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A gloomy future for climate finance at COP24

By | 2019-01-08T11:28:43+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, COP, GFC, News, Outreach|

By Coraina de la Plaza, Global Forest Coalition Climate finance has again been one of the most sticky issues in international climate change negotiations this year. Since the signing of the Paris Agreement (PA) and well before it, there have been many words of goodwill and promises made to deliver the finance desperately needed in [...]

The Rural is Political: a brief summary of WECF’s activities at CSW62

By | 2018-04-27T17:55:47+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Advocacy, Gender equality, News, WECF|

CSW62 CONCLUSIONS On March 12th 2018, the 62nd CSW session was opened at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. WECF was represented by Anke Stock, Sascha Gabizon, Hanna Gunnarsson and our partner Agnes Mirembe (ARUWE, Uganda) and Sonia (BaliFokus). Many important conclusions were reached and agreed upon, among which: increased financing and official [...]

Photo Essay: Indigenous and Rural Women Conserve Mother Earth and Empower Their Communities

By | 2018-10-02T12:15:56+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Biodiversity, GFC, News, Outreach|

Originally posted on truthout.org on 7 March 2018 and written by Global Forest Coalition and members of Women2030. On this International Women’s Day, we bring you a photo essay about Indigenous and rural women and their innate connection to nature. Women’s rights and gender equality are crucial for not just women, but also for their [...]

CSW62: Women’s Major Group side event on chemicals, gender equality and rural women

By | 2018-02-15T17:46:53+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

“Strengthening gender policies for a toxics-free planet for rural women” We would kindly like to invite you to our side event: “Strengthening gender policies for a toxics-free planet for rural women”. The event is running parallel to the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), at the United Nations Headquarters in New [...]

Gender dimensions of hazardous chemicals (study)

By | 2018-10-03T16:46:33+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Gender equality, News, Reports & studies, WECF, WEP|

WECF, WEP Nigeria (Women Environmental Programme) and BaliFokus with support of the BRS Conventions secretariat have launched the advanced copy of the study "Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste Policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions' during the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly on the 5th of December 2017. This case study is the result of [...]

First Gender Action Plan ever adopted under UNFCCC

By | 2017-11-16T12:35:46+00:00 November 16th, 2017|News|

WHAT On Tuesday November 14, 2017 the first ever Gender Action Plan to the UNFCCC was adopted at COP23. Its overall goal is to support and enhance the implementation of the gender-related decisions and mandates so far adopted in the UNFCCC process through a set of specific activities to be conducted within the next 2 [...]

Adoption of the first Gender Action Plan under the UNFCC

By | 2018-10-03T14:21:08+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Advocacy, Climate, Press release|

Press Release COP23, Bonn, Germany 15 November 2017   On Tuesday November 14, 2017 the first ever Gender Action Plan to the UNFCCC was adopted at COP23. Its overall goal is to support and enhance the implementation of the gender-related decisions and mandates so far adopted in the UNFCCC process through a set of specific [...]

Blog Post: APWLD And Our Members At HLPF And GLPF

By | 2017-09-06T09:45:19+00:00 August 10th, 2017|APWLD, Events, News|

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) got a second iteration this year with 43 member states carrying out the Voluntary National Review, 13 of which are from Asia Pacific.The nine-days HLPF consisted of review of sets of Goals (1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14) as well as Goal 17 followed [...]

National Monitoring and Review of The Sustainable Development Goals And Development Justice

By | 2017-09-06T10:09:43+00:00 April 25th, 2017|APWLD, News|

 APWLD’s Women 2030 Partners Meeting In Chiang Mai, Thailand APWLD TRACKS HISTORY OF SHAPING THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Since 2012, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) has been advocating for a transformative development framework that addresses the structural causes of inequalities and fulfil promises to women’s human rights. [...]