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911, 2018

Powerpoints of data collected for the gender assessments

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, External news, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Reports & studies|0 Comments

Women2030’s partners are monitoring the implementation of the SDGs and collect primary data thanks to questionnaires delivered and focus group discussions organized with community groups. The documents provide an overview of the community-based data collected by our partners as part of their gender assessment Summary of the data for W2030 Kyrgystan W2030 GA données collectées Togo 28.05 W2030 GA results ALBANIA 09052018 W2030 GA results KENYA 30072018 W2030 GA results MACEDONIA 09052018 W2030 GA results Tunisia 08082018 W2030 GA results MOLDOVAW2030 GA results ROMANIA

911, 2018

Kyrgyzstan: gender assessment

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News|0 Comments

The Kyrgyz Republic has undergone significant political and economic changes since 2000, and these changes have undoubtedly had an effect on gender equality outcomes. In 2010, Rosa Otunbayeva was appointed interim president, thereby becoming first female head of state of a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The number of women representatives in the country’s parliament has also increased. Considerable attention has been paid to the development of gender equality policy since 2010, although implementation has remained slow. Since Kyrgyzstan’s independence in 1991, declining employment opportunities for women has led to increasing difficulties in securing a livelihood or achieving meaningful participation fully in decision making. Cultural practices such as the kidnapping of brides and early marriage for girls persist, despite being increasingly challenged by women’s rights non-government organizations. Yet progress can be seen in the passing of a new law in January 2013 which has the effect of equating the abduction [...]

711, 2018

#MindTheGAP demonstration: feminists calling for a robust Gender Action Plan (GAP) as an outcome of the climate negotiations (COP23)

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, APWLD, Climate, COP23, Outreach, Press release|0 Comments

Press Release: Women & Gender Constituency hosts an action during the climate negotiations  COP 23, Bonn, Germany 07 November 2017  WHAT On Tuesday November 7, 2017, the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC hosted an interactive ACTION at COP23 to highlight the importance of the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and reinforce our demands for the negotiations. We held an aerobics class to remind COP23 to metaphorically #MindtheGap. Gender inequality is exacerbated by climate change, and addressing the two issues in tandem is of extreme importance for all individuals. The Women and Gender Constituency views a comprehensive, targeted and resourced two-year gender action plan (GAP) as a critical outcome for COP23, in order to urgently advance gender-responsive and human-rights based climate policy and action. The WGC has outlined clearly that the GAP must be an instrument that effectively supports the overall goal of an urgent transition from a deeply unjust fossil-fuel based economy to a more sustainable, just and equitable model [...]

711, 2018

Forest Cover 53 – Leaving no one behind: Community rights and biodiversity conservation

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to Forest Cover No. 53, 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 53rd edition of Forest Cover, published in the run-up to the Convention on Biodiversity’s December discussions on biodiversity conservation and the Sustainable Development Goals, we focus on why it is critical that no one is left behind, which has been chosen as Agenda 2030’s central theme. When it comes to intergovernmental and national efforts to conserve biodiversity and related sustainable development goals, little attention has so far been paid to the valuable contributions made by Indigenous Peoples and local communities, especially women. After all, most degraded areas are located outside their territories. In this issue, we look to Indigenous Peoples and communities around the world—including in Ghana, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Nepal and Tanzania—and their wealth of knowledge and experience about [...]

1510, 2018

1.5°C is possible: gender just climate solutions are showing the way!

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Climate, News, Press release, WECF|0 Comments

Press release: for immediate release According to the recently released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have 12 years left to take radical action to prevent global warming from rising beyond 1.5°C. Radical action is what the Women and Gender Constituency has been demanding for years. And we are proud to showcase impressive, relevant and gender just climate solutions which are already happening on all continents. Look out for this year’s winners of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards: they will be announced during the upcoming UN Climate Conference, COP24 in Katowice, in December. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions much faster than we have done so far, while aiming for a transformative, inclusive and sustainable development model requires massive commitments, including much more financial and technological resources for the right solutions: the solutions that put respect of people's rights and the integrity of the planet first. In reality, the [...]

1510, 2018

#Ruralwomen: join our Women2030 campaign!

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: 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 rural women, and the need to support rural women-led solutions. Join us, share your own content, or use our suggestions below.   About our campaign Backed by neoliberal policies and the corporate free trade model, we are seeing unsustainable production that benefits transnational corporations at the expense of rural women and their communities. Industrial agriculture and livestock production, for example, continues to drive deforestation and biodiversity loss, with its hazardous pesticides compromising the health of rural women. Additionally, development projects that fail to include the perspectives of rural women in decision-making are often displacing communities and degrading [...]

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