Climate Change and Violence against Women and Girls

Young women at a protest bringing attention to climate change with signs saying, "It's a beautiful world" and "be a part of the solution not part of the problem" Callum Shaw/Unsplash

This fact sheet by UN Women, explains the connections between violence against women and girls (VAWG) and climate change, two of the most pressing global emergencies of our time. Also includes recommendations.

“Climate change and slow environmental degradation exacerbate the risks of violence against women and girls due to displacement, resource scarcity and food insecurity and disruption to service provision to survivors.”