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Women Take To the Streets in Bangkok

10/2/09

I got a shot of much needed energy this afternoon. Around lunch time, Liv, Poul Erik and I participated in atcktcktck.org campaign rally. More than 100 women from Asia and around the world stood before the UN building in Bangkok, where delegates are negotiating a global climate deal,to demand "No Climate Justice without Gender Justice!"

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Poor women are among the most vulnerable to climate change, and they are the least responsible for the problem and also the least capable of adapting to new conditions. Today, they stood up for themselves.Theycalled for their voices to be heard in the negotiations.

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I was also thrilled to see the headlinerfor thefront page of theECOnewsletter (published by the NGO community at these UN talks):"Agents of Real Change" which highlightshow women are the real agents of change.http://www.climatenetwork.org/eco/bangkok-2009-ecos/Eco4.pdf

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