This reminds me of a satirical headline that I saw regarding the bridge over the Mississippi River that collapsed recently.
“Bridge falls…Women and Minorities Hit Hardest”
When the United Nations concluded a two-day debate Thursday on the potential devastation from climate change, it covered a lot of territory: deforestation, desertification, greenhouse gases, renewable energy sources, biofuels and sustainable development.
But one thing the debate lacked, June Zeitlin executive director of the New York-based Women’s Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) told IPS, was a gender perspective.
“Women and children are 14 times more likely to die than men are during a disaster,” she said.