India's polluted skylines regularly make international news. But it’s only now coming to light that air quality inside homes, which mainly affects women in the kitchen, can be just as bad.
Evidence is clear that air pollution is linked to higher rates of miscarriages, pregnancy complications and stillbirths, affecting women’s reproductive health. But public health experts say that air pollution’s impact on women's health is not getting the attention it needs.
Money in the forecast: Women reap unexpected gains from India's investment in early weather warning systems
India’s investment early weather warning systems was expected to help a predominantly male field of fishermen. But data suggests it may have unexpectedly led to major financial gains for women since the systems were launched a decade ago. Experts say the unintended win shows that gender is still a blind spot for climate policymakers.
Child trafficking is on the rise in one of the most climate vulnerable places on earth—revealing blind spots in climate policy, experts tell contributor Ritwika Mitra.
Their salmon have all but disappeared, so Yurok mothers are fighting for their tribe’s health and food sovereignty.
A system "built for men" exposes women to chemicals that have been linked to miscarriage, birth defects and slowed fetal growth.
As international gas companies like Eni, Shell and Exxonmobil reap millions of dollars, women in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region say gas flaring is destroying their land and livelihoods.
Women are disproportionately exposed to deadly substances—and may be getting disproportionately sickened by them.
Women have been deeply embedded in the movement for clean water and sanitation for decades, which has become even more pressing amid the pandemic.
When a winter storm paralyzed Texas last month, millions of people in the state were left without power or heat or drinkable water. Traveling was dangerous and cell service was spotty. At the Houston Area…
Afghanistan is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, and one of the least equipped to handle what’s to come.
‘I Need the Money But I Feel Guilt.’ How a Drought-Resistant Crop Turned Women in Kenya into Reluctant Drug Lords
Khat is one of the most popular — and lucrative — drugs in the region, bringing in $400,000 a day in Kenya alone for its primarily women sellers.
Burning electronic waste to extract metals for resale is toxic, illegal, and common in the Palestinian Territories. Can activists forge a new path?
Yaa Konadu wasn’t at the farm when the men came to take it away from her. “Come,” said one of her workers, who called the 74-year-old grandmother at her home in town with the bad…
Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the consequences of climate change.