Volatabu urges gender sensitivity in climate change policies

January 29, 2024 12:08 pm

Executive Director of Femlink Fiji, Fay Volatabu

Executive Director of Femlink Fiji, Fay Volatabu, emphasized the necessity of ensuring that current climate change policies are gender-sensitive.

While speaking at the two-day climate change conference, Volatabu stressed the need to utilize language that respects all groups and avoids gender-specific words to promote inclusivity in climate change conversations.

“I know that we all like to talk about history; in the feminist world, we don’t say history; we say her story because it’s not just about his story; it’s also about her story. So that is a very direct use of language.”

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The Executive Director emphasized the significance of using language that acknowledges the different experiences of the female population.

As climate change is a significant worldwide concern, Femlink Fiji is committed to ensuring that policies are not only environmentally sustainable but also socially equitable and inclusive.