15 10, 2018

#Ruralwomen: join our Women2030 campaign!

By | 2018-10-15T09:56:29+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach, WECF|0 Comments

It is the International Day of Rural Women on Monday today. Every year, October 15th commemorates the crucial role of rural women and girls, including Indigenous women and girls in contributing to sustainable development, rural livelihoods, food, climate resilience and wellbeing. This year, #Women2030 is highlighting the harsh impacts of unsustainable industries and development on [...]

10 10, 2018

Congratulations Sascha! Named thirty-third most influential sustainability fighter in the Netherlands

By | 2018-10-11T16:25:19+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Climate, Gender equality, News, WECF|0 Comments

We are greatly honoured to receive the news that our project partner WECF's Executive Director Sascha Gabizon have been named the thirty-third (out of 100) most influential persons in the fight for sustainability in the Netherlands by Trouw Green. Trouw Green is a Dutch daily newspaper and this is the tenth year they are running [...]

18 06, 2018

Albania (draft)

By | 2018-10-11T18:01:38+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, WECF|0 Comments

To accomplish its mission, Women in Development Shkodra, work to compose and implement a variety of strategies, projects, provides services to the community, cooperate for the establishment of gender statistics, social statistics, works for the establishment and implementation of policies with gender perspective and social locality, regionally and nationally, it organized a series of activities [...]

27 04, 2018

The Rural is Political: a brief summary of WECF’s activities at CSW62

By | 2018-04-27T17:55:47+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Advocacy, Gender equality, News, WECF|0 Comments

CSW62 CONCLUSIONS On March 12th 2018, the 62nd CSW session was opened at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. WECF was represented by Anke Stock, Sascha Gabizon, Hanna Gunnarsson and our partner Agnes Mirembe (ARUWE, Uganda) and Sonia (BaliFokus). Many important conclusions were reached and agreed upon, among which: increased financing and official [...]

8 03, 2018

Pressing for progress! #HerstoryOfChange

By | 2018-03-08T16:12:13+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Gender equality, News, Outreach, WECF|0 Comments

Today, on International Women’s Day, we are launching the website for our gender equality and sustainable development initiative: #women2030! The international theme for 8th of March this year is “press for progress”. As such we would like to share some stories of the brilliant womxn involved in #women2030, in other words #HerstoryOfChange. About the website [...]

3 01, 2018

Gender dimensions of hazardous chemicals (study)

By | 2018-10-03T16:46:33+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Gender equality, News, Reports & studies, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

WECF, WEP Nigeria (Women Environmental Programme) and BaliFokus with support of the BRS Conventions secretariat have launched the advanced copy of the study "Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste Policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions' during the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly on the 5th of December 2017. This case study is the result of [...]

4 12, 2017

Attacks on Environmental Women Human Rights Defenders Unacceptable

By | 2018-10-03T14:01:13+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Advocacy, APWLD, Gender equality, Press release, WECF, WEP, WMG|0 Comments

Press conference UN Office of Nairobi, Kenya 04 December 2017    This year has been the deadliest year for environmental women human rights and environmental defenders, protecting their indigenous land and resources as they face increased crackdowns, violence, threats, intimidation and murder by state and non-state actors. Women’s rights organisations held a tribute ceremony today, [...]

30 11, 2017

Calling Out Violence Against Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

By | 2018-10-02T12:08:40+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Advocacy, External news, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

This was originally posted on truthout.org on 30 November 2017 and written by Jeanette Sequeira (Global Forest Coalition). November 29 marks the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. It is a tribute to the thousands of courageous women who stand up for human rights and the environment around the world. Let us call out the violence and repression [...]