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303, 2020

Women’s rights and traditional knowledge are crucial for conserving biodiversity in Kyrgyzstan

By | March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

[Русская версия] Last week, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiations in Rome aimed to set out a global biodiversity framework for the coming decades. The sheer scale of the challenges faced by our planet is difficult to comprehend, but there is now at least recognition of the fact that ecological and social crises must be tackled together. In order to protect biodiversity and environments such as forests, the world must also protect women’s rights, traditional knowledge and sustainable livelihoods so that communities can co-exist with the ecosystems they depend on. The CBD’s post-2020 biodiversity framework therefore must be highly gender-responsive, with gender justice as a key element. If decision-makers in Rome still need to be convinced of this, the following photo essay on women’s organising in Kyrgyzstan serves as an example of the inseparable linkages between gender, environmental and economic justice. Women in Kyrgyzstan face numerous threats, from economic and political marginalisation [...]

203, 2020

Report on the internal mid-term evaluation of the Women2030 programme

By | March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Gender equality, News, Reports & studies|0 Comments

The 54 month-programme Women2030 started in May 2016 and will be completed by November 2020. Together with the other Women2030 co-applicants and with the support of a consultant, WECF conducted an internal Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) in the first quarter of 2019. The MTE aimed to reflect on the activities and achievements so far, to learn from this and to plan for the remaining period. This report presents the findings of this MTE review. Interviews of partners and meeting in Bangkok WECF invited some of their partner experts to take part in the evaluation by assessing the implementation of the activities, the impacts achieved, and ways to improve the programme. WECF and the other co-applicants met in Bangkok from 27 to 29 March 2019, back to back with the Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development, to discuss their findings and next steps for the 1,5 years of Women2030. Key findings of the MTE [...]

203, 2020

A National Voluntary Review – Nigeria

By | March 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Reports & studies, WEP|0 Comments

Our partner organisation WEP Nigeria has contributed to the first National Voluntary Review on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You can download it here: Nigeria's VNR

1802, 2020

Testimony – what is it like being a winner of the Gender Just Climate Solutions award?

By | February 18th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Climate, News, Our stories, WECF|0 Comments

“The award winners annual meetings continue to be the highlight of the year in our lives and to rejuvenate our energies to continue to strive for gender-just climate solutions”. Bertha Chiroro is the Senior Project Coordinator at GenderCC – Southern Africa – a non-governmental organisation that works for women’s rights and gender justice. Here is her testimony about how it is to be a Gender Just Climate Solutions award winner: “From the first time when we were winners, our work as GenderCC – Southern Africa has continued to be validated and giving us so much recognition in our country. The mentoring workshops, the tips we receive from the mentoring workshops, has continued to make such a positive difference in our work with our different partners, the communities that we work with and the different stakeholders. We have now gained the respect and the accolades of the policy makers in our country such that [...]

1402, 2020

Monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia

By | February 14th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Reports & studies, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2020, WECF|0 Comments

The main purpose of this shadow report is to synthesize research data and case studies in order to draw attention to gaps in the SDG implementation process in Georgia and highlight successful cases where appropriate. Focusing specifically on SDG 5 – Gender Equality as well as several additional targets, such as  SDGs 6 and 7, that are relevant to gender equality and empowerment of women in Georgia. WeResearch team analyzed the current context and developments related to the selected targets and indicators, emphasized important cases and/or problematic issues under each target and developed relevant recommendations for future improvement. As such, the shadow report focuses on the SDG implementation gaps against its targets. The analysis of each target is structured as follows – document review results are followed by case analyses and respective recommendations. Download English version Georgian version Author: We Research team and WECF Georgia Photo credit: Sophiko Aptsiauri

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 [...]

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