COP26 Summit: Women got to be listened!

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The 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change, also known as the Conference of the Parties (COP26), will take place in Glasgow in November 2021. The UK team organizing the event published its list, which states that women are only represented in the youth bargaining subdivisions. This shocking absence of women at the top level undermines the legitimacy of previous conversations about inclusion. Women play a more critical part at COP26 as the needs of women and girls are disregarded amid the worldwide climate emergency. It is surprising to see how the COP on the one hand talks about including the Gender Action Plan on Climate Change to empower women in climate protection, but on the other hand, the same parties fail to implement their policies as women do to be represented in these high-level discussions and negotiations.

It is therefore important to examine how COP26 can deliver effective and holistic climate protection with the representation and participation of women. As the world plans for one of the foremost vital climate talks since the Paris Agreement, we know that there are arrangements which women are driving the way.

Since women are responsible for collecting fuel, water, and nourishment in numerous nations, they are regularly the ones who endure the foremost when deficiencies are caused or exacerbated by the climate emergency. Since they largely need rights to arrive, they are also displaced more habitually within the occasion of climatic catastrophes. Thinks about have moreover appeared that the climate emergency is worsening gender-based viciousness against women. In truth, women in developing nations are as of now encountering the coordinated and circuitous impacts of climate alter through expanded droughts, surges, destitution, nourishment frailty, and wellbeing infections. Later inquire about by UN Women and the World Bank has indeed appeared that ladies as of now live in destitution more frequently, making it troublesome for them to elude the impacts and afterward recoup from major climate disasters.

There are 4 women out of 17 on the COP26 leadership team.

It isn't an unused finding that the impacts of climate alter are not gender unbiased. That's why the voice of ladies must be listened to. Therefore, to ensure inclusiveness in COP26, the following actions can be taken:

1) At the national and subnational levels, important steps forward must include the design and planning of policies, programs, and projects, as well as financing, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

2) In particular, investing in participatory, multi-stakeholder, and multi-sectoral gender action plans on climate change can help countries develop comprehensive policies that are gender-sensitive and draw on the unique knowledge and perspectives of women.

3) It is important to guarantee equal space and resources for women and men so that they can participate in decision-making and action on climate change at all levels.

4) Climate finance ought to be available to both men and women and ought to point to make shared benefits, not to compound designs of disparity.

5) Capacity building, expertise sharing, and conversation via public cognizance and public get entry to international, national, local, and nearby facts on mitigation and variation measure a good way to enhance the expertise of the extraordinary results of weather alternate on people and girls. Girls and the function of girls as sellers of alternate.

6) Gender balance, participation, and management of girls via the advertising of the price range for the tour and the improvement, advertising, and behavior of schooling in management, negotiation, and the presidency to acquire and preserve the full, same and significant participation and illustration of girls with the process.

7) Coherence via means of strengthening the combination of gender elements for the coherent implementation of gender-associated mandates.

8) Gender equality and method of implementation in all mitigation-variation-finance-technology-improvement, sports geared toward making sure respect, advertising, and attention of gender equality and the empowerment of girls inside the implementation of the Convention and the Paris Agreement.

9) Monitoring and reporting to enhance tracking of implementation and reporting on gender mandates beneath the (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) UNFCCC.

Countries have begun to declare climate emergencies, but if they do not recognize women's diverse experiences and knowledge, the resulting climate action will not be widespread or effective. It is the responsibility of the host country to present a coordinated and cooperative effort at the national level that promotes an inclusive participation strategy. Only when this is achieved can we hope for climate protection that really makes a difference!

Editor's note: In your comments, please respond about the role of women at COP26. Comments about women in general will not be published.

Comments (27)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    28 Sep 2021

    This is a superb post - it's on our topic of perspectives at COP2 and provides a lot of things to think about. Can you also give us a question to discuss?

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    1. British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Oct 2021

      How can global institutions make countries and peoples care about the role of women in global environmental issues?

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  • British Council.jpg free_planet | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Sep 2021

    Woman are half of the society and it is good to make women important

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Sep 2021

    Women played a pivotal role in the renaissance of ancient and modern societies, and through this role, they demonstrated their ability to positively change those societies.

