Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child - Powerful Agents of Change

UN Climate Change News, 11 October 2019 - The International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated since 2012, is an opportunity to promote girls' empowerment across the globe – an urgent task in the face of the current climate crisis.

Women and men are impacted differently by climate change due to historical inequalities attributed to the social construct of gender, with more pronounced differences in developing countries. The 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report highlighted the need to reduce gender inequality in a bid to meet the objectives set out by the Sustainable Development Goals. Women and girls are already playing a critical role in response to climate change through empirical knowledge gathered in their communities.

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