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312, 2018

Forest Cover 57 – 1.5°C from a community perspective

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to the 57th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. As governments congregate once more for a climate COP, this time in Katowice, Poland, Forest Cover 57 looks critically at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest assessment report on 1.5°C of global warming. It analyses what such a target means from a community perspective and makes the case for community conservation as an effective, safe and equitable way of removing carbon from the atmosphere. Through participatory community assessments, the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) has shown how rights-based approaches to conservation and forest restoration work in practice, and can be used as a model for global efforts to fight climate change. This issue makes the case that there are community-based, gender responsive alternatives to the technological, corporate-controlled [...]

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, COP, 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 [...]

1810, 2018

Guahory women fight for the earth

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Biodiversity, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

By Fernando Franceschelli and Ines Franceschelli, Henoi and Global Forest Coalition A World Food Sovereignty Day photo-essay about the impacts of toxic agribusiness in Paraguay and the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement On World Food Day, we bring you this photo-essay, which tells the story of rural women from the community of Guahory, in Paraguay, and their struggle against the impacts of agribusiness. Although Paraguay is a country with extraordinary natural wealth and a small population of 7 million inhabitants, it is home to 2 million poor and 800,000 malnourished people. Over 1.6 million women of childbearing age suffer from anemia. These shocking statistics are due to the fact that agribusiness exercises control over our national territory. These corporations have turned Paraguay into an agri-livestock enterprise that produces commodities for export rather than food for local people. Agribusiness occupies 94% of the cultivated land in Paraguay. It has been deforesting and contaminating our [...]

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