A changing climate affects everyone, but it’s the world’s poorest and those in vulnerable situations, especially women and girls, who bear the brunt of environmental, economic and social shocks.
Despite this bleak outlook, there is hope. Women and girls being at the forefront of climate change, means that with the right resources they can and should also be at the forefront of climate solutions.
Why you should join us
The climate crisis is not “gender neutral”.
When disaster strikes, women and girls are hit hardest. They experience the most severe effects of climate change, amplifying pre-existing gender inequalities and threatening their livelihoods, health and safety.
Empowering women and girls to have a voice and a role in decision-making on climate change-related issues is essential for sustainable development and gender equality, creating a better society for all.
As early adopters of many new agricultural techniques, first responders in crises, entrepreneurs of green energy and decision-makers at home, women offer invaluable insights and solutions into better managing the climate and its risks.
You can read our press release here.
It's as easy as 1,2,3...
🚶 walk to Spain
🏊 swim to Brazil
♿️ wheel to Palestine
🚴 cycle to Uganda
(…all from your hometown!)
When we join all our distances up together, we’ll have travelled the whole way around the earth.
Here’s how you can do it.
- Choose your mode of sustainable travel. You can walk, swim, wheel, run, dance. It’s up to you!
- Set up your team on Just Giving. This can be with work colleagues, friends or with family. You can sign up on your own too or why not join the UN Women UK Community Team!
- Start raising awareness and funds. We’ve got all the tools to support you!
The goal: raise funds and awareness of the impact of climate change on women and girls, shine a light on their actions and innovations, and amplify their voices for climate justice.
THROUGH HER EYES: RAWAN
Rawan is a Palestinian woman who founded “Blue Stone”, an environmentally conscious business turning recycled glass into eco-friendly stones.
Through a UN Women programme, she’s leading trainings to break stereotypes and inspire women to become sustainable leaders.
Last year, Rawan joined us at COP27, the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference.
THROUGH HER EYES: Geovânia
Brazilian professor and researcher Geovânia belongs to the Quilombola women.
She’s inherited a legacy in which women are pushing to defend traditional territories, preserve ecosystems, and protect their access to babassu trees and a sustainable future.
Today, Geovânia is working to drive change at the policy level, with the help of UN Women.