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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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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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WEDO Team – prolific writers at COP20

Friday, December 12th, 2014

LIMA, PERU (December 12, 2014) — WEDO team members published numerous articles during the two weeks of COP20, focused on the interlinkages between gender and climate change. The articles emphasize the intersectionality of gender relating to disaster risk reduction, health, forests, human rights and transportation.

In her article, DRR: Coherence, Rights and Resilience, WEDO’s Eleanor Blomstrom presents readers with a case for the importance of a diverse leadership for effective decision making to appropriately …

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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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