Brief: Women, Environment and ‘Rights of Nature’
Gender inequality coupled with the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The nexus between gender, social equity, and climate justice, has given rise to powerful movements that have amplified the voices of indigenous women and their communities. The Asia Pacific region is leading the way in catalysing the growth of the Rights of Nature movement – a legal framework and social movement that draws from the world views, cultures, and knowledge systems of indigenous peoples - to advance sustainability.
This brief provides an overview of the Rights of Nature, how the global movement is being translated into regional action, and its connection with indigenous knowledge and systems of living in harmony with nature.
Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific
Subject areas: Access to justice and legal protection Climate change Gender equality and women’s empowerment Governance and national planning Human rights
Resource type(s): Briefs
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Publishing entity/ies: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)