Collaboration with A-Dress, Women Fashion Eco-Action for A-dress Festival in Folkstone, UK
A-DRESS | Wearable art for justice, 2021
Talking about issues such as "violence against women” it’s not easy.
Talking about “the climate breakdown”, it’s not easy.
They are both things that when visible, it’s too late.
“Violence on women due to the climate breakdown”, it’s real.
TOPIC: Increase in violence against women, due to the climate crisis.
HOW ARE THE CLIMATE BREAKDOWN AND THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN LINKED?
Extreme climate events are rising, and the stress caused by those extreme situations (that are various and different) brings out the bad part of us, worldwide, increasing violence.
Women are still targeted, in the world.
“We found gender-based violence to be pervasive, and there is enough clear evidence to suggest that climate change is increasing gender-based violence,” said Cate Owren, in an article report, published in the Guardian:
“ As environmental degradation and stress on ecosystems increases, that in turn creates scarcity and stress for people, and the evidence shows that, where environmental pressures increase, gender-based violence increases.”
“ Gender-based violence includes domestic violence, sexual assault and rape, forced prostitution, forced marriage and child marriage, as well as other forms of the exploitation of women. It has been found that human trafficking rises in areas where the natural environment is under stress”