Women’s Leadership as Key to Countering the Impact of Climate Change

at United Nations Conference on Climate Change -- COP22

Event Details

  • Time


  • Date

    07 Nov, 2016

  • Location

    • United Nations Conference
    • COP 22 Marrakech, Morocco
  • Contact


Julie Cissé

Coordinator for Groupe d'Initiatives pour le Progrès Social (GIPS/WAR) (Senegal)

Rabéa Naciri

Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Rabat and founding member of the Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (ADFM)

COP22 Event Panel
L to R: Panelists Rabéa Naciri, Widad Bouab, Soon-Young Yoon, and Eleanor Blomstrom

WLP and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) will co-host a panel discussion at the 2016 United Nations conference on climate change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco. The event marks WLP’s first presence in global dialogue and activism on gender and climate change. 

COP22 will bring together international political leaders and activists from November 7 to 18, 2016, to discuss plans to combat climate change, and to reflect on the progress of previous landmark agreements (1997 Kyoto Protocol, 2015 Paris Agreement) to prevent the rise of global temperatures.

WLP’s event examines aspects of women’s roles in climate change advocacy, including:

  • the role of legal reform in furthering women’s empowerment
  • the importance of gender perspective in disaster risk reduction related to climate change
  • the role of rural women as actors and drivers for reversing negative impacts of climate change
  • need for international collaboration on advocacy for gender equality and against climate change

WLP will also present an exhibition booth for the duration of COP22 with partner organizations Morocco/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) and Senegal/Groupe d’Initiatives Pour le Progrès Social (GIPS/WAR).


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