Women and Climate Change – Issue of Many Hands Zine

deadline for submissions: 
January 25, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Layla Hendow & Natalie Lee
contact email: 


Call for contributions: Women and Climate Change – Issue of Many Hands Zine

The Many Hands Zine is a quarterly publication that works as a communication platform to showcase environmental pledges and hand portrait photography, as well as including writing on the subject of climate change and environmental issues.

Many Hands is an ongoing project by Invisible Dust’s Young Curators, Natalie Lee and Layla Hendow and photojournalist, Yasmine Akim. The project began at Invisible Dust's Under Her Eye event in June 2018 but has since appeared at Encounters: Cook 250 in Whitby, and Scarborough Science and Engineering Week.

 We are seeking contributions on the subject of Women and Climate Change. As shown on the UNFCCC website, the connection between women and climate change is important for two main reasons. The first is that women are often facing the impact of climate change more severely than anyone else. According to the UNFCCC, “Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in situations of poverty, and the majority of the world’s poor are women”. At the “Under Her Eye” conference, Hakima El Haité revealed that “80% of the dead we register in climate change disasters are women”. As well as being affected by climate change, women are often under-represented when it comes to policy making and decision making. The UNFCCC highlights “Women’s unequal participation in decision-making processes and labour markets compound inequalities and often prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation”. We invite submissions on this topic, exploring the links between women and environmental issues. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

-   Gender and the environment

-   How women are affected by climate change

-   Female environmentalists

-   Female eco-activism

-   Personal stories on women and climate change


Submissions can be in the form of, but not limited to – poetry, creative writing, story (real or imagined), flash fiction, comic strips, manifestos, opinion pieces. Any queries should be sent to manyhandszine@gmail.com

500 words maximum

Submissions to be sent to manyhandszine@gmail.com

Deadline: 25th January 2019