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WECF's Map for Sustainable School Toilets and establishing Nitrate Levels in Ground, Surface and Drinking Water

| WECF Campaign

Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekhistan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation, DGIS, The Netherlands; European Commission DG-Environment; Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: ALGA, ASDP Nau, Association Spektri, CAAW, Earth Forever Foundation, Ecotox, Eco World, EuroTeleormann Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future), Fondation Caucasus Environment, Habitat for Humanity Kyrgyzstan, Katakhel, Lore Eco Club, Mama 86, Medium & Sanitas Slobozia, Mehriban, Mountain Club „Jabagly-Manas“, SAFOi Sughd, SEMA, ULGU, Unison, YECT, Young Guards of Nature
Issues: Water & Sanitation
Duration: 10/2009 - 10/2010

To view the interactive map please click HERE.

What you can see using the ToNi map?

This is an interactive map presenting two projects: on the one hand the locations of the urine diverting dry toilets (UDDT) in schools built by WECF and its partners, and on the other hand the results of our nitrate monitoring activities which show the water quality in the villages. These projects have been carried out together with our local partners in rural areas of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and central Asian countries.

What can you do using the ToNi map?

  • See an overview of both issues and get a good insight into our project activities in the area of water nitrate monitoring and sustainable school sanitation.
  • Select either nitrate monitoring or school toilets if you have specific interests
  • Get an overview of the water quality in our partner countries
  • Get an overview of the UDDT which have been built in schools in our partner countries
  • Select a country or a village if you want to know more about the local water quality or our local UDDT project in the school

More about Nitrates

Why do we monitor Nitrates in water?

Testing levels of nitrates is a cheap and easy way to get an idea of water quality in a given location. WECF uses quick test strips for this.

In rural areas shallow groundwater is often used for human consumption. This water source is very vulnerable to contamination, and often contains high levels of nitrates as a result of mismanagement of wastewater, latrines or septic tanks, animal manure or fertilizers. Therefore nitrate testing can serve as an indicator of man-made water pollution.

As nitrate contamination is often caused by animal or human excreta, water with high levels is highly suspected to be contaminated with bacteria and viruses.

More about nitrates

Nitrate is a natural substance and occurs normally in soils and plants. Animal and human faeces and urine are rich sources of nitrogen compounds, which are converted by micro organisms, like bacteria, into nitrates. Many nitrogen compounds and nitrates are readily soluble in water and easily washed out by precipitation into the soil and groundwater. Plants need nitrate (nitrogen) to grow. Farmers often add nitrate in form of synthetic fertiliser (nitrogen or ammonia or urea) or manure, so the plants will grow faster and better.

The Nitrate levels also give an impression of the filter capacity of the soil layer and the possible relation to human activities. In high levels nitrates affect human health and the environment.

What causes high levels of nitrates to be found in rural water samples?

  • Nitrates reach the groundwater, if the covering soil has bad filtering qualities or is already overloaded with nitrates (fertilizer, manure).
  • Where a lot of nitrogen compounds and/or nitrate seeps into the ground it is steadily flushed out by any precipitation and trickles into the ground water. This is the case when manure is stored without any prevention measures such as concrete bottomed receptacles or when too much fertilizer or manure is applied on the field.
  • In addition higher levels of nitrate can be measured in the ground water after incidents of rainfall as the trickle down through the soil is higher and pollutants are washed into the groundwater.
  • If the bottom of pit latrines is too close to the water table, liquids can trickle into the groundwater. The same can happen if the ground water table rises as a result of higher precipitation.

Nitrate has not only some positive effects for plants, but negative ones for humans and some animals. Ruminants such as cows are sensitive to high nitrate levels in their drinking water.

What do we do in the case of high nitrate levels?

Where there are high levels of nitrates we recommend to test the water for microbiological contamination. Microbiological contamination often comes from human activities and causes even higher health risks than nitrate-contaminated water. But often enough microbiological analyses are this not possible for practical and financial reasons. We try to take action to improve the quality of the water and continue to monitor the nitrate levels.

The best way to decrease nitrate levels is to find the source of the contamination and remove it, if possible, or protect the water circle of influx. This can be done by concrete manure pits or closed sanitation systems, such as urine diverting dry toilets. You can find out systematically what to do by making a water safety plan.

Waterborne diseases connected to nitrates

Blue Baby Disease (Methaemoglobinaemia)

Nitrates in the drinking water can aggravate "Blue Baby Disease" as they are converted to nitrites in the body. These subsequently react with haemoglobin in the red blood cells to form methaemoglobin, affecting the blood's ability to carry enough oxygen to the cells of the body. Infants under three months are particularly at risk. The haemoglobin of infants is more susceptible and the condition is made worse by gastrointestinal infection. The intake of tea or other baby food prepared with nitrate- rich water can have the effect that the baby does not get enough oxygen anymore and turns blue. This disease can be lethal or damage the baby’s brain or nervous system. Older people may also be at risk because of decreased gastric acid secretion.

Thyroid problems

In areas where the natural iodine intake by the inhabitants is low, high nitrate concentrations in drinking water can increase the frequency of thyroid problems.


More about urine diverting dry school toilets

What are the benefits of urine diverting dry school toilets?

School sanitation is an important but often neglected issue for public health. Children are very vulnerable and easily affected by poor hygienic conditions. Related diseases, particularly diarrhea and parasite infections slow down children’s physical and intellectual development. In a number of countries, evaluations have shown that pupils, especially girls, are dropping out of school due to bad toilet conditions.

In many rural areas of our project countries this is the case: the school toilets are in very poor condition. The latrines are hardly used, unhygienic and a threat to safe water as they are neither a closed system nor connected to a central sewage system. There is not always a centralized water supply but drinking water often comes from simple wells.

Particularly in these cases uddts (urine diverting dry toilets, often called Ecosan) are a hygienic and sustainable option:

They work without water. No connection to a central water supply is needed nor a connection to a sewage system. Urine diverting dry toilets have two outlets and two collection systems: one for urine and one for faeces, in order to keep these excreta fractions separate. When they are stored for a certain time both are free from pathogens and can be used as an organic fertiliser free of charge.

What are the benefits of UDD toilets?

  • No pollution of ground or surface water, like conventional latrines can cause
  • Offer a higher level of comfort and hygiene even when there is no central sewage system. Unlike latrines, they can be built inside the house or attached to the building
  • Produce excellent and safe fertiliser and soil conditioner at no additional cost
  • A well maintained UDDT is hygienic and has no bad smell
  • Pathogens in the excreta are minimised

More information

Urine Diverting School Toilet in Hayanist, Armenia; Old school latrine in Gozhuli, Ukraine.

Particularly children can easily learn a lot about the water cycle and hygiene using uddt and being informed about the system. In this way they gain knowledge and confidence and become disseminators of improved hygiene practices, as well as providing an impetus for people to solve sanitation problems directly at the local level.

Learn more about uddt:


Nitrate quick tests

Quick tests are used for monitoring nitrate levels in water. WECF distributes the tests within its local partner organisations. WECF provides training on how to use the sticks together with easy to fill out tables for the results to facilitate a systematic monitoring. Often this is part of the bigger training on Water Safety Plans involving schools.

Local partner organisations test water sources in their surroundings. Not only drinking water sources are tested but also some rivers or canals. There are several reasons for this: the water sources are closely connected to the surface water as a lot of them are shallow wells. This is important to us, because the testing of different water sources done by school classes or NGOs raises the awareness about the water cycle and about different ways of pollution.

The results are sent to WECF by the partner organisations. Sometimes we receive very detailed information, sometimes they are quite general as the tests were distributed among local partners.

To keep the data anonymous we try to generalise the information where the samples were taken (e.g. private well 1). If you are interested in the background information of specific results, you are welcome to contact us.

We publish all the results as we want to show the extremes, as well: In one village the quality of one water source can be quite good (under 50 mg/l), whereas the other one is really bad (over 100 mg/l). This is why we show each sample and not only the mean (eg.175 mg/l).

The presented projects are realised with financial support of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Commission DG Environment and Foundation Ensemble, France.

If you want to support the project, please donate here.

Contact Us

Doris Moeller, doris.moeller (at)

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Afgelopen dinsdag 25 september was Sanne Van de Voort (links op de foto) namens WECF in de Tweede Kamer om samen met Wemos, Tegengif en de Plastic Soup Foundation haar Nationaal Actieplan Hormoonverstorende Stoffen aan te bieden aan Tweede Kamerleden.

Human Biomonitoring for Europe
Vienna, 26 September: stakeholder forum

Communiqué de presse - 26 septembre 2018
Nous voulons des champions pour transformer notre monde !

Three years of the global goals: is Europe doing enough?

Booklet SDG Pioniere
Zum Anlass des 3-jährigen Jahrestags der Agenda 2030 veröffentlicht WECF gemeinsam mit RENN.süd am 25. September 2018 ein Booklet mit Akteuren und Konzepten zur Umsetzung der 17 Nachhaltigkeitsziele

Notre campagne de communication autour de la réduction des inégalités démarre !
Réduire les inégalités, par où commencer ?

Happy Birthday Agenda 2030
Werkzeug für eine gerechte Welt oder zahnloser Weltverbesserungskatalog?

Was ist der Kick, den eine – letztlich unverbindliche – UN-Agenda geben kann?

Bayerische Nachhaltigkeitstagung am 20. November 2018

6. Stuttgarter Forum für Entwicklung am 19. Oktober 2018

Naturschutz in München und wo es noch besonders hakt

Was ist von den Klimagesprächen zu erwarten, die letzte Woche in Bangkok stattfanden?
COP24: Zweites Verhandlungstreffen für die COP24, Bangkok, Thailand, 2018

Frauen trifft der Klimawandel am härtesten
Der Klimawandel betrifft Männer und Frauen nach dem Urteil von Experten nicht in gleichem Maße. Frauen sind von der Erderwärmung besonders betroffen. In der Klimapolitik spielten sie aber bisher kaum eine Rolle.

A life without plastic, wouldn't it be fantastic?!
Interview with Charlotte Schueler of @PlastikfreiLeben, who lives a zerowaste life in Munich, Germany and shares her experiences to her 25.2 thousand followers on instagram & 37.2 thousand followers on facebook

Communiqué de presse : WECF France lance ses fiches pratiques Santé-environnement.
Campagne d'adhésion : automne 2018

WECF France fête ses 10 ans… Jeudi 22 novembre 2018
Colloque International au Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire à Paris…La santé, patrimoine fragile et enjeu essentiel du développement durable.

Négociations climat à Bangkok - Quel bilan en tirer?
Une session additionnelle de négociations s’est tenue à Bangkok du 4 au 9 Septembre pour préparer la COP24 : nous sommes très loin de ce dont notre planète a besoin !
10.09.2018 | Anne Barre

Le programme complet du colloque des 10 ans de WECF France - le 22 novembre prochain
Journée de mobilisation pour la santé, patrimoine fragile et enjeu essentiel du développement durable
10.09.2018 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Meeresschutz gibt es in Deutschland leider nur auf dem Papier!
Sea Shepherd Deutschland e.v. zur Umsetzung des SDG 14 - Ozeane, Meere und Meeresressourcen erhalten und nachhaltig nutzen

What to expect from the climate talks that resumed in Bangkok this week?
COP24: second intersession of the climate change negotiations 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Wie können wir die Plastikfluten besiegen?

Wie steht es um den Klimaschutz in München?

Calling for periods free from plastic & hazardous chemicals
Letter to Frédérique Ries, MEP, European Parliament on behalf of the #BreakFreeFromPlastics movement

10 years ago today: our push for safe toys in the European Parliament

Wohlfühlnest oder Schadstoffquelle informiert darüber, wie Eltern Schadstoffe im Wohnumfeld reduzieren können

Together for sustainable sanitation and water security worldwide!
Stockholm, 26-31 Aug 2018: WECF participated in the World Water Week 2018 to further support the worldwide implementation of SDG 6

World Water Week side event: Om (O&M) - the mantra for sustainable water/sanitation services

Klimagerechtigkeit braucht Geschlechtergerechtigkeit
Was hat Geschlechtergerechtigkeit mit Klimawandel und Klimapolitik in Deutschland und darüber hinaus zu tun?

Uitnodiging: 'Nederland in de volgende versnelling - Adopteer een SDG Live' 27 september
WECF organiseert samen met Building Change ´Nederland in de volgende versnelling´ op 27 september in In het Koorenhuis, Den Haag, om de balans op te maken van de Nederlandse SDG inzet. Wees erbij en laat horen wat jij vindt dat er beter kan om de realisatie van de SDG's in en vanuit Nederland een stap dichterbij te brengen!

Thema Lebensmittelverschwendung - wo können wir anpacken?

Praktikumsstelle im Bereich Kommunikation/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit bei WECF e.V. München
Für unser deutsches Büro in München suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine(n) Praktikant(in) im Bereich Öffentlichkeitsarbeit/Kommunikation

Wie ergeht es bunten und vielfältigen Familien in Deutschland?

Promotion of Healthy and Economical Agriculture and Livestock Farming
How to improve with simple means agricultural cultivation methods and local livestock farming and make them more profitable

WECF at HLPF 2018
"While HLPF is a great space for feminist solidarity, networking, awareness raising and knowledge sharing of best practices, you cannot really shake the feeling of: are we really doing enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?"

Bessere Lebensbedingungen – weniger Landflucht
Vorschlag über zusätzliche Aktivitäten in Masindi, Uganda

WECF op de Stockholm World Water Week
World Water Week side evenement: aanleg en onderhoud (O&M) – de mantra voor duurzame water- en sanitaire voorzieningen

Welche Steine werden Frauen auf dem Weg in die Selbstständigkeit gelegt?

Schadstoffe in Spielzeug & Co
Synthetische Chemikalien können Allergien auslösen und das Hormonsystem stören.

Application open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2018!
WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards

Erdüberlastungstag – „Earth Overshoot Day“ 2018
Mit dem 1. August 2018 überschreiten wir die natürlichen Ressourcen unseres Planeten

WECF organiseert in huis Consultatiesessie Waterkwaliteit
Woensdag 27 juli jongstleden vond de consultatiesessie waterkwaliteit plaats op het kantoor van WECF aan de Korte Elisabethstraat in Utrecht. Er waren verschillende deelnemers met verschillende achtergronden, maar allen met één doel: zorgen uiten en de overheid adviseren over het verbeteren van de waterkwaliteit in Nederland.

FILM - Fighting Inequalities
WECF en projectpartners maken Europa Duurzaam voor Iedereen

Wie wärs wenn wir einfach mal Menschen ins Zentrum der Wirtschaft stellen!?

Dinsdagochtend 10 juli namen we luisteraars mee in de wereld van plastic en gingen in op de consequenties die veel stoffen in plastics hebben op jouw gezondheid.

Fifth meeting of the Expert Group on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation, 26 - 27 June 2018
WECF shares experiences on developing and implementing Equitable Access Action Plans

5. Sitzung der Expertengruppe für gerechten Zugang zu Wasser und sanitären Einrichtungen, 26.-27. Juni 2018
WECF teilt Erfahrungen zur Entwicklung und Implementierung von Aktionsplänen für einen gerechten Zugang zu Wasser und sanitären Einrichtungen

Runder Tisch und Schulung zu Trinkwasserproblemen und -prioritäten in Mazedonien
Arbeitspaket 2 - Bildungsmaßnahmen für verantwortungsvolle Institutionen und den Entwurf von Verordnungen, im Rahmen des laufenden Projekt "Wasser- und Sanitärsicherheitsplanung im ländlichen Rumänien, Albanien und Mazedonien"

National Round Table and Training on Drinking Water Issues and Priorities in Macedonia
Working Package 2 – Educational measures for responsible institutions and drafting of regulations, among the on-going project „Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in Romania, Albania, and FYR Macedonia”

Training für Multiplikator*innen zu Wasser- und Sanitärsicherheitsplanung in Albanien
Women in Development und WECF organisieren einen 2-tägigen Workshop

Training for Teachers on Water and Sanitation Safety Planning
Women in Development and WECF organise a 2-day workshop in Shkodra region, Albania

Solidarität statt Spaltung
Unter dem Motto ‚Ausgehetzt’ demonstrieren Zehntausende in der Münchner Innenstadt gegen die ‚Politik der Angst’ der CSU

Le 22 novembre prochain, WECF France fête ses 10 ans - Inscriptions ouvertes !
Journée de mobilisation pour la santé, patrimoine fragile et enjeu essentiel du développement durable

Les formations santé-environnement de WECF France
Déjà 42 personnes formées depuis début 2018 !

Recrutement : Offre de stage
Appui événementiel santé-environnement début septembre à mi-décembre 2018

Welche Rolle spielt die Bürgerenergie in unserer 'Energiewende'?

Gender Road Map 2018 der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Entwicklungspolitischer Aktionsplan zur Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter 2016-2020

Warum sauberes Trinkwasser in Deutschland keine Selbstverständlichkeit ist

Die Women & Gender Constituency lädt zum 4. Gender Just Climate Solutions Award ein
Bewerben Sie sich bis zum 10. September 2018

Campagne sur la réduction des inégalités (ODD10)
WECF France lancera en septembre à l’occasion de l’anniversaire des ODD une campagne de communication autour de la réduction des inégalités.

(HLPF side event) Mapping the gap: barriers and opportunities for CS in VNRs
WECF is participating in UN's central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs)

Hohe Zahl von Brustkrebserkrankungen
Gynäkologinnen fordern mehr Schutz vor hormonwirksamen Stoffen

(HLPF side event) Defend the defenders - from high destruction to fast transformation
WECF is participating in UN's central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs)

Participez à la 4ème édition du prix « Solutions Genre et Climat »
Soumettez votre projet avant le 10 Septembre 2018 !

HLPF 2018: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

HLPF 2018: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
Wir beteiligen uns an der zentralen Plattform der Vereinten Nationen für das Follow-up und die Überprüfung der Agenda 2030 für die nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele (SDGs)

HLPF 2018: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
08.07.2018 - 18.07.2018 | Hauptsitz der Vereinten Nationen, New York

Winnaars subsidieregeling "MAAK EUROPA DUURZAAM VOOR IEDEREEN"
De winnaars zijn bekend. WECF Nederland mocht 3 projectsubsidies verlenen aan lokale groepen die werken aan de uitvoering van en bewustwording over de SDG's, de duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen

Webinar zu Gender und SDGs
In Vorbereitung auf die Sitzungen des HLPF 2018

WECF's Teilnahme am 21. WASH Netzwerktreffen in Berlin
Beitrag zu Sanitäreinrichtungen in Schulen in Mazedonien

WECF's participation at the 21st WASH network meeting in Berlin
Presenting a case from Macedonia and results from session at IFAT in Munich

Plastic, Gender en het Milieu
Levenscyclus van plastic en de impact op vrouwen en mannen, van productie tot (zee)afval

Armenia Policy Dialogue on Agenda2030 - Women2030 Program, Yerevan, 18 June 2018
WECF and Armenian partners invited 30 Civil Society Organisations and Government representatives to prepare input for Agenda2030 UN top in July

HLPF 2018: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
WECF is participating in UN's central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs)

Heb jij een goed idee waarmee Nederland nog meer aan de weg kan timmeren als wandel- en fietsvriendelijk land?
Laat het ons weten en win 500 euro!

Bleiben Frauen beim Zugang zu Bildung auf der Strecke?

