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 [...]

4 09, 2018

From Bangkok to Katowice: In whose interests are the climate negotiations?

By | 2018-09-04T10:26:58+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, GFC, News|0 Comments

Photo: protest at the Bankgok UNFCCC negotiations in 2009 (copyright: Souparna Lahiri) Written by Souparna Lahiri (Global Forest Coalition), 3rd September 2018 This week the negotiations over the Paris Rulebook and Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) recommence in Bangkok. It reminds me of the 2009 Bangkok intersessional, in the run up to the Copenhagen Conference of [...]

9 08, 2018

The rights of Indigenous Peoples are key to saving our global ecosystems

By | 2018-10-02T10:52:27+00:00 August 9th, 2018|GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

By the Global Forest Coalition Indigenous Peoples have been protecting biodiversity on Earth for thousands of years. Yet their rights are increasingly being eroded and they face multiple threats. On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we honor the important role that Indigenous Peoples play in protecting Mother Earth. This photo-essay gives you [...]

20 07, 2018

Government silent on over 313 murders of human rights and environment defenders, denounce Colombian activists

By | 2018-10-02T11:58:17+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Advocacy, APWLD, GFC, News, Outreach, Press release, WECF|0 Comments

Colombian activists protest outside UN headquarters in New York; photo credit: Women’s Major Group New York, 19 July: Activists from various organizations worldwide [1] 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 [...]

13 07, 2018

Colombia

By | 2018-10-03T15:29:28+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Advocacy, GFC, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2018|1 Comment

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 [...]

13 07, 2018

Benin

By | 2018-10-03T15:28:55+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Advocacy, GFC, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2018|0 Comments

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: [...]

13 07, 2018

Paraguay

By | 2018-10-03T15:28:29+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Advocacy, GFC, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2018|1 Comment

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, [...]

13 07, 2018

Armenia – on forests

By | 2018-10-03T14:45:16+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Advocacy, GFC, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2018|1 Comment

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 [...]

5 06, 2018

#Women2030 partners at the European Development Days

By | 2018-10-02T12:45:24+00:00 June 5th, 2018|APWLD, Events, GFC, GWA, Press release, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

The coalition and local partners of the programme #Women2030 will be present at the European Development Days in Brussels, on 5 and 6 June 2018, on their stand number 79, to facilitate dialogues with local partners from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Caucasus, and to showcase results after 2 years of implementation. #Women2030 coalition and [...]

7 03, 2018

Photo Essay: Indigenous and Rural Women Conserve Mother Earth and Empower Their Communities

By | 2018-10-02T12:15:56+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Biodiversity, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Originally posted on truthout.org on 7 March 2018 and written by Global Forest Coalition and members of Women2030. On this International Women’s Day, we bring you a photo essay about Indigenous and rural women and their innate connection to nature. Women’s rights and gender equality are crucial for not just women, but also for their [...]