Climate Change: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

Webinar
Nov. 29 @ 7 p.m. ET
Event Title
Climate Change: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?
When does it start?
11/29/2022 @ 7 p.m. ET
Event Host and/or Location
Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and TEC Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care
What kind of event is it?
Webinar
Event Details
The Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

and

The Episcopal Church Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

Date and Time: November 29, 2022, at 7:00 PM EST

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In commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (November 25-December 10), The Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and The Episcopal Church Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care are pleased to present this webinar. We aim to examine how climate change fuels a rise in gender-based violence and propose solutions to ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls.

At first blush, when people hear that climate change increases gender-based violence, they are incredulous and ask how this is possible. However, there is much evidence that women and girls are adversely affected by climate change. The 66thSession of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2022 addressed violence against women and girls in the context of the climate crisis and environmental degradation. UN Women acknowledged that violence against women and girls (VAWG) and climate change are two of the most pressing global emergencies and sustainable development challenges of our time. Countries worldwide recognize and call for action to address the climatic impacts of violence against women and girls as a part of gender-responsive climate policy.

There will be much to be discussed in this webinar as we consider how climate change exacerbates violence against women and girls. Our dynamic panel of experts from the church, civil society, and two UN entities will have a lot to say from their perspectives. We invite you to come, learn, and be inspired to be a catalyst for change.

Moderator

The Reverend Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care of The Episcopal Church

Panelists

  • Khamsavath Chanthavysouk, Policy Specialist in Ending Violence Against Women, UN Women
  • Dawn Minott, Advisor, Gender & Gender-Based Violence (Development-Humanitarian-Peace Nexus) at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Roseline Orwa, Founder and CEO, Rona Foundation; advocate for widows, and a campaigner for cultural, social and policy change
  • The Reverend Rachel Taber-Hamilton, Vice President of the House of Deputies and a climate justice leader in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion