About The Project
Women for Climate Justice (MXJC) is a Colombia-based project led by Barranquilla+20, a youth and women led NGO which aims to transform the way organizations, collective movements, groups, and decision-makers incorporate gender equality in their strategies and maximize intercultural leadership to influence climate policies.
It recognizes the need to increase the participation of young women, especially young marginalized women, to achieve climate justice. Despite being disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis, indigenous, Black, women of color, and migrant women are often underrepresented in climate talks. Through capacity-building and training, MXJC seeks to amplify their voices and give them a seat at the global decision-making table, thus putting gender equity at the core of climate policy-making.
The initiative strengthens and leverages the leadership of 16 young women from 12 subnational jurisdictions across Colombia to convene, design and implement innovative advocacy strategies for gender and climate justice through local, national, and intersectoral spheres. MXJC aims to expand their action and impact in Latin America to empower more young women to advocate for gender climate and peace policies.