The impacts of the climate crisis are not gender neutral: with women globally far more likely to face poverty, the climate crisis is making it harder still for them to find food and water. Nowhere is this more evident than in Afghanistan, where climate induced food insecurity, water scarcity and debt is disproportionately felt by the female population. Yet Afghan women’s access to the information and tools necessary to tackle the climate crisis is obstructed by their growing exclusion from public life.
After experiencing decades of conflict, insecurity and limitations on their freedoms, Afghan women have had to cultivate extraordinary resilience to get by. At Afghanaid, we put women at the heart of our climate adaptation work in Afghanistan. By harnessing this very special female resilience and giving women the training, resources and confidence needed to pioneer solutions, we can help them raise their status at home and create a more sustainable, inclusive future that benefits all.
Bio-briquettes are a biofuel substitute made from leftover plant matter that can be used as an alternative to firewood, helping to reduce deforestation and pollution. Learn about how we're supporting Afghan women to make a profit from making and selling these bio briquettes.
We're helping Afghan women to reduce the destruction caused by flash floods in their local areas, all whilst earning an income. How? Through teaching them to weave gabion baskets.
Through creating female-managed tree sapling nurseries, we're helping Afghan women to kickstart the reforestation of their local environments, creating a greener, cleaner Afghanistan.
By helping Afghan women to nurture thriving home gardens, we've been supporting them to strengthen the resilience of their families and communities by diversifying local produce.