She Leads statement delivered at HRC53 during the discussion on adverse impact of climate change
Climate change disruptions cause waterborne diseases, heat-related ailments, and nutritional deficits, often overwhelming health systems. This compromises women and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health services, which deeply impacts their physical and mental health. Similar to health systems, education systems are also disrupted, often becoming inaccessible, particularly in crisis settings caused by climate change.
We strongly encourage member states to strengthen their health and education systems, as well as to develop and implement comprehensive strategies that prioritize the needs of girls, young women, and their communities, especially in crises and disaster response efforts.
Read the full statement here