How the climate crisis impacts women and girls in Pakistan.

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november, 2021

16nov8:30 am9:00 amVirtual EventHow the climate crisis impacts women and girls in Pakistan.8:30 am - 9:00 am Event Type :Question and Answer

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(Tuesday) 8:30 am - 9:00 am

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During this session Ramma will share how climate crisis and change disproportionately impacts women in Pakistan. Food and access to safety, especially as we saw during the earthquakes and floods in Pakistan, put more women and girls at risk. It gave rise to many forms of documented GVB. Women who work in farming fields have limited
choices if crops fail. Mismanaged water crisis puts women’s safety at risk also where at times they walk great
distances to get access to water. Patriarchal practices limits mobility and opportunity for women and young girls in
Pakistan which when seen through the lens of climate crisis affect their long term well being and health.

Ramma also hope to share why she started Beti (Daughter) her social impact entity and how it connected her digitally to so many people in Pakistan. The name itself was chosen to invoke empathy as is common in parts of South East Asia. Beti, produced many advocacy campaigns and content geared towards behaviour change.

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Ramma Shahid Cheema

Show bio +Ramma Shahid Cheema is a media and advocacy expert. She works as an anchor for Pakistan Television (PTV News and Home) and writes for Daily Times and Aaj News. Ramma Shahid Cheema is also the founder of Beti, a social impact enterprise that has a robust social media presence and following. 'Beti' works towards social and economic elevation and inclusion of the girl child and women, engaging the most important stakeholders in Pakistan.  Beti has received national and international recognition and has several successful partnerships under its belt. Ms. Cheema has an extensive work portfolio working in the media and for the government in various roles. Her work as a corporate and government trainer has taken her into rural regions as well as urban areas of Pakistan. Ms. Cheema has a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from Kinnaird College for Women Lahore and she is an IVLP Edward Murrow Fellowship alumni 2013 and an IVLP Alumni Ties Kazakhstan participant 2019. Ramma also worked as the media consultant for Women Development Department (Punjab Govt) on themes including women emancipation and gender equity and led various advocacy initiatives there. She has also led the content for women centric shows on Television, including PTV Home and Atv, where she worked as the content head and has spearheaded television campaigns for women emancipation. Additionally, Ramma works as a trainer for inclusion/communication and leadership interactive trainings for various public and private sector organizations.  Ms. Cheema hopes that through her diverse experience and efforts, Beti is able to empower young girls and women nationally and internationally.

Shelot Masithi

Show bio +Shelot Masithi is a final year student in Bachelor of Arts Criminology and Psychology, at the University of Limpopo, South Africa. Outside the classroom, she is an environmental activist and founder of She4Earth, a climate-centric school educating children and rural communities about climate change and environmental solutions. Shelot is a Social Ambassador at Thred Media, volunteer at Force of Nature, YOUNGA Youth Delegate 2021 and Algalita’s Stay Stoked Award recipient.

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