31 01, 2018

Gender in Sustainable Development – Collection of Exercises for Training of Trainers

By | 2018-01-31T13:10:08+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News, Online courses & tools, WECF|0 Comments

Practical training manual for trainers on gender-responsive exercises This manual addresses trainers of gender trainings in order to assist them in designing their individual training sessions and in choosing relevant exercises to deepen the learning experience of participants. The aim is to ensure that participants of a respective training get an introductory knowledge on [...]

25 01, 2018

Calling Out Violence Against Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

By | 2018-01-26T11:51:25+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Advocacy, GFC, News|0 Comments

Opinion article by Jeanette Sequeira published by Truth-Out.  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 that these women face in their daily struggles. Women [...]

24 01, 2018

Priscilla Achakpa, “Eco Hero”, Nigeria

By | 2018-02-05T15:55:56+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Climate, News, Our stories, Outreach, WEP|0 Comments

Meet the pioneers of WOMEN2030 The work of Women 2030 partner and Organising Partner in the Women's Major Group (WMG) was honoured by Nigerian Television and German Welle Radio/TV. Priscilla Achakpa, Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme, was appointed as an ambassador for the TV magazine and show "Eco@Africa".  For her extraordinary commitment to the [...]

16 01, 2018

Towards the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Uganda

By | 2018-01-23T15:43:22+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Climate, News, Trainings (ToT), WECF|0 Comments

A report from the NGO Workshop on Green Technologies and Networking ARUWE and WECF organised a workshop on Green Technologies for 11 Ugandan NGOs, the 25-29 September 2017 in Kiboga, Uganda.  The aim of the 5 days workshop was to raise NGOs capacities to understand and engage in the promotion of green technologies towards the [...]

16 01, 2018

Gender, chemicals and waste high-level event in Abuja, Nigeria

By | 2018-02-05T17:23:53+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Events, News, Press release, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) Nigeria, and WECF organised a high-level meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Gender, Chemicals and Waste, on 10-12 of January 2018. 50 delegates from the Ministries of Environment and Women, the National Environment Agency (NESREA), UN agencies and Civil Society Organisations were invited to watch the film on gender, chemicals and waste, [...]

12 01, 2018

“What has gender got to do with chemicals” documentary gets broadcasted on Nigerian International TV

By | 2018-01-16T11:49:05+00:00 January 12th, 2018|News, Press release, Video, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

On Monday 15th of January 2018, Nigerian International TV is showing the 30 minute documentary produced by the BRS (Basel-Stockhom-Rotterdam) Conventions , WECF and WEP and made by filmmaker Laure Poinsot entitled “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”. In Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, with its almost 200 million inhabitants, toxic pollution from [...]

16 11, 2017

First Gender Action Plan ever adopted under UNFCCC

By | 2017-11-16T12:35:46+00:00 November 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

WHAT On Tuesday November 14, 2017 the first ever Gender Action Plan to the UNFCCC was adopted at COP23. Its overall goal is to support and enhance the implementation of the gender-related decisions and mandates so far adopted in the UNFCCC process through a set of specific activities to be conducted within the next 2 [...]

16 11, 2017

The Only Way to Honour the Dead is to Fight Like Hell for the Living!

By | 2017-11-16T12:36:46+00:00 November 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Gender Day Action at the Climate Negotiations (COP23): Women's Human Rights and Environmental Defenders (WHRDs) Resist 30 environmental and gender equality activists lined up in the corridors of the United Nations yesterday with their mouths covered in black tape. It was Gender Day at the climate negotiations, and we had come together to raise awareness about the [...]

4 09, 2017

Update on Recent Makurdi Floods

By | 2017-09-07T09:55:17+00:00 September 4th, 2017|News, Water, WEP|0 Comments

Makurdi floods: Governments urged to be responsive to displaced persons Shared by WEP Written by Damian Daga, Makurdi The Federal and Benue State governments have been asked to be responsible and responsive to the plight of displaced persons in the recent Makurdi floods. […]

4 09, 2017

Interesting view on Breastfeeding

By | 2017-09-06T16:01:51+00:00 September 4th, 2017|News, WECF|0 Comments

Breastfeeding, a key component in the actualisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and in combatting climate change.  "Breast-feeding cuts out numerous processes that contribute to global warming, whether that is by bypassing the activities of the global dairy industry — and its large transport networks — or avoiding the industrial processes that produce infant formula [...]