PRI: Drought and Gender

PRI: Drought and Gender

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Public Radio International aired a story highlighting how the drought in Sub-Saharan Africa disproportionately affects women. Asli Mohamoud, a CARE staffer in Somalia, gives a riveting, and at times, tearful account of what the drought means to Somali women: longer treks to get water where they are vulnerable to rape and violence; higher incidences of child marriage, HIV infections and more.

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Children in Nsanje district, southern Malawi carry water on their heads. Many are having to travel much further distances to fetch water as the area has been affected by prolonged and ongoing dry spells. CARE/Lucy Beck