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Migration, Gender and Climate Change


A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes challenges that men and women face due to climate change induced human migration. This reading is part of a larger study on the gender dimensions of climate change in several sectors such as agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disaster, energy, forests, health, migration, population, tourism, transport, waste and water. The reading specifically discusses impacts of climate change induced migration on women.

Students will learn about the direct and indirect impacts of climate change influenced migration on women. They will also learn about how the responsibilities of women tend to increase due to migration of male members of the household.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss the gender dimensions of human migration due to climate change.
  2. Why is there a need to have a gender sensitive perspective in climate change and migration policies?
About Tool
Tool Name Migration, Gender and Climate Change
Discipline Social Sciences 
Topic(s) in Discipline Gender, Gender Studies, Human Migration, Sociology
Climate Topic Climate and Society, Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance 
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level Undergraduate, Graduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by GenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Hosted at GenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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