In many fragile and conflict-affected states, climate change endangers efforts to secure peace and security while deepening gender inequalities. A growing body of research recognises the gendered impacts of climate-conflict linkages. Women often bear the brunt of conflicts over land and natural resources, climate-related displacement, and gender-based violence (GBV).
With climate garnering attention in peace processes, peace building policy, and security sector reform, this is a critical moment to amplify women’s voices and experiences in how climate impacts increase their security risks, and to build understanding of how climate change policy and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda can be mutually reinforcing.
Timeline of the project:
In the framework of the project on Gender, Climate Change and Security funded by the UK, three “Impactful Advocacy and Strategic Engagement Workshops” were organised in Colombia, Mali and Yemen at the end of 2021. The workshops aimed to build women’s rights organisations' capacity to advocate on the issue of climate change in their country’s peace and security processes. As a result, three advocacy action plans are being developed that women will present during national and international events for relevant policy makers. :
They attended the workshops:
Photo: Camilo Bernal - En Algún Lugar, MaliniumPictures
In many fragile and conflict-affected states, climate change endangers efforts to secure peace and security while deepening gender inequalities. To better understand these links, DCAF brought together women in Yemen, Mali and Colombia to share experiences, build knowledge and shape their policy agenda.
As a result, DCAF produced six short videos featuring women’s voices as they explore what the gender, climate change and security nexus means for them:
They are available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.
Watch the first video below or the six videos on YouTube
Camille Risler, Programme Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)