Interrogating the Links Between Climate and Gender-Based Violence
While climate change affects every region of the world and every facet of our lives—health, economic, and social—it has significantly had more of a disproportionate impact on women and girls in developing countries where adaptive capacity is more limited—especially when it comes to safety and security. Due to traditional gender norms which put women in charge of responsibilities like food preparation and the collection of water and fuel supplies (all of which are impacted by climate change)— and their limited access to resources, their vulnerability to different forms of gender-based violence (GBV) has been exacerbated by the climate crisis.
To observe the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and as a prelude to COP28, Abt Associates is convening a virtual panel discussion to explore the intersections between climate change and gender-based violence and what approaches various stakeholders can take to ensure that GBV is integrated into research, resources, and programming.
Leisa Gibson, Principal, GEDSI, Abt Associates Britain
Jane Wilkinson, Principal, Climate Change and Environment, Abt Associates Britain
Inka Schomer, Founder and Director, Distill Inclusion
Meghna Ranganathan, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine