World Environment Day - Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

Women and Environment


With the over-arching theme of “Eco-civilization and Green Development”, the International As debate on climate responses persists, water levels rise and climate change are causing destruction around the world. Among the most affected are women, as they gather water, fish, or farm land affected by flooding. During pregnancy and motherhood, their health is more at risk. Meanwhile, their voices are often the last to be heard in environmental planning and management. They also have less access to land and productive resources. As part of the campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” leading up to the 20 th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing, UN Women puts a spotlight on women and the environment on World Environment Day and throughout June.

Read the blog of UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen and much more on Beijing20.unwomen.org