Rapport d'activité 2017

Listen to the recording of our Webinar on Gender and the SDGs - In preparation of the HLPF 2018
Countries are implementing policies and programs to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Gender and equality are cross-cutting issues throughout the 17 goals and 169 targets. In advance of the HLPF on Sustainable Development taking place from 9 to 18 July, the webinar is an opportunity to explore how to ensure gender and equality are at the forefront of SDG implementation

WECF organiseert Webinar over Gender, de SDG’s en het HLPF 2018
Tijdens het zogenoemde ‘High Level Political Forum’ dat plaatsvindt in New York van 9 tot 18 juli zullen wereldleiders en diplomaten van over de hele wereld stilstaan bij de vraag: Hoe staan we ervoor als het gaat om het bereiken van de Sustainable Development Goals en de Agenda 2030?

Comparative study on energy cooperatives in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans
Study made in collaboration with ZEZ (Zelena Energetska Zadruga)

Strukturelle Ungleichheiten zwischen Mann und Frau fördern die Gewalt gegen Frauen

Projektbericht – Uganda: Förderung einer gesunden und wirtschaftlichen Nutztierhaltung
Projektbesuch in Masindi, Uganda

Uganda: Förderung einer gesunden und wirtschaftlichen Nutztierhaltung
Mit einfachen Methoden und Mitteln werden landwirtschaftliche Anbaumethoden und die lokale Nutztierhaltung verbessert und ertragreicher gestaltet. Das Projekt ist eine Ko-Finanzierung für ein schon bestehendes Projekt in Uganda: bessere Lebensbedingungen, weniger Landflucht finanziert durch die bayerische Staatskanzlei.

Uganda: Promotion of Healthy and Economical Agriculture and Livestock Farming
With simple methods and means, agricultural cultivation methods and local livestock farming are improved and made more profitable. This project is co-financed with an existing project in Uganda: 'Better living conditions, less rural migration',.

Erfolgreicher Abschluss des NAKOPA-Projekts
Beratungs- und Qualifizierungsangebote zur Energieeffizienz in Kiew

Wie steht es um unsere Gesundheit in Deutschland?

WECF bei der Auftaktveranstaltung der [fam]-Berufsreihe an der Universität Augsburg
Dr. Anke Stock als Referentin zum Berufsfeld „Internationales"

Durchbruch in Brüssel für Bürgerenergie - Europa stärkt den Ökostrom-Eigenverbrauch
Mit einfacherem und günstigerem Eigenverbrauch zu 32% Erneuerbare Energien in Europa bis 2030

Women and Gender Constituency Joint Statement On SB48
Real commitment to rights-based, gender-just solutions to climate change is imperative for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Exposition ODD & Femmes Rurales
Posters en version numérique : parcours de femmes entrepreneuses et engagées dans des pratiques durables

WECF im Interview mit der Welthungerhilfe zu SDG 2 – Kein Hunger
„Frauen und Mädchen stärken, heißt den Hunger besiegen“

Müssen auch in Deutschland Menschen hungern?

Félicitations aux 4 lauréats français de l’appel à projets sur la réduction des inégalités

Women2030 in Tajikistan
WECF and Women2030 partners participate in policy dialogue on Gender and Women’s rights in Tajikistan, organised by the EU delegation in Dushanbe on 24-25 of April 2018.

Jardiner dans la rue c'est permis !
WECF est partenaire de la Ville d’Annemasse dans la mise en œuvre des premiers « permis de jardiner »

Assemblée générale de WECF France
Jeudi 21 juin 2018 à Annemasse de 18h00 à 20h00

Von der Nahrungsmittelproduktion zu den Auswirkungen unseres Nahrungsmittelkonsums
Aktuelle Situation zu SDG 2 für Frauen und Männer in Deutschland

Auf dem Weg zu einem Klima der Gerechtigkeit
Ein Beitrag von Johanna Hausmann, WECF, in Umwelt aktuell, 06.2018

Armut in Deutschland - wen betrifft es am stärksten?

#StopUngleichheit zwischen Frauen und Männern
WECF startet Kampagne gegen Ungleichheit in Deutschland

Gemeinsam für eine sozial gerechte Umsetzung der SDGs

Women2030 at European Development Days

Press release: #Women2030 partners at the European Development Days
The coalition and local partners of the programme #Women2030 will be present at the European Development Days in Brussels, on 5 and 6 June 2018, on their stand number 79, to facilitate dialogues with local partners from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Caucasus, and to showcase results after 2 years of implementation.

Rural Georgians look to the sun to ease energy poverty
Video (6 min): by Deutsche Welle & Maria Lesser on our project in Georgia

Nederland in actie voor schoon water! Wat vind jij?
WECF organiseert woensdag 27 juni Consultatiesessie Waterkwaliteit

Small is Beautiful
WECF reageert op nieuwe Beleidsnota Minister Kaag "Investeren in perspectief. Goed voor Nederland, goed voor de wereld."

Bonn Climate Talks: Slow Progress but the Gender Action Plan is rolling!
WECF was in Bonn from April 30th to May 10th. Read below our comments.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018
Intersecting Menstrual Hygiene Management and the Sustainable Development Goals - an overview by WECF

Crowdfunder for ‘Environmenstrual’ Campaign from the Women's Environmental Network
WECF partner, the UK-based Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), have recently launched a ‘Crowdfunder’ for their new ‘Environmenstrual Campaign’. The goal of which is to spark a menstrual revolution and increase demand for healthy, eco-friendly menstrual products.

Report on National Workshop on SDGs in Georgia
On the Interlinkages of Environment & Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

WECF bij de Klimaatconferentie in Bonn, 30 april – 10 mei
WECF was sterk vertegenwoordigd in Bonn en liet actief haar gezicht zien om de rol van vrouwen in het bereiken van de Sustainable Development Goals te benadrukken.

Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services for All – Which New Partnerships, Innovative Solutions and Capacities Do We Need to Achieve the SDGs?
WASH Forum: 18th May 2018, 9:30 - 12:00h, at IFAT in Munich

Nachhaltige Wasser- und Sanitärversorgung für Alle - Welche neuen Partnerschaften, innovative Lösungen und Kapazitäten brauchen wir, um die SDGs zu erreichen?
WASH Forum: 18. May, 9:30-12:00 Uhr, IFAT in München

'De reis van plastic en hoe het ons leven beïnvloedt'
Op 17 april gaven Manon Zwart, coördinerend adviseur duurzaamheid bij het RIVM en Chantal Van den Bossche, coördinator communicatie WECF, een gezamenlijke workshop over plastic tijdens de jaarlijkse Atlas Dag van de Leefomgeving.

Acht Forderungen für eine EU EDC-Strategie
Die EU steht in der Verantwortung, ihre Bürgerinnen und Bürger und die Umwelt vor allen endokrin schädlichen Chemikalien zu schützen

Our eight demands for an EU EDC strategy
EU has the obligation to protect its people and the environment from all harm caused by endocrine disrupting chemicals

Neues Factsheet zu den SDGs
Was sind die nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele und wie steht es um ihre Umsetzung in Deutschland und weltweit?

Opinion: Poland infringing on yet another human right while the European community watches silently
UN human rights experts join feminist organisations in condemning Polish Legislation

Reinforcing capacity building on waste water treatment in An Oston
During a five days' workshop, the engineers Stefan Deegener and Tobias Ulbrich, have brought the expertise and experience to the villagers and decision makers of An Oston

SB48 Side Event “Access to climate finance for non-state actors”
WECF to launch energy community study and to introduce gender-just energy cooperative model in Georgia

SB48 Side Event - "Zugang zu Klimafinanzierung für nicht-staatliche Akteure"
WECF präsentiert neue Studie zu Energiegenossenschaften und ein geschlechtergerechtes Energiegenossenschaftsmodell in Georgien

Pourparlers sur le climat à Bonn : des progrès encore fragiles mais le Plan d’Action Genre avance !

Referent*in für Wasser- und Sanitärversorgung gesucht
Praktikum bei WECF mit möglicher Anstellung im Anschluss

Priority Action to Increase Access to Climate Finance for Non-State Actors

Press Release: The Great Eight Action
Bonn, 4 May 2018, SB48, UNFCCC

Climate Action: Where Do We Want To Go?
Read our Anne Barre's story as shared during the Talanoa Dialogue, 6 May 2018

The Great Eight: If You Leave One Out, The Rulebook Crumbles!
Bonn, 4 May 2018: Action at SB48, UNFCCC

COP24: women demand a gender-just transition
Follow WECF's activities around UN's climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018

How can observes contribute and support countries to complete the Paris Agreement Work Programme?
UNFCCC's interview with Sascha Gabizon during the in-session workshop of the Conference of Parties (COP)

Priority Actions to Increase Access to Climate Finance for Non-State Actors
SB48 side event: 7 May 2018 at 16:45 CEST in room 181, UNFCCC, Bonn

Klimagerechtigkeit braucht Geschlechtergerechtigkeit!
Ein Beitrag von Johanna Hausmann, WECF, in WirFrauen, Ausgabe 2018_1

Mind the GAP – The Gender Action Plan as a milestone for Climate Justice
WECF Youth Alumna Miriam Mueller writes about the Gender Action Plan (UNFCCC)

Afrika-dag in Amsterdam: eco-activisme en WECF
Op zaterdag 14 april 2018 hield Women Engage for a Common Future haar eerste workshop tijdens de jaarlijkse Afrika-Dag in Amsterdam.

WECF at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

WECF beim Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

AfricaDay in Amsterdam: Raising Awareness on Eco-Activism
Saturday April 14th 2018, Women Engage for a Common Future held its first workshop at the annual AfrikaDag in Amsterdam. With this year’s theme being “New Activism”, members of the organization took it upon themselves to raise awareness on eco-activism

Ausschreibung: Videoproduktion für europäisches Nachhaltigkeitsprojekt
Aktivitäten Make Europe Sustainable for all

From Marrakesh to Marrakesh: The rise of gender equality in the global climate governance and climate action
WECF’s experts publish chapter in Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance

Eco-Activism: What it is and Why it is Relevant
In light of this year’s theme “New Activism”, Women and Environment Network WECF, Women Engage for a Common Future, will organize a workshop on eco-activism during Africaday in Amsterdam. What is eco-activism and what are its challenges?
13.04.2018 | Audrey Van Schoote

WECF France s'associe à la Marche des Cobayes
Vérité et Justice pour la Santé Environnementale

Die Energiewende gelingt nur europäisch und mit den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern
Veröffentlichung des Energieatlas „Erneuerbare Energien in Europa“

Global WASH Cluster Meeting 2018
Globales Koordinierungs-Netzwerk für Humanitäre Hilfe im Bereich Wasser, Sanitärversorgung und Hygiene tagt vom 10.-11. April in Berlin

Dien je projectvoorstel in en 'Maak Europa Duurzaam voor Iedereen'!
WECF Nederland mag 3 projectsubsidies verlenen aan lokale groepen en maatschappelijke organisaties die op lokaal niveau actief zijn en werken aan de uitvoering van en bewustwording over de duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen (SDG’s) en de Agenda 2030

Ausschreibung "Make Europe Sustainable for All"
Als Projektteam mit AWO international und Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung vergeben wir dreimal 1.000 € als Unterstützung für Aktionen, Kampagnen und öffentlichkeitswirksame Maßnahmen.

Through WECF you can apply for local project grants in The Netherlands, Germany and France.

WECF at the second SAICM International meeting in Stockholm, IP2
NGOs active for a future international chemicals and waste framework, aiming high level of protection for human health and environment

Répondez à l'appel à projets (ODD) : Construire une Europe durable pour toutes et tous
Dans le cadre de ce projet, un appel à contributions est lancé, à destination des associations locales. Le montant alloué est de 1000 euros. Vous avez jusqu'au 6 mai 2018 minuit

Hazardous chemicals: replacing it is not the solution.
Corporations and industrials are permitted to switch out one EDC for another that possesses the same hazardous properties.

Vergleichsstudie zu Energiegenossenschaften in Osteuropa und Westbalkan
WECF publiziert in Kooperation mit ZEZ (Zelena Energetska Zadruga) Kroation eine Vergleichsstudie zu Energiegenossenschaften in Osteuropa und Westbalkan.

How was your #PlasticFreeLent?
The last 40 days WECF ran a different Lent, a Plastic-free Lent!

The Rural is Political: a brief summary of WECF's activities at CSW62

WECF organiseert workshop tijdens Afrikadag 2018
Op zaterdag 14 april is het zover, de Afrikadag 2018: hét event over Afrika en internationale samenwerking in het KIT in Amsterdam, georganiseerd door FEPS en FMS. Doe mee met onze workshop over eco-activisme in Nigeria!

The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women
Worldwide representatives and officials gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to discuss the matters of women and sustainability

De 62e Sessie van de 'Commission on the Status of Women'
Gedurende 11 dagen kwamen vrouwen, mannen, staats- en regeringsfunctionarissen, lidstaten en NGO-vertegenwoordigers van over de hele wereld - waaronder WECF - bijeen om manieren te bespreken "om het leven van vrouwen en meisjes overal te verbeteren".

Wasser- und Sanitärsicherheitsplanung im ländlichen Rumänien, Albanien und Mazedonien
Das Ziel dieses Projektes ist es, durch Weiterbildung das Bewusstsein der Gesellschaft und somit die eigenverantwortliche Handlungsfähigkeit im Bereich Umweltschutz und besonders im Bereich der Wasserqualität sowie Pflege und Wartung der Anlagen im ländlichen Raum Rumäniens, Albaniens und Mazedoniens zu fördern, so dass allen eine sichere Wasser- und Sanitärversorgung ermöglicht wird.

Communiqué - 27 mars 2018
Remplacer des substances dangereuses par d’autres, similaires et potentiellement toxiques, met en danger la santé publique

World Water Day 2018!

Webinar: The CLEEN Project with Illia Yeremenko

CSW62: Women's Major Group side event on chemicals, gender equality and rural women

Greenpeace EU Director pushes for "Friends of the Bees" behaviour at the European Commission
Discussions to ban Neonicotinoids (insecticides) have been going on for a year at the European Commission, considering the threat they pose to bees and other major pollinators. Yet, the vote on the proposal keeps on getting delayed.

Over 100 Civil Society Organisations and Activists Oppose Crackdown By Poland to Protest at COP24
Press release: 20 March 2018, Global

Celebrating Women-Lead Projects Improving Access to Water and Sanitation in Rural Areas of Balkan Countries

2030-Agenda für Nachhaltige Entwicklung: Kommunen als zentrale Akteure
Wunschzettel für nachhaltige und gerechte Welt: Die Nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele (Sustainable Development Goals SDGs)

Climate Change and Freedom of Assembly: Some Human Rights Questions for COP24
Hannah Birkenkötter, 5 March 2018

Aanbieding petitie voor verbod van neonicotinoïden aan Carola Schouten

Petition: calling for international solidarity to support environmental defenders Victoria Tauli-Corpuz & Joan Carling
Feminists Condemn Philippines President Duterte’s Accusation of Activists and Indigenous People Leaders as Terrorists

The CLEEN Project and Its Successes
The CLEEN Project, driven by WECF and 3 other local co-applicant organizations, strives to implement energy-efficient policies into local communities in 4 eastern European countries which are Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia

Women2030 flyer (updated version)

WECF at CSW62: challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
Follow the latest updates on our work at CSW62, download related publications and learn about our activities.

CSW62: side event on SDGs monitoring, with best practices from Women2030

Using community-based data monitoring to track gender equality realities on the ground
New York: Official Side Event to CSW62

CSW62: 62nd Commission on the Status of Women

Policy Dialogue On Sustainable Development, Health and Social justice in Tirana, Albania
Linking the Ostrava Declaration of the European Environment and Health Process to SDGs Agenda 2030

Policy dialogue Meeting in Tirana, Sustainable Development, Health and Social justice in Albania
Linking the Ostrava Declaration of the European environment and health process to SDGs Agenda 2030

Les femmes contribuent à transformer notre monde !
Retour sur le vernissage de l'expo "Genre et Climat" à Ville-la-Grand et la projection-débat au ciné actuel à Annemasse

Website Launch on International Women's Day 2018
Press for Progress: #HerStoryofChange

WECF Nederland verwelkomt Kirsten Meijer als nieuwe directeur
Maak kennis en lees hier het mini-interview

Women2030 Coalitie lanceert website op Internationale Vrouwendag
De wereldwijde Women2030 coalitie lanceerde vandaag haar eigen website, op Internationale Vrouwendag.

Women2030 Meeting

Social and gender aspects of local development priorities linked to SDGs
Women 2030: Local NGOs exchanged experience on their work on health, environment, employment, education and gender in respect to the SDGs

EHP Ostrava Follow Up Meeting

On the road to HLPF 2018: regional forum in Geneva on the Sustainable Development Goals
15 partners from the Women's Major Group joined the regional Forum at the UN in Geneva

Op weg naar het HLPF 2018: Regionaal Forum over de Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen in Genève
15 partners van de Women’s Major Group (WMG) namen deel aan het Regionaal Forum bij de VN in Genève, waar zij actief hun stem lieten horen voor het belang van vrouwenrechten in het bereiken van de SDG’s.

Regional preparatory meeting HLPF

Infoblad over de normen van bestrijdingsmiddelen
De huidige toelatingsprocedures voor bestrijdingsmiddelen zijn onverantwoord.

Mardi 6 mars 2018, soirée d'échanges sur le thème : Les femmes actrices du changement
Vernissage de l'expo "Genre et Climat" à Ville-la-Grand, projection débat au ciné actuel à Annemasse

Policy Dialogue on SDGs and Environmental Health, Moldova

Implementing Agenda 2030 in Georgia: Where Are We Now?
WECF organised with Georgian government and the UN a workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals in Tbilisi, 19-21 February 2018
22.02.2018 | Tbilisi, Georgia

Menstrual hygiene and the environment
Check out our videos for the #plasticfreelent campaign!

"Worries about consequences for children of pesticides present in water" - Report from Drenthe
Far too many residues of pesticides are present in the waters of Drenthe (Dutch province). This needs to be reduced. But how?

Policy Dialogue on SDGs and Environmental Health, Georgia

"Zorgen over gevolgen voor kinderen van bestrijdingsmiddelen in Drents grondwater" - WECF doet verslag
In Drentse wateren zitten veel te veel resten bestrijdingsmiddelen. Dat moet minder. Maar hoe?

Lets turn promises into action - gender equality in the Agenda2030

Women, Chemicals & UNEA
Our Executive Director Sascha Gabizon being interviewed by UNEP, emphasising that we need greater collective action, than the voluntary efforts made by the chemical's sector, to eliminate hazardous chemicals in our environment.

Plastics Campagne: #plasticvasten
Op Valentijnsdag begint de #plasticvasten campagne: 40 dagen geen plastic!

A Plastic Free Lent
Join us on our challenge for this Lent: reduce your plastics consumption for 40 days!

Aktivitäten im Rahmen der UNFCCC COP 23

Geschlechtergerechte Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 (Unterstützung des WOMEN2030 Programms, EU DEVCO)

Co-funding project for WOMEN2030: Geschlechtergerechte Umsetzung der Agenda 2030
This project aims at supporting the activities under the WOMEN2030 programme.

