Dr. Vikas Desai
Organization: Urban Health and Climate Resilience Centre and Southern Gujarat Chamber of commerce and industries, Surat
Women’s Health and Climate Justice Day of Action Urban Health and Climate Resilience Centre (UHCRC) and women's wing of Southern Gujarat Chamber of commerce and Industries (SGCCI), Surat, India celebrated Women’s Health and Climate Justice Day of Action on 14th February, 2014. UHCRC as a member of Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) and as per the invitation of Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) organized this event . Total 35 women and men participated in interactive sessions. Event was organized in three sessions . 1) “Rise through knowledge”- where participants explored the subject of Gender, Climate and Health” through explanatory videos, presentation and discussion with expert. 2) “Rise through art”, participants expressed their creativity through poetry, drawing and story writing on the theme, “I care for my mother earth” 3) “Rise through Media”, which involved screening of videos showcasing worldwide action efforts made by women for environment and sharing of "take home" messages by participants.