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 [...]

25 09, 2018

3 years of the global goals: act today, for a gender just tomorrow

By | 2018-09-27T12:19:48+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Advocacy, News, Outreach, WECF|0 Comments

 Today is the global day of action to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (and Agenda 2030). This last year in Europe has really made us think, are we doing enough and are we doing it soon enough? We are seen the coal industry trying to destroy the last bit of the Hambacher forest in Germany; the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 01, 2018

Priscilla Achakpa

By | 2018-03-06T19:25:20+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Climate, News, Our stories, Outreach, WEP|0 Comments

Country: Nigeria Works for: Women Environmental Programme (WEP) Role in #women2030: Organising partner Related SDGs: SDG 5, SDG 2, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 13, SDG 17 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 [...]

3 01, 2018

Gender dimensions of hazardous chemicals (documentary)

By | 2018-10-03T16:32:51+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|News, Outreach, Reports & studies, Video, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

The film is produced as part of the project “Gender Dimensions of implementing the BRS conventions” by WECF, WEP Nigeria (Women Environmental Programme) and BaliFokus with support of the BRS Conventions secretariat and the governments of Germany and Sweden. All activities are based on the Gender Action Plan of the BRS Conventions and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of [...]

5 09, 2017

Women2030 Flyer: Gender Equality and Women’s Rights as A Crucial Pillar to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By | 2018-03-12T18:38:26+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Online courses & tools, Outreach|0 Comments

On 18 March 2016, a global coalition of five women’s and gender organisations, affiliated with the Women’s Major Group in the UN Agenda 2030 process, signed a framework contract to the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO) for a 5-year partnership agreement. The coalition #women2030 consists of five women and gender networks. Together they [...]

5 09, 2017

Forest Cover 51 – Mainstreaming biodiversity? Mainstream equity and justice

By | 2017-09-06T15:53:44+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Climate, GFC, Outreach|0 Comments

  Welcome to Forest Cover No. 51, the Global Forest Coalition newsletter that provides a space for Southern and Northern environmental justice activists to present their views on international forest-related policies. In this 51st edition of Forest Cover we examine the importance of incorporating a gender perspective in biodiversity conservation and the launching of the [...]