    The positive change that societies seek depends largely on the reality of women and the extent to which they are able to play their roles in society. With the progress and development of societies, we find that women have not only committed themselves to their duty towards their family and children's education, but also have a great social role in various fields, and based on their scientific, cultural and social qualifications, their roles in society have diversified at various levels, and in the following are some of the important roles that women occupy in society. :

    The role of women in care and support: Women have a major role in the foundations of community care and support in many areas, as they exert their utmost in caring for children and the elderly.

    The role of women in education: Women contribute greatly to the development of various educational foundations in the countries of the world, through basic teaching that includes the rules and concepts of reading and writing at home and in various educational institutions.

    The role of women at work: Women have a major and global role in developing ways of working in various practical fields and sectors, and they also contribute to spreading positive influences on society and its components.

    The fact that a woman is a member of the community must be a partner in managing the community and carrying out its affairs, and the fact that she does household chores should not negate her social role; Because she is the partner of men in bearing the responsibility, in light of the state of growth and progress witnessed by societies, we need all the efforts and societal energies. To overcome the difficulties that she may face, such as traditions and social norms that nullify the entity of women and impose subordination on them to men, and some societal laws and regulations that impede women’s self-realization, in addition to the difficulty of reconciling the family role and social activity.

    Women are half of society in terms of formation and the whole of society in terms of influence on upbringing and formation. They are mother, sister, wife, grandmother, teacher, educator, worker, etc., and we have to honor women by granting them all their rights so that they can engage in construction and development affairs in an effective and vital manner. Statistics indicate that women’s education and enabling them to work reflected positively on the family, whether in educational, economic or health matters. Women in most countries have become a dynamic force supporting development and transformation in society, so it is good to emphasize the importance of empowering women to be able to do In their effective roles, what is meant by empowerment is the process that refers to women's possession of resources and their ability to benefit from and manage them with the aim of achieving a set of achievements for the advancement of the individual and society.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 29 Sep 2021

      Thank you for contributing to the discussion with a very well-informed and passionate comment. What could people do to support women around the world to achieve their potential?

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        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Oct 2021

        People support women by giving them their full rights and equality between men and women

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  • British Council.jpg clever_lime | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Sep 2021

    The role of women in modern society requires self-confidence, lofty ambition and ideas, in addition to initiative, perseverance, and the latent desire for work, achievement and creativity. Women are the mother and the leader who is able to raise the youth of society with a good education, and she is the most influential on them and a contribution to their successes; Therefore, the role of women is one of the most influential human roles in society,[1] and women have proven at the present time that they can adapt to the development of the surrounding social, economic and political conditions, and confirm their remarkable progress in areas that require knowledge, discussion and action on that. Exploiting her administrative capabilities and proving her success and efficiency in caring for the home and family and in all other areas of life,[2] and the following is a statement of the most prominent roles of women and their contributions to life and society: Without it, there cannot be scholars and greats who contribute to changing reality for the benefit of humanity, and the role of motherhood includes many important sub-roles to ensure the emotional and psychological stability of family members, and to build balanced personalities with values ​​and morals, which is reflected on the society as a whole, whether it is through attention Women with family members and their problems, or emotional and psychological support for them, stabilization and containment, especially in times of adversity,[3] in addition to raising children. To educate them on the principles of social life and sound habits, enhance their energies, and increase their awareness in religious, intellectual, political and cultural matters that would consolidate correct values ​​and behaviors.

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  • British Council.jpg clever_lime | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Sep 2021

    Women play many roles in society. They play an essential role in the house and do all the requirements of the house, and without them the house will be demolished. Also, women contribute to working alongside men in all professions, and also women have a great role in politics and in asserting themselves and claiming their rights, the role of women in Society is great and great, and this role should not be ignored, because without women many countries and civilizations would not have advanced.

    Read more at Moqal.com: https://mqaall.com/wonderful-saying-role-women-society/

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    Women play a very vital role in human progress and have a significant place in the society. They are not at all inferior to men. They are capable of sharing all the responsibilities of life. The main responsibility of a woman is to preserve the human race.
    Gender role expectations can be beneficial in many ways because they can help young children understand what is expected of them within the larger world, and they help to shape family roles and relationships. Children learn that women are better at expressing emotions, are more “tender-hearted” and agreeable than men.
    A woman does not only bring competition into the work field but also help in the collaboration of ideas and execute teamwork correctly. They help in bringing a perspective that values an open economy, modern, and social system.Women in our society must be educated and We need such kinds of women so we can promote our society as well. Courageous women as a Symbol of empowerment for all women. Women should be strong so they can secure themselves from bad effects.

