Activity Kit for the CSW: Climate Justice Needs Young Feminists

Being a young person today is equal parts exciting and confusing. Navigating a global pandemic, the climate crisis, as well as taking time to understand yourself and how you relate to the world around you can be a lot sometimes. Luckily, you are not alone in feeling like this! Many youth from all over the world are coming together to fight for their futures, and in doing so are not only changing the world but are also better understanding themselves and what they want.

This interactive toolkit will help you make sense of some of your political desires and demands, and explain how you can use these feelings to inspire action! The link between wider global issues and your own personal identity is important, even if it might not be obvious to begin with. Gender identity intersects with other areas of self identification (racialized group, dis/ability, migrant or refugee status, sexual orientation, religion, class) and this will change how you understand and experience the climate crisis. Fighting against climate change, environmental degradation and natural disasters should be intertwined with a fight for a more equal and fair society.

If this interests you but you do not know where to start, then look no further! This toolkit aims to put you and your experiences at the centre to help you create strategies to influence decision makers on these important issues and gain a better understanding of yourself. This toolkit is the second in a series, and our Climate Justice Toolkit for Youth gives you tips for engaging in activism around climate justice.

This toolkit takes a different approach and gives activities for self reflection and strategizing for another important international conference, the Commission on the Status of Women.