WEDO at CSW59!

WEDO at CSW59!

Follow events and updates at the CSW59 marks 20 years after Beijing!
UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

WEDO heads to Sendai, Japan as part of the Women's Major Group!
Our Work

Our Work

Find out more about WEDO’s initiatives around the world.
Gender and Climate Change

Gender and Climate Change

Key resources and latest updates on work around gender and climate change.
Women's Human Rights in Global Governance

Women's Human Rights in Global Governance

Updates on work to promote women's rights and good global governance.
Women Delegates Fund

Women Delegates Fund

Read more about WEDO's work to transform representation in the UN climate negotiations.

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Parties call for Gender Equality and Human Rights in Geneva Climate Talks

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (February 8, 2015)-- The first meeting of the 2015 climate talks  kicked off today in Geneva, Switzerland. At this meeting, Parties will agree the draft text which will become the foundation for negotiations from now until Paris, COP21, in December– with an eye towards a new global climate agreement.

The tone of the first day seemed to show that Parties are ready to get straight to work, with countries in the G77&China showing …

WGC Release

Women at COP 20 Blast Failure for Real Action in Lima: “Time to Stop Calling and Start Doing. Leaders, You Have 12 Months to get it Right.”

LIMA, PERU (December 14, 2014) – As COP20 comes to a close, the members of the UNFCCC’s Women and Gender Constituency, representing hundreds of thousands of women and men from around the world, respond to the failure of the Lima outcome to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis.

For over two weeks in Lima, WGC and Women’s Caucus members participated directly in the negotiations, held press conferences, conducted advocacy trainings, wrote articles, released reports …

Gender Outreach

WEDO Team – prolific writers at COP20

LIMA, PERU (December 12, 2014) — WEDO team members published numerous articles during the two weeks of COP20, focused on the interlinkages between gender and climate change. The articles emphasize the intersectionality of gender relating to disaster risk reduction, health, forests, human rights and transportation.

In her article, DRR: Coherence, Rights and Resilience, WEDO’s Eleanor Blomstrom presents readers with a case for the importance of a diverse leadership for effective decision making to appropriately …