Women and girls, in all their diversity, and particularly those in vulnerable communities, are and will continue to be disproportionately affected by the growing impacts of the climate crisis. They face unique barriers and discrimination in accessing reproductive and maternal health resources, education and decision-making processes, while rising temperatures threaten to put hundreds of millions more women and girls at risk of poverty and food insecurity.
Unpacking the interconnected nature of climate, health and gender equality is fundamental for advancing the health, well-being, and empowerment of women and girls worldwide. Through our upcoming flagship event, the Healthy World Conference: Dialogues on Health, Gender and Climate Resilience, we will bring together key actors and thought leaders to critically examine how climate, health and gender transformative actions can be more effectively integrated into our work.
Held from May 14 to 15 on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka Nation, also known as Montréal, Quebec, the conference will provide an interactive, dialogue-forward forum to dive deeply, connect meaningfully and reflect with curiosity.
Programming will aim to provide attendees with:
- Knowledge and tools to establish specific, measurable and achievable commitments regarding the integration of climate resilience into health, and gender equality strategies and programming.
- Next steps needed to realize their commitments.
- Supportive evidence and community resources that exist which will enable them to realize their commitment.