Filmed by our reporter Pasqueline Agostinho at Extinction Rebellion‘s #UniteToSurvive climate protests in London this weekend, Areeba Hamid, co-executive director of Greenpeace, talks about the added disproportionate impacts of climate change on women.
A women’s group were also protesting opposite Downing Street as part of the ‘Care Income 4 People and Planet’ campaign which Sara Callaway spoke to us about in November 2021. They want financial recognition for the role that subsistence farmers play in combatting the climate crisis (70% of whom are women).
On a positive note, Areeba spoke about a Greenpeace campaign against a new coal mine in India and how women had far more to lose in fighting but still managed to achieve a victory.
However, she reminds us that climate justice must recognise and address the added struggles of already disenfranchised communities, whether that be gender, race, or sexuality.