This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.
Climate change is gendered. It affects women, girls and transgender individuals in ways that men, boys or cisgender people don’t experience. For example, women make up the majority of the world’s poor, and members of the trans community also have meager incomes. Across the globe, women and girls eat the least and last, making up at least 60% of those experiencing hunger. Collectively, they spend 200 million hours daily collecting water, and those living without a toilet spend more than 260 million hours finding places to go. Food and water scarcity cause girls to miss educational opportunities and face higher health and safety risks, often leading to gender-based violence, including forced child marriage. Members of the trans community are affected by air and water pollution while also experiencing disproportionate amounts of violence and discrimination after a disaster.
As we continue to witness the increasing impacts of wildfires, flooding, storms and other climate-related natural hazards on communities worldwide, CDP believes that we cannot discuss disasters without looking at climate change. And that conversation cannot happen without an honest and open look at the role of climate change on gender equity.
During this webinar, panelists will discuss how climate change inequitably affects women, girls and trans people. Panelists will share clear examples and promising inclusive practices that lead to positive outcomes for these underserved populations.
What will you learn?
- Understanding the intersection between gender and climate change
- Discovering why women’s priorities and needs are critical to all phases of disaster- and climate-related risk reduction, mitigation, response and recovery
- Learn about funding opportunities to change the interaction between climate and gender
- Supriya Akerkar, Director, Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University
- Jenna Wallace, Program Officer, Economic and Climate Justice, Global Fund for Women
- Regine A. Webster (Moderator), Vice President, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Who should attend?
While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.
How do you sign up?
Registration is required by July 12th.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
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