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Women bear the brunt of climate change: PM Hasina

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Published: 10:10, 3 November 2021  
Women bear the brunt of climate change: PM Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said structural inequalities in human society along with inherent social customs are causing disproportionate impacts of climate change on women.

"Generally, women across the world don't have equal access to resources. In addition, in many societies, they don't have the decision-making power and are often engaged in low-paid and unpaid jobs and activities. All these factors contribute to more adverse impacts of climate change on women than on their male counterparts," she said.

The prime minister said this while addressing the Women's Climate Leadership Event-COP26: High-Level Panel on Women and Climate Change at Scottish Pavilion.

She said most vulnerable and marginalised people around the world are also the greatest victims of the adverse impacts of climate change for a number of socio-economic and cultural factors. "Women and girls are major among them," she said.

"We believe recognising the vulnerabilities of women in climate change response is critical," Hasina said.

She said the government is fully committed to making women part of the solutions to climate change by creating space for them to contribute to all aspects of sustainable development.

UNB, Prothom Alo

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