GSWF 2021 sessions

Women for Climate Justice

Monday 13 September 2021
6:00 am – 8:00 am San Salvador
9:00 am – 11:00 am Rio de Janeiro
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm Kathmandu
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Kuala Lumpur

Women have played a fundamental role in the conservation, defence and restoration of the planet. Past and present struggles for climate and environmental justice have been, in significant proportion, women’s struggles. At the same time, women often face the worst consequences of the impacts of environmental degradation and climate change.

Indigenous Women’s Rights and Environmental Justice

Tuesday 14 September 2021
7:45 am – 8:45 am Kathmandu
10:00 am – 11:00 am Kuala Lumpur
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Honiara

This collaborative plenary dialogue will focus on a human-rights-based approach to biodiversity and gender justice, converging around areas of synergy across various international biodiversity-related fora and national actions. The event will introduce and share knowledge of Indigenous women in working collectively for women and girls and environmental justice.

GSWF 2020 sessions

Empowering Female and LGBTQIA Artists within the Global Creative Industry: DJ sets from SHAP SHAP

SHAP SHAP is a non-profit organisation created in 2015 to take action on global inequalities and racial and gender discriminations through cultural projects. It contributes to empowering the artistic, social, political and economic status of emerging and off-grid artists from the Global South.

Strengthening the Capacity of Feminist Organisations from the Global South to Collectively Challenge Macroeconomic Policies in Order to Protect Women’s Land and Territory Rights

This session brought together feminist organisations from the South to discuss and develop an alternative policy approach and advocacy strategy to protect women’s land rights in the different regions that are suffering from increasing processes of land grabbing and conflicts around their land and territories.

Blog Posts

Facing Intersecting Crises: LGBTIQ+ Resilience in Fiji

The climate justice conversation lacks sufficient representation and voices from marginalised groups, such as people living with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people; and migrants and refugees. An intersectional approach to the impacts of environmental and climate crises is imperative to highlight how different marginalised groups define, relate, and respond to their realities.

Feminist Demands for Environmental and Climate Justice: Realities, Resistance and Resilience

In 2019, IWRAW Asia Pacific introduced Environmental Justice as one of our five priority programme areas, to support and amplify the feminist perspectives of women environmental defenders and other marginalised groups of women impacted by environmental degradation and climate change, in relevant policy and movement spaces, and build organisational knowledge in this area.

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