Climate Change Advocacy Mission

At the dinner meeting on May 11th, 2002, the Zonta Club of Berkshire adopted Climate Change as our primary advocacy mission moving forward. Our mission is to create a gender-equal, sustainable world by educating girls, advocating for women’s rights, and inspiring more female leaders. What is the link between climate change and gender inequality? Climate change is like being on a runaway train. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions are causing global warming. Global warming is triggering extreme weather events. Extreme weather events are causing major social disruption as millions of people are displaced. Social disruption magnifies existing inequalities – including gender inequality. The gains in gender equality made over the last one hundred years by Zonta International are at risk. Zonta International is understandably concerned and recently released its Statement on Climate Change: a Gender Equality Issue. In 2020, District 23 joined the dots and developed Zonta Says NOW to gender equality and...