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Advocacy 2018-10-02T11:22:27+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

Women’s rights and traditional knowledge are crucial for conserving biodiversity in Kyrgyzstan

[Русская версия] Last week, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiations in Rome aimed to set out a global biodiversity framework for the coming decades. The sheer scale of the challenges faced by our planet is difficult to comprehend, but there is now at least recognition of the fact that ecological and social crises must be tackled together. In order to protect biodiversity and environments such as forests, the world must also protect women’s rights, traditional knowledge and sustainable livelihoods so that communities can [...]

Report on the internal mid-term evaluation of the Women2030 programme

The 54 month-programme Women2030 started in May 2016 and will be completed by November 2020. Together with the other Women2030 co-applicants and with the support of a consultant, WECF conducted an internal Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) in the first quarter of 2019. The MTE aimed to reflect on the activities and achievements so far, to learn from this and to plan for the remaining period. This report presents the findings of this MTE review. Interviews of partners and meeting in Bangkok WECF invited some [...]

Testimony – what is it like being a winner of the Gender Just Climate Solutions award?

“The award winners annual meetings continue to be the highlight of the year in our lives and to rejuvenate our energies to continue to strive for gender-just climate solutions”. Bertha Chiroro is the Senior Project Coordinator at GenderCC – Southern Africa – a non-governmental organisation that works for women’s rights and gender justice. Here is her testimony about how it is to be a Gender Just Climate Solutions award winner: “From the first time when we were winners, our work as GenderCC – [...]

Monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia

The main purpose of this shadow report is to synthesize research data and case studies in order to draw attention to gaps in the SDG implementation process in Georgia and highlight successful cases where appropriate. Focusing specifically on SDG 5 – Gender Equality as well as several additional targets, such as  SDGs 6 and 7, that are relevant to gender equality and empowerment of women in Georgia. WeResearch team analyzed the current context and developments related to the selected targets and indicators, emphasized [...]

Call for Applications : Women2030 coalition’s Joint Alternative Report

The Women2030 programme is led by a coalition of 4 women’s rights and gender equality organisations (WECF, APWLD, GFC, WEP). Our goal is to build capacity of women's and gender civil society organisations (CSOs) and engage them in the policy processes of Agenda2030, its corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate action. We collaborate with local partners by facilitating participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilize citizen's support and sharing of best practices. As part of the programme’s activities, [...]

International Day of #RuralWomen: videos of Women2030 projects in Paraguay and Kenya

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 women in Kenya and Paraguay are doing to take control of their land and lives, and protecting forests and other ecosystems. The videos showcase projects carried out by [...]