Reading: Migration, Gender and Climate Change

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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 the tool

Tool NameMigration, Gender and Climate Change
DisciplineSocial Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineGender, Gender Studies, Human Migration
Climate Topic Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of tool Reading 
Grade LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
Developed byGenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Hosted atGenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Computer SkillsBasic 
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