SPOTLIGHT ON THE AFRICAN ACTIVISTS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE III
2022 was a landmark year for the future of the planet and therefore for the future of every woman, man, girl, and boy, in all four corners of the world. In times of crisis, when resources are strained and institutional capacity is limited, women and girls face disproportionate impacts with far-reaching consequences that are only further amplified in contexts of fragility, conflict, and climate emergencies. At the same time, women are often the leaders, strong networkers, managers, organizers, and caretakers in the community. In this issue, we talk about Women’s actions in the context of the climate crisis about, while giving the floor to various development actors on the theme of gender in resilience and climate change. A series of articles make up a dossier highlighting the important role of marginalised rural community members, including women, in the fight against climate change and its consequences. This topic is also central to the work of African Activists for Climate Justice (AACJ) and the consortium partners and it is with great pleasure that we share not just the Organization’s results, but also a range of contributions made by our partners ; the Pan African Climate Alliance (PACJA), Oxfam, Femnet , Natural Justice and the African Youth Commission (AYC),to initiatives, projects and challenges in this area. As we never tire of saying, given their critical role in ensuring household livelihood security, women must be involved in identifying and implementing actions that can contribute to poverty reduction and the protection of the environment.