29 08, 2019

WEBINAR: info session on the Gender Just Climate Solutions award

By | 2019-08-29T19:35:36+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Advocacy, Climate, COP, Events, Gender equality, News, Online courses & tools, WECF|0 Comments

When: 4 September 2019, 15:00-16:00 CEST Where: online Translations: English, French, Spanish Register: https://portal.voiceboxer.com/events/k42vba/register?blm_aid=59428 The Women and Gender Constituency, a coalition of women’s rights and gender organizations working together at the UN climate negotiations, invites you to this information session for an overview on the 5th Annual ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards! The awards aim to showcase real [...]

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 [...]

15 07, 2019

Tunisia

By | 2019-07-15T05:33:55+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2019, WECF|0 Comments

Our partner organisation WEP Tunisie has prepared this shadow report in parallel to Tunisia’s Voluntary National Review, presented at the High Level Political Forum 2019. You can download it here: Tunisia's shadow report

15 07, 2019

Serbia

By | 2019-07-25T20:44:20+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2019, WECF|0 Comments

Our partner organisation EASD has prepared this shadow report in parallel to Serbia’s Voluntary National Review, presented at the High Level Political Forum 2019. You can download it here: Serbia's shadow report. High Level Political Forum Aleksandra Mladenovic (Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development) delivered a combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, on [...]

11 07, 2019

Feminists speak out on women’s labor rights at United Nations High Level Political Forum

By | 2019-07-11T15:34:19+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, Gender equality, News, Press release, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Wednesday July 10th 2019, 2:30pm Contact: Mara Dolan 217-550-8433 mara@wedo.org [NEW YORK, NEW YORK] Feminist activists at the United Nations will speak out today against sexism and oppression in the workplace, to remind diplomats that in the global workforce,  “When women stop, the world stops.” At 2:30pm on Wednesday, women in [...]

10 07, 2019

Chad

By | 2019-07-10T05:34:01+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2019, WECF|0 Comments

Our partner Colette Benoudji from the organisation Lead Tchad has prepared this shadow report in parallel to Chad's Voluntary National Reviews, presented at the High Level Political Forum 2019. You can download it here: Chad shadow report  

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, [...]

16 06, 2019

European Feminist Lesbian Conference in Kiyv: We need anger, realism and lots of love

By | 2019-07-16T16:47:14+00:00 June 16th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, Gender equality, News, Outreach, WECF|0 Comments

Over 350 lesbians* bringing #LesbianGenius to the world, gathered for 3 days in a Soviet era Turist hotel, guarded like a fortress by  police and National Guard, where the halls were renamed for three days honouring fierce feminists.  The second European Lesbian * Conference (EL * C) took place in April in Kiev, Ukraine. It [...]

11 06, 2019

A tale of multiple disconnects: why the 2030 Agenda does not (yet?) contribute to moving German gender equality struggles forward

By | 2019-06-11T17:02:31+00:00 June 11th, 2019|Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Reports & studies, WECF|0 Comments

This study addresses the percolation and domestication of the United Nations’ “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Transforming our World” in Germany with a view to understanding its impact on domestic gender equality policies. Concentrating on federal-level policymaking, the main finding of the study is that the 2030 Agenda and SDG 5 have, as of yet, not [...]