With a touch of paint, women slum dwellers battle extreme heat

This article demonstrates how simple adaptation activities can make a huge difference in the life of female slum dwellers. It highlights a project conducted by the Mahila Housing Trust in the slums of the West-Indian city Ahmedabad that teaches women to reduce the heat in their houses by painting their tin roof with white reflective paint. Urban heat waves are a serious thread to the health and lifes of people in many parts of the world and are said to increase due to climate change. GenderCC's project Gender Into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI) takes a look at exactly these kinds of solutions that link urban climate action and women's empowerment.

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