Feminists say NO to the global rise of macho-fascism!
Time is up! To fight against this oppressive system, we at the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) and our feminist allies are organising actions at the COP24 and inviting any feminists and people that stand in solidarity to say NO to the global rise of macho-fascism.
Photo credit: Kiara Worth, ENB/IISD
Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, we have experienced the rise of “macho-fascism” in the global political context. Political leaders that are rooted in the patriarchal system and claim supremacy, endanger human rights, including women’s, LGBTQI+’s and indigenous peoples’ rights with their toxic masculinity. These political forces are denying climate change, while pushing their neoliberal agenda, choking the Paris ambition on serious climate action at the national and global level. They are inhibiting a just transition by holding on to dirty energy, endangering biodiversity and lives of indigenous peoples, local communities, women and other groups. Time is up! To fight against this oppressive system, we at the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) and our feminist allies are organising an action at COP24 and inviting any feminists and people that stand in solidarity to say NO to the global rise of macho-fascism.
WHO: Women and Gender Constituency
WHEN: Wednesday 5th of December, 11:00 AM
WHERE: COP24, Katowice, Poland
ABOUT THE WGC
The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 27 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices and their rights are embedded in all processes and results of the UNFCCC framework, for a sustainable [and] just future, so that gender equality and women’s human rights are central to the ongoing discussions. As the WGC represents the voices of hundreds and thousands of people across the globe, members of the Constituency are present at each UNFCCC meeting and intersessional alongside the UNFCCC Secretariat, governments, civil society observers and other stakeholders to ensure that women’s rights and gender justice are core elements of the UNFCCC. In this action the constituency is joined by other stakeholders committed to advancing women’s human rights, peace and climate justice. http://womengenderclimate.org
Climate change is one of the most daunting global challenges of our time. As changing temperatures, weather patterns, and ecological systems threaten communities all over the world, the effects will be felt differently between the global North and South, various social classes, and between men and women. Just as any disaster can exacerbate existing social differences, climate change can be expected to worsen the distinction between men, women, and gender-nonconforming individuals in terms of opportunity, safety, and general wellbeing. In addition to the looming threat posed by climate change, gender distinctions in relation to environmental issues can already be observed.
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