CSW66: Gender Based Violence and Climate Change

The theme of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women was ‘Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.

It is undeniable that there is a link between Gender Based Violence and Climate Change.

To highlight the main challenges of survivors we brought together several key speakers on the impact climate change is having on survivors of Gender Based Violence.

To contribute to this discussion we, the ICGBV, developed a briefing on climate change and its intersecting nature with gender based violence available here.

Moderating the briefing was Caoimhe de Barra, Chairperson of the ICGBV and CEO of Trócaire. Panellists included Nancy Waegao, Gender Equality Project Manager, World Vision Solomon Islands, Carolina Amaya, Environmental Human Rights Defender, El Salvador and Grace Malera, Ombudsman Malawi.