Women for
Climate Justice


COP 27 Done and Dusted – So What Now?

COP 27 which was dubbed as an African COP because it was held on the African soil happened at a time when inequality in South Africa and the entire world was and is still worsening; costs of living are going up tremendously; and unemployment skyrocketing especially among the youth in South Africa, amid a crippling energy crisis and a life-threatening heat wave which has claimed the lives of Seven Farm Workers in the Kakamas in the Northern Cape in South Africa.

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Remembering Wangari Maathai – Ecofeminist

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist who was a pioneering figure in the eco-feminist movement.

She was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and was a fierce advocate for the rights of women and the environment.

Maathai was born in Kenya in 1940 and grew up in a rural area surrounded by nature.

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Individual carbon footprints are a product of gendered roles, responsibilities and identities.

GenderCC SA has been working on different projects that focuses on Climate Change and environmental sustainability in rural communities in all the nine provinces of South Africa as well as the peri-urban and urban parts of the Gauteng Province of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The organisation contributed extensively to the South African National Climate Change Response Policy in 2010 where it partnered with various gender and environmental organisations to integrate gender in the Policy Framework.


Since 2011, the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) has been recognised as one of the nine official observer consitutuencies within the UNFCCC

As a global network, there are a variety of ways that you can become involved in GenderCC SA’s work on gender and climate change. Like many non-profit organisations


Climate change is one of the seminal issues that is currently facing all of us globally. A shift from fossil fuels, to cleaner and sustainable renewable energy sources that are energy efficient and accessible as well as affordable…

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