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Women and Climate Justice: Women's Rights and Climate Change
Episode 715th May 2024 • Capital Musings • UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
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Women and Girls on the Climate Change Frontline: Navigating Climate Change, a podcast series that shines a light on the women and girls leading the fight against climate change in the least developed countries.

In this episode, we explore the intersection of Women's Rights and Climate Change. Our guests discuss the importance of climate justice, highlighting its connection to human rights and social equality. Through insightful conversations with guests, the podcast explores how climate justice intersects with issues of gender, indigenous rights, and refugee communities, emphasizing the need for inclusive decision-making processes and action to address systemic inequalities.

Our Guests in this episode:

Nupur Prakash is a Gender and Law Specialist at the International Development Law Organization. She primarily focuses on supporting IDLO's work on Justice for Women and Girl through strategic development and implementation of policy advocacy, research and programming initiatives. She has over 9 years of strong thematic expertise in issues such as combatting sexual and gender-based violence, gender-responsive legal reform, feminist climate action and land rights, amongst others. Nupur has authored various publications, most recently Human Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health and Health Promotion (2023). She also contributed to the development of several IDLO publications including: Climate Justice for Women and Girls: A Rule of Law Approach to Feminist Climate (2022); Justice for Women Amidst COVID-19 (2020); Justice for Women (2019); Nupur earned her BLS and LLB degree from Government Law College, University of Mumbai and her LLM in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School.

Xiye Bastida is a 21-year-old climate justice activist based in New York City. She is an organizer with Fridays For Future and the co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative, an international youth-led organization that focuses on highlighting the intersectionality of the climate crisis. Bastida was born in Mexico and was raised as part of the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous community. For the first climate strike in March 2019, she mobilized 600 students from her school and has taken a citywide leadership role in organizing climate strikes.

Daniela Soberón Garreta is a dedicated advocate for climate change, human rights, and renewable energy transition. Holding a Bachelor of Law from the Universidad del Pacífico, her expertise lies in critical analysis and a strong commitment to fairness. Specializing in climate change and renewable energy, she ensures alignment with international human rights standards and advocates for indigenous peoples' rights within the InterAmerican System.

Fatma Moulay is a Saharawi climate activist and human rights defender. She has worked both politically and socially to advocate for human rights, gender equality, and youth employment. She has started business ventures in her community to improve the lives of Saharawi refugees and participated in campaigns to promote peace and a sustainable future.

A show of this quality would not be possible without the incredible talent of Sarah Harris-Simpson, as well as the extraordinary and persistent support of Sorina Crisan and Eda Isik.

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