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WEDO on NY1 Noticias: 20 años de progreso para las mujeres

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

NEW YORK (March 24, 2015)– Last week, on March 16th, WEDO Board Chair Marcela Tovar-Restrepo joined Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York on NY1 Noticias, to discuss 20 years of progress for women, and key challenges for the future. The interview is in Spanish, and WEDO highlighted the continued need to amplify women’s participation and gender equality as central to climate justice and climate change planning/policy formulation, as well as …

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World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

NEW YORK (March 5, 2015)- WEDO and partners will travel to Sendai, Japan next week for the 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), where Member States will agree on the post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. As Organizing Partner of the Women’s Major Group for DRR, WEDO is facilitating the official inputs of women’s groups to the conference. Advocates for women’s human rights, gender equality and women’s leadership in the DRR context working at …

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International Women’s Day March for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

[ March 8, 2015; ]

The March for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights is being organized by UN Women in collaboration with the City of New York, NGO-CSW, the Working Group on Girls, the Man Up Campaign and the UN Women for Peace Association.

The march will take place on International Women’s Day (March 8) and commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This event will …

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CSW59 Advocacy Training

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

NEW YORK (March 3, 2015)– WEDO will participate as a global trainer in the CSW59 Advocacy Trainings in Negotiations and Women’s Human Rights on March 9th and 10th. WEDO will work alongside regional trainers and partners to facilitate the training during the first sessions of the Asia Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean and North America & Europe caucuses. This is a continuation of the WEDO’s work and contributions to the NGO CSW/NY training manual as …

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

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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 …

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