According to a World Bank report, natural disaster effects are not gender neutral and women mortality is higher during climate disasters.
In this episode of For Her Future, Lizana Riquelme, a youth climate activist from Chile, talks about how women are affected disproportionately in the wake of climate change.
Chile is 14 times more vulnerable to natural disasters, especially earthquakes. And women are 70% more vulnerable to dying in a climate disaster. 80% of environmental defenders are women. They are most vulnerable and we need to guarantee that there is going to be some kind of protection or support, says Lizana Riquelme.