The Kaduna State Peace Commission has organised an enlightenment workshop for women on the significance of climate change, as parts of activities marking the International Women Day.
The event was organised in conjunction with Center for Gender Studies of Kaduna State University, KASU as well as Community Initiatives to Promote Peace, CIPP.
Executive Vice Chairman Kaduna Peace Commission Saleh Momale said the sensitisation would facilitate exchange of knowledge on ways to reduce women’s vulnerability to the security implications of climate change.
He explained that the participants would further understand how the changing climatic condition was partly responsible for some of the conflicts being witnessed.
Also, representative of Mercy Corps, Amina Bello said women were important players in issues pertaining climate change because they had knowledge about certain processes, such as managing water resources.
According to her, the impact of climate change on women has been exacerbated by lack of robust decision-making power within local communities.
In her presentation, Hauwa Director, Center for Gender Studies, KASU Yusuf, said talking about gender equality did not mean women must be equal to men, but should have equal opportunities.