For years the UNFCCC treated the impacts of climate change as gender neutral but due to women’s fierce activism inside and outside of the negotiating halls, the gender-specific ways in which women are impacted gained traction. One of the most important political blocs in the UNFCCC, the group of least developed countries (LDCs) have taken incredible steps over the last few years to ensure that the representation of women negotiators within its own ranks increases and that their overall advocacy work at the climate negotiations speaks to the multiple and intersecting ways that women in their countries are affected by climate change. Photo credit: IISD/ENB/Kiara Worth