Panel: Women’s Solidarity to End Poverty and Fight Climate Change

Alongside Solar Sister, ICRW and UNOPS, Trickle Up discussed the power of collective action and solidarity among women in building resilience towards climate change on International Women's Day 2023.

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Since 2019, the UN estimates about 648 million people globally were living in extreme poverty, a number that has only grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, women have lost their livelihoods at a higher rate than men, and continue to bear a larger burden of unpaid care work.

The climate crisis acts as a threat multiplier, exacerbating vulnerabilities.

Through a conversation with practitioners and policy makers, we explored how women’s solidarity and collaborative action can be transformative in building resilience against climate change.

Nathalie Laidler-Kylander, President, Trickle Up

Olasimbo Sojinrin, Chief Operating Officer, Solar Sister
Louise Erskine, Chief of Staff and Gender & Climate Lead, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Worknesh Mekonen Gonet, Country Director – Ethiopia, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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