Fariya Abubakari, the county coordinator of End Ecocide Ghana, is using journalism to advocate for gender mainstreaming in international climate policy. In this article, she argues that the daily experiences of women like Kubura, a farmer from the Upper East Region of Ghana, provide ample evidence in favor of centering gender in mitigation and adaptation. Citing Kubura’s role in her family as the main breadwinner and provider of food and water, Abubakari shows how gender sensitive climate policy can build on women’s roles as caretakers and natural resource stewards to design effective mitigation adaptation strategies, while calling for an increase in women’s voices in international climate negotiations. Photo credit: Women In Tamale Via Photopin (License)