Symposium Bestrijdingsmiddelen in het milieu - Samenwerken aan schoon water
De Natuur en Milieufederatie Drenthe en WECF (Women Engage for a Common Future) organiseren 16 februari symposium in Drents Provinciehuis

WECF en WEP Nigeria presenteren documentaire over schadelijke stoffen in afval en het effect hiervan op de gezondheid
De invloed van persistente organische verontreinigende stoffen, schadelijke stoffen en afval op de gezondheid van vrouwen en mannen.

Proudly presenting the CLEEN results!
The CLEEN project has come to an end, and it has reached many great results.

"Make Europe Sustainable for All"

Energieeffizienz-Training in Kiew
Möglichkeiten und Maßnahmen für kommunale und private Gebäude werden im Rahmen des NAKOPA-Projektes vorgestellt. Das Training ist der erste Baustein verschiedener Qualifizierungsmodule.

WECF participe à la Transition en action, le OFF des assises européennes de la transition énergétique.
Retrouvez-nous le samedi 20 janvier 2018 à Thonon-les-Bains !

First edition of WECF’s “DESIGN-MOI UN JOUET” (Design me a toy) contest
Two teams of students were awarded for their creative designs of healthy toys

"What has gender got to do with chemicals" documentary gets broadcasted on Nigerian International TV
On Monday 15th of January 2018, Nigerian International TV is showing the 30 minute documentary produced by the BRS (Basel-Stockhom-Rotterdam) Conventions , WECF and WEP and made by filmmaker Laure Poinsot entitled “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”.

Stemming Europees Parlement: BPA blijft in voedselverpakkingen
Het Europese Parlement stemde voor de nieuwe regulering over Bisfenol A in voedselverpakkingen.

Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Romania, Albania and Macedonia
The aim of this project is to raise awareness about environmental protection and risk based management of water supply and sanitation systems, and to take action particularly in the area of water quality and sanitation in rural communities

Gender, Chemicals and Waste high level event in Abuja, Nigeria
Women Environment Programme (WEP) Nigeria, and WECF organise high-level meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Gender, Chemicals and Waste, on 10-12 of January 2018

Gender, Chemicals and Waste high level event in Abuja, Nigeria
Women Environment Programme (WEP) Nigeria, and WECF organise high-level meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Gender, Chemicals and Waste, on 10-12 of January 2018

Presentation of documentary film "what has Gender got to do with Chemicals" on Nigerian tv

Call for Action on Gender and a Pollution Free Planet
UNEA-3 meeting of Women Ministers and Leaders presents Call for Action

Women's exposure to toxic chemicals
Women’s bodies are ready to produce a new life and milk, hence it’s easier to accumulate toxic chemicals in their higher levels of fatty tissue.

Better energy efficiency in Moldova thanks to insulation of public buildings
Local authorities and WECF partner OA Colaborare cooperate to provide public buildings with proper insulation

Successful first action against algae overgrowth in the Blue Lake in Ukraine
Using fish to fight the overgrowth of algae

Schädliche Wirkung auf Bienen - Werden bestimmte Insektizide verboten?
Berichterstattung auf Spiegel Online und Wirtschaftswoche über Neonicotinoide

WECF Nederland Nieuwsbrief december
WECF wenst je voor 2018 een gezonde, genderrechtvaardige en duurzame wereld !

Press Release “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”.
The secretariat of the global chemicals conventions, the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) jointly with WECF International, WEP Nigeria and Balifokus Indonesia, announce the release of a film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”.

Round table discussion Violence Against Women and Economic Development
The round table treated the topic of Violence against women and Economic Development

Medieninformation zur Entscheidung des EU Parlaments zu Hormongiften
Gemeinsames Statement deutscher NGOs zur heutigen Abstimmung zu Umwelthormonen im Pestizidausschuss der EU

Gemeinsame Stellungnahme: Kein Schutz vor Umwelthormonen: Nach der Entscheidung ist vor der Entscheidung
EU Mitgliedstaaten stimmen umstrittenen Entwurf der EU-Kommission zur Identifizierung hormonschädlicher Chemikalien in Pestiziden zu

One Planet Summit : une mobilisation internationale pour si peu d'engagements des Etats!
12 décembre 2017: le bilan de WECF et du RAC
12.12.2017 | Anne Barre et Véronique Moreira

#BeatPollution: WECF at UNEA3 in Nairobi
Reflections on the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi “Towards a Pollution free Planet

Women Ministers and Leaders Breakfast Meeting Report
On the 5th of December more than 100 female ministers and leaders met, and discussed the topic of Gender and a Pollution Free Planet

Europese NGO's richten Save The Bees Coalition op om compleet verbod op neonicotinoïden te eisen
In December 2013 beperkte de Europese Commissie het gebruik van 3 insecticiden die zeer giftig zijn voor bijen. Nu, vier jaar later stellen wetenschappers dat deze beperkingen lang niet ver genoeg gaan. 80 Europese NGOs, waaronder WECF, hebben zich daarom verenigd in de Save the Bees Coalition, met als doel zogeheten neonics geheel te verbieden

Europese NGO's richten Save The Bees Coalition op om compleet verbod op neonicotinoïden te eisen
In December 2013 beperkte de Europese Commissie het gebruik van 3 insecticiden die zeer giftig zijn voor bijen. Nu, vier jaar later stellen wetenschappers dat deze beperkingen lang niet ver genoeg gaan. 80 Europese NGOs, waaronder WECF, hebben zich daarom verenigd in de Save the Bees Coalition, met als doel zogeheten neonics geheel te verbieden

What Has Gender Got To Do with Chemicals?
WECF, WEP and Balifokus present new publication and documentary film at United Nations

Save the Bees Coalition Launched
80 European NGOs gathered to form the Save the Bees Coalition, in order to pressure EU decision makers to enforce a full ban of neonicotinoids

Save the Bees Coalition Launched #savethebees
80 European NGOs gathered to form the Save the Bees Coalition, in order to pressure EU decision makers to enforce a full ban of neonicotinoids

Bienen und Artenvielfalt schützen
Europäische Save the Bees Coalition fordert ein umfassendes Verbot von Neonikotinoiden

Film premiere: what does chemicals have to do with gender? (UNEA3 resistance event)

Berliner Erklärung: NGOs fordern bis 2022 Verbot von hochgiftigem Quecksilber in der Zahnmedizin in der EU
Pressemeldung von WECF und Partnern

End mercury use in dentistry by 2022, civil society challenge European Union
A call to phase out mercury use in dentistry by 2022 in the European Union has been made by health and environmental NGOs.
04.12.2017 | erlin, Brussels, Munich, Washington

Attacks on Environmental Women Human Rights Defenders Unacceptable
This year has been the deadliest year for environmental women human rights and environmental defenders, protecting their indigenous land and resources as they face increased crackdowns, violence, threats, intimidation and murder by state and non-state actors.
04.12.2017 | UN Office of Nairobi, Kenya

Schmidts Alleingang zu Glyphosat - ein Schlag gegen die Nachhaltigkeitspolitik und Demokratie
München: Die Zustimmung Deutschlands durch Agrarminister Schmidt für eine Verlängerung des Unkrautvernichtungsmittels Glyphosat ist nach Meinung von WECF ein Schlag gegen die Nachhaltigkeitspolitik und gegen die Umsetzung der nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele (SDGs).

Solutions Genre et Climat
Edition 2017

COP23: Educational Posters
By the Women & Gender Constituency

Gender Just Climate Solutions
WGC publication to highlight the fight of women against climate change and present the winners and nominees of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards

Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
WECF, WEP and BaliFokus with support of the BRS Conventions secretariat have launched the advanced copy of the study "Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste Policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions'

SDG6: Leave no-one behind
Stakeholder consultation on water and sanitation in Bokonbaev, Kyrgyzstan

WECF France récompense des étudiants pour leurs projets de jouets éco-conçus et sans danger pour la santé
DESIGN-MOI UN JOUET : soirée du 24 novembre 2017 - Paris

Posters pédagogiques Genre et Climat

Themamiddag: Groen in de Stad
Samen met Partners voor een Gezond Leefmilieu (PGL) organiseerde WECF op 24 november een themamiddag over groen in de stad.

Updated Training Manual: Gender in Sustainable Development
Collection of Exercises for Training of Trainers

COP23 - Quel bilan en tirer?
WECF revient sur les avancées clés des dernières négociations climat à Bonn
24.11.2017 | Anne Barre

WECF stellt beim „Dialogue on Sustainability“ die Agenda 2030 und den SDG-Prozess vor.
Agenda 2030 und SDG-Prozess.

Gender und Klimawandel – Wie gehen Klimagerechtigkeit und Gendergerechtigkeit zusammen?
WECF stellt geschlechtergerechte Klimalösungen im Frauenmuseum vor.

Possible cover up of leak at nuclear facility Mayak in Russia
Since October this year, very high levels of radioactive Ruthenium- 106 have been measured all over Russia and Europe.

English summary of WECF publication on pesticides in surface waters in Dutch province Drenthe
WECF News & Reports News from other sources English summary of WECF publication on pesticides in surface waters in Dutch province Drenthe For our non Dutch readers we now publish an English summary of the publication about pesticide pollution in the surface waters of Drenthe

Towards the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Uganda
A report from the NGO Workshop on Green Technologies and Networking

Gender Assessment of Sustainable Development Goal #5 in Georgia
A gender assessment research was undertaken by the organization We Research within the auspices of the project ‘’Women 2030’’ funded by the European Union and implemented by WECF International.

Sicheres Wasser für alle
Risikomanagement für kleine Trinkwasserver- und Abwasserentsorgungsanlagen in Osteuropa

Gender in Sustainable Development – Collection of Exercises for Training of Trainers
Practical training manual for trainers on gender-responsive exercises

Découvrez les lauréates du Prix Solutions Genre et Climat 2017
Bonn, 13 Novembre 2017 : Les solutions pour un avenir soutenable existent

First Gender Action Plan ever adopted under UNFCCC
Press Release: Adoption of the first Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC, 15 November 2017

Adoption du premier Plan d’Action Genre dans le cadre de la CCNUCC
Mardi 14 novembre 2017, le tout premier Plan d'Action Genre de la CCNUCC a été adopté à la COP23

Eerste Gender Action Plan (GAP) ooit aangenomen op COP23
Na alle toewijding en harde werk van de Women & Gender Constituency (WGC) om het Gender Action Plan (GAP) op de agenda van beleidsmakers op de COP23 te brengen, kunnen we nu eindelijk het goede nieuws brengen dat het eerste GAP ooit is aangenomen op de COP23.

The Only Way to Honour the Dead is to Fight Like Hell for the Living!
Gender Day Action at the Climate Negotiations (COP23): Women's Human Rights and Environmental Defenders (WHRDs) Resist

15 Novembre 2017 Adoption du premier Plan d’Action Genre dans le cadre de la CCNUCC
15 Novembre 2017, COP23, Bonn, Allemagne

CTCN workshop on scalability with GJCS winners (COP23)

Dossier de presse COP23 - Bonn 2017
Prix Solutions Genre et Climat de la Women and Gender Constituency

Gleichzeitig zum Auftakt der COP23 in Bonn: München stimmt für JA zu „Raus aus der Steinkohle“
Bürgerentscheid zum Steinkohleausstieg

Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards Ceremony: winnaars en hun projecten
Deze inspirerende projecten zijn de winnaars van de Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards Ceremony op de COP23 in Bonn

Meet the winners of the "Gender Just Climate Solutions" Award Ceremony
These inspiring projects won the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Ceremony at the COP23 in Bonn

PRESS CONFERENCE: Gender Just Climate Solutions
Watch the press conference hosted today during UNFCCC's Gender Day at the climate negotiations in Bonn (COP23)

Eerbetuiging aan alle vrouwen die hun leven op het spel zetten voor vrouwen en natuurrechten
Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders (WHRDs) Resist

Press Conference Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Winners
During this press conference you will be able to meet the award winners and hear about their project

Historischer Schritt bei den Klimaverhandlungen in Bonn: Gender-Aktionsplan verabschiedet
Gender-Aktionsplan soll Geschlechterungleichheiten bekämpfen und Frauenrechte zu stärken und so die Effizienz der Klimapolitik verbessern

Dossier de presse COP23 - Bonn 2017
Prix Solutions Genre et Climat de la Women and Gender Constituency

#MindTheGap - WECF tijdens de COP23 in Bonn
Verslag van de WECF activiteiten van 6-17 november tijdens de COP23 in Bonn

Feministen eisen een gender rechtvaardige transitie COP23
Deze eisen bevorderen een gender rechtvaardige transitie weg van fossiele brandstoffen

Feminists Demand A Gender Just Transition at Climate Negotiations (COP23)
Bonn, Women & Gender Constituency's Key Demands

Award Ceremony: Gender Just Climate Solutions (COP23)

Award Ceremony: Gender Just Climate Solutions (COP23)
The Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC invites you, Monday November 13, to an Award Ceremony celebrating creative transformative solutions for climate change.

Gender Just Climate Solutions Award ceremonie op Klimaattop in Bonn
WECF en de Women and Gender Constituency reikt maandag 13 november prijs uit aan 3 vrouwenorganisaties

WECF at EEB’s Annual General Meeting and Annual Conference
Edinburgh, 5 to 7 November 2017

#MindtheGAP : Une action interactive pour un Plan Action Genre robuste !
Bonn, Novembre 2017: un cours d'aérobic à la COP 23

Les demandes clés de la Women and Gender constituency pour la COP 23
Bonn, Nov 2017: négociations climatiques, genre et climat

Icons of sustainability: climate change resistance as an art form
Bonn, Gender Just Climate Solutions opening ceremony, coordinated by WECF on behalf of the Women & Gender Constituency's

English summary of WECF publication on pesticides in surface waters in Dutch province Drenthe
For our non Dutch readers we now publish an English summary of the publication about pesticide pollution in the surface waters of Drenthe

Cérémonie de remise du Prix Solutions Genre et Climat - COP23
Bonn Zone, salle n°7 COP23 Bonn, Allemagne - 13.11.2017 à 16h45

#MindTheGAP: Feminists calling for a robust Gender Action Plan (GAP) as an outcome of the climate negotiations (COP23)
Press Release: Women & Gender Constituency hosts an action during the climate negotiations in Bonn, 7 November, 2017.

Vernissage: Frauenmuseum Exhibition (COP23)

Findings of a literature study: Plastics, Gender and the Environment
Lifecycle of plastics and its impacts on women and men from production to (marine) litter

Umsetzung der SDGs: Es muss eine Vernetzung auf allen Ebenen stattfinden
Ergebnisse des Workshops zur Veranstaltung „Zivilgesellschaftlicher Austausch zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 und der SDGs Akteure“, am 02.11.2017 in Berlin.

Frauenmuseum Exhibition: Gender Just Climate Solutions (COP23)

Womens' Call for Climate Justice (COY13)

Over 20 NGOs urge European Parliament to fully implement Monsanto lobby ban
One month after the European Parliament voted to ban pesticide manufacturer Monsanto from entering Parliament premises, 24 transparency and environment groups remind them to implement their decision as comprehensively and effectively as possible.

Meer dan 20 NGOs sporen EU parlement aan om Monsanto lobby te verbieden
In een brief aan het Europese Parlement wijzen 24 Europese NGOs op de noodzaak om de lobby van pesticiden producent Monsanto compleet te verbieden.

Warum Frauen für eine gelungene Klimapolitik unerlässlich sind
Ein Gender Action Plan für mehr Geschlechtergerechtigkeit ist längst überfällig

Klimakonferenz in Bonn: Beim Klima zählt auch das Geschlecht
Informationen der Women und Gender Constituency und WECF zur COP23

#MindTheGap - Folgen Sie unserer Reise zu mehr Gender- und Klimagerechtigkeit auf der COP23
WECF-Präsenz auf der UN-Klimakonferenz in Bonn, 6. bis 17. November 2017.

München: Bürgerentscheid gegen Steinkohle
Nutzen Sie Ihre Stimme!

WECF est présente à la COP 23 à Bonn du 6 au 17 novembre 2017.
#MindTheGap Suivez - nous pour notre journée de plaidoyer sur le genre et la justice climatique à la COP 23.

Männliche Unfruchtbarkeit und Bisphenol A
Johanna Hausmann im Interview mit dem Gesundheitsmagazin des Bayerischen Rundfunks, B5 Radio

#MindTheGap - follow our advocacy journey towards gender and climate justice at COP23
WECF's presence at UN's climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, November 2017.

Uganda: Better Lives- Less Rural Migration
The aim of this project is to improve the living conditions of the rural, young population through a more sustainable agriculture, based on organic and conservation agriculture methods.

Uganda: bessere Lebensbedingungen – weniger Landflucht
Die Lebensbedingungen der ländlichen, jungen Bevölkerung werden durch eine nachhaltige Landwirtschaft, die auf biologischen und konservatorischen Methoden basiert, verbessert und somit Fluchtursachen bekämpft.

Mogelijk relatie tussen medicijnvervuiling en autisme
In onlangs gepubliceerd Amerikaans onderzoek in Neuroscience Letters wordt een verband gelegd tussen verontreiniging van oppervlaktewater door uitgescheiden medicijnen en autisme bij de mens. De hoofdauteur van dit onderzoek, Gaurav Kaushik, licht tijdens de Green Pharmacy conferentie in Utrecht, op 27 oktober, zijn onderzoeksbevindingen toe

CLEEN project ends: joint activities continue!
Three years of activities have led to the creation of a network of experienced public organizations involved in local energy policies, with a focus on energy efficiency.

EDC freie Stadt München für mehr Gesundheitsschutz
Stadtratsfraktion DIE GRÜNEN / ROSA LISTE stellt einen Antrag, hormonwirksame und hormonartig wirkende Stoffe in München zu reduzieren

Green Pharmacy: nu maatregelen nodig om vervuiling door medicijnen aan banden te leggen
Vrijdag 27 Oktober vindt de Green Pharmacy Conference 2017 plaats, georganiseerd door de VVM en Huize Aarde, in samenwerking met o.a. WECF en HCWH.

WECF board member took part in seminar on CEDAW General Recommendation
Utrecht University organised the seminar in the light of the new CEDAW General Recommendation on gender-related dimensions of disasters in a changing climate

Erfolgreiche Folgeveranstaltung zur geschlechtergerechten Umsetzung der SDGs durch Kommunen
Am 12. Oktober ging unsere gemeinsame Veranstaltung mit der Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt von Engagement Global in die 2. Runde – Dieses Mal im Rahmen des Münchner Klimaherbst.

Audrey Ledanois
Project Officer Women 2030

Hanna Gunnarsson
Gender expert, policy & communications

UNEP’s election results are in: Sascha is now regional representative
We are incredibly glad to inform you that our Executive Director Sascha Gabizon has been elected to be UNEP's regional representative for civil society in Europe. Thank you, we couldn't have made it without your incredible support and votes!

Schoon en circulair: kan het samen?
Woensdag 11 oktober vond het halfjaarlijkse minisymposium over het stoffenbeleid beleid, georganiseerd door het Ministerie van IenM, VNO-NCW, de VNCI en WECF

Environmental toxins' influence on male fertility

WECF verwelkomt het veto van het European Parlement voor gebrekkige en onwettige EDC criteria.
Het Europese Parlement heeft de gebrekkige criteria die waren voorgesteld door de Europese Commissie voor de definiëring van hormoonverstorende stoffen (EDCs) afgewezen. De stemming vond plaats op 4 oktober.

