Women on the Frontlines: Climate Change and Security Nexus

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 09:00 to 10:15
Palais des Nations - Room VIII, Geneva, Switzerland
The event is part of Geneva Peace Week and organized in partnership with the UN Environment Programme, UN Women, UNDP and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Women on the Frontlines: Promoting Inclusive Approaches to the Climate Change and Security Nexus
Climate change is a defining threat to peace in the 21st century, as recently highlighted by the UN Security Council, the European Union and the African Union. Effective responses to conflict prevention and peacebuilding in countries and regions affected by climate change will require strengthening social inclusion and leveraging the agency of women – especially local women – who are on the frontlines of climate change. Addressing such multidimensional security challenges requires new partnerships that bridge traditional divides. This event will help better understand gender-climate-security risks and explore gender-responsive approaches to preventing and resolving conflict, with an emphasis on intersectional vulnerabilities and opportunities.
  • Carol Cohn, Director: Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
  • Muna Luqman: Food4Humanity Foundation, Yemeni Peace and Security Activist
  • Florian Krampe, Researcher: Stockholm International Peace Institute
  • Mandana Hendessi, Senior Technical Advisor: Women, Peace and Security at ActionAid UK.
Session Facilitator:
  • Silja Halle, Coordinator: Joint Programme on Women, Natural Resources and Peace
For more information, please contact: 
Silja Halle, Joint Programme Manager, Women, Natural Resources, Peace (UN Environment)

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