Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change: Reports from the field and strategies for action

Thursday 2 June
17:45-19:00 CEST
Stockholmsmässan, Room 5

Organizers: Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace, L'Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação, Groupe d'Initiatives pour le Progrès Social/West Africa Region

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About: Despite being disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis and excluded from decision-making, women on the frontlines of climate change are finding innovative ways to adapt and respond to the needs of their communities. To develop sustainable solutions to the crisis, the global community must recognize the decisive role of women in climate action.

Women’s Learning Partnership and event co-sponsors will convene women leaders to discuss the interconnected injustices facing women globally due to climate change. A panel of experts will share how women are leading initiatives to combat environmental degradation, advocating for policies to protect natural resources, and mobilizing a global movement for climate justice.

Panelists will share how indigenous women in Morocco have secured land rights for women and how women in Brazil are leading efforts to protect the resources of the Amazon and create healthy communities in urban spaces. An activist from Senegal will discuss how women leaders from across Africa are uniting to influence regional climate and land policies.

Panelists will share strategies to connect women climate activists across borders and ensure the success of global climate action in building an equitable and sustainable future for all. Concluding with Afghan poets: Lifelines the Poetry of Human Rights.

Moderator(s): Musimbi Kanyoro (Women's Learning Partnership)


  • Nezha Belkachla (L'Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc)
  • Julie Cisse (Groupe d'Initiatives pour le Progrès Social/West Africa Region)
  • Andrea Romani (Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação)

Contact person: Tori Pell (tpell_at_learningpartnership.org)

Event outcomes (Key transformative actions):

  • UN member states should take immediate action to reform discriminatory laws and practices that prevent women from owning land, accessing resources, and participating in environment-related decision making.
  • International institutions, funding organizations, and UN member states should provide immediate logistical and financial resources to support women-led sustainable agriculture initiatives, and to ensure that local women leaders, specifically rural, refugee, and young women, are represented on an equal basis with men in international decision-making on climate change.
  • Civil society organizations, activists and members of the media should immediately apply an intersectional gender lens to all climate research and reporting, amplify the work of women who are building community resilience in the face of climate change, and raise awareness of the urgent need to support women’s leadership in climate action.


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