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Women in rural Bolivia are beginning to be heard

Indigenous women are becoming more involved in their community as they cope with impact of climate change

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As we prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day March 8, take a moment to check out a photo essay about women combating climate change in Bolivia as featured on aljazeera.com.

 

Women in the Quechua community battle an extended dry season caused by global warming, but that’s not all they overcome. “Because of deep-rooted gender inequality, women are less informed, less valued by men and excluded from the decision-making process in the community, making them even more vulnerable,” reads aljazeera.com.

 

The good news is the report shows how these women are keeping their families fed despite dry conditions. They’re also slowly beginning to break down barriers and use their voices to make positive change. [aljazeera.com]

 

It’s not unlike the women we work with in Central and South America, Africa and Asia. They are being empowered to care for themselves and their families, creating a path of change for future generations.

 

To learn more about our work at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, read about the social impact we’re enabling, with initiatives such as income-generating activities. We aim to improve the lives of women, children and entire communities.

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Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.