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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 solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. All types of activists, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged to apply. Three winning award recipients will receive € 2000 Euro, travel support to attend COP25 in Santiago, Chile, and one year of mentorship opportunities – while runners-up will be showcased in a publication, online platform and awards ceremony. The session hopes to provide answers to any questions you might have on the types of solutions we are seeking, eligibility, award details and the work of the Women and [...]
Watch this video made by the Gender Development Association from Laos (Gender Just Climate Solutions winner of 2017) and their partner GAPE. GDA and GAPE wants to acknowledge the critical role of ethnic languages in Laos; contributing to the preservation of our cultural heritage, diversity and unity of Lao people around the world. About the international day of the World's Indigenous Peoples There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. The large majority of the languages in danger are spoken by indigenous peoples. It is estimated that, every 2 weeks, an indigenous language disappears, placing at risk the respective indigenous cultures and knowledge systems. That is why, on [...]
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 levels of inequality and the climate crisis. The peoples’ movement gathered and vowed to find ways to work together in the future and hold governments accountable for their commitment to sustainable development. The event was held as a counter space to the High Level Political Forum at United Nations where governments have come together to discuss sustainable development without any space for civil society and grassroots communities to voice their concerns and the realities on the ground. Groups at GLPF said a vision of people-centered development solution that works for those at the margins of society is crucial, especially [...]
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
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 Serbia's Voluntary National Review (VNR), at the 18th meeting, during the HLPF, held in New York, on 17th July 2019.
en español Governments gathered today at the High-level Political Forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York are discussing Sustainable Development Goal 13, on climate action. But whilst these discussions take place on what will clearly be another set of missed international goals, rural and Indigenous women in communities far removed from New York skyscrapers are self-organising at the local level. They are clear that their own climate action and resilience can only be achieved through securing their land rights and sustainable livelihoods, where indigenous women have control over the land they grow food on, their local economies and the decisions that affect them. They also recognise that without women’s rights, leadership and participation in decision-making there can be no meaningful progress in achieving sustainable development. This photo essay showcases the initiatives of indigenous women’s groups in Marsabit, West Pokot and Narok Counties in Kenya and their efforts to protect their community’s [...]