Investing in Women, Investing in Climate Security
Climate change is an increasing urgent global imperative impacting every region of the world. According to the latest data by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), over 3.3 billion people are “highly vulnerable” to the devastating threats of climate change, which are driving higher levels of conflict, political instability, population displacements, poverty, and hunger across borders.
But the impacts of climate change come at a higher cost for women and girls. In the face of rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable weather, structural gender inequalities are making women and girls disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of the global climate crisis, leaving them with fewer resources and opportunities to prevent, adapt, and recover. These issues are exacerbated in climate-induced crises, where economic loss, growing conflict, forced migration, and the lack of access to basic resources are heightening the risk of gender-based violence and putting the livelihoods of women and girls at stake.
But when a climate catastrophe strikes, women are on the frontlines leading local interventions and response efforts to escalating climate-related security risks in their communities and ensuring the needs of the most vulnerable are met.
The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund is supporting local women leaders and climate activists working at the forefront of climate action in their communities. Your gift will support women leaders to sustain their impactful work building a more resilient, climate-secure, and peaceful world. Join us and contribute what you can today.