Sisters on the Planet

Sisters on the PlanetPeople around the world are feeling the effects of climate change. Whether it’s reduced rainfall in Uganda, increasingly severe cyclones in Bangladesh, or sea level rise and storm surges in the Pacific, the problem is growing and it’s hitting poor communities first and worst.

Climate change affects women the most. Women are typically responsible for gathering water, caring for the sick and growing food—things that are becoming increasingly difficult. But women are fighting back, often leading the response to the climate crisis in their communities.

Sisters on the Planet tells the stories of five women from very different parts of the world. They face unique challenges but together are finding solutions and bringing about change. These stories of courage, tenacity and inspiration offer us hope in the face of increasingly bleak climate predictions.

The challenges we face from climate change are so big, you could be forgiven for not knowing quite where to start.

Until now..

Watch the stories of these inspirational women:

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Sisters on the Planet - Ursula (Carteret Islands)

The Carteret Islands are being swamped by seawater, killing food gardens and forcing the population to migrate to mainland Bougainville. This is the story of Ursula Rakova, who has set up an organisation to help her people relocate with dignity and preserve their culture.

  • If you enjoyed this video, you may like the Sisters on the Planet DVD, which is now available from our online store.
  • Get involved. Once you've bought the DVD, help spread the word by showing it to as many people as you can fit around your telly!

Sisters on the Planet: Uganda

Uganda, the weather is becoming increasingly unreliable, making life much more difficult for people like Martina Longom. Floods and droughts are destroying their crops, and they have to walk long distances to collect water and firewood. Martina and her community have successfully campaigned for a borehole closer to their village, shortening their daily walk from 7 hours down to 30 minutes.

Sisters on the Planet: Bangladesh

This is the story of Sahena Begum, who is spearheading community efforts to cope with changing weather patterns and floods. Bangladesh produces only 0.1 per cent of the world's carbon emissions, but the country is on the front lines of climate change.

Sisters on the Planet: UK

This is the story of Melissa Davies Oliveck, a woman in the UK who is taking action against the climate crisis by teaching children about the problem and empowering them to do something about it.

Sisters on the Planet: Australia

Climate change is disproportionately affecting women around the world. This is the story of Helen Henry, who has seen the impact of climate change in her area and is mobilising women and men to do something about it.

  • If you enjoyed these videos, you may like the Sisters on the Planet DVD, which is now available from our online store.
  • Get involved. Once you've bought the DVD, help spread the word by showing it to as many people as you can fit around your telly!

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