Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Date and Time: November 29, 2022, at 7:00 PM EST
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In commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (November 25-December 10), The Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is pleased to present this webinar, Climate Change: What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We aim to examine how climate change fuels a rise in gender-based violence and propose solutions to ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls.
At first blush, when people hear that climate change increases gender-based violence, they are incredulous and ask how this is possible. However, there is much evidence that women and girls are adversely affected by climate change. The 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2022 addressed violence against women and girls in the context of the climate crisis and environmental degradation. Countries worldwide recognize and call for action to address the climatic impacts of violence against women and girls as a part of gender-responsive climate policy.
The Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion are working to mitigate the ravages of climate change and advocating for an end to gender-based violence. A key message from the Anglican Communion at COP26 stated: Faith actors should leverage both their capacity and influence to advocate for urgent, bold climate actions by leaders and key stakeholders. The should also utilise their capacity to transform hearts and minds away from destructive attitudes and behaviours toward responsible creation care. Our moderator will tell us about COP27.
We have a dynamic panel of experts from the church, civil society, and two UN entities. Come, learn, and be inspired to be a catalyst of change.
The Reverend Melanie Mullen, director of reconciliation, justice, and creation care of The Episcopal Church.