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  • British Council.jpg clever_lime | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    The role of women in modern society requires self-confidence, lofty ambition and ideas, in addition to initiative, perseverance, and the latent desire for work, achievement and creativity. Women are the mother and the leader who is able to raise the youth of society with a good education, and she is the most influential on them and a contribution to their successes; Therefore, the role of women is one of the most influential human roles in society,[1] and women have proven at the present time that they can adapt to the development of the surrounding social, economic and political conditions, and confirm their remarkable progress in areas that require knowledge, discussion and action on this. Exploitation of her administrative capabilities and has proven her success and efficiency in caring for the home and family and in all other areas of life,[2] and the following is a statement of the most prominent roles of women and their contributions to life and society.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      clever_lime's comment 30 Sep 2021

      This has been copied from the internet. You should only write in your own words.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    The role of women in society is no less important than the role of men, as they are an important member of it, and they are the main factor in society, as they are the mother, sister, wife and daughter, as they bear many pressures and life conditions, and have a prominent role in the development of society, and in political, economic, developmental and educational life, and occupied many throughout the ages, religions have given women their role and right to be an authentic and effective part of society.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    Women played a pivotal role in the renaissance of old and modern societies and proved through this role on positive change in those communities, remarkable attendance in various aspects of life and its insistence on the stand and supported by the man and its support for it as an essential element in the process of change in society

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  • British Council.jpg magical_revolution | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Oct 2021

    Women have played a major role in society, as they have achievements and rights that they must take, there is no difference between them and men

    There are associations to take women’s rights and there are some texts that say about equality between men and women. We always hear these comments because he does not like to work. She is a woman and she should not be educated, as she only has the priority of cleaning and cooking in her home.
    These ideas belong to the era of backwardness and ignorance, but now we have become a civilized and educated society that does not differentiate between a man and a woman

    Nowadays, there are rights for women that must be claimed, and also women have the right to participate in politics, economy and society to help their country, and to be role models for exemplary women as well. Hence, their right to learn and study should be taken in order to achieve success and have a brilliant future.
    However, some women are subject to violations of their rights, and also have health problems, as they spend most of the time cleaning. If the water is polluted, it means that it is exposed to health damage

    Despite these texts, women remain marginalized at the political levels and their arguments are not taken into account, a mistake that occurs in most countries. Don't use women's experiences and thinking abilities to solve problems
    Women's rights defenders are also threatened in their struggle to obtain these rights. They are harassed and threatened to their children and families so that they do not demand these rights

    Based on the previous arguments, critical and urgent decisions must be taken in order to realize the rights and equality of women and men.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Oct 2021

    Women have many and important roles in society .
    The first role for them and their concern motherhood,it is She who raises the children so that they become the most important business men in the world, the second role is if she works in large business companies and give ideas and information to the competition company the third role is that the teacher is the one who struggles with the origin of the information for the students.
    To understand it and be one of the most important men in the world
    Women are the fundation of society and it is necessary to take full rights of
    Women in order to be encouraged to build society

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  • British Council.jpg grounded_chameleon | Rangpur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    03 Oct 2021

    Behind the success of every man, there is the contribution of a woman.
    Right from the beginning of human civilization men and women are working together with equal effort and spirit. Though men are getting more than enough appreciation for their participation, the contribution of women is still remaining in the dark due to some misconceptions of society. Men and women are like the two wheels of a bicycle, one cannot survive without the other. Gender equality is one of the prime factors which is essential to make a country developed. In some societies, women are still not allowed to express themselves properly. They are treated as 'Things'. This concept is destroying society and filling it with nothing but degradation. The opinion of women should be given equal importance as that of men.
    Women are also a part of our society and they cover a decent portion of our world population. So, they should not be looked down upon. Rather, we should accept them and together make our world a beautiful one. The voice of a woman is no less powerful than that of a man. So, let us raise our voices together and make our Earth a peaceful abode for ourselves.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Oct 2021

