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The Way Forward: A Caring and Sustainable Economy

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Berlin, Germany (September 13-17, 2015) - Last week, WEDO’s Juliana Velez joined international experts and activists from feminist movements, environmental movements, and trade unions in Berlin, Germany for a two-day strategic workshop on “The Way Forward: A Caring and Sustainable Economy”, hosted by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. The discussions focused on ways to integrate different regional and thematic perspectives in order to elaborate the concept note, “A Caring and Sustainable Economy: A Concept Note from a

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Second African CSO Winter School on the ADP

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Cape Town, South Africa (September 9-11, 2015) - Last week, WEDO’s Bridget Burns joined the 2nd Annual African CSO Meeting, hosted by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southern Africa focused on re-thinking strategies for African civil society to combat climate change, including reviewing the UNFCCC process for a new global climate agreement, and ensuring a strong and united call for priorities for African CSOs. These included financing for adaptation, mechanisms to hold developed countries accountable to ambitious …

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Women’s Major Group Reacts to Sustainable Development Agenda 2030

Monday, August 10th, 2015

New York, NY (August 10, 2015)- The Women’s Major Group, made up of more than 600 women’s organizations and networks from around the world, recognizes the historic agenda for global sustainable development that 193 governments agreed to on Sunday.

The Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 succeeded in giving environmental goals a gender perspective as well as enumerating a number of rights and protections for women including the expansion of women’s economic opportunities, recognition of the value …

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Women’s Working Group on FfD Reaction to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (JULY 16, 2015) – ”The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) expresses its strong disappointment with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) adopted at the conclusion of the Third Financing for Development Conference that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 to 16 July 2015.

For feminists and women’s rights organizations, the Outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) fails …

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Civil Society Response to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (JULY 16, 2015) – As the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) comes to a close, hundreds of civil society organisations respond to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

“We, members of hundreds of civil society organizations and networks from around the world engaged in the Third FfD Conference, would like to express our deepest concerns and reservations on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, based on both our ongoing contributions to the process …

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