Climate change has a disproportionate impact on women, especially in regions like Pakistan. As the climate crisis intensifies, so does the vulnerability of women to various forms of violence, highlighting the urgent need for a gender-sensitive response.
As the world prepares for COP-28, Pakistan’s youth are rising to the occasion. They are not only aware of the looming climate threats but are also actively engaged and willing to be engaged further in addressing them.
Children are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change due to their dependency on adults, limited mobility, and underdeveloped coping mechanisms. In Pakistan, a nation prone to extreme weather events like floods, droughts, and heatwaves, children are often the first to suffer.
While climate change affects everyone, it disproportionately affects women and girls, exacerbating existing gender inequalities and vulnerabilities. This article delves into the unique challenges and hardships faced by women and girls in Pakistan as a result of climate change.