PARIS, France (Dec. 2, 2015) – The Women & Gender Constituency hosted the first ever Young Feminist Day during the Women and Gender Caucus at the UNFCCC daily gathering at COP21.
Majandra Rodriguez, WEDO/FRIDA’s Young Feminist Fellow for Climate Justice, coordinated and facilitated this special and inspiring event. Perspectives on activism and climate justice were shared by a diverse panel including:
Reem Al Mealla – Bahrain, Arab Youth Climate Movement (AYCM)
Eleanor Deeley – United Kingdom, University of Cambridge & Varsity Newspaper
Ale Salas – Costa Rica, FAO / WAGGGS / YUNGA
Alina Saba – Thailand, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development
Marina Flevotomas – Greece, Pulpo Art & Pachamama Path Perú
Alina highlighted, “Living with climate change is a reality, it keeps us awake at night. Climate Change is further pushing us into a cycle of inequality. We are trading away our life.”
The room was filled with engaged participants eager to hear the voices of young feminists. Majandra and the rest of the young feminists who participated hope to continue the conversation and establish a young feminist working group in order to ensure that all generations are included in climate change negotiations, international policies, and advocacy spaces.