On International Day of #RuralWomen we celebrated the crucial role that rural women and girls play in contributing to securing land rights, livelihoods and food sovereignty, as well as building resilience in the face of climate change. We’re very pleased to share with you two short videos on the inspiring work that Indigenous and peasant [...]
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en español Governments gathered today at the High-level Political Forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York are discussing Sustainable Development Goal 13, on climate action. But whilst these discussions take place on what will clearly be another set of missed international goals, rural and Indigenous women in communities far removed from New York skyscrapers [...]
Globally, women earn an average of 23 per cent less than men for the same work, and women take home one tenth of the global income, while accounting for two thirds of global working hours. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment are not merely socially desirable: they are critical to the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development [...]
Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda spoke on behalf of Women’s Major Group at the review of SDG 15 during the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on July 13th, 2018. Download the statement here. Watch her speech here.
Country: Katojo Village, Nyakayojo Subcountry, Mbarara District in South-Western Uganda Works for: Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN) Role in #women2030: programmes & advocacy partner Related SDGs: SDG 5, SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 10, SDG 13, SDG 15, SDG 16, SDG 17 I am the [...]
Climate negotiations (COP22), SBSTA 45 Opening: our gender trainer Getrude Kenyangi delivering an intervention on behalf of the Women & Gender Constituency (WGC). In terms of loss & damage, the Executive Committee’s report must include a stronger emphasis on gendered non-economic impacts (e.g. loss of safety, power, autonomy, health - including mental health); pre-existing [...]
A year ago, just before the CSW, the corona pandemic changed everything. But now we have found new ways of movement building. So, we can connect virtually from all over the world to CSW65. In addition to the negotiations, in which government delegations have discussions on what it takes to improve gender equality, a lot [...]
Originally posted by the Global Forest Coalition in English, Spanish and French October 15th marks International Day of Rural Women. Today, along with eight of our member groups, we are celebrating the role and invaluable contributions of women and girls all around the world towards protecting forests and biodiversity, producing healthy and sustainable food and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]