Wash Post: ‘Climate change puts more women at risk for domestic violence’

From CLIMATE DEPOT

WaPo: “From Kenya to India and the Philippines, more frequent and intense extreme weather events have led to escalating threats against women and girls” – For these and many other women around the world, the threat of violence could become more common as climate change makes extreme weather events more intense and frequent. … A 2021 study of extreme weather events in Kenya by researchers at St. Catherine University in Minnesota found the economic stresses caused by flooding and drought or extreme heat exacerbated violence against women in their homes. The research, which used satellite and national health survey data, showed that domestic violence rose by 60 percent in areas that experienced extreme weather. That analysis, and 40 others published this year as part of a global review in the journal The Lancet, found a rise in gender-based violence during or after extreme weather events. … 

“Heat waves, floods, climate-induced disasters increase sexual harassment, mental and physical abuse, femicide, reduce economic and educational opportunity and increase the risk of trafficking due to forced migration,” said McGovern, who added that the data remains limited on some fronts, including on psychological and emotional violence and attacks against minority groups. … ‘The violence peaks during the floods’ … Scientists emphasize that extreme weather events do not cause domestic or gender-based violence, but instead exacerbate existing pressures or make it easier for perpetrators to carry out such violence.

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Flashback: Identity politics invades the climate change debate

By: Admin – Climate Depot

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/01/03/domestic-violence-climate-change-umoja/

By Geoffrey Ondieki,  Disha Shetty  and  Aie Balagtas See

UMOJA, Kenya — Pilot Lenaigwanai covers her mouth as she speaks. She is trying to hide her broken tooth, a bitter reminder of all she endured before finding refuge at a shelter for abuse survivors in northern Kenya.

The mother of three arrived here in July after being forced from her home by escalating violence. Her husband was abusive even before the drought that’s now ravaging Kenya’s arid north, the worst in decades. When the family’s 68 cattle — their only means of survival — died, the abuse became impossible to bear.

For these and many other women around the world, the threat of violence could become more common as climate change makes extreme weather events more intense and frequent.

Scientists have long warned that climate change disproportionately impacts the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, and negotiators from wealthy countries at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Egypt pledged to do more to help poorer countries already grappling with its devastating effects.

Until recently, relatively little attention has been paid to its disproportionate impact on women and girls. But this year the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change identified a link between climate change and violence, citing the growing evidence that extreme weather events are driving domestic violence, with global implications for public health and gender equality.

2021 study of extreme weather events in Kenya by researchers at St. Catherine University in Minnesota found the economic stresses caused by flooding and drought or extreme heat exacerbated violence against women in their homes. The research, which used satellite and national health survey data, showed that domestic violence rose by 60 percent in areas that experienced extreme weather.

That analysis, and 40 others published this year as part of a global review in the journal The Lancet, found a rise in gender-based violence during or after extreme weather events.

Terry McGovern who heads the department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, called the scientific evidence for this connection “overwhelming.”

“Heat waves, floods, climate-induced disasters increase sexual harassment, mental and physical abuse, femicide, reduce economic and educational opportunity and increase the risk of trafficking due to forced migration,” said McGovern, who added that the data remains limited on some fronts, including on psychological and emotional violence and attacks against minority groups.

Several academics, activists and humanitarian workers said the links between violence against women and extreme weather events need more research. Unlike the hard science of climate change, they said, the complex drivers of violence cannot easily be captured in numbers.

“The climate discourse is all about the numbers, but the evidence on violence and changes in power dynamics cannot be captured that way, and so it is not given the same weight,” says Nitya Rao, a professor of gender and development at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. “It is very difficult to make a linear connection.”

In Umoja, no one is in much doubt that the drought is driving up violence — its swelling numbers are proof enough. Jane Meriwas, whose nonprofit organization the Samburu Women Trust helps women who have fled abusive homes support themselves, says the number of women at Umoja has doubled to 51 in the last year.

‘The violence peaks during the floods’

In eastern India, more frequent downpours and devastating floods are what’s driving violence. Poverty is exacerbated by sudden economic stress, and societal inequality often traps women with abusive partners or other family members because they have nowhere else to go and cannot rely on authorities for help.

