Australia has supported the Women’s Champion Network which bolsters the participation of women in provincial communities in decision making processes related to climate governance at national, subnational and local levels.

Australian Embassy First Secretary Ms. Bhavana Dhanasar has recently attended ActionAid’s launch of “Women Led-Alternative to Climate Change in Cambodia”, a new programme supported by partners from the National Disaster Management Commission, British Embassy in Cambodia and United Nation Women (UN Women), that builds on ANCP Programme’s support to the Women’s Champion Network to provide gender inclusive solutions to the impacts of climate change and disasters, according to a news release of the Australian Embassy in Cambodia issued this morning.

Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by climate change and other disasters including the economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the source said, adding that women are at higher risk of slipping into poverty and carry greater burdens of family and carer responsibilities. It is vital that women’s unique perspectives are reflected in climate and disaster governance.

Supporting and empowering women in leadership is integral to Australia’s development cooperation policy, alongside climate action, the embassy underlined.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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