Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) could be considered as a global pandemic. 1 in 3 women will experience some form of violence during their life, targeted at them solely because of their gender. Violence against women and girls is a great obstacle for the achievement of gender equality, and in all its forms, (physical, psychological, sexual, economic, structural, cyber, harassment and blackmail on the working place) is one of the most serious gender-based violations of human rights and a discrimination against women which affect their fundamental freedoms, silencing them and become obstacles to their participation in the public and private sphere.
Climate change and indirect consequences of natural disasters could impact on women’ health, safety and rights. At the same time, green and blue economy could represent new professional opportunities for both women and girls. Covid-19 underlined the tight liaison between human being and the safeguarding of the Planet, and on the importance of developing an holistic approach focused on “One Health”. This would allow looking at the problems of sustainability in a broader perspective that embraces, if not all, at least a significant part of the complexity that surrounds the human-environment system.