A mother of five who asked to go by her middle name, Devi, to protect her identity, said she doesn’t know anything about climate change. She just knows that whenever floods come to her village in Bihar state, her husband comes home angry and violent.

With her husband working away from home much of the year as a farmhand, each season can be a challenge. But the monsoon season, Devi said, is by far the toughest. That is when the rivers in her low-lying village downstream from the melting Himalayan glaciers swell to bursting, flooding large swaths of land and making farming impossible. With no prospect of work until the floods recede, her husband returns home and takes his frustration out on his family.

“The violence peaks during the floods. Everything gets worse at that time — the hunger, the stress. We have snakes coming into the house,” says Devi, 40.

“The anger gets taken out on me. There’s a lot of stress during those times and I can’t sleep because of all the tension,” she says, wiping away tears as one of her young sons leans in closer.

Lessons from a typhoon

Scientists emphasize that extreme weather events do not cause domestic or gender-based violence, but instead exacerbate existing pressures or make it easier for perpetrators to carry out such violence.

The mass displacement that follows disasters can expose women to greater danger, according to studies in Bangladesh and parts of India.

“When there’s a calamity or disaster or conflict, that can put families in difficulties. The situation at evacuation centers is a contributing factor,” Lopez said. “It makes them agitated. It adds to their frustration. When someone is frustrated, they could reach a certain point and that could trigger [violence].”

Aira Nase, 37, has been running away from violence all her life. Her mother suffered beatings from her partner and as a young girl, Nase vowed never to be like her. She was proud of raising her three children alone, taking on jobs in Manila, the capital, to provide for them.

There’s no official data showing how extreme weather disasters affect levels of violence against women and girls in the Philippines. One study, based on in-depth interviews with 42 people including survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, aid workers and government officials found reports of domestic violence, sexual violence and incest had increased in its aftermath. A separate survey of more than 800 households in the affected area carried out by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) found increases in both early marriage and domestic violence.

Humanitarian organizations working in the Dinagat Islands, which were badly hit by Typhoon Rai, sought to break this pattern. They launched a poster campaign highlighting where women can go for help if they are facing violence at home, along with a phone number to call.

For the Samburu women at Umoja, escaping the twin pressures of violence and drought has become key to their survival.

Rose Lairolkek sat in the little remaining shade afforded by the cluster of traditional mud-roofed huts that make up the refuge. She recounted how her husband came home angry after discovering all his cattle had died and attacked her, and how she still bears the scar on her right shoulder more than two years later.

“It almost cost me my life.”

Disha Shetty reported from Paik Tola village in Bihar state, India; Aie Balagtas See reported from Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte Province, The Philippines.

The Washington Post is publishing this article in partnership with The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated tothe coverage of women’s issues around the world.

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leefor
January 4, 2023 6:15 pm

“Her husband was abusive even before the drought that’s now ravaging Kenya’s arid north, the worst in decades.”

So he was abusive before CC.

Bryan A
Reply to  leefor
January 4, 2023 8:14 pm

Interesting lead in photo. She was beaten so badly it knocked her nose over to the side of her face

wilpost
Reply to  Bryan A
January 5, 2023 5:59 am

It is called a climate change deformed nose

wilpost
Reply to  leefor
January 5, 2023 5:58 am

He was a problem child, who became a problem grown-up, unsuitable to properly interact with other people, including his wife and children, etc., and likely unsuccessful in various employments, otherwise known as a violence-prone loser

It has nothing to do with climate change

It has to do with no discipline, much unruliness, encouraging riotous/protesting tendencies, maximal permissiveness, do your own thing for yourself, all so diligently taught in public schools as part of being “woke”

Fran
Reply to  wilpost
January 5, 2023 12:15 pm

In “primitive” tribal societies, persistent trouble makers were killed or driven out. In societies where there is a state run police system, many of these individuals form the revolving door prison population.

Richard Tremblay and colleagues found that 2 year olds, particularly boys, were at the peak of violent reactive aggression. Most become “socialized” by the age of 4, but a small number are persistently aggressive and psychopathic.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085675/

wilpost
Reply to  Fran
January 5, 2023 1:35 pm

Thank you, Fran

Those few infect others, to create larger numbers of persistently aggressive and psychopathic folks, that participate/lead in cancel culture activities, etc.

