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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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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Effective Advocacy to Transform Climate Policy

Monday, December 1st, 2014

LIMA, PERU (December 1, 2014)– WEDO had a full weekend of advocacy activities prior to the start of COP20.

From the 29-30 November, in partnership with the Women and Gender Constituency, WEDO hosted a two-day advocacy skills and strategy session for women’s human rights and gender equality activists participating in COP20.

This two-day workshop aimed to equip gender and human rights advocates attending COP20 with key skills and knowledge to be effective agents for …

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Building Capacity of Women Delegates at the UNFCCC

Monday, December 1st, 2014

LIMA, PERU (December 1, 2014)– Now in its sixth year, at COP20, WEDO on behalf of the Women Delegates Fund (WDF) hosted a two day training for women delegates, commonly known as the WDF ‘Night School’ as it is held in the evenings after the delegates’ preparatory meetings. Over 17 delegates from across 12 countries joined this workshop, which provided background to the UNFCCC process, rules of procedures and associated techniques to navigate and analyze

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Ensuring Women’s Access and Influence on Climate Change Policy

Monday, December 1st, 2014

NEW YORK (December 1, 2014)– WEDO is pleased to announce its new report – titled “Ensuring Women’s Access and Influence on Climate Change Policy” –  highlighting the Women Delegates Fund (WDF) program, which works to enhance women’s participation and leadership in climate negotiations.

In its newest publication, “Ensuring Women’s Access and Influence on Climate Change Policy”, the Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) illustrates the latest trends in the participation and leadership of …

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Last Tango Then Paris: WEDO at COP20

Monday, December 1st, 2014

December 1, 2014

The Twentieth Conference of Parties (COP20) to the UNFCCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) begins today, Monday, December 1st, in Lima, Peru, lasting through Friday, December 12th. At the conference this year, Parties will come together to find agreement on numerous critical issues and actions – of top priority being a comprehensive draft of a new climate agreement- which should be adopted at the COP21 in Paris, France next year.

Negotiations on …

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