Intersection of Climate Change, Gender-Based Violence and other Harmful Practices
Women and girls can be disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis as it serves to intensify pre-existing inequalities. Our panel will showcase how they are adapting their approach in the nexus of climate change, gender-based violence and other harmful practices.
Women and girls can be disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis as it serves to intensify pre-existing inequalities, acting as a threat multiplier and escalating social, political and economic tensions in already fragile settings. Women and girls face heightened vulnerabilities to all forms of gender-based violence and other harmful practices, and as climate change further impedes on the stability,protection and livelihoods of women, so too does it increase their vulnerable position. This threatens the livelihoods, safety, health and security of women and girls around the world, particularly in developing countries which may lack the systems, capacity and resources to safeguard women and girls.
In addressing these issues, it is necessary to take a focused approach to ensure the proper support systems are in place and impacts reach the most vulnerable. Our panel will showcase how they are adapting their approach in response to climate change across their programmes and interventions.
The BEI ‘Intersections with Climate Change’ event series brings a focus on the intersections of climate change remediation and adaptation with other development priorities. Each event provides a platform for dialogue between experts and aims to highlight the issues and potential solutions, providing a platform for members and their key stakeholders to showcase the work they are conducting in these spaces and the remedies they are developing in these key intersections.
In this session, we will showcase the impact being achieved by international development organisations in the nexus of climate change, gender-based violence and other harmful practices.
We are pleased to be joined by speakers from Social Development Direct and MannionDaniels, with more speakers to be confirmed.