Women, Climate, Insecurity

Women & International Justice | HRI & HKC

This series highlights feminist approaches to understanding the impact of climate change on women as well as the role of women in addressing those impacts in their communities. Contributors aim to bring intersectional feminist analyses of and responses to growing climate-driven insecurities and their effects on women and other marginalized populations.

The articles in this series look historically at the inclusion of gender in international climate accords; address topics ranging from intergenerational rights to the right to reproductive health to extractivism’s threat to a just, sustainable peace; and examine closely the effects and responses to climate change’s impact on women in specific local contexts.



Natural resources and the prospects for gender-just sustainable peace

By: Carol Cohn & Claire Duncanson

To build gender-just sustainable peace, post-war states must make deep changes to address extractivism and inequality.

Transforming the climate crisis into opportunity: A step towards gender equality

By: Madhumita Pandey & Promil Pande

There is a substantial need to bring marginalized voices into our climate change responses and rebuild eco-feminist archives, as that will impact not only our society ...

Children’s right to climate justice

By: Belinda Walzer

The landmark case of 2019 where sixteen children and young people from twelve different countries opened the door to think about guaranteeing rights now and in ...

Countering the impact of discrimination against pregnant women exposed to high temperatures with human rights

By: Thomas Bundschuh

Poor pregnancy outcomes due to hot temperatures include stillbirth and preterm birth before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy.

Fragility, climate change, and the uncertain lives of agro-pastoralist women and girls in East Africa

By: Holly A. Ritchie

Alongside political and social pressures that agro-pastoralist women and girls face, they must add an urgent one: climate change.

The gold standard of the Lima Programme

By: Freya Doughty

What’s next for the Lima Programme, a two-year work program created during COP20 to advance gender-responsive climate policies.

Women, Climate, Insecurity

By: Alexandra S. Moore & Sunita Toor

This series highlights feminist approaches to understanding climate change's impact on women, as well as women's role in addressing those impacts.

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