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Girls' Rights in Climate Strategies

Climate change is the most significant intergenerational equity issue of our time. Marginalised girls from the least developed countries are often the most vulnerable to climate change due to gender, social and intergenerational injustices. Completing a quality education and being able to freely control their sexual and reproductive health empowers girls to contribute to more resilient and adaptable societies and greener economies. Having services that realise girls’ rights to education and sexual and reproductive health are therefore a high priority and must be integral in climate change strategies....

Climate change is the most significant intergenerational equity issue of our time. Marginalised girls from the least developed countries are often the most vulnerable to climate change due to gender, social and intergenerational injustices. Completing a quality education and being able to freely control their sexual and reproductive health empowers girls to contribute to more resilient and adaptable societies and greener economies. Having services that realise girls’ rights to education and sexual and reproductive health are therefore a high priority and must be integral in climate change strategies. This analysis will provide a baseline, from which we can track progress in national climate policies to combat climate change on the crucial issues of gender equality, girls’ education and the empowerment of marginalised groups.

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Publication year:
2019
Language: English
Region: Global
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Policy & advocacy briefs
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PDF, 8p
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