Women and Climate Change

-By Halle Bradshaw, ’19C, Environmental Sciences

“We are here not as victims, but as survivors.”

These words and so many others echoed through the halls of the COP23 conference in Bonn, Germany. Women’s rights organizations showed that women’s rights are inextricably linked to the issues of climate change and deserve to be center stage in the search for solutions.

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