House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In ‘Transactional Sex’ « CBS DC

March 26, 2015 6:22 PM

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House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In ‘Transactional Sex’ « CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., proposed a resolution Wednesday that warns climate change and ensuing natural disasters will force millions of vulnerable and poverty-stricken women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide their families with adequate food and water.

Lee’s House Concurrent Resolution 29 says that food and water scarcity will be exacerbated by the effects of climate change, forcing increased “conflict and instability” that will particularly affect the strain on women farmers “who are estimated to produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most devel...

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