Afghanistan is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, yet is one of the least equipped to deal with the consequences. Afghanaid supports Afghan women to be at the forefront of sustainable adaptation efforts to secure greener and more inclusive futures for all Afghans.
The impacts of the climate crisis are not gender neutral: with women globally far more likely to face poverty, the climate crisis is making it harder still for them to find food and water. Nowhere is this more evident than in Afghanistan, where drought-induced food insecurity and debt is disproportionately felt by the female population. Yet Afghan women’s access to the information and tools necessary to tackle the climate crisis is obstructed by their growing exclusion from public life.
By putting women at the heart of climate adaptation in Afghanistan, we can promote a more sustainable, inclusive future that benefits all. After experiencing decades of conflict, insecurity and limitations on their freedoms, Afghan women have had to cultivate extraordinary resilience to get by. By harnessing this resilience and giving them the training, resources and confidence needed to pioneer solutions, we can help them raise their status at home, safeguard their families and enact change.