Join our #SheLeadsInCrisis campaign to put women at the heart of responding to the climate crisis and recovering from COVID-19
Please add your name to our petition calling on the UK government to make gender justice central to the COP26 global climate change summit agenda:
Around the world, women and girls are hardest hit by the impacts of crisis.
The most disadvantaged women and girls are already bearing the brunt of the climate emergency and worsening droughts, floods, fires, and storms.
This year, COVID-19 has put decades of progress on gender justice at risk as women have been the first to lose their jobs, taken on increased unpaid care and domestic work and seen rising levels of gender-based violence.
Women and girls must be part of the solutions.
When women and girls lead in crises, entire communities benefit, and more effective and sustainable solutions are found. But currently they do not have an equal seat at the table.
Currently less than 30% of climate negotiators are women, and globally just 24% of COVID-19 taskforce members are women.
Women in communities most affected or those discriminated against due to race, disability or other inequalities have even less of a say.
At this crucial time for action to recover better from COVID-19 and avoid an irreversible climate disaster, we are calling on the UK government to make sure #SheLeadsInCrisis through:
1. Making sure women have an equal say on how the climate crisis is tackled, including appointing a high-level gender champion for COP26
2. Putting gender justice at the heart of the global COVID response and increase financial support for women’s groups worldwide
3. Making a rapid shift to net zero emissions to tackle the climate crisis
Earlier this year thousands of you joined us for #March4Women to call for climate and gender justice. Now, the UK has an important role to play in 2021 as hosts of both the G7 and global climate change summit COP26.
Please add your name to our #SheLeadsInCrisis petition and send a clear message to Dominic Raab and Alok Sharma that women’s leadership must be taken seriously in response to the COVID-19 and climate crises:
When #SheLeadsInCrisis a more equal world is possible.
Find out more:
- Why Climate Justice is a Gender Justice issue (policy briefing – download PDF)
- Where are the women? The conspicuous absence of women in COVID-19 response teams and plans, and why we need them (policy briefing – more information on CARE Insights website)
- Four steps that UK must take to put women’s leadership and gender justice at the heart of their COP26 Presidency (blog on CARE Insights website)
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