Oh, but there is an APP for that, i.e., a multitude of Democrat-run government programs who have cases, and trained folks with portfolios of cases.

Special education, for mostly dysfunctional folks, did not exist as a part of el-hi in the 1950s

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  leefor
January 5, 2023 7:06 am

Not to mention that climate change had nothing to do with the drought in the first place!

Tom Halla
January 4, 2023 6:15 pm

The minor little fault with this story is that bad weather, called climate change in the text, has shown no real tendency. Floods, droughts, hurricanes, whatever, have not increased, so they are correlating with bupkis.

Bryan A
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 4, 2023 8:11 pm

Actually they’re correlating with ButtKiss someone’s doing some serious booty kissing for climate study grants

StuM
January 4, 2023 6:17 pm

Financial hardship and declining living conditions caused by escalating prices, fuel shortages etc resulting from ill conceived “net zero” policies has exactly the same effect.

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AGW is Not Science
Reply to  StuM
January 5, 2023 7:09 am

I’d say climate “policies” will have much WORSE effects in that respect.

Unnecessary foisting of poverty, misery and suffering on people tends to bring out the worst in them.

May Contain Traces of Seafood
January 4, 2023 6:24 pm

That is when the rivers in her low-lying village downstream from the melting Himalayan glaciers swell to bursting,

See what they did there? Without actually having to provide proof it is meltwater that is causing the flooding they plant the ‘suggestion’ that it is the glaciers doing the damage.

Also;

Aira Nase, 37, has been running away from violence all her life.

See what they accidentally did there? They are admitting that this violence has existed for at LEAST 37 years. That makes it 1985-1986 roughly. From memory this was an era where no one was talking about Global Warming(tm) and the big concern was the hole in the ozone layer.

To me this sort of casual linking of issues is not remotely useful. They (accidentally) admit that violence IS an issue that has existed for generations and rather than explore the low points of human social interaction they jump straight onto the ‘climate change ate my dingo’ bandwagon.

Lazy and cheap.

Tony_G
Reply to  May Contain Traces of Seafood
January 5, 2023 11:26 am

See what they accidentally did there?

Nothing accidental about it.

Paul S
January 4, 2023 6:51 pm

Whenever it snows, the dogs go and hide from me because I get grouchy when I have to shovel the driveway

n.n
January 4, 2023 7:03 pm

Women? Women-women? Diversity [bloc]? Class-disordered religion (e.g. “ethics”)?

Men, women, and “our Posterity” are from Earth. Feminists are from Venus. Masculinists are from Mars. Social progressives are from Uranus. #HateLovesAbortion

John Hultquist
January 4, 2023 7:07 pm

Was this sort of investigation common in 1825?

garboard
January 4, 2023 7:13 pm

CC caused extreme domestic stress when the coal fired power plants on the navajo indian reservation were shut down eliminating 100’s of good paying jobs and leading to sudden widespread poverty in the navaho nation

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  garboard
January 5, 2023 7:24 am

CC POLICIES caused …

antigtiff
January 4, 2023 7:29 pm

And, that’s not all…..there is more….see those orange waterways in the Alaskan Arctic?……and trees….trees are invading grass lands around the world….affecting the grazing animals….Who? …Who is the culprit? Can you guess?

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Scarecrow Repair
January 4, 2023 7:43 pm

Are these people even trying to be rational? Or is this some secret game to see who can post the most outrageous links to climate change, white supremacy, gender fluidentities, and every other woke philosophy?

May Contain Traces of Seafood
January 4, 2023 7:51 pm

The other thing that really annoys me with topics like this is the Climate Change becomes the excuse.

No solutions are offered to the original problem and in many ways the problem is not even condemned properly in the rush to link it to the Climate Change Industry.

Think about it:

“Do you admit to hitting your domestic partner?”
“Absolutely, Your Honour. Our government has refused to commit to Net Negative by Lunch Time Tomorrow and there is No Planet B. Of course I had to lash out. The future of the planet is at stake!”
“Fair enough. Say 10 Hail Gretas and remember to recycle your garbage. Next case!”

That is exactly where these sorts of arguments end up heading.

Violence within the domestic environment is a serious failure in human social abilities. It is an abuse of power. It is an abuse of circumstances. It is an abuse of trust. If your relationships ever degenerate to the state where violence seems like an option then your relationship needs to either ship up or end.

