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Forest conservation must address violence against women

By | 2019-11-25T23:20:26+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Gender Assessments, Gender equality, GFC, News|

by Jeanette Sequeira, Juana Vera Delgado and Ruth Nyambura, Global Forest Coalition November 25th has been designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations. The day also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign spearheaded by feminists and women’s [...]

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

By | 2019-10-31T17:44:25+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News|

In this issue of the Global forest Coalition's magazine Forest Cover we explore the full spectrum of bioenergy developments and use in West Africa and how they are impacting women and forests. The articles cover bioenergy in its very large-scale, requiring huge areas of land to provide the raw materials, to the ubiquitous and time-old [...]

Teodolina Villalba

By | 2019-07-02T13:27:49+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Our stories|

en español Location: San Isidro Community, Yrybucua District, Paraguay Works for: Federación Nacional Campesina (National Peasant’s Federation) Role in #women2030: Training participant Related SDGs: SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 15 In Paraguay at Federación Nacional Campesina I am responsible for the coordination. I work [...]

Meet the Winners of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP24

By | 2018-12-14T17:40:52+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, Events, Gender equality, News, Outreach, Press release, WECF, WMG|

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we awarded Gender Just Climate Solutions Winners at the climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland Yesterday, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we held our inagural Gender Just Climate Solutions Award and publication launch at the climate negotiations in Katowice, [...]

Forest Cover 57 – 1.5°C from a community perspective

By | 2019-01-08T11:25:22+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|

Welcome to the 57th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. As governments congregate once more for a climate COP, this time in Katowice, Poland, Forest Cover 57 looks critically at the Intergovernmental [...]

Forest Cover 53 – Leaving no one behind: Community rights and biodiversity conservation

By | 2018-10-02T17:48:14+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News, Outreach|

Welcome to Forest Cover No. 53, the Global Forest Coalition newsletter that provides a space for Southern and Northern environmental justice activists to present their views on international forest-related policies. In this 53rd edition of Forest Cover, published in the run-up to the Convention on Biodiversity’s December discussions on biodiversity conservation and the Sustainable Development [...]

1.5°C is possible: gender just climate solutions are showing the way!

By | 2018-10-15T18:21:47+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Climate, News, Press release, WECF|

Press release: for immediate release According to the recently released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have 12 years left to take radical action to prevent global warming from rising beyond 1.5°C. Radical action is what the Women and Gender Constituency has been demanding for years. And we are proud to [...]

From Bangkok to Katowice: In whose interests are the climate negotiations?

By | 2018-09-04T10:26:58+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, GFC, News|

Photo: protest at the Bankgok UNFCCC negotiations in 2009 (copyright: Souparna Lahiri) Written by Souparna Lahiri (Global Forest Coalition), 3rd September 2018 This week the negotiations over the Paris Rulebook and Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) recommence in Bangkok. It reminds me of the 2009 Bangkok intersessional, in the run up to the Copenhagen Conference of [...]

The rights of Indigenous Peoples are key to saving our global ecosystems

By | 2018-10-02T10:52:27+00:00 August 9th, 2018|GFC, News, Outreach|

By the Global Forest Coalition Indigenous Peoples have been protecting biodiversity on Earth for thousands of years. Yet their rights are increasingly being eroded and they face multiple threats. On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we honor the important role that Indigenous Peoples play in protecting Mother Earth. This photo-essay gives you [...]