They have very limited access to land and productive assets, they lack support networks, financial safety nets and are often unable to access government support.
Women in marginalised communities are particularly disadvantaged, as they carry multiple roles at home and in their community and their needs are often overlooked by government schemes (eg pensions or access to health or agricultural support services).
Recurring disasters and climate change, impacts from floods and droughts, in addition to high groundwater salt content, severely impact on agriculture. This further hampers development in the country.
Christian Aid has been helping women ensure their food security by identifying opportunities to improve access to markets, helping to raise their incomes and find strategies to help them cope and adapt to climate change.
To ensure sustainability, we also empowered women to make demands to the government.