Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights


16 October 2017
13:30 - 17:00
Achter Sint Pieter 200, Raadzaal, Utrecht University

Seminar: Gender-related Dimensions of Disasters in a Changing Climate

Keynote speaker: Ms Hilary Gbedemah (Ghana), member ofthe UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee)

The seminar addresses climate change from a gender perspective, focusing on the UN CEDAW Committee’s draft General Recommendation on the Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate. The impact of climatechange is already being felt by communities around the world. While no one is immunefrom climate change, it tends to affect women, boys, girls, and men differently. The CEDAW Committee’s draft General Recommendation explores the gendered dimensions of a range of climate related issues such as health, migration, food, and sanitation. The draft has been the subject of public consultation and is due to be finalised in early 2018. A number of experts in the field of gender and climate change will join Ms Gbedemah to discuss the draft and reflect on our future in a changing climate:

Mr Marcel Beukeboom, Climate Envoy, Dutch Government (TBC)

Ms Irene Dankelman, Lecturer Sustainable Development, Radboud University

Ms Marlies Hesselmann, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Groningen University

Monday, 16 October 2017

Time? 13.30 to 17.00

Where? Achter Sint Pieter 200, Raadzaal


Organizers: Research focus area Culture, Citizenship, and Human Rights (CCHR), and UGLOBE, Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges, together with SIM