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2801, 2020

Local Gender Equality Initiatives in Uganda

By | January 28th, 2020|Categories: Gender equality, News, WECF|0 Comments

Together with ARUWE, our partner organisation in Uganda, five organisations have been awarded €1000 each to support their projects on gender equality. Under our partnership programme with the European Commission, Women2030, we selected organisations based on their local initiatives on gender and Sustainable DevelopmentGoals (SDG’s).  Each of the organisations that received the grants took part in training and personal mentoring sessions. ARUWE organised a two-day workshop on sustainable development, gender equality and women’s rights, as well as training on integrating gender into their programmes.   Edu Child Foundation Uganda One of the recipients of the grant is the local non-profit organisation Edu Child Foundation Uganda, working in the communities of Goli – in the Nebbi district (West Nile region of Uganda). Their aim is to create an all-inclusive and transformative Ugandan community where children, women and youth are empowered to fulfil their potential. Edu Child Foundation Uganda have implemented the “Girls With Promise” project, aiming to champion the [...]

1912, 2019

Call for Applications : Women2030 coalition’s Joint Alternative Report

By | December 19th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, APWLD, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, GFC, GWA, News, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

The Women2030 programme is led by a coalition of 4 women’s rights and gender equality organisations (WECF, APWLD, GFC, WEP). Our goal is to build capacity of women's and gender civil society organisations (CSOs) and engage them in the policy processes of Agenda2030, its corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate action. We collaborate with local partners by facilitating participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilize citizen's support and sharing of best practices. As part of the programme’s activities, the Women2030 country partners have produced alternative reports to the Parties’ Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on the state of the implementation of the SDGs. The reports are based on desk research, multi-stakeholders’ consultations and the partners’ own gender assessments, and are used as advocacy tools in different policy processes (High Level Political Forum, Commission on the Status of Women…). The Women2030 coalition is currently looking for an external consultant [...]

1012, 2019

International Day of #RuralWomen: videos of Women2030 projects in Paraguay and Kenya

By | December 10th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach, Video|0 Comments

On International Day of #RuralWomen we celebrated the crucial role that rural women and girls play in contributing to securing land rights, livelihoods and food sovereignty, as well as building resilience in the face of climate change. We’re very pleased to share with you two short videos on the inspiring work that Indigenous and peasant women in Kenya and Paraguay are doing to take control of their land and lives, and protecting forests and other ecosystems. The videos showcase projects carried out by GFC member groups and Women2030 partner organizations, Indigenous Information Network and Heñói, based in Kenya and Paraguay respectively. International Day of #RuralWomen: Women2030 in Paraguay https://youtu.be/Ck8kRFnRD80 Dia Internacional de las #MujeresRurales: Women2030 en Paraguay https://youtu.be/SV8Qrg_jwVo International Day of #RuralWomen: Women2030 in Kenya https://youtu.be/WWoXoezvBbI  

2711, 2019

Join us for the 5th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP25

By | November 27th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Climate, Events, News, WECF|0 Comments

It’s time for action! Small scale, decentralised, locally owned solutions are just as relevant as large scale, high investment projects. Come and meet our Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards Winners as we host the 5th annual award ceremony at the climate negotiations (COP25) in Madrid. Radical action is what the Women and Gender Constituency has been demanding for years. The Gender Just Climate Solutions Award, aims to do just this. It brings together environmental defenders from around the world who use a gender equality and women’s rights approach when implementing the Paris Agreement to fight our climate crisis. We are proud to show that relevant gender just climate solutions are already happening around the world. They aim for transformative, inclusive development models and help to rethink growth. With real commitments from governments, e.g. in terms of finance and technology, we can upscale these inclusive solutions to have a significant impact, not only [...]

2511, 2019

Forest conservation must address violence against women

By | November 25th, 2019|Categories: Gender Assessments, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

by Jeanette Sequeira, Juana Vera Delgado and Ruth Nyambura, Global Forest Coalition November 25th has been designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations. The day also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign spearheaded by feminists and women’s rights defenders globally to challenge the various manifestations of violence and multiple inequalities that women and girls continue to face. Preliminary findings from gender assessments that GFC has been conducting with grassroots environmental organisations and forest-dependent communities through the Women2030 programme in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Paraguay show how violence against women is a major threat not just to women but to community development as a whole and the defence of their land and forests. The assessments point to the fact that stopping violence against women is one of the top priorities for achieving gender [...]

3110, 2019

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News|0 Comments

In this issue of the Global forest Coalition's magazine Forest Cover we explore the full spectrum of bioenergy developments and use in West Africa and how they are impacting women and forests. The articles cover bioenergy in its very large-scale, requiring huge areas of land to provide the raw materials, to the ubiquitous and time-old household and community-scale, where wood is collected mainly by women to meet domestic energy needs. Examples from six West African countries and a critical look at finance for bioenergy developments analyze the following: traditional forest biomass use (and whether improved cookstoves should receive climate finance), biomass power stations for electricity, biofuel power stations that burn ethanol derived from food crops such as cassava, and biogas produced through the fermentation of agricultural wastes. All operate on different scales and have varying impacts but, importantly, the articles focus on gender-differentiated impacts as an often under-represented dimension in the bioenergy [...]

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