Today, The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation launches the report “Hope and resistance go together—the state of women human rights defenders 2023” which shows a concerning increase in harassments and threats against women’s and queer rights activists, affecting 75% of respondents and their organisations.
The climate crises heightens the competition for resources, escalating community and ethnic tensions. Given that women and girls already confront gender-based inequalities and barriers, the repercussions of the climate crises disproportionately expose them to negative coping strategies such as child marriage, sextortion and leaving school.
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s aim is to promote increased participation of women in decisions related to the environmental and climate crisis mitigation and adaptation, as well as to contribute to an increased understanding of the gendered aspects of the environmental and climate crises and the need for a gender perspective in climate financing.
The four-day humanitarian pause in Gaza must be put into place immediately. However, this is nowhere near enough: The international community must push for a comprehensive ceasefire to stop further killings of civilians and unlawful attacks.
Reports from Kvinna till Kvinna’s colleagues and partners paint a devastating picture of civilians’ struggles amid sustained attacks, with women, children and other vulnerable groups bearing the brunt of the crisis.
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation is one of the world’s leading feminist women’s rights organisations, working directly in areas affected by war and conflict to strengthen the influence and power of all women. We work closely together with more than 100 partner organisations in 20 countries to defend women’s rights, achieve gender equality and justice, and reach lasting feminist peace.
We call for women’s meaningful participation, leadership and perspectives in peacebuilding processes.
We call for women’s effective and equal participation in political and economic decision–making at all levels.
We advocate for the right of all women and girls to a life free from violence and call for their sexual and reproductive health and rights to be respected in conflict–affected contexts.
We call for increased and tailored funding for feminist and women’s rights movements to make them stronger, maximise their potential to be influential and push back against shrinking space.
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