WOMEN are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change including natural disasters than men ù primarily as they constitute the majority of the world's poor.
And they are more dependent for their livelihood on natural resources that are threatened by climate change and natural disasters.
They also face social, economic and political barriers that limit their coping capacity, adds United Nations (UN) Women Regional Program director Elzira Sagynbaeva.
She made the statement to FemLINKPacific's Generation Next project members participating in an interactive learning and production for female producers and broadcasters working in Suva, Tavua, Nadi and Labasa.
The young media activists are working together to develop a series of communication messages based on recent experiences of women who were able and unable to access evacuation centres.
Ms Sagynbaeva said the participation of FemLINKPacific's rural community media network members was significantly important.
"... Especially as women and men in rural areas in developing countries are vulnerable when they're highly dependent on local natural resources for their livelihood," she said.
A statement from FemLINKPacific confirmed the workshop that was being conducted in partnership with UN Women, the UN Gender Group and the Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster builds on FemLINKPACIFIC's Women's Weather Watch initiative.