We are adults. We are responsible for our actions. Using the excuse of ‘Climate Change made me short tempered’ should never be accepted in any functional society. If you did the act then the responsibility remains with you.

Redge
Reply to  May Contain Traces of Seafood
January 4, 2023 11:48 pm

I think you missed the part where the judge grants climate justice reparations to the perp.

Pat from Kerbob
January 4, 2023 7:55 pm

Most people recognize that it’s economic factors that mostly affect abuse, money problems lead to short tempers and things blowing out of control.
Everything is coming apart because of government policy on climate, energy, Covid, driving up in inflation and the cost of living, putting more people into energy poverty.

So this story is just another effort to gaslight the issues directly created by policy, same as they are starting to do around food shortages, blaming climate change instead of the policies put in place regarding energy and fertilizer.

Nobody actually thinks they will admit to being wrong, or being the cause of all these issues?

I’ll say it again;

Climate change POLICY crimes against humanity trials needed, to be held in the poorest African nation, with sentences of being forced to live as a subsistence farmer.
After the show trials.

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Machnee
January 4, 2023 8:01 pm

I only need to se WAPO at the end to know it is trash. Our daily paper had it today. They use WAPO for fillers.

Larry Hamlin
January 4, 2023 8:14 pm

The absurdity of these “climate change” schemes is simply pathetic. Total and complete rubbish.

niceguy12345
January 4, 2023 9:21 pm

heat exacerbated violence against women in their homes. The research, which used satellite

If it’s visible from space, violence must be pretty bad indeed.
More seriously, a very violent place was Soviet Russia (still is Russia) and one main cause was … коммунальная квартира, the common shared flat because lack of resources and good market made people live together and hurt each other. That isn’t propaganda, that’s the testimony of people who live there.
Also, alcool of course. But the lack of independent, livable area was the common cause of violence.

Also places like Alaska aren’t dangerous for women because of glubal vermin.

quelgeek
January 5, 2023 2:29 am

You need to add the “Climate Ugliness” tag to this story.

Despicable stuff.

CampsieFellow
January 5, 2023 3:29 am

The same thing has been said about football matches between Celtic and Rangers (the Old Firm).
Domestic attacks have rocketed by as much as 60 per cent around some games over the last two seasons.
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/1601311/old-firm-rangers-celtic-domestic-violence/
However, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have attempted to pour cold water on the claim.
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16401737.domestic-violence-link-old-firm-games-may-myth-according-research/

Tom in Florida
January 5, 2023 4:39 am

If you recall Idi Amin’s favorite food was lady fingers, well before the climate change scare.

guidvce4
January 5, 2023 5:01 am

Consider the source. WAPO. Nothing coming from the shady environs of this rag can be taken seriously. Sorta like the rest of the “news” coming from the left. BS.

Peta of Newark
January 5, 2023 5:31 am

‘net zero’ is going to have an incalculably larger impact

It gets even worse, everybody knows that what’s being talked about here is 80 or 90% fuelled by alcohol. Everywhere it occurs

Do we hear ‘ban alcohol’?
Like hell we do.
Why: Because everybody who drinks alcohol does so ‘in moderation’ that they ‘can handle it’ that they are ‘experienced’ that it ‘might be good for you’ that ‘doctors say its OK’ or that they ‘observe safe limits’

All that is a bigger Crock Of Shyte than the GHGE, Ozone Hole, Saturated Fat, Ocean Acidation, Dietary Salt,Cholesterol, Diesel, Global Greening all rolled into one and multiplied by 10,000

Those people are liars and liars are NEVER to be trusted with anything

quelgeek
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 5, 2023 6:51 am

“Do we hear ‘ban alcohol’?”

Not only did we hear it, we tried it. It provoked vastly worse problems than the problem it tried to solve.

You aren’t wrong that booze can bring violence to the surface, especially in public. But such violence was always lurking. And in private, for men like that, well, no alcohol required.

Drake
Reply to  quelgeek
January 5, 2023 8:10 am

And just think, the Mafia was a DIRECT outcome of prohibition in the US.

So, again, the direct result of unintended consequences of some political action.

BTW the last result of prohibition I see is the election of JFK through mafia influence in the Cook County Ill election process.

