Feb 25, 2020
SUPPORTING WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP AND RESILIENCE ON THE FRONT LINES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMANITARIAN CRISES.
Gender justice is key to addressing the interlinked climate and humanitarian crises. Since we know that women and girls are disproportionately impacted by crises, they must be an integral, leading part in designing policies and implementing actions to address those crises.
Inclusion of women’s and girls’ voices will ensure that resulting policies both reduce climate and humanitarian risks, and at the same time reduce gender stereotypes and barriers to full equality. If gender justice is not included in climate and humanitarian action, there is a high risk that policy responses will be inadequate techno-fixes that maintain or even strengthen existing gender inequalities and other forms of social exclusion.
Make your voice heard by the Government of Canada. Petition e-2395 calls upon the Government of Canada to commit at least 50% of Canada's public climate finance for developing countries towards adaptation - ways to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climate change. The petition also calls for at least 15% of Canada's public climate finance be directed towards projects that target gender equality as a primary objective.
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