Presenting the Water and Sanitation Safety Planning Compendium and Results at the 24th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm
On the 26th of August the SuSanA meeting took place in Stockholm, where Claudia Wendland presented on water and sanitation safety planning

Gemeinsam für die Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter - Ansätze und Beispiele der Arbeit mit Jungen und Männern in der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
WECFs Projekt „Geschlechtergerechte Energiekooperativen in Georgien“ als Beispiel einer „Best Practice“ im Rahmen der GIZ Publikation zu Ansätzen und Beispielen der Arbeit mit Jungen und Männern in der deutschen EZ dargestellt

EGA : priorités de la plateforme citoyenne pour une transition agricole et alimentaire
50 organisations environnementales, de santé, de solidarité et de développement agricole publient leurs propositions pour une transition agricole et alimentaire soutenable

Halbgarer Kommissionsentwurf zur Identifizierung hormonschädlicher Chemikalien scheitert im EU-Parlament
WECF und andere Umweltverbände fordern von neuer Bundesregierung Maßnahmen, um die Belastung durch EDCs schnellstmöglich zu reduzieren

WECF welcomes European Parliament veto to flawed and unlawful EDC criteria
European Parliament rejected the flawed criteria proposed by the European Commission on the definition of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

Hin zu einer Implementierung von nachhaltigen Entwicklungszielen (SDGs) in Uganda. Ein Bericht vom NGO-Workshop über grüne Technologien und Netzwerkarbeit.
ARUWE und WECF organisierten einen Workshop über grüne Technologien für 11 ugandische NGOs, vom 25.-29. September 2017 in Kiboga, Uganda. Das Ziel des fünf tägigen Workshops war es, die Kapazitäten der NGOs zu steigern und sich für die Unterstützung grüner Technologien hin zur Implementierung der nachhaltigen Entwicklungszeile einzusetzen sowie eigene Erfahrungen auszutauschen und das Netzwerken mit anderen NGOs zu ermöglichen.

Gemeinsam für ein nachhaltiges und gendergerechtes Europa! WECF startet im September 2017 neues Projekt zu Agenda2030 und SDGs
Im Jahr 2015 hat die Weltgemeinschaft die Agenda 2030 verabschiedet.

Mehr Schutz von Gesundheit und Umwelt vor hormonschädlichen Pestiziden
WECF Appell: Stimmen Sie am 4. Oktober gegen den Vorschlag der EU Kommission zur Identifizierung hormonschädlicher Pestizide - Aufruf an die deutschen Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments

Wenn Umweltgifte krankmachen – Politik schützt Mensch und Umwelt nicht vor hormonell wirksamen Chemikalien
EU Parlament entscheidet über unzureichende Vorlage zur Identifizierung von Hormongiften (EDCs)

European Parliament Environment Committee blocks proposed EDC criteria in vote
The proposed criteria for new EDC regulation were blocked by the EU Parliament Committee

Umweltausschuss im EU Parlament sagt NEIN zu vorgelegten EDC Kriterien
EU Parlament entscheidet am 4. Oktober 2017

EU en Europese overheden subsidiëren fossiele brandstof industrie met 112 miljard per jaar
Hoe gaat de EU voldoen aan de belofte om in 2020 geen subsidies aan de fossiele brandstof industrie meer te geven?

EU and European governments spend 112 billion a year on fossil fuel subsidies
A new report by the Overseas Development Institute and Climate Action Network shows that the EU and European government continue to support the fossil fuel industry

Sustainable Development Goal # 5 Gender Assessment in Georgia
This research was conducted by the organization We Research within the auspices of the project ‘’Women 2030’’ funded by the European Union and implemented by WECF International

Kijk verder dan fipronil en het ei
Het spel met de maximale residu limiet

Hormoonverstoorders hopen zich op in menselijk brein
Recent wetenschappelijk onderzoek, geleid door het UMCG, heeft nu aangetoond dat hormoonverstorende stoffen zich ophopen in het menselijk brein.

EU Parliament to vote on criteria for endocrine disruptors
This vote will determine the future EU regulation on endocrine disruptors (EDCs)

EU stemming over criteria hormoonverstorende stoffen: gezondheid en milieu in gevaar
WECF, Wemos, HEAL en Gezinsbond roepen Europarlementariërs op om criteria te verwerpen

Drents water nog steeds vervuild met bestrijdingsmiddelen
Na eerder onderzoek door WECF tonen metingen van de provincie vervuiling boven de norm aan

NGO Workshop: Towards the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

WECF s'engage contre le CETA
Une coalition d'organisations demande la suspension de l'application provisoire du CETA

Manual on Biogas Technology, Bamboo Weaving, Solar Driers and Solar Collectors
This manual results from all the work done on the ground by WAFD, INSEDA and WECF

25 septembre : deuxième anniversaire des Objectifs du Développement Durable (ODD)
Des femmes agricultrices dans le sillage des ODD pour une alimentation durable

Onsite wastewater treatment: hands-on-workshop in An Oston, Kyrgyzstan
A hands-on-workshop on wastewater treatment was organised in An Oston to give villagers the capacities to manage their waste water.

Petition unterschreiben - Sagen Sie NEIN zu endokrinen Disruptoren!

Arbeitskreis Frau und Gesundheit setzt sich ein für ein EDC-freies München
WECF informiert über die Zusammenhänge von Umweltchemikalien, insbesondere von EDCs, und Fertilitäts- und Gesundheitsstörungen

WECF co-organising partner Green Pharmacy Conference 2017
The environmental cycle of medicines - an incentive for innovation in the human and veterinary medicine chain

EU lanceert AskREACH Project
Nieuw project van EU Life om meer aandacht en bewustzijn over Zeer Zorgwekkende Stoffen (ZZS) te genereren in de Europese Unie.

EU LIFE launches AskREACH Project
New project from EU Life to generate more attention and consciousness about Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

WECF publishes Uganda Organic Agriculture Training Guide
A guide for trainers and NGO's giving trainings on organic agriculture to subsistence farmers

WECF directeur genomineerd als Regionaal Vertegenwoordiger Europese Regio UNEP
Sascha Gabizon is genomineerd als vertegenwoordiger van het VN-Milieuprogramma UNEP

WECF at 6th Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention in Budva, Montenegro (11 to 14 September 2017)
WECF, as part of the NGO coalition under the European ECOForum, participated in the 6th MOP of the Aarhus Convention that was hosted by Montenegro in Budva.

Biomonitoring of lead and cadmium: Preliminary study on the added value for human exposure and effect assessment
The RIVM (Dutch national institute for public health and the environment) published a report on the biomonitoring of substances possibly hazardous to health

Biomonitoring van lood en cadmium: Verkenning naar de toegevoegde waarde voor de beoordeling van humane blootstelling en effect
Rapport gepubliceerd door de RIVM over het belang van biomonitoring van stoffen die mogelijk schadelijk zijn voor de gezondheid.

Formation Genre et Finance Climat en amont du Sommet Climate Chance - Agadir, 9 &10 sept. 2017
WECF, le CNDH et la Fondation Heinrich Böll ont organisé une formation sur la finance climat et l'égalité de genre
19.09.2017 | Anne Barre

WECF’s Sascha Gabizon nominated as UNEP’s Regional Representative for Europe
Our executive director Sascha Gabizon has been nominated for the Regional Representative elections of the United Nations Environmental Programme.

WECF participated in a meeting on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation organised by UNECE

UNECE meeting on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation
Bistra Mihaylova (WECF) took part in the 4th UNECE meeting (13 -14 Sep) of the Expert Group on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation in Budapest, Hungary. 

WECF participe aux Etats Généraux de l’Alimentation - 29 août au 29 novembre
Une plateforme d’organisations a été créée pour contribuer efficacement aux différents ateliers.

Mehr Schutz vor schädlichen Umwelthormonen
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie fordert von Politik schärfere Bestimmungen

Wie können Kommunen die SDGs geschlechtergerecht umsetzen?
Am 12. Oktober geht unsere Veranstaltung in die 2. Runde – Dieses Mal im Rahmen des Münchner Klimaherbst

Mehr Schutz vor hormonwirksamen Chemikalien (EDCs) in Deutschland
WECF arbeitet mit Medien, Wissenschaftler(inne)n, lokalen und nationale Behörden, um Maßnahmen für mehr Schutz vor endokrin wirksamen Chemikalien zu erreichen

Milestone achievement: Asbestos banned in Ukraine
Ukraine's Ministry of Health banned asbestos in Ukraine. WECF's and other civil society organisations' work paid off!

Belangrijke mijlpaal bereikt: asbest verboden in Oekraïne
Het Oekraïense ministerie van gezondheid heeft het gebruik van asbest verboden. Het werk van WECF en andere civil society organisaties heeft haar vruchten afgeworpen!

Moving Beyond Tokenism of Youth
Our Eco-Forum* youth delegates Mareike Peschau and Nikolina Stålhand report back on their experiences in Ostrava earlier this summer where they participated in WHO’s regional (UNECE) conference on Environment and Health.

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.

Engaging with Women for a Gender-Just and Sustainable Future!
WECF is op zoek naar een directeur voor haar kantoor in Utrecht die samen met ons wil werken aan een rechtvaardige, gezonde en duurzame toekomst

Petition and letter to Secretary General UN: NO to pro-nuclear energy lobbying at the UN
Global governments agreed on banning Nuclear Weapons, but at the United Nationsduring its Sustainable Development summit were panels falsely promoting nuclear energy as a sustainable energy source

EDCs in Germany: WECF is networking for more protection
WECF encourages media, scientists, local communities and national authorities and local communities to take action for more protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals

10 -12 juillet : WECF accueillie sur la Green Platform de l'AMEE au Maroc, en partenariat avec le CNDH et la Fondation Heinrich Böll
Formation de 22 formateurs et formatrices Genre, Climat ODD à Marrakech
18.07.2017 | Anne Barre

Innovativ. Integrativ. Intelligent.
Ein Beitrag von Katharina Habersbrunner im Buch von Dr. Nicole Elert

Make Europe Sustainable for All
"Europe in the World - Engaging in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda"

Een duurzaam Europa voor Iedereen
"Europa in de wereld - Bewust bezig met de 2030 Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen"

Une Europe Durable pour tous
"L’Europe dans le monde – S’engager pour le développement durable à l’horizon 2030"

SIGN: Statement on the Ministerial Declaration
Of the 2017 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

Tribute To Honour Women’s Human Rights Defenders (#WHRDsResist) at #HLPF2017
Exhibition launched at High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development Goals

Hormongifte in unseren Alltagsprodukten
Johanna Hausmann im Interview mit dem ARTE Magazin Vox Pop

#Save the bees! Help ban the neonics
WECF and European Save the Bee Coalition call for a comprehensive ban on neonicotinoids

HLPF: High Level Political Forum 2017, New York

HLPF: The Women’s Major Group invites you to join our Strategy Meeting (3:30 pm CET)

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

WECF at High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
WECF is participating in UN's central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustianable Developments (SDGs)

NGO’s en endocrinologen luiden alarmbel over Europese EDC-criteria
Onvoldoende bescherming tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen: EU Pesticide Comité stemt voor gebrekkige chemische criteria en brengt zodoende milieu en gezondheid in gevaar

NGOs acknowledge vote on first ever EDC criteria - call on European Parliament to reject flawed criteria for the sake of human health and environment protection
Today, representatives of European member states from the EU pesticides committee adopted the criteria that are supposed to be used to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (or EDCs) in the future

Perturbateurs endocriniens : des critères enfin adoptés, mais décevants
Communiqué de presse – le 4 juillet 2017

Gemeinsame Stellungnahme zur Entscheidung zu EDC Kriterien
Kein ausreichender Schutz vor Hormongiften: Mitglieder des EU Pestizidausschusses stimmen für Kriterien-Vorschlag der EU-Kommission zur Identifizierung von hormonschädigenden Chemikalien

WECF and Women Major Group partners submit their proposals for UNEA-3
Read our full proposal here.

Pestizidindustrie versucht im EU Umweltausschuss Verbot von Neonicotinoiden zu verhindern
Umweltverbände fordern den Schutz von Bienen

Help girls in Kunduz become self-sufficient
WECF started crowdfunding for Afghan NGO Katachel to become economically self- sufficient with successful sewing project

Bienen schützen, schädliche Pestizide verbieten
WECF und europäische Bee-Coaltion fordern ein umfassendes Verbot von Neonikotinoiden

Prix Solutions Genre et Climat 2017 -COP23
Soumettez votre projet avant le 4 septembre 2017 - Gagnez une entrée à la COP23, un an d'accompagnement par la Women & Gender Constituency et une dotation de 2000€

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

BMZ-Initiative „Grüne Bürgerenergie für und in Afrika“
Gründung von Bürgerenergiepartnerschaften – WECF stellt georgische Energiegenossenschaften vor

Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): “Green people’s energy for Africa” – Establishing citizen’s energy partnerships – WECF presents Georgian energy cooperatives
Creating a decentralised and citizen-oriented energy supply for African rural areas

Die Jugend im Mittelpunkt der WECF/ECO-Forum Aktivitäten in Ostrava
WECF/Eco Forum treten mit einer Delegation von 17 Jugendlichen auf der Sechsten Ministerkonferenz für Umwelt und Gesundheit (EHP) für eine gesunde Zukunft ein – ein Report

Youth at the heart of ECO Forum's participation in Ostrava
Reporting back on WHO’s regional conference on environment and health, where WECF (and its ECO Forum delegation of 23 youths and seniors) was to advocate for a healthy future

WECF Event in Brussels: “CLEEN Energy has changed our lives”
WECF organised Wednesday June 21 event to highlight Project CLEEN during EU Sustainable Energy Week “CLEEN energy has changed our lives”.

WECF Event in Brussel: “CLEEN Energy has changed our lives”
WECF organiseerde woensdag 21 juni tijdens EU Sustainable Energy Week bijeenkomst om best practices CLEEN project voor het voetlicht te brengen

Rapport d'activité 2016

WECF Event Invitation: “CLEEN Energy has changed our lives”
To highlight our own CLEEN energy project, we would like to invite you to our own event during the EU Sustainable Energy Week “CLEEN energy has changed our lives”.

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.

C20 Gipfel „The World We Want“ am 18. und 19. Juni 2017 in Hamburg
In Vorbereitung zum G20 Gipfel, der vom 7. bis 8. Juli ebenfalls in Hamburg stattfindet, haben Vertreter der internationalen Zivilgesellschaft auf dem „Civil 20“ oder C20 Gipfel vom 18. bis 19. Juni in der HafenCity Universität in Hamburg ihre Empfehlungen an die G20 diskutiert.

Prozess zu Umwelt und Gesundheit in Europa - EHP
WECF Highlights - von der Sechsten Ministerkonferenz für Umwelt und Gesundheit in Europa (EHP) in Ostrava

"Let's Ensure a Healthy Future" - WECF side event at WHO 6th Ministerial Conference
Protecting children from exposure to harmful chemicals to avoid irreversible damage.

"Lasst uns eine gesunde Zukunft sichern" – WECF Side-Event bei der Sechsten EHP Ministerkonferenz
Kinder vor schädlichen Chemikalien schützen, die irreversible Schäden verursachen

Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

"Better Health, Better Environment, Sustainable Choices"
WHO European Region 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health

Not Wasting Our Future

Side Event "Let's Ensure a Healthy Future" - WHO 6th Ministerial Conference

WECF’s statement on Trump’s declaration to withdraw from the Paris Agreement
“Women and men can act together to sustainably transform reality”

How POPs, hazardous chemicals and waste have different exposures and impacts on women's and men's health
WECF presents a film on the gender dimensions of POPs and hazardous chemicals in Nigeria

WECF réagit à l’annonce du président Donald Trump : Les USA se retirent de l’Accord de Paris !

Sustainable Technologies vital and needed for Rural Areas the Balkan Region
Closing the loop central theme of final conference of the project “Dry toilets Reducing chemicals and contamination of drinking water sources in rural communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia and Albania“

Wil jij ook graag meewerken aan het mee helpen realiseren van de Global Goals, de Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen (de SDGs) ?
Wij zoeken een enthousiaste, leergierige en zelfstandig werkende stagiair(e) (m/v) ter versterking van ons internationale communicatie- en advocacyteam

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

Hormongifte gefährden Umwelt und Gesundheit
Bundesregierung muss sich stärker gegen ihre Verwendung einsetzen. Gemeinsames NGO Statement zur fünften Verhandlungsrunde über die Vorschläge der EU Kommission zur Identifizierung hormonschädlicher Substanzen (EDCs). NGO fordern von deutscher Regierung eine rasche Nachbesserung der Kriterien und eine zügige Entscheidung für mehr Gesundheit- und Umweltschutz.

WECF à Bonn pour les négociations de la CCNUCC
Avancer sur les règles de mise en œuvre de l’Accord de Paris en y intégrant systématiquement la dimension genre

Beyond 2020: Sustainable Chemistry - NGO recommendations
Position Paper by WECF & IPEN

Beyond 2020: Sustainable Chemistry
From NGO side WECF, Health Care Without Harm and Chemsec were invited to give their ideas on sustainable chemistry and the new ISC3

Further delay on flawed EDC criteria maintains unnecessary risks on human health and the environment
The criteria to identify hormone disrupting chemicals (or EDCs), for which a decision was expected today, continue to cause disagreements among EU member states.

Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry & Launch of ISC3 and ISCnet

Open Letter To the G20 Health Ministers Signed
As a HEAL (Health and Environment Alliance) member, WECF has signed the open letter to the G20 Health Ministers, ahead of their first ever meeting coming Friday, 19th May in Berlin.

Bilan de la triple COP à Genève du 24 avril au 5 mai 2017
Bâle/Rotterdam/Stockholm réunies pour un même objectif !

Petitie Duurzaam Regeerakkoord Ondertekend door WECF  
Om de Agenda 2030 te realiseren is het van belang dat de SDG's voorop worden gesteld in het politieke beleid. Daarom hebben de organisaties Partos en de Groene Zaak het initiatief genomen voor een publieke oproep aan de om de SDG's op te nemen in het regeerakkoord. Meer dan 400 bedrijven en maatschappelijke organisaties hebben hieraan gehoor gegeven, waaronder WECF. 

Hormonell wirksame Chemikalien in Alltagsprodukten
Ein Beitrag von Silvia Pleschka und Johanna Hausmann, WECF, in clio 84 05_2017

Forum de la Société Civile de la Commission Economique Européenne des Nations Unies
Le 24 avril à Genève, WECF a participé au processus de suivi des Objectifs du Développement Durable

Inauguration du projet d’approvisionnement en eau d’An-Oston
L’histoire d’une coopération franco-kirghize soutenue par l'Agence de l'Eau Artois Picardie et l'agglomération de St Omer

Feasibility study of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova
New report by WECF offers report offers an overview of the feasibility of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova.

Feasibility study of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova
An overview of the feasibility of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova. In each country, existing national climate and energy policies are examined and, if existing, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy are explained.

Bonn Climate Negotiations - United Nations Climate Change Conference (@UNFCCC)
WECF joined together physically and on Twitter for the Bonn Climate Negotiations in Bonn, Germany.

Bonn, Allemagne 10 mai 2017 - Les négociations climatiques ont démarré

WECF vous propose un service civique en Haute-Savoie
Participation à l’animation du collectif Agriculture durable de proximité Léman

WECF France vous propose un service civique au Kirghizstan.
Participation au projet d'approvisionnement en eau potable du village d'An-Oston (Kirghizstan).

