A symposium on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender and Climate Change Resilience organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Pretoria, South Africa discussed issues on how climate disproportionately affects women and young girls. The event was held at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa campus from 26-29 August.
“Women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power.” Action needs to be escalated regarding climate change to create a sustainable green future, said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, South Africa.
The symposium produced a Call to Action that outlined the connections and concrete commitments for ICPD contribution to climate change adaptation and resilience.
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SOURCE: UNFPA- EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA