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

WGC Release

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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WEDO Team – prolific writers at COP20

Friday, December 12th, 2014

LIMA, PERU (December 12, 2014) — WEDO team members published numerous articles during the two weeks of COP20, focused on the interlinkages between gender and climate change. The articles emphasize the intersectionality of gender relating to disaster risk reduction, health, forests, human rights and transportation.

In her article, DRR: Coherence, Rights and Resilience, WEDO’s Eleanor Blomstrom presents readers with a case for the importance of a diverse leadership for effective decision making to appropriately …

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The Underbelly of Article (6): Instrumentalizing the Right to Public Participation under the UNFCCC

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

by Yeniva Massaquoi, WEDO Women’s Human Rights Fellow, from COP20 on International Human Rights Day 

Article 6(a)(iii) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commits 196 member states to the promotion and facilitation of public participation at national, subregional and regional levels.  Despite this commitment, environmental human rights defenders continue to be penalized and persecuted for their lawful attempts to publicly participate on climate change issues. We are reminded of this by …

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Gender Day

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

LIMA, PERU (December 9, 2014) — On Tuesday, December 9th, COP20 in Lima hosted the UNFCCC’s 3rd Gender Day where all parties and constituencies involved used the day to host activities emphasizing the links between gender and climate change, with a strong call for action to all parties to advocate for gender equality.

The day began with a breakfast meeting with the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment that presented participants with …

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Global Landscapes Forum at COP20

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

LIMA, PERU (December 7, 2014) – The Global Landscapes Forum 2014 (GLF 2014) took place at the Westin Hotel in Lima on December 6th and 7th.  CIAT and GGCA members (including WEDO, IUCNREFACOF, andRECOFTC) coordinated a learning space, called the Gender Pavilion, to inform and engage conference participants and share their work highlighting the critical link between gender and the landscapes approach in research, finance, mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity conservation, poverty …

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