Mother empowerment by distributing straightforward planetary health guidelines

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM
14 May 2021

Description of the innovative solution

Collaboration Community building Education - adult Education - youth Information/communication Women empowerment

It is no secret that mothers are the powerhouses of society, whether a specific community succeeds to acknowledge it or not. Women (and mothers) are severely under-represented in many discussions of international interest, especially when it comes to environmental health. As mothers are the backbone of society, it is a great failing to not include them in the conversation of climate change as they will have a great deal of influence over the future state of the world. In many lower socioeconomic status countries, mothers not only keep their families up and running but also perform many tasks...

It is no secret that mothers are the powerhouses of society, whether a specific community succeeds to acknowledge it or not. Women (and mothers) are severely under-represented in many discussions of international interest, especially when it comes to environmental health. As mothers are the backbone of society, it is a great failing to not include them in the conversation of climate change as they will have a great deal of influence over the future state of the world. In many lower socioeconomic status countries, mothers not only keep their families up and running but also perform many tasks for their community at large. Presenting mothers with exemplary resources on planetary health will lead to generational advantages in environmental conservation. Equipping mothers with a consistent resource for planetary health topics, conservation trainings and mentorship will undoubtedly lead to greater understanding of environmental health everywhere. Giving mothers a seat at the table of conversations about environmental interventions and solutions will secure long lasting, beneficial planetary impacts. Mothers raising children to be aware of their environmental impact will only beget more mothers raising children to be aware of their environmental impact; enter the positive feedback loop of environmental conscientiousness of communities for generations to come.

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UN Assessment on achieving gender equality through women's empowerment
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UN assessed factors contributing to gender equality but specifically on page 75: rural women as agents of change and champions of global food security
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