Women in science are underrepresented on a global scale. According to data from the International Food Policy Research Institute, women account for only 27% of researchers in low and middle-income countries.
Rising global temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of heat waves in India. This increase has a considerable impact on the health of vulnerable communities and the rate of fatalities in the region.
Practical support, services, and training can go a long way toward improving opportunities for women. However, to ensure these opportunities are sustainable and grounded in local realities, we need to confront the underlying norms and systems at the root of gender-based inequalities. Only then will we have lasting and meaningful gender-transformative change.