|Posted by Reacción Climática on 14 Ee abril Ee 2016 a las 19:05|
“ENSURING THAT NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND”
By: Carmen Capriles
Picture: Rosita a teenager mother in the comunity of Cariquina Chica, La Paz, Bolivia
Picture credits: C. Capriles
As our planet heats up more year after year, it is clear that our global challenges are growing in order to achieve balance if we want to inherit this wonderful planet and its resources to the next generations, in that sense we must not only focus on the environmental challenges but also focus on our social standards.
It’s a well-known fact that if we are talking about poverty reduction women are the most affected, mainly because they have less access to education, health and other basic necessities that results in less possibilities to find well pay jobs or jobs where they can feel safe and have time to develop other activities, it is also result of an extra load of domestic and “caring” activities at very young ages, this activities are not recognized as “work” because they don’t profit from it, but still they have to carry them out just because they are women.
Nevertheless, women hold a huge potential to regain balance, this is a statement that most of the time is underestimated by governments and policy makers. Trying to achieve gender equality at all levels especially taking care of girls until they are 15 years old (providing quality basic services and education) can help not only overcome the poverty barrier but also maximize economic growth, spending less time in domestic non pay duties gives them chance to hold important positions where they can contribute to any nations development.