensively fought for them.”