Women and Gender Updates for Upcoming Bonn Meeting

WECF Director Sascha Gabizon will take part as Panellist during High-Level Segment of 2017 Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Lessons and best practices integrating gender into the implementation of the BRS Conventions

Agenda 2030 as a new driving force for gender equality
Anke Stock and Sascha Gabizon writing about the Sustainable Development Goals in "European Expression: Gender Equality and Mainstreaming"

WECF at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Conference of the Parties
WECF-ers are participating in the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions taking place from 24 April - 5 May, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland

Weltwärts in Georgien - WECF freut sich über Zuwachs
Über das Freiwilligen-Programm wird die Mitarbeit an einem WECF-Projekt in Georgien ermöglicht

Recycling contaminates plastic children’s toys with toxic chemicals from electronic waste
A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world’s best-selling toy: The Rubik’s Cube.

Plastic speelgoed, door recycling, vervuild met giftige stoffen uit electronisch afval
“Giftige stoffen uit elektronisch afval mogen gewoon niet teruggevonden worden in kinderspeelgoed. Dit probleem moet op nationaal en mondiaal niveau worden aangepakt,” stelt Chantal Van den Bossche, woordvoerder van het Gender- en Duurzaamheidsnetwerk WECF, dat als Nederlands IPEN-lid meewerkte aan het onderzoek

Plastic speelgoed, door recycling, vervuild met giftige stoffen uit electronisch afval
Uit deze week gepubliceerd, wereldwijd, onderzoek is gebleken dat giftige stoffen, uit gerecycled kunststof van elektronisch afval, terechtkomen in speelgoed, waaronder de populaire Rubik’s Cube

WECF va démarrer en juin 2017 un projet de 3 ans de promotion de la mise en œuvre des ODD, auprès du grand public, de la société civile et des pouvoirs publics.
Les Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD), sont un ambitieux programme mondial à l’horizon 2030.

Komt er ooit een verbod op hormoonverstorende stoffen?
Of er in de toekomst een verbod komt op EDC’s blijft vooralsnog een vraag. In juni 2017 zal de Europese Commissie nieuwe regelgeving rondom chemische middelen presenteren, waarin duidelijk moet worden of er strengere maatregelen komen rondom hormoonverstorende stoffen in producten.

NGO statement concerning the situation in Belarus
21st meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention Geneva, 4-6 April 2017

8 et 9 avril 2017 - Atelier Nesting et MMMS à Thonon- Les-Bains
1er Salon de l' habitat sain et durable co-organisé avec Eci-habitat

Ekoforum Zenica and WECF organised training and presentation on 'EcoSan: Reducing chemicals and pollution of drinking water sources in rural communities'
Eco Forum Zenica, in partnership with WECF International, Journalists for Human Rights (Macedonia), Women and Development (Albania) and UNEP, work together on the construction and installation of EcoSan toilets, filters for waste water and composting help, in order to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and protect drinking water sources

Towards improved - sustainable - sanitation for rural women, men and children
National technical standards on ecosan toilets and constructed wetlands initiated by WECF for the Republic of Moldova

Towards improved - sustainable - sanitation for rural women, men and children
National technical standards on ecosan toilets and constructed wetlands initiated by WECF for the Republic of Moldova

Veel bestrijdingsmiddelen in Drents oppervlaktewater; de helft geclassificeerd als zeer gevaarlijk
WECF publiceert rapport over bestrijdingsmiddelen in het oppervlaktewater in Drenthe

Keeping the 2030 Agenda Alive
The world already looks very different to the place it was when UN member states adopted the SDGs in September 2015. How can we ensure that the international community remains committed to the pledges it made?

Women2030 Media Training Toolkit
If you need to know more about how to communicate your campaign to others, this Media Training Toolkit will help you. It introduces basic ‘need to know’ information about telling your stories to new audiences using photography and social media, and gives advice on engaging with mainstream media.

"Bestrijdingsmiddelen in beken en kanalen - Feiten over bestrijdingsmiddelen in het oppervlaktewater in Drenthe"
WECF Nederland publiceert rapport over bestrijdingsmiddelen in het oppervlaktewater in Drenthe

"Bestrijdingsmiddelen in beken en kanalen - Feiten over bestrijdingsmiddelen in het oppervlaktewater in Drenthe"
WECF Nederland publiceert rapport over bestrijdingsmiddelen in het oppervlaktewater in Drenthe
24.03.2017 | Margriet Samwel-Mantingh

WECF France est signataire de l'Appel des Solidarités
Les Associations font l' Appel : répondez-vous présent ?

Weltwassertag am 22.03.2017: Abwasser - In Kreisläufen denken und handeln
Das Thema des Weltwassertages 2017 lautet „Wastewater - Abwasser“.

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

City 40, film over moedige mensenrechtenactiviste Nadezjda Koetepova
Nadezjda Koetepova, WECF grondlegster, advocate en milieu-activiste, is vanaf vrijdag 24 maart te zien in documentaire City 40 tijdens Movies that Matter Film Festival in Den Haag
20.03.2017 | WECF Campaign

WECF partner Nadezjda Koetepova geportretteerd in documentaire City 40
Nadezjda Koetepova, WECF grondlegster, advocate en milieu-activiste, is vanaf vrijdag 24 maart te zien in documentaire City 40 tijdens Movies that Matter Film Festival in Den Haag
20.03.2017 | WECF nieuws

WECF partner Nadezjda Koetepova geportretteerd in documentaire City 40
Nadezjda Koetepova, WECF grondlegster, advocate en milieu-activiste, is vanaf vrijdag 24 maart te zien in documentaire City 40 tijdens Movies that Matter Film Festival in Den Haag
20.03.2017 | WECF Campaign

CSW61 Side Event: Empowering Energy (2:30 pm)

Stop für Neonikodinoide
WECF fordert deutsche Regierung auf, sich für ein Verbot von bienenschädigenden Pestiziden einzusetzen

WOMEN 2030 - Faire des Objectifs 2030 une réalité
Le 18 mars, au nom de l’Alliance Internationale des Femmes, WECF a signé une convention cadre avec la Commission Européenne pour un consortium de 5 organisations de femmes : #women2030.

Journée mondiale de l'eau - Mercredi 22 mars 2017
WECF France participe aux animations et conférences sur le changement climatique

Elections présidentielles: WECF France propose une grille de lecture des programmes des candidats
WECF adresse une lettre aux électrices et électeurs et leur propose une grille de lecture des programmes des candidats

#women2030 Brochure
Making the 2030 Goals A Reality!

WECF at CSW61: Women's Economic Empowerment in the Changing World at Work
Follow the latest updates on our work at CSW61, download related publications and learn about our activities

WECF at CSW61: invitation to our side event "Empowering Energy"
SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: come along and join our fruitful discussion on gender just energy cooperatives as source for economic empowerment.

ADHD en lager IQ mogelijk gevolg schadelijke stoffen in huis
Schadelijke stoffen kunnen schadelijk zijn voor de hersenontwikkeling van kinderen, zo blijkt uit het rapport No Brainer van de Britse organisatie ChemTrust

WECF: “Waarom is milieu & gezondheid in Nederland geen verkiezingsthema?”
Nieuw rapport WHO toont aan dat milieuvervuiling verantwoordelijk is voor de dood van 1,7 miljoen kinderen per jaar

WECF vraagt zich af waarom milieu & gezondheid in Nederland geen thema's zijn in de verkiezingscampagnes
Nieuw rapport WHO toont aan dat milieuvervuiling verantwoordelijk is voor de dood van 1,7 miljoen kinderen per jaar

Huize Aarde
Huize Aarde is a non-profit consultancy in the Netherlands, founded in 1992

Integrating gender dimensions into the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Gender and Chemicals

A Toxics-Free Future for All

INVITATION: for youth to participate in a regional high-level UN conference on our health and environment

Prozess zu Umwelt und Gesundheit in Europa: 6. Ministerkonferenz 2017 muss Zunahme umweltbedingter Krankheiten stoppen
NGOs engagieren sich für mehr Schutz von Umwelt und Gesundheit in der Europäischen Region im Rahmen des Prozesses Umwelt und Gesundheit in Europa

Who will stop the destruction of trees in Kamiansk (Dniprodzerzhynsk)?
Ukrainian partner Voice of Nature protects the environment in the Ukrainian city of Kamiansk

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

Compendium to develop a Water and Sanitation Safety Plan in a Rural Community
2nd completely revised edition of the compendium is out and available in English, Romanian, Macedonian, Albanian and Bulgarian

Women2030: Women’s leadership in the Agenda 2030
Central Asian Workshop, February 26 – 27, 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Partners voor een Gezond Leefmilieu

Hazardous substances and wastes in Indonesia: Gender Dimensions
BaliFokus, Indonesia, and Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), Netherlands, organised a stakeholder meeting this week at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry office in Jakarta to address the gender dimensions of hazardous substances and waste management.

In 2016, WECF began a campaign to raise €4,000 in 30 days to install biogas toilet systems for deprived families in Uganda
Not only did WECF reach their goal of 15 toilets, but were able to raise more than €4,600 to install 17 toilets

EU Vorschlag schützt weder Mensch noch Natur vor Hormongiften
NGOs fordern deutsche Regierung auf, den EU Kommissionsvorschlag zur Identifizierung von hormonwirksamen Chemikalien nicht zu zustimmen

Semaine pour les alternatives aux pesticides - WECF vous invite à 2 événements gratuits
Projection - Débat, le jeudi 30 mars 2017 - Conférence - Débat, le vendredi 31 mars 2017

"Beyond 2020 Green Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry"
WECF at SAICM Intercessional Meeting, 7-9 February 2017, Brasilia, Brazil

Women2030 partners re-elected as operational partners for Women's Major Group
Our Executive Director Sascha Gabizon has been re-elected as Organizing Partner for the Women's Major Group Europe/Central Asia region (UNECE)

Ein voller Erfolg – Veranstaltung zur kommunalen Geschlechtergerechtigkeit im Rahmen der Agenda 2030
Angeregte Diskussionen und lebhafter Austausch zu SDGs und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit am 13. Februar in der „orangebar“

Resultaat crowdfundingsactie 2016: De biogas toiletten werken!
17 toiletten zijn gebouwd, die als biogasinstallaties, menselijk afval tot energie verwerken – schoon, duurzaam en hernieuwbaar!

Trop d'acrylamide, un cancérogène reconnu, dans des biscuits pour enfants en bas âge vendus en France

Call to implement Better Regulation principles in EU action on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
NGOs call for horizontal criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in all types of applications, not just pesticides and biocides and urge EU Commission to redesign its currently proposed EDC criteria

WECF invité dans l'émission « Enquête de santé sur France 5 » sur les perturbateurs endocriniens
Plus d'un million de téléspectatueurs ont suivi « Enquête de santé sur France 5 » mardi 31 janvier 2017

Kirghizstan - Un hiver productif à An-Oston
Quelques mois pour organiser les projets qui débuteront au printemps

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

Stem namens jouw organisatie mee in de verkiezingen van de Women's Major Group!
WECF directeur Sascha Gabizon genomineerd als coördinator voor UNECE Europese Regio & Centraal-Azië

Vote in the Women’s Major Group elections!
Our Executive Director Sascha Gabizon is running for regional Organising Partner of European, Caucasus and Central Asian region (UNECE).

Communauté D'Agglomération de St Omer

Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International

Agence Francaise de Développement

WECF France vous propose huit guides-conseil de poche destinés au grand public
Perturbateurs endocriniens, champs élétromagnétiques, cosmétiques bébés...

Having the Agenda 2030 in sight - Water and Sanitation Conference in Romania
Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural areas of Romania and Macedonia

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

Safe drinking Water & Energy in Uganda
Video with impressions of sustainable technologies implemented by ARUWE and WECF

Les Assises de la Coopération Décentralisée franco-arménienne

Etude Genre et Climat, réalisée par WECF International et coordonnée par WECF France

Empower Kirgizische vrouwen in het gebruik van groene technologie – Ondersteun hun ecologische transitie!
Een groep actieve Kirgizische vrouwen bouwt een duurzaam en eco-vriendelijk resource centrum om met kleine acties grote veranderingen te bewerkstelligen

Découvrez nos posters pédagogiques sur les femmes et le climat

Potenziale Erneuerbarer Energien in Deutschland und Europa – Vortrag für Studenten der UWM
Präsentation von Katharina Habersbrunner für Student(innen) der Fakultät „Environmental Engineering“ der University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee am 10. Januar 2017 in München.

Wie können Kommunen die SDGs geschlechtergerecht umsetzen?
Veranstaltungseinladung für den 13. Februar: Diskutieren und erarbeiten Sie mit uns in München Möglichkeiten zur geschlechtergerechten Umsetzung der nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele durch Kommunen.

Water solidarity between Kyrgyzstan and France continues successfully
Safe water and sustainable sanitation for the village An-Oston, Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Menstrual hygiene management amongs marginalized physically challenged women and adolescent girls in 10 states of Nigeria
Publication by WECF partner Women Environment Programma (WEP Nigeria)

Kommissionsentwürfe zu EDCs bieten keinen Schutz für Mensch und Umwelt – Abstimmung vertagt
Gemeinsame Stellungnahme von WECF und der deutschen NGO Koalition zu EDCs zur dritten Verhandlungsrunde über die Vorschläge der EU Kommission zur Identifizierung hormonschädlicher Substanzen (EDCs)

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)

Empower Kyrgyz women in using green technologies – Support the ecological transition!
Active Kyrgyz women are building a sustainable and eco-friendly resource centre as little actions can make great things happening. Take part in these changes!

Le Comité Interministériel de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (CICID) s’est réuni le 30 novembre
pour fixer les orientations de la politique de coopération internationale et d’aide au développement.

Le dossier FAPAVE : Femmes d'Accueil Paysan Ambassadrices Vers l'Egalité et le changement
Des conclusions chargées d’espoir

Regional Women2030 Workshop in Romania

Deutscher Schattenbericht zu CEDAW heute vorgestellt
WECF unterstützt die politischen Forderungen

Water Safety and Sanitation Planning Training in Romania

Devenez avec WECF un investisseur juste et responsable
Aidez les femmes à développer les technologies vertes au Kirghizistan

Solutions Genre et Climat -COP22

LIVE: Let's Talk about Policy Innovations for Transformative Change (2-3pm CET)

Gender Just Climate Solutions Award uitgereikt tijdens ceremonie op Klimaattop in Marokko
"Als vrouwen oplossingen ontwerpen, slaan ze niemand over", stelde Amina Mohammed, Minister van Milieu van Nigeria tijdens de uitreikingsceremonie

Veronique Moreira
Présidente WECF France / Chair WECF France

Small-scale water supplies in rural areas in Macedonia
Civil society conference to introduce our Water and Sanitation Safety Planning (WSSP) project and Comendium in Romania and Macedonia“

Stop EDCs - Citizens demand EDC regulation that protects human health and environment
WECF Germany, together with other NGOs, hand over 100.000 signatures to environment minister Hendricks

Stoppt hormonschädliche Chemikalien
Nichtregierungsorganisationen übergeben Umweltministerin Hendricks 100.000 Unterschriften besorgter Menschen

Civil society calls on EU decision makers to phase out dental amalgam
Europe will imminently decide the fate of dentistry’s most controversial procedure: the use of mercury-based dental fillings, known as amalgam.

COP22 - Le Bilan de WECF
Une décision historique sur le genre...mais les engagements concrets des Etats restent insuffisants
25.11.2016 | Anne Barre

Gender just climate solutions award winners announced and publication launch
“When women design solutions, they don’t leave anyone behind” said Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Nigeria, at the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award ceremony, last week

CSOs meet in Serbia to discuss outcome of SAICM project
A final conference related to the project “Capacity Building and Strategic Partnership for Chemicals safety in the Republic of Serbia“ was performed on the 31st of October in Belgrade.

UN's climate conference is officially over - but there is a lot left to do!
WECF reflects on the outcomes of UN’s international climate conference, the COP22 in Marrakesh

De klimaatconferentie van de Verenigde Naties is officieel voorbij - maar er valt nog veel te doen!
Tijdens de COP22 werd er een historisch besluit genomen om verder te gaan met de “gender commitments” in het Lima Work Programme door een Gender Action Plan te ontwikkelen voor de komende drie jaren. Toch beweren velen dat dit niet het “COP of action” was waar zij op hadden gehoopt ; vele andere belangrijke beslissingen worden verschoven naar COP23. WECF reflecteert op de resultaten van de klimaatconferentie van de VN (COP22)

COP22: Women & Gender Constituency's Educative Posters
Learn about what gender has to do with climate change and the Paris Agreement.

Civil society criticises “Business As Usual” as Commission publishes its plans for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

COP22 - Remise du Prix Solutions Genre et Climat à Marrakech le 14 novembre
Bravo à nos lauréates : trois magnifiques projets climat qui intègrent le genre et montrent la voie de la transition!
22.11.2016 | Anne Barre

Gender Just Climate Solutions Publication 2016
This is the second edition of the Women and Gender Constituency's publication ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Award’. It honours the fundamental contribution of women in the fight against climate change and demonstrates the pertinence of integrating gender equality in all climate policies.

De biomeiler: van poep, plas en houtsnippers naar warmte en compost
Fedde Jorritsma heeft in samenwerking met De Econiers een jaar lang geëxperimenteerd en gemeten met een zogeheten biomeiler
22.11.2016 | Margriet Samwel

2016 IPEN Global Meeting and Toxic-Free Future Forum
A get together of people working for a Toxic-free Future

Marrakesch (Marokko) - Das war die COP22 – Es gibt viel zu tun!
Der gemeinsame Wille zum Klimaschutz wurde auch von wirtschaftlich schwächeren Staaten bekräftigt.

Umweltschadstoffe - Mehr Schutz für Schwangere, Babys und Kinder
Landeshauptstadt München fördert mehr Schutz vor Umweltschadstoffe mit Workshop für Hebammen und Aktualisierung des Infoportals Nestbau

Maroc COP 22 - Portrait de femmes en action
L'eau de Java

Maroc COP 22 - Portraits de femmes en action
Du soleil dans les arganiers

November 19, World Toilet Day
New ecosan toilet relief to girls attending Busi Parents School in Uganda

WECF side event at COP 22: ”NAMA on rural energy in Georgia : a tool to develop genderresponsive climate policies”

New publications on Water, Sanitation and Health in schools
Two new publications on WASH in schools (WinS) were launched at the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (Geneva, 14-16 November 2016)

Status of small-scale water supplies in the WHO European Region
document on the status of small-scale water supplies in the WHO European Region

tools and good practices from the pan-European Region to take policy action to improve small-scale water supply and sanitation systems
Amongst many authors, WECF's sanitation and water expert contributed to this publication

Albania published its 3rd National Communication under the UNFCCC with a chapter on gender equality
Under the auspices and with the support of UNDP WECF’s gender expert Anke Stock developed guidelines assisting Albania to abide by UNFCCC’s reporting requirements regarding gender equality issues

The success story of the Khmelnytskyi Youth Development Club
For the very first time in the history of Khmelnytsk, energy conservation not only became the main discussion point of local authorities and politicians, but also of its youth

Maroc COP 22 - Portraits de femmes en action
Les pêcheuses des iles aux coquillages

EDC-Kriterien – Auch neue Kommissionsentwürfe bieten keinen Schutz für Mensch und Umwelt - Verbände äußern Bedenken
Offener Brief an die Bundesministerin Frau Dr. Barbara Hendricks und Bundeslandwirtschaftsminister Christian Schmidt

Maroc COP 22 - Portraits de femmes en action
Retour sur 15 ans de négociations climatiques

WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency invite you to Celebrate Gender Just Solutions Award Winners

WECF International invites you to a side event during COP22 on gender-responsive climate policies

Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Event

Maroc COP 22 - Portrait de femmes en action
Femme et artiste jusqu’au bout des doigts

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 and WGC present the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP22 in Marrakesh
“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.

