Listen to and share political is personal podcast ep. 6 – Women in the Face of Climate Change and Conflicts

We are pleased to announce the launch of the fourth episode of #political_is_personal podcast entitled: “WOMEN IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONFLICTS: BETWEEN PALESTINE, YEMEN, AND SYRIA“. 

In this new episode of #political_is_personal, , our guests Randa Siniora from Palestine and Dr. Nadia Al-Saqqaf from Yemen discuss with colleague Rula Asad from Syria the impact of climate change on women and girls in the Middle East and North Africa region, and the nexus between climate, conflict, and militarisation from a feminist perspective. 

They shed light on the multiple challenges that environmental developments impose on women in the three countries, and how these challenges are exacerbated by contexts of conflict, militarisation and/or colonialism. The speakers unpack the complex impact of climate change and armed conflict in Yemen, especially in light of the humanitarian crisis; how the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion multiply the threats imposed by climate change in Palestine; the effects of the environmental crisis in Syria and the burdens it has imposed on women before and after the war, in addition to the importance of involving women in thinking, planning and decision-making with regards to any climate solutions. They further share some inspiring examples of feminist efforts in this context from the region.

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About the podcast

“Political Is Personal” is a dialogue from and to the MENA region, where we discuss personal, social, and political issues within the framework of achieving sustainable feminist peace.

This Arabic-language podcast series features feminist experts and activists from the region, who shed light on sensitive and urgent issues from a gender-sensitive perspective, such as life under occupation, online violence against women, the statelessness crisis, and more.

Each episode will take you on a journey of stories, facts, and shocking realities, where you will learn more about the challenges and achievements of women in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the amazing work that feminists and feminist organisations are doing in the region.


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