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3101, 2018

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

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: 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 the subject, and start to reflect on gender issues and determine how these issues should be addressed within the context of their work related to sustainable development. Conducting gender trainings according to the proposed scenarios will promote gender-responsive, result-oriented planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of activities, programmes and policies. The presented tools and exercises can also be helpful in enhancing leadership skills. Download it here

2501, 2018

Calling Out Violence Against Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: 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 everywhere face multiple forms of violence, and those who stand up to fight for their communities or the environment face unique challenges because of deep-seated discrimination against women and stereotypes about their role. In 2016, Global Witness reported that there were 200 killings of environmental defenders globally. The assassination of Indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres drew significant media attention to the wars being waged against such brave women in Honduras and beyond. Berta's resistance against environmental destruction, specifically the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project that was set to destroy the Gualcarque River, is but one example of how when such women become [...]

2401, 2018

Priscilla Achakpa, “Eco Hero”, Nigeria

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: 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 protection of the environment in Nigeria, Priscilla Achakpa has been selected as an "Eco Hero" by Channels Television, Nigeria's news leader and Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. WEP empowers women economically and politically to address the issues that affect their environment. The organization has empowered semi-rural women farmers by promoting the usage of solar dryers to dry tons of perishable crops such as tomatoes, pepper, oranges and vegetables during peak production periods.  WEP is creating awareness among women to utilise clean and affordable energy services and reduce the amount of fuelwood dependent communities which further degrade the [...]

1601, 2018

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

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: 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 implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as sharing own experiences and networking with other NGOs. During this workshop, the following NGOs were engaged: Katosi Women, VERDE, SWAGEN, SSWARS, KAP, THP-U, ATU, NAWAD, RHCF, CECE and Kiboga NGO Forum. The workshop was also attended by representatives from the local leadership and community beneficiaries. Bamboo for biogas The participants learnt and exchanged their know-how and experiences including the applicability and reflection of SDGs in their work. One focus was on WASH technologies like ECOSAN, pour flush and green technologies using locally available raw materials like bamboo for biogas and water harvesting tanks. WECF and ARUWE presented the technologies [...]

1601, 2018

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

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: 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, produced with the Secretariat of the BRS Conventions. The film presentation was followed by a panel discussion on how all actions of the Ministries and Agencies can be made gender-responsive, and what should be the priorities for next steps to be undertaken (see powerpoint enclosed (as PDF)). The entire event was covered on national TV. Introduction to the Panel Powerpoint Program of the event The following video is a trailer of the What has Gender got to do with Chemicals film https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=y8O5afbXQlc  

1201, 2018

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

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: 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 waste is yet another challenge to society, economy and security. Nigerian International TV will broadcast the documentary film produced by WECF, WEP and Balifokus. It analyses how waste is leading to toxic pollution in Nigeria and highlights the solutions women and men are already working on. Full PDF can be found here The film shows how women and men are impacted by toxic pollution from waste and chemicals – partly imported illegally from Europe and America - while it visits the hidden e-waste markets and waste dumps around the country. Although authorities have stopped already a number of container ships carrying illicit [...]

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