Women’s vital link with the environment


Letter to the Editor

"Women in Pakistan are already on the frontline of adapting to climate change because they have to deal with managing their families and households in the face of increasingly frequent floods and related natural disasters. As pivotal managers of natural and environmental resources and key frontline implementers of development, women have the experience and knowledge to build up the resilience of their communities to the intensifying natural hazards to come," wrote Mr Hasnain in a letter to the editor of The Express Tribune.

However, he adds that women are not able to take part in community discussions about development and planning. He believes that women's rights should be integrated with environmental issues. Mr Hansain urges the integration of gender perspectives in development planning in fields such as climate change and disaster risk management.

by Tahir Hasnain, Manager in Environment and livelihood

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