Evidence exists today to confirm that threats of climate change are not gender neutral. Climate change is a sustainable development challenge with broad impacts, not only on the environment, but also on social and economic development and on women and men. Women still form a disproportionately large share of the poor in the world, and this is true in all African countries.
FEMNET - MALI is an autonomous organization that was established by women's organizations operating in Mali. It functions as the national women's network in Mali that brings together 33 organizations and 76 individual members to share information, develop collaborative initiatives and provide leadership for the promotion of women's rights and the equal participation of women in Mali in the development processes at all levels.
KULU – Women and Development is a non-partisan umbrella organization for 22 women's organisations, gender equality committees, trade unions and other Civil Society Organisation in Denmark, as well as individual members.
FEMNET is a pan-African organization which in full is the African Women's Communication and Development Network. It was established after the Third Women Conference on Women which ended the Decade for Women declared by the United Nations (1976 - 1985).
FEMNET – Mali is the Focal Point for the joint program for the women's rights, gender and climate change in Mali. KULU partnered with FEMNET – Mali to contribute to building a strong women's network in Mali to achieve the following:
This three-way cooperation is part of the Southern Voices Capacity Buidling Programme, which has supported the establishment of the Gender and Climate Justice Webpage. The SVCB Programme is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Danida. The Programme works to strengthen the voice of people most vulnerable to climate change in international climate negotiations and in domestic climate policies.