There is growing consensus that the world faces three major crises – climate change, global economic vulnerability and the widening gulf between rich and poor. This is a critical time for the women’s health sector to engage with the global politics that play a determining role in women’s health status. Economic and climatic disasters are inextricably linked, and women are most affected. Improvement to women’s health will not be effected – or effective – without tackling the structural mechanisms that produce and maintain the inequitable distribution of power, prestige and resources between men and women.
The Impact on Women’s Health of Climatic and Economic Disaster/in AWHN Position /by admin
Publisher: Australian Women’s Health Network, April 2014
Status – CURRENT
The paper begins with an overview of the climatic and economic drivers of inequality,then provides evidence of ongoing injustice for women – the context within which women experience climatic and economic disaster.