Information brief

Addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the climate crisis and environmental degradation

This brief is co-authored by IUCN and UN Women to provide a snapshot summary on VAWG integration in climate policy – and key opportunities for action. In 2022, the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) established agreed language linking actions to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) in climate change policies and programmes.

This factsheet is a summary of IUCN and UN Women’s brief on CSW66 agreed conclusions and ways forward for addressing VAWG and climate change linkages in policies, decision making and programming. It provides a focused overview of the existing international and national processes that recognize and advance these linkages. Please read the full brief for more details, suggested resources and examples of finance and research initiatives that align with CSW66 recommendations.