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Women, Climate Change and Cities: An Intersectional Perspective

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

[ March 5, 2015; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

Hosted at the New School, Orozco Room 712, 66 West 12th Street, from 4pm to 6pm on March 5th, this event will focus on women’s role in raising awareness as well as providing solutions to climate change issues specifically in the urban environment. Participants will examine what women have brought to the table in the climate movement as well as the specific benefits of having a gendered approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, namely, …

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Climate Justice Dialogue

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

[ March 5, 2015; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. ]

On Thursday, March 5th, WEDO’s Bridget Burns will present on the links between women’s rights, global governance and sustainable development, during a dialogue on climate justice hosted by the United Methodist Women.

Download the agenda here.…

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CSW59 Advocacy Training

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

NEW YORK (March 3, 2015)– WEDO will participate as a global trainer in the CSW59 Advocacy Trainings in Negotiations and Women’s Human Rights on March 9th and 10th. WEDO will work alongside regional trainers and partners to facilitate the training during the first sessions of the Asia Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean and North America & Europe caucuses. This is a continuation of the WEDO’s work and contributions to the NGO CSW/NY training manual as …

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Parties call for Gender Equality and Human Rights in Geneva Climate Talks

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (February 8, 2015)-- The first meeting of the 2015 climate talks  kicked off today in Geneva, Switzerland. At this meeting, Parties will agree the draft text which will become the foundation for negotiations from now until Paris, COP21, in December– with an eye towards a new global climate agreement.

The tone of the first day seemed to show that Parties are ready to get straight to work, with countries in the G77&China showing …

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WGC Release

Women at COP 20 Blast Failure for Real Action in Lima: “Time to Stop Calling and Start Doing. Leaders, You Have 12 Months to get it Right.”

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

LIMA, PERU (December 14, 2014) – As COP20 comes to a close, the members of the UNFCCC’s Women and Gender Constituency, representing hundreds of thousands of women and men from around the world, respond to the failure of the Lima outcome to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis.

For over two weeks in Lima, WGC and Women’s Caucus members participated directly in the negotiations, held press conferences, conducted advocacy trainings, wrote articles, released reports …

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