International Women’s Day 2022
The theme for the International Women’s Day this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. In 2022 the NCHR is developing a pilot project on gender equality, human rights and climate change to raise awareness about these issues.
According to UN Women: ‘Gender inequality coupled with the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It poses threats to ways of life, livelihoods, health, safety and security for women and girls around the world.’
The NCHR has worked with human rights education, training activities and publications on gender and human rights in Asia for a number of years. As the effects of climate change are becoming more and more urgent, we see a need to start addressing this more directly.
In the new project period starting in 2022 the NCHR International Department wants to find ways to highlight the links between climate change issues and women’s rights. We are developing a pilot project on gender equality, rights and climate change in order to raise awareness about these issues and to build practical knowledge for our partners.