Four young women on the vanguard of a new generation of climate activism call for equality for women, and justice for the planet.
Immaculate Akello, aged 25, is a climate change activist and lawyer whose work is transforming the lives of rural women in northern Uganda.
“I speak up for women’s rights because someone spoke up for me. Someone else fought tooth and nail to ensure that I have spaces that empower me, as a young woman. I would like to ask every young person to step up so that others are not stepped on. Rural women are one of the most affected groups by climate change. By becoming a women’s rights activist, you are not only creating enabling societies for yourself, your daughters, sisters and mothers but also for your sons, brothers and fathers.”