the human rights’ standards give a special position to the right of non-discrimination, in order to protect the most vulnerable groups. There are even international treaties specific to each group, such as: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, women are exposed to discrimination, even in a changing climate.
This report aims to clarify the meaning of climate change, its reasons and impacts, also the international efforts to confront these changes in light of human rights commitments related to climate change. It is also studying the negative impacts of climate change and its harshness as challenges that stand in the way of women’s empowerment and decision making, through clarifying the women’s rights, the reasons why women are the most vulnerable to climate changes, the extent to which climate change affects gender equality, violence against women, and women’s health, food security and safe work.