18 February 2024
14:00 - 16:30 (Nepal Time, GMT +5:45)
About the event
Women are the most vulnerable to climate change impact due to social norms and taboos, gender discrimination, and low economic empowerment, which disparage women for limited resilient capacity, gender inequalities, injustice and socio-economic exclusion. In the face of climate change, land rights for women, especially from rural areas that depend on farming, are even more crucial to reducing economic inequality, promoting gender justice, and building climate resiliency.
Climate change poses significant challenges to the planet. The vulnerability is extreme to the poor people from underdeveloped or developing coastal and mountainous countries like Maldives and Nepal, impacting various sectors, including agriculture, water resources, and biodiversity. Women, particularly in rural areas, are disproportionately affected by climate change due to their dependence on natural resources for livelihoods and limited access to decision-making processes. Recognizing the importance of people-centered land governance and gender-responsive climate action, this national strategy aims to empower local communities, Indigenous peoples and women through collective advocacy to ensure their active participation in land governance as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts in Nepal.
- To share solutions, issues, challenges, and lessons learned and their nexus to women's economic empowerment, gender justice and climate resilience to the global communities on women's land rights.
- To amplify the collective voice on Women's Land Rights from the participants, activists, experts, and the community people (both men and women) who are accredited by women's land rights and Joint Land Ownership entitlements, including seeking government commitments.
- To explore advocacy opportunities, actions and recommendations on Women's Land Rights to ensure gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and climate justice at the national level by focusing on NDC and NAP as well as at the regional level.
- To influence the policymakers, practitioners and multiple stakeholders to integrate WLR for a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable planet to address the unprecedented environmental crisis, rising inequalities, food insecurities and gender injustice who engage in the World Social Forum.