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Demystifying the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, and its linkage with Climate Change
In 2022, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls described climate change as “the most consequential threat multiplier for women and girls, with far-reaching impacts on new and existing forms of gendered inequities.” As women and girls face the brunt of climate disasters, there is a need to pivot their voices and their involvement in policy-making and advocacy processes on the climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.

In this event Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security, Jacqueline O’Neill, and distinguished panelists Dr. Siham Rayale, Senior Policy Analyst, Foreign and Security Policy at Global Affairs Canada; Dr. Lauryn Oates, Executive Director of the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan; and Dr. Raskhshinda Perveen, Gender Expert, will help to demystify the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and Canada’s current role in exploring its linkage with climate change. They will also bring out regionally specific examples of the gendered impacts of extreme weather events in Afghanistan and South Asia, and its intersection with human rights, poverty and existing social norms.

Who should attend?
The panel is intended for those interested in learning about the Women, Peace and Security agenda and its linkage with climate change. Please join us if you are:

-An individual or organization curious about or working in the field of gender equality, quality education, climate change, women, peace and security, and the overall promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals
-A youth, educator and/or community mobilizer aspiring to get involved

This event is free of charge and registration will be open until February 7, 2023 at 11:00 am (EST)

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Feb 8, 2023 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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