The Intersectional Lens of Gender, Health, SRHR, and Climate Change in Uganda

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Regenerate Africa

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and an integral part of holistic social and economic growth and development. This noble goal can be achieved through acknowledging the intricate relationship between gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, health and climate change, the most significant economic and social threat of this century. According to the 2023 Population and Vulnerability report by the Population Institute, Uganda is the 13th amongst the 80 most vulnerable nations in the world facing climate-induced events. They include, but are not limited to, prolonged droughts, floods, landslides, wind storms, hail storms and lightning, whose severity and frequency has increased over the past 10 years. These events are a result of, amongst other things, the unplanned production and consumption patterns occasioned by the demands of a very fast-growing population whose livelihood depends on the climate sensitive sectors. The country is experiencing one of the most rapid population growth rates in the world projected to rise from 48.6 million to date to over 90 million in the next 25 years.

Year: 2023

Source: Regenerate Africa

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