"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Government silent on over 313 murders of human rights and environment defenders, denounce Colombian activists
Colombian activists protest outside UN headquarters in New York; photo credit: Women’s Major Group New York, 19 July: Activists from various organizations worldwide  protested against the murders of at least 313 human rights defenders in front of the United Nations headquarters two days after the Colombian government reported at the High Level Political Forum [...]
Sascha Gabizon (executive director of WECF International, and organising partner of Women's Major Group Europe and Central Asia) delivered her questions on Technology for Local Systems at the Side Event: Innovation and Impact Investment for the SDGs: Tools for Advancing Reforms, at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, on 17th July 2018.
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.
The Colombia report points to the correlation between the end of the armed conflict and the increase in deforestation rates. The government also shows a lack of political will to synergise the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the implementation of the Peace Agreement, which acts as a key barrier to achieving genuine sustainable development. The report [...]
In Benin, agriculture, timber export and firewood-use underpin deforestation where women bear a disproportionate burden as a result. Key recommendations include involving women in decision-making, increasing access to information for the public and supporting civil society monitoring. The report was produced by by Amis de l’Afrique Francophone Benin (AMAF-BENIN). In 2018 the SDGs under review include: [...]
The analysis in Paraguay found that productive practices that dominate the country’s economy have generated globally unprecedented rates of deforestation as well as poverty and migration, with a particularly severe impact on women and girls. The report was prepared by HENOI. In 2018 the SDGs under review include: SDG 6 water and sanitation, SDG 7 energy, [...]
In Armenia, deforestation is being driven by agriculture, logging for firewood, mining and construction; the key recommendations proposed include strengthening monitoring mechanisms for forest protection and prevention of illegal logging, as well as promoting campaigns around gender equality, girls’ leadership and women’s participation in politics and community decision-making bodies. The report was produced by the [...]