On 15 July 2019, WILPF hosted a workshop entitled, "Making Sustainable Development work for Women and Girls in Conflict: Strengthening an Integrated Approach to Gender Equality, Sustainable Development, and Peace", with a particular focus on the intersections between gender, militarism, and the environment. The workshop was led by WPS Programme Director Abigail Ruane, WILPF US member and convener of the environment working group Dawn Nelson, and WILPF Vice President and WILPF Norway member Margrethe Tingstad.
Because SDG 13 on climate change was under review at the 2019 High-Level Political Forum, as was SDG 16 on peaceful, just and inclusive societies, the workshop offered the opportunity for WILPF members to discuss feminist peacebuilding in the context of global climate crisis and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Previous WILPF work has examined ecocide, the environmental impact of nuclear weapons, the impacts of transnational corporations on women's human rights and the environment.
For more background, read Dawn Nelson's 2018 WILPF blog on the need for feminist action on climate change.