Factsheet for young people: Gender


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The climate crisis is not gender-neutral, and neither should our adaptation efforts be.

Women and men experience different levels of exposure, vulnerability and resilience to climate risk and climate change impacts due to differences in rights, responsibilities, and opportunities. Social norms compound these constraints by restricting women’s freedom of movement, choice and voice. Women experience differing vulnerabilities due to differences in workload, in access to and control over resources, and participation in decision-making.

This factsheet is part of a series that presents information from GCA’s flagship reports State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa 2021 and 2022. It aims to disseminate key adaptation information to young people and showcase youth-led adaptation action from across Africa.

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