Retrouvez WECF France au Salon des Métiers de l’Humanitaire du Grand Genève - 5ème édition
Le samedi 26 novembre de 9h00 à 18h00 à Annemasse

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

WECF lance le 1er concours de design Environnement et Santé 2016-2017 sur le thème des jouets."
Du 10 novembre 2016 au 1er février 2017

“Invest in Climate Justice - Not War!” Press Announcement Women & Gender Constituency
On Tuesday, November 8 2016 the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC will host an interactive ACTION at COP22 to highlight the impact of militarism on climate change and the importance of redirecting military spending to sustainable and equitable development.

Musical Performance today at 4.30 pm & tomorrow 11 am (COP22, Pavillion, green zone)

WECF at COP 22: A Gender Sensitive NAMA
The Austrian Environment Agency and WECF International, in cooperation with Greens Movement Georgia and CREDO Bank, supported by the Georgian government, submitted proposal for NAMA Support Program to the NAMA Facility

"Alone you go faster, together you go further!"
Report from the CLEEN evaluation and coordination meeting, October 20-21

Gender Events at COP 22

Regional African Training before Climate Summit COP 22

Women raise their voices at Marrakesh climate conference
Preparing for their participation in the COP 22, Women2030 will be holding an African Regional Training for 30 Women and gender Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 4-5, 2016

WECF et ses partenaires vous invitent aux événements de la COP22
Evénéments du 8 au 18 novembre 2016

Principales revendications - COP 22 Marrakech, Maroc
Promouvoir les Droits Humains, la justice et un avenir durable pour tous à la COP 22

On the road to the COP22
WECF at the UN climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, November 2016

#MindTheGap - follow our advocacy journey for gender and climate justice at COP23
WECF presence at UN's climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, November 2017.

Taking responsibility for safe water and adequate sanitation in rural Romania
In the frame of the annual professional water and wastewater conference EcoImpuls in Timisoara, Romania, Aquademica organized a workshop for mayors in the region. The aim was to raise awareness about the responsibilities of the mayors to safely manage water and sanitation in their rural areas.

Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Romania and Macedonia
The aim of this project is to raise awareness about environmental protection and to take action particularly in the area of water quality and sanitation in rural communities.

WECF's Water and Sanitation Expert Claudia Wendland at IWA Conference
The 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems & 5th IWA Specialized Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation took place in ATHENS, GREECE on 14-16 September 2016

Déclaration de Women Engage for a Common Future
Concernant la nomination du nouveau Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies

WECF presents Water and Sanitation Safety Plans to African, South American and Asian officials and stakeholders
WECF held a one day training on Water and Sanitation Safety Plans (WSSP) at Technical University of Dresden

Wasser- und Sanitärversorgungsplanung im ländlichen Raum Rumäniens und Mazedoniens
Das Ziel dieses Projektes ist es, durch Weiterbildung das Bewusstsein der Gesellschaft und somit die eigenverantwortliche Handlungsfähigkeit im Bereich Umweltschutz und besonders im Bereich der Wasserqualität sowie Pflege und Wartung der Anlagen im ländlichen Raum Rumäniens und Mazedoniens zu fördern, so dass allen eine sichere Wasser- und Sanitärversorgung ermöglicht wird.

Du 14 au 16 octobre, le " Tribunal Monsanto"
Organisation de la société civile

SDG Watch Europe launch

UN elects their 9th male Secretary General - do women need to grow a moustache to have leadership position at the UN?
Statement by members of the Women’s Major Group on the appointment of the new Secretary General of the United Nations. The Women’s Major Group of the UN Agenda-2030 process (WMG), has received the announcement of the nomination of Mr Antonio Guterres as new Secretary General, with mixed feelings.

SDG Watch Europe launch - civil society groups, including WECF, join forces to push for a sustainable future
Seventy-five diverse civil society organisations have today joined forces to formally launch SDG Watch Europe. This broad coalition will work to ensure that the European Union and its Member States live up to their commitments, made when signing the Agenda 2030 agreement in New York last September, to enable a sustainable future at home and abroad.

CLEEN Network: Platform for cooperation between local grass roots organizations on energy efficiency
Regional Network Meeting of Green Initiatives seeking to green the world with green energy for a sustainable and clean environment

One step towards a safer blood bag
WECF speaker at final Seminar of the LIFE+ project PVC Free Blood Bag, 27-28 September, in Östersund, Sweden

Introducing a new phenomenon in Armenia: Energy Cooperatives
WECF along with Belgian and European Energy Cooperatives explore possibilities of implementing sustainable energy in Armenia

Communiqué de presse - Prix Solutions Genre et Climat
Remise du Prix pendant la COP 22 à Marrakech - Lundi 14 novembre 2016

Georgian Energy Cooperatives joined forces and created umbrella cooperative for a more effective Gender Sensitive Energy Transition
WECF and partners organised workshop on Energy Cooperatives and Solar Technology in rural Georgia
11.10.2016 | Regina Drexel

WECF et ses partenaires de la Women and Gender Constituency ont participé à la première édition de Climate Chance
Retour sur le Sommet des Acteurs Non Etatiques engagés dans la lutte contre le dérèglement climatique - Nantes 26 et 28 septembre 2016

Retour sur la campagne de financement participatif pour l’acquisition d’un séchoir à fruits solaire en Arménie.
Merci à tous les contributeurs, grâce à qui ce projet a pu se concrétiser.

Une nouvelle étape pour les villageois d'An-Oston - Kirghizstan
Traitement des eaux usées

From Sustainability Talk to Policy Walk Conference
Brief Report from EEB Board Meeting, Annual General Meeting and Annual Conference from 25 to 27 September 2016 in Bratislava, Vienna and Hainburg a.d. Donau

Gender Just Climate Solutions Award - Women and Gender Constituency at Morocco Climate Summit
“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.

Gender Just Climate Solutions Award -WECF en WGC organiseren Gender Just Climate Award ceremonie tijdens Klimaattop Marokko
"De Gender Just Climate Solutions Award toont niet alleen het belang van gendergelijkheid, van vrouwenrechten maar vooral ook de bijdrage van vrouwen aan oplossingen tegen klimaatverandering".

WECF and WGC present at COP 22 in Marrakesh: Gender Just Climate Solutions Award - Women and Gender Constituency at Morocco Climate Summit
“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.

Lettre ouverte : Protéger la population contre les pulvérisations aux pesticides

Erlaubt die EU weiterhin hormonelle Schadstoffe in Pestiziden und Bioziden?
Abstimmung in Brüssel verschoben – Umwelt-und Gesundheitsorganisationen fordern klare Position der deutschen Regierung zum Schutz von Mensch und Umwelt

Réalise une affiche sur le thème « Design-moi un jouet »
Concours ouvert à tous ! Envoie ton affiche avant le 09 octobre 2016

WECF speaks at closing conference Life+ Program PVC Free Blood Bag

WECF speaks at Conference on Children's Health and the Environment (INCHES)
WECF called for fruitful cooperation between scientists and NGOs at 8th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment, for better protection of children and pregnant women

#NoMoreManels: Aufruf zur Teilnahme von Frauen an Zeit Konferenz
ZEIT Konferenz „Nach Paris: Vom Klimavertrag zum Klimaschutz“ am 29. September – Nur Männer sprechen! Leserinnenbrief anbei

Hormonell wirksame Stoffe (EDCs) auf der Agenda des BMUBs Festivals der Zukunft
Bei der Jubiläumsveranstaltung zum 30-jährigen Bestehen des BMUB präsentiert WECF das Thema EDCs und fordert Maßnahmen zum Schutz für Mensch und Umwelt

CLEEN: Making local grass roots organisations stronger by working on energy efficiency
WECF and partners organise regional network meeting and workshop in Georgia and Armenia

8. Internationale Konferenz zu Kindergesundheit, Umwelt und Sicherheit INCHES
WECF wirbt für eine fruchtbare Zusammenarbeit zwischen Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und NGOs zum besseren Schutz von Schwangeren und Kindern

Putting Gender on the Agenda of BMUB’s Festival of the Future
A weekend in Berlin celebrating 30 years of BMUB and a sustainable future with creative environmental strategies.

CLEEN: Making local grass roots organisations stronger by working on energy efficiency
WECF and partners organise regional network meeting and workshop in Georgia and Armenia

Participez avec WECF au Sommet Climate Chance, à Nantes du 26 au 28 septembre.
Atelier animé par WECF - Intégrer le genre dans les politiques climat territoriales

Service Civique au Kirghizstan
Retour sur les 3 premiers mois de la mission de Karine sur le projet d’accès à l’eau

SDG Watch: Next Steps for Sustainable European Future
SDG Watch Europe is a European, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance committed to supporting the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the 2030 Agenda by the EU and its member states.

Taking Responsibility for their own Wastewater Treatment
A new step for the villagers of An Oston, Kyrgyzstan

Women & Gender Constituency submits recommendations for new Gender Climate Action Plan
WGC Recommendations set out to guide gender-responsive implementation of the Paris Agreement

Weltwärts - Georgien
Freiwillige/er für das Projekt "Stärkung von NROs in Georgien zu Energieeffizienz und Umwelt" ab Oktober 2016 gesucht

Unsere Gesundheit geht vor: Hormonelle Schadstoffe stoppen
Umweltorganisationen starten Unterschriften Petition und fordern von deutscher Regierung ein klares NEIN zu den Vorschlägen der EU Kommission zu EDC Kriterien

NO more EDCs: WECF Germany calls for signing petition to German Ministers!
Ein klares NEIN zu Hormongiften in unserem Leben

Ein klares NEIN zu Hormongiften in unserem Leben
Machen Sie mit und unterzeichnen Sie einen dringenden Appell an die Bundeumweltministerin Frau Barbara Hendricks und den Landwirtschaftsminister Herrn Christian Schmidt für ein NEIN zu den Vorschlägen der EU-Kommission zur Identifizierung von hormoneller Schadstoffe!

WECF contributes to Asian Development Bank Country Gender Assessment of Tajikistan
Country Gender Assessment of Tajikistan re-examines the gender equality situation in this Central Asian country and identifies critical issues

WECF takes position on European Commission’s EDC criteria
WECF released its position of the European Commission proposal to identify Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) criteria

Position de WECF sur la proposition de critères perturbateurs endocriniens de la Commission européenne
WECF a publié ce jour sa position sur les critères proposés par la Commission européenne pour définir les perturbateurs endocriniens (PE). Retrouvez la position (en anglais) ci-dessous

"Water is life. But proper sanitation is dignity"
Ecological sanitation as an opportunity for rural areas of Albania

High Level Political Forum VN machteloos als het niet obstakels overwint die in de weg staan van implementatie van de Global Goals, de Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen
Women2030, een alliantie van vijf regionale vrouwennetwerken wereldwijd, waaronder WECF International, is ongerust omdat VN er niet in slaagt obstakels uit de weg te ruimen voor implementatie van Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen, de Sustainable Development Goals

Women warn UN High Level Political Forum could become futile if it does not address systemic obstacles to SDGs
Women2030, a women’s alliance working as part of the Women’s Major Group, gathered at the UN HLPF, warns about it failing to address key obstacles concerning the Sustainable Development Goals

Perturbateurs endocriniens (PE) : consultation publique de l'UE jusqu'au 28 juillet
La Commission européenne organise une consultation publique sur les critères PE

Implementing SDG 5, 6 and 7 in Rural Uganda
Examples for gender-sensitive and sustainable WASH and energy systems and its implementation

Launching the 2nd Call for Gender-Just Climate Solutions!
The Women and Gender Constituency, of which WECF is a founding member, is very pleased to invite you to participate in the ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ initiative for the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP22) in Marrakech!

Toiletten hier und anderswo – ein Thema, über das man nicht gern spricht, ein Tabuthema fast überall
Ein Vortrag von WECF bei den Münchner Wissenschaftstagen am 13.11.2016

Crossing the European Parliament Red Lines
European Commission TTIP proposal endangers public health, environment and democracy

Geldelijk gewin boven onze volksgezondheid
WECF ondertekent samen met 65 maatschappelijk organisaties brief aan voorzitter Europees Parlement over TTIP

Participez au Prix "Solutions Genre et Climat" pour la COP22
WECF et la Women and Gender Constituency vous invitent à participer à son Prix 'Solutions Genre et Climat' qui sera remis officiellement lors de la Conférence Climat à Marrakech - COP22

Sascha Gabizon referenced in The Guardian about CSW
Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director of WECF International, held an interview with the English newspaper The Guardian about the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York

Het TTIP verdrag
Algemene gezondheid of persoonlijk gewin?

How dry toilets can both reduce use of chemicals and contamination of drink water sources
Impression of an ecosan toilet workshop in Macedonia

Last day to vote for our gender sensitive NAMA in Georgia!
WECF´s Energy and NAMA project in Georgia is competing in an award contest organised by the French Ministry of the Environment '100 projects for the Climate'

Crowdfunding Projekt: Biogas Toiletten für sozial benachteiligte Familien in Uganda
Mit Hilfe einer Crowdfunding-Kampagne sammelte WECF mehr als 4.600 Euro, um die sanitären Missstände im ländlichen Uganda zu bekämpfen. Dank über 50 Spenden kann WECF in Zusammenarbeit mit unserer lokalen Partnerorganisation ARUWE 17 Biogas-Toiletten im Mulagi Sub-County bauen.

Crowdfunding Project: Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda
Via a crowdfunding campaign WECF collected more than 4.600 Euro to fight the sanitary grievances in rural Uganda. Thanks to over 50 donations WECF builds in cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE 17 Biogas Toilets in Mulagi Sub-County.

EWA: "Empower Women - Benefit (for) All"
The EWA Project in Georgia - an overview

Changing German policy on EDCs
Achieving good EDCs criteria and strategy at the EU level, which guarantees a high level of protection for human health and the environment.

Eine bessere Politik zu hormonell wirksamen Stoffen (EDCs) in Deutschland
Ein Projekt, um die politische Diskussion zu EDCs in Deutschland anzuregen und wirksame EDC-Kriterien auf EU Ebene zu erzielen - für einen wirklichen Schutz von Mensch und Umwelt.

WECF International zoekt stagiair(e) Communicatie & Advocacy “Women & Chemicals”
Wij zoeken een enthousiaste, leergierige stagiair(e) (m/v) ter versterking van ons internationale Women & Chemicals communicatie- en advocacyteam.

What does the Brexit mean for us women?
An intervention by Gabriele Köhler, member of the Board of WECF Germany on the World Development & Economy in Brief website

Hormonell wirkende Schadstoffe: Die geheime Geschichte eines Skandals
Die Europäische Kommission hält einen einflussreichen Bericht geheim, der die sozioökonomischen Auswirkungen chemischer Schadstoffe beurteilt. Während dies im Interesse der Industrie erfolgt, warnen NGOs wie WECF vor den Gefahren für unsere Gesundheit.

Jardins partagés et agriculture urbaine
Encourager la participation citoyenne pour un développement durable

Tout sur le colloque "Halte à la contamination des femmes enceintes et des bébés!" du 9 juin 2016 (FRENCH and ENGLISH)

WECF participated at WASH symposium in Uganda
From June 20th-23rd, a WASH symposium was held in Kampala, Uganda. WECF participated in cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE and we presented our water, sanitation and energy projects in Uganda.

Workshop Integration von Gender in Forschung und Entwicklung von energierelevanten Themen am 7. Juli in Bremen
Thementisch zur Genderperspektive von WECF

Twentieth Working Group Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention
Geneva, 15 to 17 June 2016

We've made it - overwhelming success of our crowdfunding campaign!
In the last 4 weeks we run a crowdfunding campaign to collect 4.000€ to finance 15 Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda. Thanks to your great support we can now build even more!

WECF sends letter to Dutch Secretary of State concerning EU policy on EDCs
In a joint statement WECF and the EDC Free Coalition ask Dutch State Secretary Dijksma to insist on major changes at the Environmental Council meeting to protect our health and environment.

Measures against endocrine disrupting chemicals. The example of Denmark, Sweden and France
In June 2016, Wemos, PAN Europe en WECF published the report ‘Measures against endocrine disrupting chemicals. The example of Denmark, Sweden and France’.

Maatregelen tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen. Het voorbeeld van Denemarken, Zweden en Frankrijk
In juni 2016 publiceerden Wemos, Pan Europe en WECF het rapport ‘Maatregelen tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen. Het voorbeeld van Denemarken, Zweden en Frankrijk’.

Réaction de la coalition d'ONG EDC-Free Europe sur la proposition de critères d'identification des perturbateurs endocriniens de la Commission européenne : lettre ouverte à Madame Royal

Europese Commissie neemt beslissing over EDC criteria
Geheel in tegenspraak met voorzorgsprincipe: Schandalig voorstel, aldus artsen-, vrouwen- en milieuorganisaties

Europese Commissie neemt beslissing over EDC criteria
Schandalig voorstel, aldus artsen-, vrouwen- en milieuorganisaties, geheel in tegenspraak met voorzorgsprincipe

Perturbateurs endocriniens: la Commission européenne fait le mauvais choix pour la santé
Communiqué de presse - WECF France

Offener Brief an Bundesministerin Hendricks zu hormonell wirksamen Substanzen
Gemeinsam mit PAN Germany fordern wir Umweltministerin Barbara Hendricks dazu auf, Kriterien von hormonell wirksamen Substanzen zu unterstützen, um die menschliche Gesundheit und Umwelt zu schützen.

Kein Schutz für Mensch und Umwelt: EU-Kommission legt Vorschläge zur Identifizierung hormonell wirksamer Chemikalien vor
Gegen Recht, Gesetz und den Schutz von Mensch und Umwelt und für die Interessen der Industrie. Gemeinsame Presseerklärung von WECF Deutschland und PAN Germany zum Entwurf der EU-Kommission für die Kriterien zur Identifizierung hormonell wirksamer Schadstoffe.

Kein Schutz für Mensch und Umwelt: EU-Kommission legt Vorschläge zur Identifizierung hormonell wirksamer Chemikalien vor
Gegen Recht, Gesetz und den Schutz von Mensch und Umwelt und für die Interessen der Industrie. Gemeinsame Presseerklärung von WECF Deutschland und PAN Germany zum Entwurf der EU-Kommission für die Kriterien zur Identifizierung hormonell wirksamer Schadstoffe.

Commission's EDC criteria proposal: More humans will have to be harmed before action is taken
The European Commission presented today its proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). WECF and the EDCfree Coalition condemn strongly the decision.

EU-Kommission präsentiert Vorschläge zu den Kriterien für hormonell wirksame Schadstoffe: Noch mehr Menschen müssen leiden, bevor die EU Kommission handelt
WECF und die EDCfree Coalition verurteilen die Vorschläge der EU-Kommission zu den Kriterien für die Identifizierung hormonell wirksamer Schadstoffe scharf.