Finally, where is the Mafia when you need them?? All those inner cities that were destroyed by Antifa and other rioters. If the Mafia was still around, those doing the destruction of “protected” businesses would be pushing up daises in the plains around Minihaha, Chicago, etc. and pushing up Ponderosa pines in Portland and Seattle, etc.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  quelgeek
January 6, 2023 6:52 am

Prohibition was probably the most obvious example of Progressives believing that state force should be harnessed to ‘improve’ humanity. Back then, at least, they needed to amend the Constitution to implement their ideas. Now, all they need is a pliant legislature, judiciary, or the bureaucracy itself to implement their ideas.

Philip CM
January 5, 2023 5:44 am

Gosh. If it wasn’t for climate change these violent relationships would be the stuff of Harlequin novellas. Not!

wilpost
January 5, 2023 5:46 am

It there anything else that could be attributed to climate change, such as BLM, Gay rights, Antifa, taking a knee, wholesale cheating on elections, malfeasance in DOJ, FBI, the Media?

The list is long

jdgalt
Reply to  wilpost
January 8, 2023 9:26 am

All those things are correlated to climate change because they and (fake news about) climate change are all part of the same effort by the deep state and its captive media to make us afraid.

Be afraid of the people behind it. Then do something to get them removed from power.

ResourceGuy
January 5, 2023 5:50 am

This could be evidence of robo-agenda writing with mix and match topic selection.

ResourceGuy
January 5, 2023 5:54 am

Next up, Climate Change causes NFL player collapse, gun homicides, and close election results. But it does not cause media mogul negligence or pay to play news.

chris
January 5, 2023 5:58 am

All this constant misappropriation to make climate change look more bad than it is abusive

max
January 5, 2023 7:17 am

And now, a report from the “throw it at the wall, see what sticks” desk…

rckkrgrd
January 5, 2023 7:18 am

There is nothing funny about violence towards women, or any other vulnerable group.
Ridiculous attention to possible triggers just obscures the search for the real causes. There is no possible way to alleviate the helplessness felt in the face of catastrophe, but it may be possible to identify other avenues of response besides violence.
Sharing the pain should not mean spreading it to others.

mkelly
January 5, 2023 7:26 am

Years ago the Super Bowl was blamed for an increase in violence towards the better gender. So I pray that it never gets warm during a Super Bowl. They should only be held indoors in climate controlled arenas.

Moriarty
January 5, 2023 8:22 am

This is what happens when progressives get power. First they destroy public education then they dumb down the standards to cover up their failures. And so it goes up the educational ladder so that people who belong in community college (at best) remefial programs instead get admitted to major universities. The universities then create silly “studies” programs and degrees whose only requirements are being able to repeat Marxist-inspired goobledy-gook with complete sincerity.

Like a fungal infection, progressivism has spread to once prestigious papers like the WaPo. We are a civilization in decline.

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observa
Reply to  Moriarty
January 6, 2023 4:22 am

Cheer up as it can bite the poncing pontificating prats on the posterior sublimely on occasions-
https://www.msn.com/en-au/lifestyle/style/non-binary-race-faker-who-pretended-to-be-native-american-is-branded-worse-than-a-colonizer/ar-AA160LPZ

starzmom
January 5, 2023 12:10 pm

As a defense attorney, I know a little about domestic violence, because I defended a lot of these cases. The one thing I can tell you is that alcohol and/or drugs are usually involved. I fail to see why it is different in other countries, no matter the climate.

Dave Fair
January 6, 2023 10:20 am

It would be an interesting thesis if only Leftist governments, wealthy NGOs, crony capitalists, tit-sucking academics and the rabid media had any actual data showing the climate is deteriorating. Irrefutable data on long-term worldwide climate metrics published by the UN IPCC, national governments and independent researchers such as Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. all show that extreme weather events such as hurricanes, storms, floods, fires, droughts, heatwaves & etc. have become no more frequent, intense nor longer lasting than in the past.

Of course, cherrypick locations or specific timeframes and the lying profiteers can “prove” anything they want.

jdgalt
January 7, 2023 1:17 pm

We’ve already seen a correlation between lockdowns and domestic violence. I dare say they are more dangerous to life than is Covid-19, though not as bad as the “vaccines.”

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