Indigenous women around the world are not only front-line victims of climate change, they are also taking the lead on climate action.
A platform at the international level to make the voices of indigenous communities heard and taken into consideration in the realm of climate change and climate forced migration is paramount.
Women make up roughly 50% of our global population but still face significant human rights challenges, including some which are less visible but equally damaging such as gender bias in institutions like the media. Cassie, our Women’s Section Editor, reminds us of the women’s rights issues that were important to us in 2019.
The United Nations Environment Programme has recently announced their Young Champions of the Earth winners for 2020. There are seven amazing individuals recognised as environmental innovators in their local communities.