Girls’ activism and leadership for climate justice in Asia and the Pacific
This report documents girls’ and young women’s role in demanding climate action and justice in Asia and the Pacific.
Girls and young women are at the forefront of both climate vulnerability and climate activism.
Research has found that they can be more at risk and yet powerful agents of change, both in reality and perception.
While gender roles, ages, and other aspects influence their vulnerability to climate change impacts, they also challenge the circumstances that put them at risk as climate changes, acting in ways large and small to change their communities and policies on many levels. In this process, they receive support from allies, yet continue to face barriers to getting their voices heard.
Youth-led climate movements increasing
The increasing scale, scope, and impact of youth-led climate movements around the world reminds us of the importance of their voices, power, and agency. Yet, little research has documented how girls and young women are challenging the shrinking civic space, using digital platforms and social media to amplify their voices, and advocating for climate justice and social inclusion.
This research seeks to fill this gap by documenting girls’ and young women’s role in demanding climate action and justice in Asia and the Pacific, with local case study examples highlighting lived experiences, knowledge, and expertise of young female leaders.
Youth empowerment, Activism, Climate change, Climate change activism, girls’ leadership