Announced: First Annual Special Assembly

The Greater L.A. Chapter  of the USNC for UN WOMEN is proud to announce its inaugural Special Assembly; an Annual Exchange of Ideas focusing on Women, Climate Change, and Human Rights.

Climate change is not a gender-neutral issue.  Women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles and because of discrimination and poverty. To make matters worse, they’re also underrepresented in decision-making about climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and, most critically, discussions and decisions about adaptation and mitigation.

For the First Annual Special Assembly, the Greater L.A. Chapter of the USNC for UN WOMEN has brought together a stellar panel of experts from the fields of academia, politics, education, and activism who will address women’s coping capacities, identify gender-sensitive strategies to respond to climate change and, discuss effective actions against climate change through gender equality.

The Assembly aims to connect the dots between local and global issues, putting a face  on the women most affected by climate change around the world and explaining the interrelated nature of these complex issues.

Participants attending this event will be able to connect with leading researchers, experts and activists in the field of climate change. Attendants will leave with an awareness of what is happening globally and will be inspired to take action locally.

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2 thoughts on “Announced: First Annual Special Assembly”

  1. Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become drivers of sustainable development. In partnership with women, their communities, and grassroots organizations, UN Women supports many initiatives that promote sustainable development solutions.

    Read More: ‪http://www.unwomen.org/2012/06/un-women-working-towards-a-sustainable-future/‬

    http://www.unwomen.org/the-united-nations-conference-on-sustainable-developme

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