WECF film "How to protect children from EDCs" now available in Spanish
Pregnant women know it is important to avoid alcohol, nicotine and certain foods. However, what is less well known is that many everyday products contain pollutants that can also be harmful to your baby. WECF's film gives practical advice on how to avoid exposure to EDCs. It now also available in Spanish.

Emerging Environmental Health Challenges in the UNECE region
WECF Side Event EfE Batumi

Conclusions du colloque "Halte à la contamination chimique des femmes enceintes et des bébés"
Le 9 juin 2016, au Palais du Luxembourg

International symposium on toxic exposure and primary prevention by WECF France

Conférence de Climat à Bonn
WECF prône l'égalité de genre dans les negociations climat
09.06.2016 | WECF Event

CLEEN coordinating meeting in Batumi
Civil Society organisation from Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia shared successes, restults, lessons learnt and ongoing issues

Brief der EDC-Free Coalition an EU-Kommissionspräsident Junker
WECF unterzeichnet einen Brief der EDC-Free Coalition. Darin drängen NGOs EU-Kommissionspräsident Juncker dazu, Kriterien zur Identifizierung von EDC festzulegen - auf Grundlage der besten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse sowie unter Ausschluss von Potenzen.

8th Environment for Europe (EfE) Ministerial Conference - Greener, Cleaner, Smarter!

8th Environment for Europe (EfE) Ministerial Conference
Greener, Cleaner, Smarter!

EDC-Free Coalition Letter to Head of European Commission
WECF co-signed a letter of the EDC-free Europe NGO coalition. The letter urges President Juncker to present EDC criteria based on best available scientific evidence, excluding potency.

Regional EECCA meeting in Batumi on our Women2030 project
WECF organised the regional meeting of the Women2030 project in Batumi, back to back with the 8th Ministerial Environment for Europe Conference Georgia

Time for EU to walk the talk on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
As part of SDG Watch Europe WECF calls for a consequent implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by the European Union.

Rapport d'activités 2015 WECF France

Assemblée Générale - Vendredi 10 juin 2016 - 12h00 14h00
8 rue de la Banque - 75 002 Paris (Métro Bourse - ligne 3 Bus : 29)

Regional EECCAA meeting in Batumi of the Women2030 project

Bonn Climate Change Conference
WECF advocates for strong gender dimension in climate policies and actions
03.06.2016 | WICF

Agriculture Durable au Féminin en Armenie 2016-17-18
Au programme : formation de coopératives et diversification

Toilettes biogaz en Ouganda - participez à la campagne de financement participatif!
Pour fournir des toilettes biogaz aux familles pauvres d’Ouganda, participez à la campagne de financement participatif

EWA: Recommendations to the Georgian Government
The Greens Movement of Georgia and a Coalition of Partner Organizations published Recommendations to the Georgian Government

Project Start-up of Women2030 in Nairobi
Partners from around the world gathered last weekend in Nairobi, Kenya, for the exciting initiation phase of the project Women2030.

International Chemical Management - The Position of German and International NGOs towards SAICM Post-2020 and Sustainable Chemistry
A project of WECF Germany to inform national and international NGOs about SAICM Post-2020 and Sustainable Chemistry and to bring an united NGO position into debate
01.06.2016 | WECF Project

Marine Litter, Plastics and Gender
The Women‘s Major Group, UNEP and WECF International invited participants to a dialogue on “Marine Litter, Plastics and Gender” on the last official day of UNEA-2 in Nairobi, Friday May 27, 2016.

Internationales Chemikalienmanagement - Die Position deutscher und internationaler NGOs zu Nachhaltiger Chemie und deren mögliche Bedeutung für den SAICM Post-2020
Ein Projekt, zur Entwicklung einer Position nationaler und internationaler NGOs zum Thema Nachhaltige Chemie und deren mögliche Bedeutung für den SAICM Post-2020

Biogas Toilets for Uganda – WECF needs your support!
WECF is running a crowdfunding campaign in order to finance 15 biogas toilets for deprived families in Uganda - please get involved!
26.05.2016 | WECF

Milestone gender and environment report from UNEP shows gender should be at heart of sustainable development
UNEP, together with report partners including WECF and Global Forest Coalition (GFC) launched a new and pivotal report, “GGEO – Global Gender Environment Outlook”

Milestone gender and environment report from UNEP shows gender should be at heart of sustainable development
UNEP, together with report partners including WECF and Global Forest Coalition (GFC) launched a new and pivotal report, “GGEO – Global Gender Environment Outlook”

UNEA2: Towards a Circular Economy through Sustainable Management of Wastewater and Re-use
Day 1 of the UNEA-2 conference, started off with WECF's successful side event called “Towards a Circular Economy through Sustainable Management of Wastewater and Re-use”, which had over 90 delegates participating. Jan Olsson (Swedish Environment Ambassador) opened up the session in front of a packed room.

Konferenz "Erneuerbare Energie-Genossenschaften"
WECF stellt erfolgreiche Projekte auf Konferenz in der Türkei vor

Women2030 project start-up meeting in Nairobi following UNEA-2
The Women2030 global project, funded by the the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO), is holding a project start-up meeting from 27th – 30th May 2016 in Nairobi, immediately following the Second Meeting of United Nations Environment Assembly

Presentation of WECF's gender-sensitive NAMA-project in Bonn

Bonn Climate Change Conference – Wie kann eine gendergerechte Klimapolitik umgesetzt werden?
Am Mittwoch, den 18. Mai wird WECF, Mitglied der UN-Beobachtergruppe “Women and Gender Constituency”, die erste gendersensible NAMA für den Energiesektor im Rahmen eines UNFCCC Workshops zu „gender-responsive climate policy“ vorstellen.

De Bonn klimaat onderhandelingen: Persuitnodiging voor woensdag 18 mei
WECF toont tijdens UNFCCC workshop voorbeelden implementeren gender responsive oplossingen voor het klimaatprobleem

Press Invitation Gender Workshop Bonn Climate Change Conference
Wednesday May 18 WECF will present the first ever gender-sensitive NAMA for the energy sector developed in Georgia, during a UNFCCC workshop on gender-responsive climate policy.

Presentation of WECF's gender-sensitive NAMA at UNFCCC
After the Paris Agreement the Bonn Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) intends to set a course of action for mitigating climate change. WECF will take the opportunity to present its Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Georgia in a seminar about gender-responsive climate policy

International Women's Alliance 2030
De International Women’s Alliance 2030 is een coalitie van vijf mondiale en regionale vrouwennetwerken (WECF International, Women Environmental Programme , Global Forest Coalition, Gender and Water Alliance, and Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development).

Overbruggen van de kenniskloof – demo boerderij in Oeganda
In samenwerking met onze lokale partnerorganisatie ARUWE, bouwt WECF in Oeganda een demonstratie boerderij om zodoende het onderwijs van lokale boeren, de huidige duurzame technologieën en de levenskwaliteit van de mensen te verbeteren.
11.05.2016 | WECF Project

International Symposium WECF France on the impact of early life exposure to toxic chemicals
Mobilising public authorities, perinatal professionals and civil society on primary prevention and the importance of environmental health issues in health practices

TTIP: Public Health vs. Private Profit
The United States and the European Union are negotiating a new trade agreement called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This agreement is a threat to the EU’s ability to protect people from toxic chemical exposure. We are calling for a removal of chemicals from the EU-USA trade talks.
09.05.2016 | WECF Campaign

Participez au Colloque de WECF sur la Prévention en Santé environnementale, à Paris le 9 juin 2016
Halte à la contamination chimique des femmes enceintes et des bébés ! Mobiliser les pouvoirs publics, les professionnels de la périnatalité et la société civile pour la prévention

UNEP highlights WECF project in Black Sea on new homepage
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) lists the WECF project in Georgia on their new homepage as a "Success Story".
04.05.2016 | WECF

TTIP für VerbraucherInnen - Ein übler Deal
Für einen Bericht über die Auswirkungen von TTIP auf den Verbraucherschutz interviewte die taz unser Chemieexpertin Alexandra Caterbow.

Bridging the knowledge gap - Demo farm in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF builds in Uganda a demonstration farm in order to improve the education of local farmers, present sustainable technologies and increase the people's lifequality
03.05.2016 | WECF Project

Brückenschlag des Wissens - Demonstrationsbauernhof in Uganda
Gemeinsam mit unserer Partnerorganisation ARUWE errichtet WECF in Uganda einen Demonstrationsbauernhof, um die Bildung der lokalen Landwirte zu verbessern, nachhaltige Technologien vorzustellen und somit die Lebensqualität der Bevölkerung zu erhöhen.

Promotion of green technologies in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF implements a project in Mulagi Sub-county (Uganda) to promote sustainable technologies for renewable energy
03.05.2016 | WECF Project

Förderung grüner Technologien in Uganda
In Zusammenarbeit mit unserer lokalen Partnerorganisation ARUWE setzt WECF ein Projekt im Mulagi Sub-county (Uganda) um, das nachhaltige Technologien für erneuerbare Energien fördert

UN honours WECF's work in Georgia in latest publication
The United Nations acknowleges the gender sensitive impacts of our NAMA project in Georgia in their latest publication.
29.04.2016 | WECF

Sascha Gabizon, WECF: ‘Gender equality and women’s rights as a crucial pillar to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’
On April 19-20th, COFACE organised the conference ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality' in Amsterdam, with Sascha Gabizon as one of the speakers
29.04.2016 | WECF

“Baseer REACH-communicatie op afwezigheid van zeer zorgwekkende stoffen”
“Vooral duurzame bedrijven uit het MKB kunnen hun kansen vergroten door in te zetten op een goede informatievoorziening naar de consument over het vermijden van zorgwekkende stoffen in hun producten”. Dit toont deze week verschenen onderzoek van Instituut IVAM en het vrouwen- en milieunetwerk WECF in opdracht van het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu

Conférence environnementale 25 et 26 avril 2016

The importance of women’s initiatives to address water and sanitation problems
WECF participation in Regional workshop on achieving equitable access to water and sanitation
26.04.2016 | WECF

WECF unterstützt "Klimaschutzplan 2050"
Zivilgesellschaft fordert Nachschärfung der nationalen Klimaziele

“Baseer REACH-communicatie op afwezigheid van zeer zorgwekkende stoffen”
“Vooral duurzame bedrijven uit het MKB kunnen hun kansen vergroten door in te zetten op een goede informatievoorziening naar de consument over het vermijden van zorgwekkende stoffen in hun producten”, aldus onderzoek van Instituut IVAM en WECF in opdracht van het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu

Slimme Oplossingen voor Informatieverplichtingen over Zeer Zorgwekkende Stoffen (art 33 REACH)
Handvatten voor ondernemers in de baby- en kinderproductenbranche

Highlights of CLEEN in 2015 – A review in pictures
After the launch of our CLEEN-Project in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldavia in January 2015, our partner organizations have done a lot of activities to achieve their goals. Let us have a review about the present results

Priscilla Achakpa (WEP) selected as "Eco Hero" in Nigeria
The work of WECF's co-organizing partner in the Women's Major Group (WMG) was honoured by Nigerian Television and German Welle Radio/TV. Priscilla Achakpa, Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme, was appointed as an ambassador for the TV magazin "Eco@Africa"

WECF Executive Director Sascha Gabizon discusses at SDG Conference in Amsterdam on April, 20th

4 Energiegenossenschaften in Georgien gegründet
Eintägiger Aufbau-Workshop in Miskatseli

Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network (CLEEN)
The CLEEN project aims to build a partnership of civil society organizations in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
19.04.2016 | WECF Project

WECF trained Energy Cooperatives founded in rural Georgia
Four community based groups have started the formation of energy cooperatives as a way to finance Solar Water Heaters in rural areas of Georgia

WECF publishes analysis of CEDAW Reports on Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and South Africa
The WECF report analyses the existing legislative barriers to gender equality which obstruct women’s empowerment and gender parity. The research is based on the reports each country submitted to the Committee of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

WECF publishes analysis of CEDAW Reports on Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and South Africa
The WECF report analyses the existing legislative barriers to gender equality which obstruct women’s empowerment and gender parity. The research is based on the reports each country submitted to the Committee of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

WECF Executive director Gabizon takes part in panel discussion at International COFACE Conference
On April, 20th, Sascha Gabizon will discuss the topic "Achieving gender equality and the SDGs through European policies" with Greet Vermeylen (EUROFUND) and Paola Panzeri (COFACE) in Amsterdam.

Gender und Klimawandel
Workshop für Kommunale Klimapartnerschaften (Engagement Global)

Endocrine disrupting chemicals may lead to billions of euros in health care costs in Europe
A new research of the Utrecht University presents the socio-economic costs of EDC-associated diseases.

WECF and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
With the acceptation of the SDG´s, governments committed to address a range of social, economic and environmental issues that impact women and girls, including economic inequality, agriculture, energy, biodiversity and climate change, and peace and security.
15.04.2016 | WECF Campaign

Reducing chemicals and contamination of drinking water sources in rural communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia and Albania
How Ecosan toilets, greywater filters and composting can help reducing the use of chemical fertilisers and protecting water sources in rural areas of South Eastern Europe
15.04.2016 | WECF Project

Experts discuss integration of chemicals management with SDGs
Last week, stakeholders involved in international chemicals activities met in Geneva and compiled a course of action for linking sound chemicals and waste management with the Sustainable Development Goals.

WECF zoekt vrijwilliger Fondsenwerving
Wij zoeken een enthousiaste en zelfstandig werkende vrijwilliger (m/v) die mee wil helpen om onze fondsenwerving richting (nieuwe) donateurs op te zetten en te ondersteunen. Fondsenwerving op ‘no pay, no cure” basis behoort tot de mogelijkheden

Nadezda Kutepova - Une femme engagée !
Petit-déjeuner presse : Tchernobyl: 30 ans, Mayak: plus de 60 ans

Capacity Building and Strategic Partnerships for Chemicals Safety in the Republic of Serbia
Building capacity and strengthening cooperation between government agencies, NGOs, and other civil society sectors, to strengthen legislation, enforcement and partnerships for chemical safety, in particular harmful chemicals in products
10.04.2016 | WECF Project

WECF crée les premières coopératives d'énergie paritaires en Géorgie
Soutenez avec RAJA la participation des femmes à la transition énergétique de leur pays

The importance of solar energy for women
Four renewable energy cooperations will be build in Georgia, in which women will be the essential actors

Escape of Russian environmental activist and WECF Partner Nadezhda Kutepova to France
After Russian authorities labelled Kutepova as a 'foreign agent', she fled in July 2015 with her three children to France. After nine months she obtained in April officially asylum.
08.04.2016 | WECF Campaign

Improving education, sanitation and food security in Busi parents' primary school
By providing hygienic toilets with privacy and hand wash facilities, WECF improves in cooperation with local partner ARUWE education and sanitation conditions in Busi parent's primary school (Uganda)
08.04.2016 | WECF Project

France grants asylum to Russian environmental activist and WECF partner Nadezhda Kutepova
Kutepova fled her native country in July 2015 with three children, after being labelled 'foreign agent' by Russian authorities

WECF en haar partners stemmen vandaag voor! Doet u mee?
Al jaren werken WECF en haar partners in Oekraïne gezamenlijk aan het verdedigen van mensenrechten, aan duurzame ontwikkeling en aan de bescherming van gezondheid en milieu

WECF à St Omer : solidarité pour l’eau entre la France et le Kirghizstan
WECF et KAWS invités à St Omer pour la Journée Mondiale de l’Eau - 22 Mars 2016

Water Solidarity Kyrgyzstan-France
WECF and KAWS at World Water Day in Saint Omer, France - 22 March 2016

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

Managing Wastewater through Global Partnership
Reducing the pollution of the Black Sea by introducing sustainable wastewater and nutrient management in rural Georgian communities
04.04.2016 | WECF Project

WECF board member speaks at UN Library Geneva Book Launch
WECF Governing Board member Gabriele Köhler speaks at UN Library Geneva Book Launch of the open access Oxfam journal “Gender and Development” devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Gabriele Köhler (Vorstandsmitglied WECF e.V. Deutschland) spricht in der UN Bibliothek Genf bei der Veröffentlichung der Oxfam-Zeitschrift „Gender and Development“, die sich mit den Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) beschäftigt

Field visit to CLEEN partners in Kutaisi and Khoni
In order to ensure a good cooperation field visits are undertaken on a regular basis. During this visits partners are coming together, information are exchanged and project sites inspected.

3rd Workshop on Energy Cooperatives in Georgia
In Misaktieli, Mtskheta was a third workshop on energy cooperatives conducted. Until now four energy cooperatives are established in Georgia with support from WECF|Georgia, Katharina Habersbrunner from WECF Germany and local partner organizations.

Tegengaan van hormoonverstorende chemische stoffen in onze leefomgeving
Tegengaan van hormoonverstorende chemische stoffen in onze leefomgeving

Expertmeeting over hormoonverstorende stoffen
Op uitnodiging van Wemos, Pesticide Action Network en WECF presenteerden ambtenaren van het Deense en Franse ministerie van Milieu hun ervaringen en hun actuele beleid

CLEEN winners for 2016 announced!
15 sub-grantees have been selected to implement small projects in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The organizations have been picked out of 28 CSOs trained in 2015 within the CLEEN Mentoring Programme.

WECF and partners developed training module on Construction, Use, Monitoring and maintenance of Solar Water Heaters
Training modules on Construction, Use, Monitoring and Maintenance of Solar Water Heaters are made available by WECF

WECF rencontre la Directrice de l'ONG Indienne WORD
Echanges sur l'agriculture durable, l'accès au foncier, les droits des femmes et des populations autochtones en Inde avec WORD : Women's Organisation in Rural Development

European Commission signs strategic agreement with international women’s groups
DEVCO launched 5-year partnership with coalition of 5 global & regional women’s networks to implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

European Commission signs strategic agreement with international women’s groups
DEVCO launched 5-year partnership with coalition of 5 global & regional women’s networks to implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Europese Commissie tekent strategische partnerschapsovereenkomst met WECF in een alliantie van vijf internationale vrouwennetwerken
DEVCO start 5 jaar durende partnerschap met een coalitie van 5 wereldwijde & regionale vrouwennetwerken voor het implementeren van de Global Goals

« WECF et ses partenaires, 4 réseaux d’organisations de femmes signent un accord de 5 ans pour la mise en oeuvre des Objectifs du Développement Durable »

Newsletter WECF Deutschland März 2016

WHO European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)
In April 2015 Israel brought together health and environment ministers from 53 countries to assess how far we have progressed with the targets set in 2010
20.03.2016 | WECF Campaign

NGOs urge REACH Committee to vote for better protection of European citizens
Nine NGOs urge the REACH Committee members in their letter to support the identification of four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP) as endocrine disrupting chemicals and to reject the authorisation for the use of DEHP in recycled consumer articles.

Invitation à la conférence sur la plus grande catastrophe nucléaire militaire mondiale en temps de paix
Que reste-t-il, 59 ans après le désastre de Mayak (Russie) ?

