Climate change increases gender inequality
The report said that climate change could create gender inequality by generating extra work for women and exacerbating their vulnerability, as they will have to take on more agricultural tasks as a result of male migration and the increase in local non-agricultural jobs.
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However, “gender has been relatively neglected in research and policy analysis, as well as in international and national policy processes,” said the report.
The report added that it is necessary to ensure women’s participation in policy making and decision-making on climate changes at all levels; raise public awareness of training on the link between gender and climate change; protect women’s rights particularly during and after disasters that are caused by climate change and create opportunities for women as a primary response to problems caused by climate change.
All the recommendations were put forward in the context that one million Vietnamese are affected annually by climate related disasters.