In their Own Words – Reflections from EWA Team at CSW58

Friday, April 11th, 2014


“Coming from the WECF/WICF network of women’s and environmental NGOs worldwide, I am used to work on environmental issues with a strong gender focus. So I am very aware of the difficulties we face when integrating women’s rights into other policy areas and using gender mainstreaming as a tool. However, I was struck by a parallel event organised by FOKUS, a Norwegian NGO, here at the CSW 58 in New York last week. FOKUS did …

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Granos de cambio: Café, Costa Rica y los Derechos de la Mujer

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013


by Bridget Burns, Advocacy and Communications Director

In the middle of October 2012, Natalia Urena Retana of Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica, stepped into the WEDO offices in New York for the start of an eight day job shadow with her US counterpart (that would be me.) Natalia, who is based in Costa Rica and currently works for Earthwatch, and I were paired together as part of a multi-year, 2-way educational and cultural exchange …

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Malala Day- Celebrating Light Amid Darkness

Friday, July 12th, 2013


by Lauren Kaufmann, rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania and WEDO’s Research and Outreach Intern who attended “Malala Day” on July 12th, 2013.

The General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters was standing-room only on Friday, July 12. A torrent of camera clicks were heard as a booming rendition of “Happy Birthday” was sung by everyone in the audience to the now-sixteen year old Malala Yousufzal .

Last October Malala made global headlines after …

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013


by Lauren Kaufmann, WEDO Intern

Interweaving historical lessons, humor, deeply personal anecdotes, and media tactics for community organizing, HOLLA::Revolution was a uniquely moving event. Held in Manhattan on Thursday, June 25, WEDO was in attendance to support the international movement to combat gender-based harassment and violence.

Emily May, co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, a nonprofit aiming to empower women to combat street harassment, kicked off the afternoon of speakers, videos, and performances. The collection …

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Hey New York City! We want renewable energy!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013


by Elaine Colligan- WEDO Gender and Climate Change Intern

NEW YORK (June 26, 2013)– Today WEDO protested the Rockaway and Spectra Pipelines with #OccupythePipeline at City Hall Park! At noon, activists carrying pipeline sculptures marched into the park, accompanied by musicians from Rude Mechanical Orchestra and Guitarmy, only to be battered away by a crowd armed with sculpted solar panels and wind turbines. WEDO marched with the flash mob around the park, chanting, “Hey New York City! …

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