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Climate and Gender
It is broadly understood that women face higher risks and greater burdens with regards to climate change, and this is increasingly acknowledged on climate policy and practice. However, this neglects a broader conception of gender, failing to recognise how gender intersects with age, disability, race, class, etc., and often excluding the experiences of men and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and non-binary people. How can we address the complex questions that lie at the nexus of climate and gender? How might we promote approaches to gender and climate that are intersectional, inclusive, and decolonial?

Join us to explore the breadth and complexity of the intersections between gender and climate, and contribute to a conversation about how the University of Leeds can focus further on this intersection.

We will be joined by Dr Katie McQuaid and Eric Ndawula.

Dr Katie McQuaid (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Geography. She currently holds a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for her project 'Gender, Generation and Climate Change (GENERATE): Creative Approaches to Building Inclusive and Climate Resilient Cities in Uganda and Indonesia'.

Eric Ndawula (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is Executive Director of Lifeline Youth Empowerment Center in Uganda. They are a queer feminist, journalist and activist who believes in mainstreaming cross-cutting issues like wellness, youth, the environment, gender, and disability for meaningful engagement and equity.

This event is co-hosted by the Priestley International Centre for Climate, the University's COP27 taskforce and the Horizons Institute.

Sep 28, 2022 10:00 AM in London

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