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Raising the Bar for REDD+: Strengthening the Role of Women and Gender Equality

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

[ May 12, 2014 to May 16, 2014. ]

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) could help countries meet global mitigation targets by providing financial incentives to preserve important habitats while empowering local communities, improving forest governance, and improving livelihood opportunities. Recently, donors and advocates for gender equality in the environment sector have been working to ensure that REDD+ frameworks also protect women’s rights and interests and empower women as leaders and agents of change. Notable strides have been made, including UN …

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CSOs: No to Green Climate Fund financing fossil fuel and harmful energy projects

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

NEW YORK (May 2, 2014)-- Prior to the upcoming meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund, WEDO joined representatives of international, regional, national and local CSOs on a statement demanding the “GCF funds will not be used directly or indirectly for financing fossil fuel and other harmful energy projects or programs.” See below for the full letter.

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May 2, 2014

Dear Members and Alternate Members of the Board of the Green …

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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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