Report: Dimensions and examples of the gender-differentiated impacts of climate change, the role of women as agents of change and opportunities for women
Is there a gender aspect to the climate crisis and education?
New research by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat finds that “Child marriage, which is considered an act of gender-based violence, has been observed in various communities as a means of coping... to secure funds or assets and recover losses experienced due to climate-related disasters. [These events] disproportionately affect women and girls and their ability to perform their everyday tasks, which partly explains why some girls are forced to drop out of school.”
Read the feature article on the report publication here.
According to UNFCCC, the report, prepared on the basis of submissions from Parties and observer organizations, a review of the contributions of Working Groups II and III to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a desk review of academic literature, synthesizes information on gender-differentiated impacts of climate change, the role of women as agents of change, and opportunities for women in the context of climate change.
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