The Gender Action Plan (GAP) From a Reproductive Health Perspective

Webinar: 8:00 am EST on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
The 23rd Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP23) agreed on the Gender Action Plan (GAP) during its late 2017 meeting in Bonn, Germany. The GAP’s overall goal is to “support and enhance the implementation of the gender-related decisions and mandates so far adopted in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process through a set of specific activities to be conducted within the next 2 years1.”

Certain advocates and policymakers’ recognition of the connection between reproductive health and the UNFCCC policy field was made apparent through a key demand from COP23’s Women and Gender Constituency (WGC): to “promote health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights.” But is this connection recognized or affected by the GAP? What might the GAP mean for those working on reproductive health programs on the ground in the global south?

Please join PRB’s People, Health, Planet focus area at 8:00 am EST on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, for an upcoming webinar. Speakers Ida Klockmann (Danish Family Planning Association), Negash Teklu (PHE Ethiopia Consortium), and Bridget Burns (Women’s Environment and Development Organization) will address these questions and provide listeners with a brief background on the GAP and its significance. They will also discuss what the GAP might mean for those working on integrated Population, Health, and Environment projects, particularly in Africa. This webinar will be of interest to those working in policy and reproductive health programming, and those curious about links between the UNFCCC’s international policy process and work done on the local level.