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Women and Gender Constituency Position Paper on the 2015 New Climate Agreement

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A just and gender-responsive climate agreement can take different forms, but fundamentally it will; respect and promote human rights and gender equality: ensure sustainable development and environmental integrity; require fair, equitable, ambitious and binding mitigation commitments in line with the principles of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR); call for urgent and prioritized adaptation action and resources that respond to the most vulnerable countries, communities and populations; demand a sustainable energy paradigm that prioritizes safe, decentralized …

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Seventy Years and Counting: The Long Wait for World Bank Gender Safeguards

Friday, April 24th, 2015

NEW YORK (April 24, 2015)- WEDO has joined forces with other leading women to call on the World Bank to enact a long-overdue stand-alone gender safeguard, which it has so far failed to do. Together with Gloria Steinem and Winnie Byanyima, WEDO Board Chair sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank urging action on a gender safeguard to back up the Bank’s stated commitment to gender equality by ensuring …

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WMG at the Booth, Day 1, showing off the message on women's leadership

Where are Women’s Rights in the Sendai Framework for DRR?

Friday, April 10th, 2015

NEW YORK (April 10, 2015)- The Women’s Major Group had a strong showing with representatives from across the globe who made impacts and inroads at the WCDRR in Sendai, from 13-18 March 2015. Activities included ongoing advocacy with Member States, official statements (watch Hiroko Hara of Japan Women’s Network for DRR), daily messages, speaking roles in dialogues (watch Adivasu Levu of FemLINKPACIFIC at Women’s Leadership Dialogue) and at the Ignite Stage, side events, …

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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 …

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