Women Deliver is proud to launch new evidence that highlights the integral connection between climate change, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and proposes recommendations for decision-makers. 

The first report, The Link Between Climate Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: An Evidence Review, is designed to be used by decision-makers and climate change, humanitarian, and gender equality advocates to better understand the linkages between sectors and align efforts to generate effective policies and programs.

The second report, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes, developed in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, an award-winning independent think tank and secretariat to the NAP Global Network, provides an overview of how SRHR can be integrated into national plans to adapt to climate change.

Ahead of next month's 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), which will highlight “women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development,” the kick-off of the Generation Equality Forum, in which climate justice and SRHR are key initiatives, and the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November, these new resources feature the evidence needed to drive action at the intersection of climate change and SRHR. They affirm that: 

Climate change presents challenges to SRHR realization.
⮞ Direct impacts include the disruption of SRH services because of extreme weather events, and an uptick in climate-sensitive diseases and stresses that negatively affect maternal and child health outcomes. 
Investing in SRHR can reduce the impacts of climate change and spur action.
⮞ When SRHR is fully realized, people are better able to manage risks, pursue new livelihoods, and participate in politics and collective action. They're better equipped to absorb the shocks of climate change and contribute to climate solutions.
Bolstering climate action means collaborating across sectors to tackle intersecting inequalities. 
⮞ Multiple forms of discrimination and oppression compound barriers to accessing SRHR.
⮞ By implementing intersectional solutions, we can ensure that climate action works hand in hand with the realization of SRHR and gender equality. 
Take Gender-Responsive Climate Action
Together, we can drive integrated, intersectional action to realize SRHR, bolster climate resilience, and achieve gender equality by:
  1. Enhancing collaboration between actors working on climate change, health, and women's rights 
  2. Promoting gender-transformative climate action that addresses the linkages between climate change and SRHR
  3. Investing in research to fill evidence gaps and integrate the analysis of SRHR and climate data
  4. Supporting health systems to address the underlying causes of vulnerability to climate change
  5. Understanding how compounding crises and intersecting identities shape vulnerability and resilience to climate change and SRHR to make sure climate actions do not exacerbate inequalities 
>> Learn more about the linkages between climate change and SRHR and how you can take action on our website

Explore the Interactive Website

How can we ensure that climate action works hand in hand with efforts to realize SRHR? 

>> Take a journey on Women Deliver and IISD's new interactive website to learn more.

Call For Gender-Responsive NAP Processes

Gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes enable countries to identify and address their priorities for adapting to climate change. They also present an opportunity to address the impacts of climate change on SRHR. 
>> Learn more from Women Deliver and IISD about why NAP processes are key to strengthening health systems, increasing climate resilience, and advancing SRHR.
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