19 12, 2019

Call for Applications : Women2030 coalition’s Joint Alternative Report

By | 2019-12-19T17:21:46+00:00 December 19th, 2019|Advocacy, APWLD, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, GFC, GWA, News, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

25 11, 2019

Forest conservation must address violence against women

By | 2019-11-25T23:20:26+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Gender Assessments, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

by Jeanette Sequeira, Juana Vera Delgado and Ruth Nyambura, Global Forest Coalition November 25th has been designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations. The day also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign spearheaded by feminists and women’s [...]

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 [...]

16 07, 2019

Peoples’ development justice movement gathered in New York

By | 2019-07-16T03:24:16+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Advocacy, APWLD, Events, Gender equality, GFC, News, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

Demanding governments to having a people-centred approach to development More than 100 civil society organisations, activists and human rights defenders from New York and across the globe gathered yesterday, Sunday, 15 July at a “Ground Level Peoples’ Forum” (GLPF) to share their struggles and reflect on the rise of macho fascist politics, amidst the growing [...]

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 [...]

5 07, 2019

#HerstoryofChange: Twitterstorm at HLPF

By | 2019-07-05T11:36:35+00:00 July 5th, 2019|APWLD, Events, Gender equality, GFC, GWA, News, Our stories, Outreach, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

Tuesday next week is the first day of the High Level Political Forum! It is held annually at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Every year it focuses on different themes and SDGs. The theme this year is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and we will be reviewing SDG 4, 8, 10, [...]

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, [...]

11 12, 2018

A gloomy future for climate finance at COP24

By | 2019-01-08T11:28:43+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, COP, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

By Coraina de la Plaza, Global Forest Coalition Climate finance has again been one of the most sticky issues in international climate change negotiations this year. Since the signing of the Paris Agreement (PA) and well before it, there have been many words of goodwill and promises made to deliver the finance desperately needed in [...]