Cyclone Idai has awakened focus on climate change and calls for innovative ways to ameliorate the effects of such disasters on vulnerable groups, which are likely to find it difficult to cope especially women.
Women are exposed to various challenges during disasters such as Cyclone Idai due to the fact that their social, political and economic standing is generally lower compared to that of men.

Growing up in a society where women were in some instances mistreated in the name of cultural norms and beliefs, l appreciate the impact of adverse cultural practises. Even in the present day where most people embrace or at least recognise the existence of equal rights, patriarchy has taken new forms. Clothing or how one is dressed has been used as a justification for sexual violence, a scapegoat and stubborn myth that perpetrators turn to as an excuse for their heinous acts.