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)
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
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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
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
Women 2030 Regional Workshop in Eastern Europe
Participants from Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovian, Moldova and Serbia introduced to gender-responsive implementation of the SDGs
"The Nigerian women and Stockholm Convention" - POPs related eco-hazards and their disproportionate effect on women can never be overemphasised
Article Punch magazine reflects importance of WEP and WECF Stakeholder consultation on gender meainstreaming in hazardous chemicals policy and waste management
Regional African Training for Women #Agenda2030 advocates, trainers and media experts from civil society
Women Environmental Programme (WEP) convened 2-day training for expert women Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
WECF at COP 22: “Why do we need moustaches to be heard?”
On Thursday, November 10 2016 the Women and Gender Constituency hosted an interactive ACTION at COP22 to highlight institutionalised barriers to women’s participation in climate decision-making at all levels
WECF at COP22: Day One
Follow WECF's participation in the COP22 negotiations in Marrakech. Everyday there will be some report back on the highlights of the day
Implementing SDG 5, 6 and 7 in Rural Uganda
Examples for gender-sensitive and sustainable WASH and energy systems and its implementation