Now Reading
Scotland’s national poet Kathleen Jamie to join demo highlighting ‘unequal’ climate change impacts on women and girls worldwide
[vc_row thb_full_width=”true” thb_row_padding=”true” thb_column_padding=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1608290870297{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][thb_postcarousel style=”style3″ navigation=”true” infinite=”” source=”size:6|post_type:post”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Scotland’s national poet Kathleen Jamie to join demo highlighting ‘unequal’ climate change impacts on women and girls worldwide


The demonstration is part of the International Day of Women’s Climate Action, organised by campaign group Women’s Climate Strike which includes cis, intersex, non-binary and trans women.

They call for actions to address gender inequity and proper representation of the most affected people in climate negotiation.

Sign upSubscribe to our daily newsletter

The i newsletterReduce the noise

UN estimates indicate that 4 out 5 people affected by climate change will be women and girls.

Campaigners will hold a 24-hour vigil to highlight the disproportionate effects of climate change on girls and women worldwide. The rally will be held at Holyrood next Monday and Tuesday, in conjunction with International Women’s Day

Women are the hardest hit by heatwaves. Evidence suggests that they are more likely live in poverty and lose income after a disaster like a severe weather event.

Read More

Read More

COP26: Why girls education is so important in the fight against climate change

In many countries, women also have less access and basic rights to education. Women are also more vulnerable to violence during conflicts and instability.

The ‘drop-in’ climate justice event begins at Holyrood on Monday at 7pm and continues overnight into Tuesday, when a rally will be staged to mark International Women’s Day.

Highlights include speakers, storytellers and poets – including an appearance by Scottish Makar Kathleen Jamie – as well as a climate choir performance and music.

Women’s Climate Action founder Sandy Winterbottom said: “Women carry the weight of the climate crisis and the burden of waiting for the world to act, not just in the Global South but also here in Britain.

“Because more women live below or close to the poverty line, they are now bearing the brunt of fuel poverty.

“This could have been avoided if we had transitioned away from fossil fuels earlier.”

The group believes that women should be involved at all levels of climate negotiations.

“Climate breakdown is accelerating rapidly and we have only a few years left to take the necessary action,” said campaigner Rachel Winter, a community development worker from Moray.

“Our home is being destroyed and we must no longer leave it to others to hold those profiteering from its destruction to account.

“Please join us – the time is now.”

A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this article. We’re more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven’t already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.


View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.