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Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem (A/77/136) [EN/AR/RU/ZH]

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Seventy-seventh session
Item 26 of the preliminary list
Advancement of women

Violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem, in accordance with Assembly resolution 75/161.

Violence against women and girls in the context of the climate crisis, including environmental degradation and related disaster risk mitigation and response

Summary

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem, explores the nexus between the climate crisis, environmental degradation and related displacement, and violence against women and girls. She assesses the intersecting vulnerabilities experienced by groups of women most at risk of the adverse impacts of climate change and introduces good practices and challenges in integrating a gender-responsive approach for addressing the climate crisis.

I. Introduction

  1. The present report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem, is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to its resolution 75/161 and Human Rights Council resolution 41/17. In the report, the Special Rapporteur assesses violence against women and girls and its varied manifestations in the context of the climate crisis, including environmental degradation and related disaster risk mitigation and response.