VAM, WECF and WEDO workshop Bonn on Gender and Green Economy, 4 September 2011
Voices of African Mothers, WECF and WEDO co-organise workshop on Gender and Green Economy as part of the preparations for Rio+20, during the UNDPI conference in Bonn, on 4 September 2011.
19.10.2011 | Sascha Gabizon
WECF director Sascha Gabizon presented recent gender research from the World Bank, World Economic Forum, Food and Agriculture organisations and others, which show that due to gender discrimination, women remain the majority of the poor and the hungry, but produce most of the worlds food, whilst earning less then 1% of property.
Download the presentation here.
We have not been successful in eliminating poverty, because we have not been able to eliminate gender discrimination.
Rio+20 aims at moving towards a greening of economies in the context of poverty eradication. WECF argues that in order for women to take actively part in the economy, they first need to be able to do so - in other words, they should not be forced to spent most of their time for "survival" of their families, for example, gathering fuel, water, producing food, and caring for children and other family members.
Also, if women's environment is being destroyed or polluted, their potential to participate in political and economic development is severely reduced, examples were given of nuclear pollution in Central Asia.
A glossary on sustainable development by GenderCC
The NGO GenderCC has published a glossary on sustainable development from a gender perspective
17.05.2013 | WECF
WECF organizes gender training in Tajikistan
As part of the EWA programme, WECF in cooperation with YEC conducted a gender training in Dushanbe at the end of April 2013
13.05.2013 | Anke Stock
WMG proposes recommendations to NWMLE
The Women Major Group (WMG) has sent a letter the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment (NWMLE) with some of the WMG’s key recommendations for the SDGs and the post 2015 process for the NWMLE to incorporate.
06.05.2013 | WECF
Interventions during the Open Working Group meeting on Sustainable Development Goals
The WMG and other members of the OWG presented haunting interventions and passionate position papers at the second session of the OWG, 17.-19. April 2013, New York
23.04.2013 | WECF
CHILDPROOFs position on EU air quality policy: Worried parents demand clean air for their children
2013: European Year of Air Quality
03.04.2013 | WECF