In Focus: International Women's Day 2022 in the Arab States


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This International Women’s Day, 8 March, join UN Women and the world in coming together under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, and call for climate action for women, by women.

With the latest data, we now understand the vital link between gender, social equity and climate change, and recognize that without gender equality today, a sustainable future, an equal future, remains out of reach. 

Women and girls experience the greatest impacts of the climate crisis as it amplifies existing gender inequalities and puts women’s lives and livelihoods at risk. Across the world, women depend more on, yet have less access to, natural resources, and often bear a disproportionate responsibility for securing food, water, and fuel.

As women and girls bear the burden of climate impacts, they are also essential to leading and driving change in climate adaption, mitigation and solutions.  Without the inclusion of half of the world’s population, it is unlikely that solutions for a sustainable planet and a gender equal world tomorrow will be realized. 

Join us in celebrating all the ways women and girls are taking climate action at all levels, and help elevate their voices and support their work.


Virtual photo Exhibition: Women For Climate

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022, we are honoring the women in Lebanon leading the fight against climate change, one climate action at a time. This year's International Women’s Day comes as the world grapples with adverse effects caused by climate change. Across Lebanon’s communities, women climate leaders and activists have taken the lead to implement and advocate for climate actions to overcome these unprecedented circumstances.

We're bringing forward the faces of the Lebanese women climate activists in Lebanon who are at the forefront of driving climate action in Lebanon. From recycling, advocating, solarizing, researching, and pedalling the way for a sustainable future for Lebanon.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us online! Use your own platforms to speak up for gender equality and celebrate the contribution of women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change to build a sustainable tomorrow.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @unwomenarabic and join the conversation on social media using #IWD2022. You can download graphics, slogans GIFs and more in our social media package