Climate Vulnerability And Mountain Women

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Mountainvoice, News

Mountain Voice TV: Ms. Geeta Gairola of Mahila Samakhaya, India talks about. A community in the mountains that is dependent on forest will be quite stressed due to climatic changes, as their livelihood and life support system revolve around mountains, forests and rivers. The changes will increases their vulnerability and directly affects the lives of people in Himalayan region. Since the resources and life support systems are shrinking, women in the Himalayan Mountains feel more stressed and vulnerable day by day, and in my view this will lead to a large movement in near future.

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