WEDO’s Majandra Rodriguez Acha and Juliana Velez briefed a group of 25 leading journalists form a variety of media outlets on the “Gender Dimensions of Climate Change” during the Pre-Conference Workshop for Journalists hosted by the Population Reference Bureau at Women Deliver 2016.

 

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This session began with an overview of the impacts of climate change on women and girls, the interlinkages of gender and climate change, and the existing gender gaps. The second half of the workshop mapped out the lack of representation of women’s voices in media coverage related to climate change and highlighted the fact that even though media coverage of climate change has increased significantly, only 15% of those interviewed on climate have been women. Majandra and Juliana also highlighted the importance of WEDO’s work in amplifying the voices and influence of women and girls who are on the frontlines of climate change demanding climate justice.

 

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