More Equal - More Resilient: Why CARE International is making gender equality and women’s empowerment a priority for community-based adaptation CARE / Ana Castaneda Cano and Nana Kofi Acquah download

More Equal - More Resilient: Why CARE International is making gender equality and women’s empowerment a priority for community-based adaptation

"CARE is working to help people and communities in developing countries better adapt and become more resilient to a climate they did not create. We support women and men, girls and boys becoming agents of change–because we believe that, with the right knowledge and sufficient means, families are able to adapt themselves.


Social inequalities put many poor people on the frontline of harmful climate change impacts while constraining their options for taking action to reduce them through adaptation. Gender is often a defining factor of these barriers to adaptation. Critical awareness of and effective measures to address gender inequalities, therefore, are key elements of CARE’s work on addressing climate change. Empowering women, and engaging men in a process whereby women and men work together as equally recognised decision-makers and agents of change from the household to the global level, is a crucial pathway toward gender equality, and resilience."

  • Published: April 2012

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