A summary on the participation of MenEngage Alliance and its members at the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), March 14-25 March, 2022. The report includes a summary of policy framings from CSW66 relating to engaging men and boys in achieving gender and climate justice.
This report shares the key themes, issues, and agreements at CSW66. The focus of CSW66 was on the links between gender and climate justice. This was put front-and-center with the official priority theme of “achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.”
In addition, this summary report shares some of the key ideas that MenEngage Alliance advocated for including in the official Agreed Conclusions of CSW66. This includes the call for moving beyond the roles and responsibilities of men and boys as individuals, to centering and addressing systemic transformation through working to dismantle patriarchal masculinities and systems.
The report also summarizes the various Side Events, Parallel Events, and several other activities of MenEngage Alliance networks and members at CSW66, including:
- The Oral Statement presented by Kayinga Muddu Yisito, COTFONE, Uganda, on behalf of the MenEngage Alliance Climate and Environmental Justice Working Group. Click here to read the transcript version.
- A joint written statement submitted by MenEngage Alliance and Sonke Gender Justice, calling for action in response to the gendered impacts of climate change.
- Sohan Rahman, one of the members of the MenEngage Alliance Climate and Environmental Justice Working Group, speaking at the UN Secretary General’s Townhall meeting as part of the civil society participants. Watch the session here.
- Events on the links between masculinities and climate change, co-organized by the Climate and Environmental Justice Working Group.
Who will find this resource useful?
This summary report is useful for those advocating for policy change to achieve gender and climate justice. It is particularly relevant for anyone wanting to understand past advocacy efforts for transforming patriarchal masculinities towards these goals.
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About the authors
This summary report was developed by the Global Secretariat of MenEngage Alliance.