3 03, 2020

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

By | 2020-03-03T11:19:14+00:00 March 3rd, 2020|Advocacy, Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

[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 [...]

18 02, 2020

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

By | 2020-02-18T11:59:59+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Advocacy, Climate, News, Our stories, WECF|0 Comments

“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 [...]

10 12, 2019

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

By | 2019-12-10T17:42:18+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Advocacy, Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach, Video|0 Comments

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 [...]

27 11, 2019

Join us for the 5th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP25

By | 2019-11-27T17:35:31+00:00 November 27th, 2019|Advocacy, Climate, Events, News, WECF|0 Comments

It’s time for action! Small scale, decentralised, locally owned solutions are just as relevant as large scale, high investment projects. Come and meet our Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards Winners as we host the 5th annual award ceremony at the climate negotiations (COP25) in Madrid. Radical action is what the Women and Gender Constituency has [...]

31 10, 2019

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

By | 2019-10-31T17:44:25+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 10, 2019

“They are only interested in soy”: how peasant and indigenous women in Paraguay are organising to survive the twin threats of industrial agriculture and climate change

By | 2019-10-08T14:12:25+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

This photo essay was originally published in the Ecologist Devastating fires across South America’s fragile forests have put the spotlight on the impacts of a growing and emboldened livestock and feedstock sector, which is hungry for land and unburdened by legislation or law enforcement. The Chaco forests in western Paraguay have been particularly badly hit [...]

29 08, 2019

WEBINAR: info session on the Gender Just Climate Solutions award

By | 2019-08-29T19:35:36+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Advocacy, Climate, COP, Events, Gender equality, News, Online courses & tools, WECF|0 Comments

When: 4 September 2019, 15:00-16:00 CEST Where: online Translations: English, French, Spanish Register: https://portal.voiceboxer.com/events/k42vba/register?blm_aid=59428 The Women and Gender Constituency, a coalition of women’s rights and gender organizations working together at the UN climate negotiations, invites you to this information session for an overview on the 5th Annual ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards! The awards aim to showcase real [...]

12 07, 2019

Land rights and livelihoods key to achieving sustainable development for Kenya’s indigenous women

By | 2019-07-12T09:26:58+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 07, 2019

Women’s Major Group position paper

By | 2019-07-24T17:48:58+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Advocacy, APWLD, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Policy paper, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

Women today find ourselves in very difficult times. We see this in rising protectionist governments; xenophobia, misogyny, and discrimination; governments turning more inward and backward to the detriment of the world; and power ever more concentrated among elite and corporations. We see this in environmental destruction, violations of women’s human rights, privatization of public goods, [...]

14 12, 2018

Meet the Winners of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP24

By | 2018-12-14T17:40:52+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, Events, Gender equality, News, Outreach, Press release, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we awarded Gender Just Climate Solutions Winners at the climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland Yesterday, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we held our inagural Gender Just Climate Solutions Award and publication launch at the climate negotiations in Katowice, [...]