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NEW YORK (April 23, 2013)– WEDO is very pleased to share the launch of a new publication entitled “Sustainable Economy and Green Growth: Who Cares?”- linking care, livelihood and sustainable economy. The publication is a result of February 2013 workshop organized by WEDO partners LIFE and GENANET, together with the German Ministry of Environment, in Berlin. The aim of the workshop was to discuss how women’s unpaid work and care economy can be incorporated into sustainable development to …PDF Publications
NEW YORK (April 4, 2013)– A final thank you and farewell message from Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, to the members of the GEAR Campaign.
“Let me reassure you that UN Women is poised to deliver to the aspirations on which it was founded and that it will continue to work with civil society as one of its key constituencies of focus and support.”
DOWNLOAD the full letter here.…Other
NEW YORK (March 3, 2013)– by Eleanor Blomstrom, WEDO Program Coordinator
March 2013 marks ten months since the conclusion of Rio+20, and many are wondering where we are now. The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is scheduled to hold its first formal meeting at the United Nations in New York in March. WEDO, partners, allies, and the thousands of organizations and individuals that participated in last year’s Rio+20 have been anticipating …Other Advocacy
NEW YORK (February 4th, 2013)-- Today, in a letter circulated by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, WEDO joined 80 national organizations in demanding full support and passage of S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and to vote against any amendments that would weaken this important legislation, including any amendments to impose mandatory minimum sentences for aggravated sexual abuse.
NEW YORK (January 16, 2013)– In early January, WEDO drafted the below ”Discussion Note” as input to the UN Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability. It includes a reflection on key issues to shape the post-2015 development agenda but is by no means intended as an exhaustive list of gender equality, nor environment, issues to include. You can find the discussion on the World We Want site.
The three dimensions of sustainable development – social, economic and …PDF Advocacy