24 Sep '11, 4pm

What you don’t know about women, climate change, and population [VIDEO]

What you don’t know about women, climate change, and population [VIDEO]

Photo: PAI Deko Kebele, Ethiopia -- Every morning, before the sun even rises over her rural Ethiopian village, 32-year-old Aregash Ayele gets up. While her six children sleep, she silently sweeps the dirt floor of her home and squats at a small fire, preparing the morning's coffee and breakfast. Soon, as sunlight trickles through cracks in the thatched roof, her family gathers in a semicircle around a communal plate and tiny cups full of steaming liquid. Her kids go to school, and she goes to chop firewood, carrying the heavy logs home on her back. She then walks more than an hour to the nearest source of clean drinking water. Aregash fills a yellow, 20-liter jerrican, straps it to her back with twine, and starts once more for home. "A woman's work is a lot. She doesn't have a break from morning until night," Aregash says. "She is always hurting for her kids, for her husba...

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