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Advocacy 2017-09-15T15:03:17+00:00

We  advocate for stronger commitments to gender equality and women’s human rights within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); towards a gender just future. We advocate on the local, regional and international level for a bottom-up approach to the SDGs. Meaning, what is happening on the local level should dictate the dialogue on the global level: “global goals, local actions”.

 

Our advocacy work exists of

  • Capacity-building & meaningful public participation of women
  • Shadow reporting
  • An online gender & SDGs monitoring tool

 

Processes we follow

 

Latest updates

Are we on the right road to COP24? A reflection on the Bangkok intersessional climate change conference

The additional intersession of the climate negotiations this year resumed in Bangkok this week, 4-9th September. The extra high level meeting was scheduled to further further the preparations needed by negotiatiors before they come to take decisions at COP24 in Katowice Poland later this year. In spite of this extra session, our message is clear: we are nowhere close to what we need to achieve for the future of our planet! We need a clear and transparent Paris Agreement working programme – and [...]

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

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 Parties (COP), where there was much expectation in the air and great mobilisations on the streets. Back then, the US and big developing countries including China and [...]

HLPF2018: national reviews or holiday commercials?!

"While HLPF is a great space for feminist solidarity, networking, awareness raising and knowledge sharing of best practices, you cannot really shake the feeling of: are we really doing enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?" As you walked the corridors of the United Nations headquarters during HLPF, you could feel the tension of distress from various actors. At the end of the first week, for example, several countries broke the silence on the Ministerial Declaration.  The outcome document of the conference, which [...]

Localising the sustainable development goals in Nigeria

On the 1st of August 2018, the first national conference on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) was held at Grand Ibro Hotel Annex, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. The Women Environmental Programme(WEP) in alliance with her Women 2030 partners and the Civil Society Advance Forum on Sustainable Development(CAS2030) facilitated the success of this event. This one day conference was themed: "Localising the SDGs in Nigeria: The Role of Civil Society Organizations(CSOs) and other Key Actors." It afforded a networking avenue for civil society organizations, private sector, [...]

Applications open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2018!

WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards It’s that time of year again, WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) are calling for applications to our 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The Women and Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 4th annual 'Gender-Just Climate Solutions' Awards! These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. Is your organisation working towards gender and climate justice? Then you [...]

WEP holds policy consultation on SDGs in Nigeria

Women Environmental Programme (WEP), on 27 June, 2018 at The Consort Luxury Suites, Plot 799 Kaura District, Abuja, organized a policy consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This policy consultation was part of the activities of the Women2030 project, which created a platform for different stakeholders to discuss Nigeria’s SDGs’ plans, policies and programmes, and make necessary recommendations that will help the country realize the SDGs. Stakeholders at the event were drawn from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government, private [...]