Women's Tribunal:  Gender and Climate Justice:  India

Date:  November 14, 2011
Location:  Nagpur

“In several regions, women have changed traditional practices related to agriculture or the management of natural resources but these efforts have not been recorded or acknowledged from a scientific or policy viewpoint.”

In India, a National Action Plan (NAP) on Climate Change has been designed and several states have also proposed State Action Plans aimed at dealing with the impacts of climate change. These plans are yet to be analysed with respect to the provision of sustainable alternatives for the most vulnerable communities who depend on forests, water bodies and agriculture land as their main livelihood and resource, including rural and tribal communities and most especially women who are directly involved with the management and use of natural resources in their daily lives.
The Women’s Hearing on Gender and Climate Justice aims to identify and document grassroots alternatives of climate adaptation that could be shared at a national level, alongside a gender review of the National and 04 State Action Plans on Climate Change. The national hearing will be held in Nagpur, India on 14 November 2011. 

For more information, contact Rosa Lizarde, Global Coordinator, Feminist Task Force at <>

The Feminist Task Force was established under the umbrella of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) in March, 2005, emphasizing gender equality as central to poverty eradication.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for announcing the event in India Tribunal. As a coordinator of this event I want to share with you that we are amazed to see that the groups in remote areas especially from central part of India and Gujarat are eager to contribute their experiences. Most of the testimonies will be presented by affected women only. In this event experts like Dr. Soumya Dutt, Aditi Kapoor, Ravi Hemadri, Souparna Lahiri, Anil Singh, Lysa John, Adv Sankar Pani, Mamata Dash, Pratibha Shinde, Kuldip Gyaneswar etc will present the crtiques on NAP and SAP. I request you to publish our verdict and recommendations which will b outcome of the hearing. Looking forward.
    Lata P.M.