YMCA AS YOUTH GENDER AMBASSADORS
This blog post details the experiences of YMCA Youth Ambassadors during Gender Day at COP21, Paris 2015.
On Tuesday, the YMCA-RGE inside team engaged with #GenderDay as youth gender ambassadors for the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Gender Program (IUCN). Gender equality is important for us, and we as an international team have a wide range of perspectives on the issue. Each team member spent time at the IUCN exhibition or booth, raising awareness on Gender Day and sharing our youth perspective on gender issues with negotiators and other observers.
Today was also a great opportunity to learn more about the connection between environmental issues and gender equality. This knowledge will be relevant in all our work with the aspect of environmental issues and climate change. Here are some of the team’s reactions to gender day.