    Women are the basis of every people, let alone global issues. If we come to talk about the role of women in climate change, let me summarize them with lines so that the reader does not get bored. Women are the basis for awareness if they become aware, their family becomes aware and thus society becomes aware, if you ask them about global issues. She will shorten it for you with lines that will make you quickly convinced because she will talk about the matter from several aspects. She has created generations. Of course, she will be aware of several things. If a decision is made, the woman will be able to formulate the people’s reaction, as I said, she has created generations, she knows the situation of different age groups and nationalities And as for her role in invention and innovation, I really do not want technology to be used as a solution, but women are also a mine of ideas and creativity. Throughout her life, she summarized the problems in her life, and if she was given the opportunity to be creative to find a solution, you would see creativity

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  • British Council.jpg chatty_cicada | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Oct 2021

    The role of women in modern society requires self-confidence, lofty ambition and ideas, in addition to initiative, perseverance, and the latent desire for work, achievement and creativity. Women are the mother and the leader who is able to raise the youth of society with a good education, and she is the most influential on them and a contribution to their successes; therefore, the role of women is one of the most influential human roles in society,[1] and women have proven at the present time that they can adapt to the development of the surrounding social, economic and political conditions, and confirm their remarkable progress in areas that require knowledge, discussion and action on that. Exploiting her administrative capabilities and proving her success and efficiency in caring for the home and family and in all other areas of life.

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  • British Council.jpg chatty_cicada | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Oct 2021

    The role of women in modern society requires self-confidence, lofty ambition and ideas, in addition to initiative, perseverance, and the latent desire for work, achievement and creativity. Women are the mother and the leader who is able to raise the youth of society with a good education, and she is the most influential on them and a contribution to their successes; therefore, the role of women is one of the most influential human roles in society, and women have proven at the present time that they can adapt to the development of the surrounding social, economic and political conditions, and confirm their remarkable progress in areas that require knowledge, discussion and action on that. Exploiting her administrative capabilities and proving her success and efficiency in caring for the home and family and in all other areas of life.

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  • British Council.jpg grateful_violin | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Oct 2021

    Women must be enabled to play a greater role at the Cop26 summit, as the needs of women and girls are being overlooked amid the global climate crisis. The Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice has laid out a call for action at the UN general assembly, including demands that world leaders meeting at Cop26, in Glasgow this November, must end fossil fuel expansion and move to 100% renewable energy.
    As the world prepares for one of the most important climate talks since the Paris agreement, we know solutions exist, and that women are leading the way.
    As women are responsible in many countries for gathering fuel, water and food, they often suffer the most when shortages are caused or made worse by the climate crisis. As they are usually lacking land rights, they are also more likely to be displaced in climate disasters. Studies have also found the climate crisis exacerbates gender-based violence against women.
    Many of the remedies to the climate crisis would also benefit women. For instance, replacing cooking fires with solar stoves would reduce indoor air pollution that affects women and children more as they spend more time at home. Bringing clean renewable energy to low-income countries would enable more women and girls to gain access to education, as without electricity they often lack the means to study after nightfall.
    Mary Robinson, former UN high commissioner for human rights, former president of Ireland and chair of the Elders group of world leaders, has long been a critic of the lack of women’s representation at Cops, the “conference of the parties”. She said: “We need to centre women and girls in the climate context – women need to be included at the table. The UK promised the most inclusive Cop, but it is not. The Covid crisis has exacerbated and cemented gender inequality, and we need to build on the gender action plan [agreed at the last Cop, in Madrid, in 2019].”
    The Guardian revealed last year that the UK as host country was fielding an all-male top team for Glasgow, headed by the cabinet minister and Cop president Alok Sharma, with 10 ministers, civil servants and other officials who were all male. The government came under heavy criticism after the revelation, and appointed Anne-Marie Trevelyan, now trade secretary, as a “champion” to focus on climate adaptation and resilience. About 45% of the Cop26 unit are now women, but almost all of the most senior public-facing roles are taken by men.
    Women and girls have a critical role to play in the fight against the climate crisis – as decision-makers, educators and advocates at all levels. Progress is being made, with women among some of the most influential figures in international climate diplomacy today, but there is more to be done. Men and Women, side by side, can only stop the global crisis and make our mother Earth a sustainable one.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      grateful_violin's comment 14 Oct 2021

      Very well-writte, gtateful_violin. You said there is more to be done - what's one move could governments and businessses make to create a big change?

