WOMEN, PEACE & CLIMATE CHANGE IN A ‘DIVIDED’ CYPRUS



WOMEN, PEACE & CLIMATE CHANGE IN A ‘DIVIDED’ CYPRUS, IAW Peace Commission’s Parallel Event CSW66, March 16, 2022:

Download the programme PDF here: https://international-alliance-of-women.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/17160050/Program_March-16-12-pm-EST_Women-Peace-and-Climate-Change-in-a-Divided-Cyprus.pdf

Panelist of HANDS ACROSS THE DIVIDE, Cyprus (HAD) will inform about their work for Peace and Climate Change and the specific challenges, obstacles and achievements as women peacemakers who are confronted with a long lasting frozen conflict on an divided Island.

Cyprus’ divided island’s communities are governed by two different administrations which do not talk to each other since more than 50 years. HAD creates dialogues for solutions towards peace within the Civil Society. The women’s NGO’s name is programme: they put their caring HANDS ACROSS THE DIVIDE and are creating a Culture of Peace. In HAD’s networks are among others women from the academia who provide studies and expertise based on research on peace and conflict solution.

Climate Change globally is push factor and chance for more collaboration across divides, but more support by the International Community is needed for more political will for adequate women’s participation.

Cyprus faced environmental disasters which each community has dealt with in contra-diction.
HAD aims for a united approach and wants international networking and exchange for better addressing this twofold emergency.

The climate situation will be worsened with the EU Green Deal being implemented and monitored in the Greek Cypriot community and implemented but not monitored in the Turkish Cypriot one.
HAD wants to redirecting public defense funds to women’s empowerment for Climate Change and Peace.

WE DISCUSS THE INTERLINKAGE OF THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOR PEACE- WE HOPE TO EXCHANGE WITH THE WOMEN PEACEMAKERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS – WE WANT BUILT A NETWORK ON GLOBAL LEVEL TO ACCELARATE OUR EFFORTS

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