This post on poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s website is a reflection on the International Women’s Day in the Marshall Islands, in which she looks for a connection between gender and the nuclear legacy, in light of the Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day on March 1st. The the detonation of 67 nuclear weapons from 1946 and 1968 in the Marshall Islands has had lasting impacts. Jetnil-Kijiner analyzes how women are impacted by climate change, citing two women that have had their lives change due to sea level rise in the Island, and the leadership role they played in adapting to these disasters. Finally, she shares a poem about her cousin who lost her house after it was destroyed by strong tides; a celebration of the resilience of the women at the Marshall Islands. Photo credit: WECAN International