What We Do
WEDO works on a variety of different programs, projects, and advocacy campaigns under the broad themes of:
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.
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, …
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 …
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 …
Measuring Progress in Gender & Environmental Justice – Lessons from 20 Years Beijing Platform for Action for the Post2015 Agenda
[ March 13, 2015; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Friday, 13 March 2015, 10:30am – 12 noon, Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN): 10th floor
The three strategic objectives of Beijing’s Chapter K “women and the environment” from 1995 are still a challenge 20 years ahead:
• The involvement of women in environmental decision-making at all levels;
• The integration of gender concerns and perspectives in policies and programs for sustainable development;
• The strengthening and establishment of mechanisms at national, regional and international …
[ March 10, 2015; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Co-Organized by the UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD), Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) and INOCHI.
In 2015, countries will work to develop an international framework for climate action with a new agreement under the UNFCCC expected to be delivered in December at the COP21 in Paris. A just and gender-responsive …