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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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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Women’s Perspectives on Just Climate Policy: COP21 and Beyond

Monday, June 8th, 2015

GERMANY (June 4, 2015) –  What are the different perspectives that women’s rights activists can bring to the table when it comes to ensuring just climate action? This was the broader question addressed in the shared Women & Gender Constituency side event on June 4th, 2015, hosted by WEDO, GenderCC and LIFE e.V. The panelists provided regional perspectives on key elements ranging from appropriate climate finance to safe and sustainable technology transfer and development.

The …

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Women’s Leadership in Climate Diplomacy Networking Reception

Monday, June 8th, 2015

GERMANY (June 3, 2015) - WEDO, on behalf of the Women Delegates Fund and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), co-hosted a side event entitled ‘Women’s Leadership in Climate Diplomacy Networking Reception’.

The reception discussed the progress and gaps in advancing women’s leadership in climate change policy making and in international diplomacy more broadly. The event was opened by Ms. Bridget Burns …

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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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