A video lecture by Vibhuti Patel, SNDT Women’s University, India, titled ‘Gender and Climate Change’ that discusses gender dimensions of climate change. This lecture discusses the role of women in households and how climate change induced events such as natural and manmade disasters, water and food shortages and deforestation differentially impact them. Additionally, the lecture discusses examples of indigenous tribes and local knowledge systems. The lecture further discusses the current role of women in the climate change discourse, women’s ecological movements, and the need to include women in decision and policy making.
Students will learn about the impacts of climate change on women. They will also learn about how women are far more vulnerable to climatic events and hence the need to ensure that women are included in climate policy and decision making. Students will further learn a brief history of women’s ecological movements in India and the current role women play in reducing the impacts of climate change.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the gender dimensions of climate change.
- Discuss the symbiotic relationship of indigenous women and the natural environment.
- Discuss the women’s ecological movement in India.
About the tool
|Tool Name||Gender and Climate Change|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Gender, Gender Studies, Women Studies, Women’s Ecological Movement|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance|
|Type of tool||Video/Microlecture (33 min)|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Vidya-Mitra Channel by National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, MHRD, India|