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Beyond COP27: Pacific Women Leaders on why women and girls must be included in climate solutions
We spoke to four Pacific Women Leaders, delegates to the recent global United Nations climate change negotiations and advocates in their communities, about the impact of climate change on women and girls in the region, and why it matters so much that their experiences shape climate action.
Women are coordinating and strengthening resilience networks
The Network of Women-led Organisations in Nigeria coordinates and strengthens the collaboration among members and partners, insuring the inclusion of women and girls in programs and projects.
Women are giving hope to women
Aissa's organisation provides psychological support to women and girls affected by conflict, crisis and disaster, as well as gender-based violence, teaching them to address trauma and mediate conflict.
Women are adapting to climate change through climate-smart agriculture
"Understanding climate change has drastically changed the way we work the land."
Women are helping others build alternative livelihoods
Katarina has established a fish hatchery, as a source of juvenile fish for new farmers, helping build their resilience.
Women are providing critical support during the COVID-19 outbreak
Jannatul and her team are supporting women and girls to cope with simultaneous hazards.
Women are diversifying their business models for resilience
Aileen’s diversified agri-tourism business model has helped her remain resilient despite being affected by multiple disasters.
Women are advocating for a voice at the table
As a farmer herself, Lavinia knows the importance of having a voice at the table.
Women are working together to increase resilience
Seruwaia advocates for knowledge sharing and working together to build resilience.
Women are powerful agents of change
Vitila is working to empower other women.
Women are advocating for inclusivity
"See me for my ability, not for my disability"
Women are facilitating community training
“I try to assist the community in the outer islands to build their resilience against climate change by facilitating trainings."
Women are improving the health resilience of their communities
“…I decided to bring about change in the lives of my people."
Women are building the capacities of others to reduce risks
Goundo is working to build women’s capacity to secure their environmental rights and protects their nature-based livelihoods.
Women are adapting to climate change
"We need a strong and healthy body to deal with sea level rising."
Women are improving their access to resilient infrastructure
Esther, who works with the Red Cross, is helping communities in Kiribati build forward better.
Women are using forecasts to plan ahead
"Climate change is happening."
Women are central actors in building disaster resilience
“Our ability to adapt is what resilience is all about. Being resilient can help us overcome hardship.”