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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

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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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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.”

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

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 …

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