Resource Themes Climate Justice

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Loss and Damage, Human Rights & State and Corporate Accountability: Our Fight for Climate Justice

November 2022

Grounded in the analysis of social movements, frontline communities and feminist leaders, this #COP27 side event focused on loss and damage from a human rights perspective, considering the structural drivers of the climate crisis, and clarifying the human rights obligations of States and corporations. Speakers: Ana Celestial (Kalikasan PNE); Mela Chiponda (FEMNET); Adrian Martinez (La […]

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Women Human Rights Defenders and COVID-19

March 2022

Lockdowns, restricted movement, financial instability and a global heath crisis all intersected to shape the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Worsened by the impacts of climate change, the burden of survival fell disproportionately on women and subsequently, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who faced navigating rights violations in an unknown world. Our ‘Women Human Rights […]

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Intentional Intersectionality in the Fight against Climate Change

April 2021

Organised by IWRAW Asia Pacific, this session at the Global Just Recovery Gathering invited participants to analyse and document the impacts of climate change on their multiple lived realities and work collectively to find ways these can be mitigated through an intentionally intersectional approach. The session is also intended to contribute to filling the knowledge […]

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Women’s Rights Obligations of States in the Context of Climate Change

March 2020

From the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), this eight-page PDF summarises the CEDAW Committee’s statements and Concluding Observations relating to climate change up to 2020.

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Submission to the CEDAW Committee on the Draft General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change


Seven-page PDF submission of comments and suggestions covering themes such as accountability and access to justice, business actors and extra-territorial obligations, health, social protection, etc.

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