What We Do

WEDO works on a variety of different programs, projects, and advocacy campaigns under the broad themes of:

Women’s Leadership
Sustainable Development
Global Governance

Our thematic focus areas have changed over the years in response to emerging global issues and we are constantly working to stay on top of the world’s most pressing issues facing women. You can read about this work in the above sections and you can find key documents and resources for all our work in the Library. Click here for information on our previous campaigns.

Latest Updates

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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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Is the Green Climate Fund ready to serve climate-vulnerable communities?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

by Kashmala Kakakhel, WEDO’s Climate Finance Fellow, from the 10th Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund 

This week, over 200 Observers have joined the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Secretariat and its Board Members for its 10th Board Meeting in Songdo, South Korea from July 6 – 9, 2015. In an attempt to remain transparent, the Observers (representatives of civil society organisations, media, other climate funds and Banks) have a chance to follow the session live …

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Civil Society Urges Green Climate Fund to Improve Transparency

Monday, July 6th, 2015

NEW YORK (July 6, 2015) – Over 100 civil society groups, including WEDO, have signed a letter requesting a new Information Disclosure Policy to improve the overall transparency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The letter expresses “serious concerns that there may only be limited opportunities for public comment and consultation with external stakeholders before the draft policy is put to the Board.”

Read the letter here: CSO Letter on Information Disclosure Policy – Sign-ons

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Gender Perspectives of Climate Change Coping and Adaptive Strategies in Ghana

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Ghana (2012) – “Ghana’s climate is changing: historical data for Ghana across the country from the year 1960 to 2000 clearly shows a progressive rise in temperature of about 1°C in the last 30 year, decrease in mean annual rainfall in all agro-ecological zones in the country and also shows a sea-level rise of 2.1 mm per year over the last 30 years. Even though the country’s contribution to the global climate change problem is negligible, the …

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