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    The participation of women in management and in decision-making positions is positively linked to economic development and to gender equality in society. Women’s participation and equal leadership for women create an environment conducive to better and more effective government. Participation in decision-making is a controversial issue, and women have participated in some popular movements, and women should be considered by their nature as advocates. Political security and safety and has a role in community leadership, which is the ability of women to lead the desired

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  • British Council.jpg clever_lime | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    Women played a pivotal role in the renaissance of ancient and modern societies, and through this role, they demonstrated their ability to positively change those societies.

    The positive change that societies seek depends largely on the reality of women and the extent to which they are able to play their roles in society. With the progress and development of societies, we find that women have not only committed themselves to their duty towards their family and children's education, but also have a great social role in various fields, and based on their scientific, cultural and social qualifications, their roles in society have diversified at various levels, and in the following are some of the important roles that women occupy in society. :

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  • British Council.jpg miraculous_beetle | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    Climate change poses both challenges and opportunities for women in the developing world. As climate change advances and food, fuel, and water become more scarce and unreliable, many women will have to work harder and longer to collect them, depriving them of valuable time for education and income-generating activities, and putting them at risk of increased violence and exploitation. Additionally, a lack of legal protections and participation in the formal economy make them more vulnerable. When natural disasters, such as floods and droughts strike, women, especially poor women, can be more vulnerable due to restrictive cultural norms and limited access to training and warning systems. Yet, women play a critical role in helping their communities mitigate and adapt to climate change. Women have invaluable knowledge of the community and social norms that can be harnessed to design programs. They often lead the way in adapting to climate change impacts by optimizing energy efficiency and using low-footprint energy sources and techniques. Studies on women and disaster show that when women are engaged as decision-makers in resilience and disaster plans, they are better able to adapt and manage the impacts. It is therefore imperative that gender analysis be applied to all actions on climate change and that gender expert are consulted in climate change processes at all levels so that women's and men’s specific needs and priorities are identified and addressed. Evidence shows that women’s empowerment and advancing gender equality can deliver results across a variety of sectors, including food and economic security, and health. It can also lead to more environmentally friendly decision-making at household and national levels.
    According to UN Food and Agriculture Organization, if women had the same access as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20-30% which could raise total agricultural output in developing countries by 2.5-4%. So, we can observe here that unleashing the knowledge and capability of women represents an important opportunity to craft effective climate change solutions for the benefit of all.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    Women’s work brings many benefits to the society in which they live, as women’s economic empowerment contributes to the growth of the society’s economy, support its productivity, diversify economic work, achieve income equality with men, and women participate in the labor force to improve their standard of living and overcome difficult life conditions. Working women are distinguished by their interest in humanitarian issues, charities, helping others, and their ability to convey and communicate complex information in a simple and easy way.

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  • British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    Man is distinguished by a special place among other creatures, and because he is a distinguished being, he bears a great responsibility to protect the framework in which he lives with other living creatures, especially since the environment with its various natural and biological systems surrounds the human society, of which women constitute half, and because she is a partner in human life, she is also a partner in duties This life is like a man. Rather, protecting the environment today in our world, including the Arab world, in which women form a strong and distinguished presence.

    However, here we will briefly address the role of women as a housewife, director of family affairs and raising children away from her other important roles, and in this context lies the preservation of the environment and reducing the depletion of natural environmental resources, and this role is reflected in the prominent social position that women occupy in our environment. The first is the home, as the woman in most cases is the one who manages the household economic affairs by dealing with the natural resources available in the home such as water, food and energy. It would lead to residues in the environment.

    And if the housewife woman is responsible for limiting the depletion of resources such as energy and water, then she also plays a more important environmental educational role, which is to guide children in the rational use of natural resources, such as directing children to follow the proper method to benefit from water and not to waste and rationalize it.
    As the woman is primarily responsible for the health of generations from the beginning of their infancy and through the different age stages, this interest in this role is in raising the health level of the children and the woman’s interest in her children in a proper manner that protects them from diseases and makes them enjoy good health in their lives, the children gain awareness of health and nutrition methods and thus be here The role of women in raising generations armed with awareness, which will have a direct and indirect impact on their interaction with the environment, and based on what we have mentioned, it becomes clear to us that the basic and important role of women in maintaining a healthy environment and protecting family members and society as a whole from environmental damage.

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