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.

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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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Measuring Progress in Gender & Environmental Justice – Lessons from 20 Years Beijing Platform for Action for the Post2015 Agenda

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

[ 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 …

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CSW: Ensuring Climate Justice Towards a Just and Healthy Planet

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

[ 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 …

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CSW: “The Environment and Gender Index: Measuring Success toward an Equitable Future”

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

[ March 9, 2015; 10:00 am to 11:15 am. ]

On the occasion of the fifty-ninth meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), which will examine the success and gaps of the past twenty years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as key aspects of the post-2015 development agenda unfolding, IUCN Global Gender Office (GGO) in collaboration with UN Women and Governments of Finland, Peru and Liberia, will organize an event on the transformative power of data, featuring …

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