The objective of the new five-year project is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) until 2030 with a focus on Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Mitigating Climate Change (SDG 13)
04.04.2016 | WECF Project
|Donors:||European Commission DEVCO|
|Partners:||Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (AWPLD), Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Women Environment Program (WEP), Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)|
|Issues:||Gender & Rights;|
|Duration:||04/2016 - 12/2020|
The #Women2030 project is being implemented in 52 countries across different regions of the world. It is lead by a coalition of 5 women and gender network organisations collaborating to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a gender-equitable and climate-just way.
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The start of #Women2030
On March 18, 2016, a coalition of five global and regional women and gender networks signed a 5-year partnership agreement with the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO) to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This coalition, known as #Women2030 supports the implementation of the Agenda 2030. With activities at international, regional, national, and grass-roots level, the coalition integrates many of the SDGs in its work. Particular focus is on Gender Equality (SDG 5); Universal access to Water and Sanitation (#SDG6); Sustainable Energy (#SDG7); Decent Work (#SDG8); Sustainable Production and Consumption (#SDG12); Climate Action (#SDG13); Conserving Forests and Biodiversity (#SDG15).
Goal and aim
Our aim is to advance local and regional equitable, inclusive &environmental sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda & climate change processes. Our goal is to build capacity of women’s civil society organisations. We also aim to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Paris climate Agreement by advancing local and regional sustainable development. While ensuring it is equitable and inclusive. To achieve this we currently facilitate participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilize citizen’s support, and share best practices.
Three key areas
The three key areas of the programme are: capacity building; strategic cooperation and policy advocacy; media and social outreach. The women’s networks in this coalition have been part of the sustainable development process from the very beginning as part of the Women’s Major Group. It was created by UN Member States in 1992 as a key social constituency for sustainable development.
The #Women2030 coalition furthermore supports the implementation of SDG 17 to “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development” and recognizes that an “empowered civil society […] can contribute to more effective policies, equitable and sustainable development.” (EU Commission)
UN Summit on Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World
8 days of advocacy and activism for a gender just future within the SDG process. WECF recently attended the UN summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (High Level Political Forum, HLPF) in New York and reports back on their experiences.
HLPF: The Women’s Major Group invites you to join our Strategy Meeting (3:30 pm CET)
You are warmly invited to join our HLPF strategy meeting, 9 July 2017, 3:30-7:30pm CET at Marriott Residence Inn on East 48th st, New York
Application open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award - COP 23
WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 3rd annual 'Gender-Just Solutions' Awards
C20 summit "The World We Want", 18 and 19 June 2017, Hamburg, Germany
In preparation for the G20 summit in Hamburg from 7 to 8 July, representatives of civil society attended the "Civil 20" or C20 summit at HafenCity University, Hamburg.
WECF’s statement on Trump’s declaration to withdraw from the Paris Agreement
“Women and men can act together to sustainably transform reality”
WECF in Bonn for the UNFCCC negotiations
Going forward in shaping the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, while taking the gender perspective into account
Why waste water is part of the Sustainable Development Goals?
SDG6 is about ensuring adequate and sustainable water supply. One of the targets is to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater
The Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Substances and Waste
WECF and Indonesian partner Balifokus organised stakeholder forum on how to address POPs and how to protect women and men from banned hazardous chemicals
Women2030: Women’s leadership in the Agenda 2030
Central Asian Workshop, February 26 – 27, 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Highlights from the scoping study on POPs, hazardous chemicals & waste in Nigeria
How POPs, hazardous chemcals and waste have different exposures and impacts on women's and men's health