"And if we don't manage to sell the firewood in the morning, we will have to stay in the market all day and it stops me from going to school," Melkam said.
The report argues that existing programs aimed at helping countries deal with climate change don't deal directly with gender issues, and maintains that global financing mechanisms need to specifically address the rights of girls.
The authors wrote: "Climate change and gender must not be seen in isolation, but should be addressed across all government departments -- including education and finance ministries."
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