malaysia advocacy brief on climate change and srhr

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Malaysia’s existing institutional framework on climate change continues to provide a multitude of discourses that influence actions in addressing a growing range of adaptation, mitigation and development issues. This policy brief provides the analysis of the National Scoping Study on Climate Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). As an emerging issue, the study found interlinkages between climate change and SRHR. The findings further revealed that differing views had impeded attention to include gender‐responsive approaches and SRHR issues into climate change matters. This greatly hampers disaster management and adaptation actions. The study further highlights the need to recognize women’s leadership and participation in the decision making process towards building climate resilient communities. This is significant as the existing institutional imbalances undermine women’s perspectives and needs, thus making them invisible in climate change discussions and actions.

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