Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Violence against Women - 22nd Meeting, 50th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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Panel 1: Exploring the nexus between climate change and violence against women and girls through a human rights lens - Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women

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Objectives: To increase awareness of the human rights framework applicable to the nexus between climate change and violence against women and girls and to discuss challenges and promising practices in this regard.
Chair:
• H.E. Mr. Andranik Hovhannisyan, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement: Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator:   
• Ms. Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

All panellists will be invited to integrate an intersecting approach to ensure that no one is left behind (women of African descent, Roma, indigenous women, women from religious minorities, women with disabilities, LGBTI women, rural women etc.) and to include information on promising practices of prevention.
Panellists and themes:   
• Ms. Melania Chiponda, Climate Justice and Gender Advisor (FEMNET)
Gender-based violence against women leaders and environmental human rights defenders
• Ms. Astrid Puentes Riaño, Independent consultant on human rights and climate change
Climate-induced displacement and migration and the risks of violence against women
• Mr. Rajib Ghosal, Regional Senior Technical Advisor, Save the Children International, Climate Change and Child Poverty Focal Point in the Asia-Pacific region
• Esmeralda, girl advocate
Climate-induced problems in agriculture (poor harvest, livestock loss, land loss, loss of livelihoods, etc.) and the risks of domestic violence, child early and forced marriage, trafficking in persons and forced prostitution.
-Speakers-

  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioneer for Human Rights (Introduction)
  • Ms. Reem Alsalem, Moderator, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
  • Ms. Melania Chiponda, Climate Justice and Gender Advisor (FEMNET)
  • Ms. Astrid Puentes Riano, Independent consultant on human rights and climate change
  • Mr. Rajib Ghosal, Regional Senior Technical Advisor, Save the Children International, Climate Change and Child Poverty Focal Point in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Esmeralda, girl advocate
  • Australia, Ms. Christine Clarke
  • Spain, Ms. Angeles Moreno Bau
  • Slovenia (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Anita Pipan
  • Norway (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Tine Mørch Smith
  • European Union, Ms. Linda Ekholm
  • Belgium (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Tom Neijens
  • Portugal (on behalf of the CPSC), Mr. Goncalo Motta
  • Turkey (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Muzaffer Uyav Gültekin
  • Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC), Mr. Junaid Suleiman
  • Côte d'Ivoire (on behalf of the Group of African), Ms. Ahou Rosine Kangah
  • Guyana (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Kerrlene C. Wills
  • Qatar, Mr. Abdulla Ali Bahzad
  • Center for Global Nonkilling, Ms. Elina Viitasaari
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ms. Estelle Wagner
  • Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, Mr. Vivien Facunla
  • Ecuador, Ms. Marcia Rochina
  • Lithuania, Ms. Irena Urbutytė-Pranckevičienė
  • France, Ms. Emmanuelle Lachaussée
  • Mauritania, Ms. Warda Mohamed Khouye
  • Togo, Ms. Amavi Gbegbe
  • Afghanistan, Mr. Mohibullah Taib
  • Canada, Ms. Leslie Norton
  • Armenia, Ms. Zoya Stepanyan
  • Benin, Mr. Omondélé Clauvis Ogoubiyi
  • United States of America, Ms. Michele Taylor
  • Colombia, Mr. Yesid Andrés Serrano Alarcón
  • Timor-Leste, Ms. Didina Maria Assunção Coelho da Silva
  • UN Women, Ms. Adriana Quinones
  • European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Federation, Ms. Gurchaten Sandhu
  • World Vision International, Ms. Anne-Marie Vuignier
  • Plan International, Inc., Mr. Dorian Hall
  • Ms. Astrid Puentes Riano, Independent consultant on human rights and climate change (Final Remarks)
  • Mr. Rajib Ghosal, Regional Senior Technical Advisor, Save the Children International, Climate Change and Child Poverty Focal Point in the Asia-Pacific region