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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Speaking out against #ClimateChaos at CSW58

Friday, April 11th, 2014

NEW YORK (April 11, 2014) – On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, as part of the EWA program, WEDO was proud to host a side event alongside, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD), and Equidad de Género entitled “Sustainable Solutions to Ending Climate Chaos –

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In their Own Words – Reflections from EWA Team at CSW58

Friday, April 11th, 2014

“Coming from the WECF/WICF network of women’s and environmental NGOs worldwide, I am used to work on environmental issues with a strong gender focus. So I am very aware of the difficulties we face when integrating women’s rights into other policy areas and using gender mainstreaming as a tool. However, I was struck by a parallel event organised by FOKUS, a Norwegian NGO, here at the CSW 58 in New York last week. FOKUS did …

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Empower Women – Benefit (for) All (EWA) at CSW58

Friday, April 11th, 2014

NEW YORK (April 11, 2014) – The overall goal of WEDO’s joint initiative with WECF under the Empower Women – Benefit (for) All (EWA) programme is to enhance women’s leadership and participation via capacity building, knowledge exchange and advocacy in order to strengthen policies and legal frameworks for gender equality and women’s access to resources.

At CSW58, WEDO was proud to coordinate a team of advocates including: WECF Coordinator on Gender and Rights, Anke Stock, …

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58th Commission on the Status of Women: Recap and Analysis

Friday, April 11th, 2014

NEW YORK (April 11, 2014) – From 10th to 21st March, WEDO and partners took part in the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) at UN Headquarters in New York.

Focused on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls, this CSW was of particular significance in relation to ongoing processes to review the MDGs, set to expire in 2015, and to frame …

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Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Gender Experts Meeting on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

NEW YORK (April 9, 2014)– From April 2nd to 4th in Bonn, Germany, WEDO participated in a Joint meeting of the Adaptation Committee and the Nairobi work programme, focused on Available tools for the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge (ITK) and practices for adaptation, needs of local and indigenous communities, and the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation. The meeting included several members of the GGCA and the WGC including Bridget …

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