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Unequal Environmental Use And Gender Inequality

Even our perceptions of the environment are shaped by gender. Gender differences are evident in the use and management of natural resources, and unequal relationships within the family and community make it difficult for women to access resources.

With the systematic inequality created, both the web of poverty and violence deepen...

According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP); As a result of the workforce doing different jobs according to gender, men and women face different environmental health risks, and the consequences of environmental pollution create different responsibilities for men and women.

The extent of the threat posed to women and girls by environmental problems and global climate change is quite disproportionate.

Women shoulder the majority of the burden on food safety, access to clean water, heating, and domestic care. Exposure to indoor air and pollution, chemicals used, and the threat posed by diseases such as cancer and reproductive system disorders are transmitted from generation to generation, adding many health problems to the cycle of 'environmental pollution and gender relations'.

The increase in domestic violence experienced by women during the global epidemic, the impossibility of accessing health rights, and the difficulties experienced by girls in reaching their social and educational rights, as well as the increasing 'early child marriage' and the death rates in births, as a result, are entirely due to environmental pollution.

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