International Women's Day: Q&A Transcript
Yesterday we held a live Q&A on Reddit to celebrate the publication of our latest report ‘Women and Chemicals’

"Bartang – The Valley of Hopes" - documentary devoted to the life of remote mountain villages in Tajikistan
WECF Partner Little Earth is an ecological organisation with a creative approach to solving traditional problems of environmental protection

Succesful media outreach on sustainable energy issues in Ukraine
Subgrantees in the CLEEN project: From energy audits in kindergartens to round tables in youth development clubs

Femmes au coeur de la transition énergétique en Géorgie
08.03.2016 | Anne Barre

Vrouwen eisen: “Betere bescherming tegen gevaarlijke stoffen wereldwijd”
WECF publiceert ter gelegenheid van Internationale vrouwendag een nieuwe studie "Women and Chemicals " en roept op tot politieke actie voor betere bescherming van vrouwen en kinderen tegen schadelijke stoffen.

International Women's Day 2016: WECF releases “Women and Chemicals” publication
With its new publication, WECF presents a deeper look at the nexus between gender roles and women’s exposure to hazardous chemicals worldwide and calls for more political action for better health protection

International Women's Day 2016: Women call for better protection from hazardous chemicals worldwide
WECF releases “Women and Chemicals” publication and calls for more political action for better health protection from harmful chemicals

International Women's Day 2016: Women call for better protection from hazardous chemicals worldwide
WECF releases “Women and Chemicals” publication and calls for more political action for better health protection from harmful chemicals

WECF to host a live Q&A on Reddit for International Women’s Day 2016
For this year’s International Women’s Day, we at WECF will be focusing on the theme 'gender and chemicals'.

Produits chimiques dangereux: les femmes demandent à être mieux protégées
Communiqué de presse - 8 mars - journée internationale des droits des femmes

Erkenning RIVM en VWS: BPA gevaarlijk voor zwangere vrouwen en kinderen
WECF verheugd met hernieuwd inzicht RIVM en Ministerie VWS maar voornemens gaan het internationale vrouwennetwerk niet ver genoeg

German partner organisation posts article on project WECF
The German organisation for sustainable travelling Atmosfair recently posted an article on WECF´s project for clean energy in Georgia

German partner organization atmosfair posts article on WECF's project in Georgia
The German organization for sustainable travelling Atmosfair recently posted an article on WECF´s project for clean energy in Georgia

WECF Co-signs Letter Calling for EU's Environment Ministers to Implement ECJ Ruling on EDCs
WECF co-signed a letter to the Environment Ministers of the EU urging them to make a strong statement calling on the European Commission to immediately comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice on scientific criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors (Case T-521/14 Sweden vs. Commission).

Gift in Shampoos und Cremes – Chemie, die unter die Haut geht
Ein SWR Film von Bärbel Merseburger-Sill mit einem Beitrag von WECF

FEIN rausgeputzt - Alles soll schön sein, wenn das Baby kommt. Zwei Expertinnen geben Tipps, wie die Hausarbeit leicht und schonend von der Hand geht
Artikel in Leben & Erziehen, Schwangerscshaft & Geburt, Ausgabe 2/2016

WECF criticises EU's ratification package on the Minamata Convention on Mercury
WECF has signed an open letter, addressed to the EU Commission, highlighting the weaknesses and shortcomings of its drafted ratification proposal of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Case studies from the EWA project in Uganda
In Uganda, WECF works with local partner organisations to introduce gender sensitivity trainings and conservation agriculture. Two participants in the trainings share their views

Don´t Nuke the Climate Conference at COP21
During Gender Day at the COP21 in Paris last december WECF organised a side event on nucleair energy, together with partners WISE International and as part of the Women and Gender constituency

Workshops zur Gründung von Energiegenossenschaften in Georgien

Heating failures in schools of Dneprodzerzhinsk cause extensive closures and diseases among pupils
Annual school closures are a in the Ukrainian city a vicious tradition by having adverse educational impacts.The organization "Voice of Nature" disagrees with the official version and blames poor heating conditions for the mass diseases.

WECF Signs Appeal to Call on Governments and Corporations to Ban Hazardous Pesticides
Over 500+ organizations in 106 countries signed the appeal to replace HHPs with alternative methods of pest control

Fondation RAJA-Daniele Marcovici

WECF’s ‘CLEEN’-Project in the race for an EUSEW Award
CLEEN, an implementation and networking concept, with which CSOs and further important multipliers are trained and supported to expand their network in 4 project countries (Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, and Ukraine) in order to raise awareness and ensure citizen participation in energy efficiency and renewable energy

Eau durable et potable pour An-Oston – Grace à l’implication des femmes, un village s’engage dans l’auto-gestion responsable et collective de son approvisionnement en eau
Une journée historique pour An-Oston: 1er février 2016

International Advocacy for Women's Interests
WECF represents women and civil society in a number of international policy processes and United Nations organisations
24.02.2016 | WECF Campaign

Sustainable and Safe Water for An-Oston – A community takes responsibility for its water supply
A historical day for An-Oston: the community based drinking water users union (CDWUU) general assembly agreed unanimously on its new water tariff of 35 KGS/m3 on February, the 1st, 2016.

Hormonell wirksame Stoffe - die Diskussion zu EDCs in Deutschland
Ein Projekt, um die Diskussion zu EDCs auf politischer Ebene in Deutschland anzuregen und Deutschland als Advokat für eine strenge Regulierung von EDCs auf EU zu gewinnen

Detox Me: A New App to Help You Reduce Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
The Silent Spring Institute, a WECF partner, recently released a free smartphone app to inform consumers
22.02.2016 | Carmen Chan

RAPPORT Cosmétiques pour bébés
341 cosmétiques pour bébés passés au crible : encore trop de substances dangereuses. Lisez le rapport complet.

WECF onderzoek toont aan dat veel verzorgingsproducten schadelijk kunnen zijn voor jonge kinderen
WECF onderzocht 341 producten verkrijgbaar op de Franse markt, en vond in liefst 299 daarvan ingrediënten met een bedenkelijke reputatie.

RAPPORT Cosmétiques pour bébés
Encore trop de substances préoccupantes - Rapport WECF France Février 2016

Safety of Cosmetic Products for Babies Called Into Question by WECF France
WECF France research shows that baby cosmetics still contain too many ingredients of concern

Gender training with students from Ohio
WECF had a gender and environment training with students from Miami University, Ohio

Baby cosmetics still contain too many ingredients of concern
WECF releases survey on 341 baby cosmetics products of which 299 contain high risk ingredients

Bescherm je baby, beperk hormoonverstoorders
Informatiebrochure bij zwangerschap

Agriculture Durable au Féminin en Arménie
Merci pour votre soutien aux femmes de Solak!

Bundesregierung Handlanger der Industrie
Versäumnisse beim Schutz vor hormonell wirksamen Stoffen

Hormonell wirksame Substanzen: Bundesregierung nimmt Gefährdung von Umwelt und Gesundheit in Kauf

Deutsche Abgeordnete zeigen großes Interesse am Thema hormonell wirksame Stoffe
WECF initiiert Parlamentarischen Abend um EDC Regulierung einen Schub zu geben

EDCs in Germany: Running the discussion on EDCs
Promote the political discussion on EDCs on German policy level for achieving decent EDC criteria and strategy on EU level, which guarantee a high level of protection for human health and the environment

German Members of the Parliament show great interest in the topic of endocrine disrupters
WECF has initiated a parliamentary event to provide an impetus to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): The invisible danger

“In Russia, Kutepova was Considered an Enemy of the State”
Portrait of WECF’s board member Nadezhda Kutepova, who was forced to flee Russia last year

Europese Commissie lijkt veroordeling Europees Hof in de wind te slaan: Volksgezondheid lijkt geen prioriteit!
In december 2015 oordeelde het Europees Hof van Justitie dat de Europese Commissie de wetgeving heeft overtreden. De Commissie heeft echter nagelaten wetenschappelijke criteria voor hormoonverstorende eigenschappen van biociden vast te leggen, of tenminste de deadline hiervoor niet gerespecteerd.

WECF’s NAMA Project Mentioned in French Report Naming Innovative Projects
The report stresses the importance of women for sustainable development
22.01.2016 | Carmen Chan

“There is more than 99% probability that EDCs contribute to at least one disease”
Professor Transande discusses growing scientific evidence on adverse effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals
21.01.2016 | Chemical Watch

Ruim 140.000 Europeanen vragen inmiddels om verbod op glyfosaat en de teller loopt door!
Op 9 december hebben 16 publieke belangenorganisaties, waaronder WECF, een petitie voor een verbod op glysofaat overhandigd aan de Europese Commissie. De petitie werd ondertekend door meer dan 100,000 Europeanen

"Germ free hands and happy smiling faces at Kyrgyzstan kindergardens"
Handwashing Day in the village of Bokonbayev

Duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen en de post-2015 agenda
Waarom milieuduurzaamheid en gendergelijkheid zo belangrijk zijn voor het terugdringen van armoede en ongelijkheid

Reducing the use of hazardous pesticides in Georgia
Forum book of the 12th International HCH and Pesticide Forum, Kiev 2013 now available

Soirée Agriculture Durable au féminin en France et en Arménie
JEUDI 21 JANVIER 2016 - Hotel Les Trésoms - Annecy

14 janvier 2016: la proposition de loi Detox adoptée à l'Assemblée nationale
La proposition de loi DETOX, proposée Jean-Louis Roumégas, député de l’Hérault, a été adoptée en première lecture à l’Assemblée nationale ce jeudi 14 janvier.

Waarom gendergelijkheid de Sustainable Development Goals kan maken of breken
WECF directeur Sascha Gabizon schreef een artikel voor een serie van het World Economic Forum over de nieuwe mondiale doelen voor duurzame ontwikkeling. Haar artikel richt zich op doel 5: het bereik van gendergelijkheid en het versterken van de positie van vrouwen en meisjes
15.01.2016 | World Economic Forum

WECF en de Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen (SDGs)
Sascha Gabizon, Directeur WECF stelt: “Een groot succes van de SDGs is dat bij veel ‘ecologische’ doelen de genderdimensie erkend wordt,"

Serbian journalists and consumer associations highly interested in chemical safety
Around 30 journalists met with representatives from the NGO ALHem, UNDP Serbia, Serbian public authorities and Ministries, science, and consumer organisations to discuss various topics of chemical safety in Serbia

Civiele Lokale Energie Efficiëntie Netwerk (CLEEN)
Het doel van WECF’s CLEEN-project is een partnerschap opbouwen van maatschappelijke middenveld-organisaties in Armenië, Georgië, Moldavië en Oekraïne

France : en 2016, une loi pour réduire l’usage des substances toxiques dans les applications industrielles ?
Communiqué - 12 janvier 2016

Boîte à Outils Communiquer sur son projet
Communiquer sur son projet pour les femmes actives en milieu rural en Rhône-Alpes - 2015

Retour sur le colloque Femmes et Environnement
Le 8 décembre 2015, Corinne Lepage intervenait lors du colloque organise par la Fondation RAJA-Danièle Marcovici

Towards an EDC Free Europe!
A coalition of public interest groups representing more than 31 organisations across Europe have come together through a concern about endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and efforts to raise public awareness and urge quicker governmental action.
09.01.2016 | WECF Campaign

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Toxins and Waste criticizes double standards of German chemical production
Tuncak calls for stronger global standards and encourages both the German government and German companies to reduce the export of hazardous substances.

Empower Women - benefit All Uganda: Conservation Agriculture increases yield of the farmers
Master thesis of Afke Jager from Wageningen University shows that use of Conservation Agriculture (CA) leads to higher yield of 30% on average

Empower Women - benefit All (EWA) Uganda: Master thesis toont aan dat Conservation Agriculture oogst van boeren verhoogt
De Master thesis van Afke Jager van de Universiteit van Wageningen toont aan dat het gebruik van DL, Conservation Agriculture, de oogst met gemiddeld 30% verhoogt

Hoe een biogasinstallatie het leven van Jane verbeterde
WECF’s partner ARUWE helpt de gemarginaliseerde bevolking op het platteland vanOeganda

WECF’s algemeen directeur Sascha Gabizon schrijft in UNEP’s Our Planet over gender, chemicaliën en de SDGs
In een recent artikel in het blad van het United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) schreef Gabizon over de verbanden tussen gender, gezondheid en het milieu en de overgang die de wereld te wachten staat naar een meer duurzame samenleving

L' égalité entre hommes et femmes pour la justice climatique
Table ronde au Sénat - Femmes et lutte contre le changement climatique - voir la vidéo

Effektive Regulierung verschleppt - EU-Komission wegen Säumigkeit bei hormonell wirksamen Chemikalien vor Gericht
Artikel in - Fachmagazin für Koplementärmedizin, Ausgabe Dez. 2015
30.12.2015 | Johanna Hausmann

WECF and Women’s Major Group view for UNEP on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
In the recent issue of Perspectives, a publication of the UNEP, WECF's Sascha Gabizon and the Women’s Major Group shared their perspectives on the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda

WECF and Women’s Major Group view for UNEP on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
In the recent issue of Perspectives, a publication of the UNEP, WECF's Sascha Gabizon and the Women’s Major Group shared their perspectives on the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda

Het hergebruik van urine en fecaliën als meststof
Sinds 2002 heeft WECF ervaring met de bouw van droge urine scheidende (Ecosan-)toiletten voor scholen en gezinnen, en ervaring met veilig hergebruik van urine en fecaliën in dertien verschillende landen in Oost-Europa, Kaukasus en Centraal-Azië

Perturbateurs endocriniens: la Commission européenne condamnée par la Cour de justice de l'UE
Ce 16 décembre, la Cour de justice de l’UE a rendu un arrêt qui fera date

Water, Sanitation and Gender Equal Development
International conference organised by WECF and FOE Georgia in Tiblisi, Georgia, gave concrete examples gender equal local sustainable development projects

WECF brengt ode aan vertrekkend president Christine von Weizsäcker en verwelkomt nieuwe president Corinne Lepage
Met een informele bijeenkomst in Parijs, voorafgaand aan de COP21, de Klimaattop, heeft WECF een ode gebracht aan de vertrekkende president en haar opvolger verwelkomd

EUGH-Urteil: EU-Kommission verstößt gegen ihre Verpflichtung zur Regulierung hormonell wirksamer Substanzen
WECF und PAN Germany begrüßen Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs

Uitbannen hormoonverstorende stoffen komt dichterbij
Europese Commissie veroordeeld door Europese Hof: EU moet criteria opstellen

EU Court condemns EDC criteria delay European Commission
Commission will not change its plans in relation to endocrine disrupting chemicals

Retour à la réalité sur l'accord de Paris par le Groupe Femmes et Genre
Le Groupe Femmes et Genre - Women and Gender Constituency, est un des neuf observateurs officiels de la CCNUCC

Historic climate agreement reflects real world change, but for women this will be far too slow
Reality Check on the Paris Agreement from the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) 12 December 2015

Historisch klimaatakkoord laat echte verandering zien, maar voor vrouwen zal dit veel te langzaam gaan
Reality Check doorde Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) van het Parijse Klimaatakkoord

In the media: WECF at the COP21
WECF had her voice heard in meeting rooms and to the public via interviews in Le Monde, Libération, Elle, Klimaretter and Bavarian TV news

In de media: WECF op de Klimaattop
WECF liet haar stem horen in vergaderzalen en door het publiek door middel van interviews in Opzij, Le Monde, Vogue, Libération, Elle, Klimaretter en Bavarian TV news

Georgian Prime Minister praises WECF’s NAMA project
In his speech at the COP21, Georgian prime minister Irakli Gharibashvili mentioned the important work that WECF has done to mitigate climate change in his country

Vrouwen vragen om rechtvaardige actie van wereldleiders in Parijs
De belangrijkste eisen van vrouwen voor de klimaattop in Parijs

How a biogas plant improved Jane’s life
WECF’s partner ARUWE helps marginalized people of rural Uganda

WECF Joins NGOs to Call Against Incineration of Oceans Plastic Waste
WECF signs open letter to the Ocean Conservancy regarding the report "Stemming the Tide"

Boîte à outils Démocratie Participative
Projet Citoyennes et citoyens, actrices et acteurs du développement durable en Haute-Savoie

Premiers retours de la COP21 en direct du Bourget - 2 décembre 2015
WECF fait un premier bilan et trace les grandes lignes des enjeux pour le Groupe observateur « Femmes et Genre – Women and Gender Constituency » dont nous sommes membres.

Les 11 demandes de la Women Gender Constituency pour la COP21
WECF est membre fondateur de la WGC depuis 2009

WECF Partner SWAGEN Wins 2015 ONE Africa Award
Each year, the ONE Africa Award celebrates and highlights innovation and progress made by African led civil society organisations
01.12.2015 | Carmen Chan

WECF pays tribute to leaving president Christine von Weizsäcker and welcomes new president Corinne Lepage
With an informal meeting in Paris, preceeding the COP21, WECF paid tribute to leaving president and welcomed her predecessor

"We're Women for Climate Justice"
WECF and Women and Gender Constituency at the COP21 joined ten thousand others in a human chain through the centre of Paris

"Wij zijn vrouwen voor klimaatgerechtigheid"
WECF en de Women and Gender Constituency vergezelden tien duizenden anderen bij de COP21 in een menselijke ketting door het centrum van Parijs

Schwanger? Nun nicht renovieren
Ein Artikel in HausArzt, Ausgabe 11/2015
30.11.2015 | Johanna Hausmann

Women demand just action from world leaders in Paris
Women’s Key Demands for COP21

Newsletter WECF Deutschland November 2015

"Towards fossil-free, safe & affordable energy"
Secure, affordable and fossil-free energy supply is one of the big challenges for everybody. This was the outcome of the international energy conference organised by WECF and Ukrainian CSO NECU

Genre et justice climatique samedi 28 novembre 2015, à l’auditorium de l’hôtel de ville de Paris
COP21 - Rencontre ouverte à tous les acteurs et actrices concernés par les enjeux climatiques, le développement durable et la transition écologique.

Case Study: gender-sensitive climate mitigation action - NAMA
Recommendations, best practices and lessons learned from developing the first „Gender Sensitive“ NAMA - National Appropriate Mitigation Action, in Georgia

Armenia: 'Through Toxic-Free Products to Healthy Generation'
In the course of two years (2013-2015) WECFs partner AWHHE have successfully brought awareness of the issue regarding heavy metals to the top of the national chemicals agenda in Armenia

Europese Commissie voor Europees Hof van Justitie gedaagd vanwege uitblijven criteria voor hormoonverstoorders
De Europese Commissie (EC) is door Zweden voor de rechter gedaagd vanwege het uitblijven van criteria voor hormoonverstorende stoffen (EDCs) die noodzakelijk zijn om gepaste maatregelen te nemen om de blootstelling aan EDC's aan te pakken.

Gezamenlijke brief tegen hormoonverstoorders in medische hulpmiddelen
WECF ondertekend een brief ter ondersteuning voor het uitbannen van EDC's in medische hulpmiddelen
24.11.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF Co-Signs Letter to MEP on EDCs in Medical Devices
18 international environmental and health organisations co-signed a letter to MEP Glenis Willmott, seeking her support for an amendment to the European Commission (EC) Regulation Proposal on Medical Devices

Take action for climate justice with the Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice Toolkit! has developed a new toolkit which allows you to take action in a comprehensive manner as part of the Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice

Phase Out Amalgam Use in the European Union
WECF together with a network of NGOs sent a letter to the Members of the European Parliament to vote for phasing out Amalgam.

Budapest: Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights - The 8th Budapest Human Rights Forum
WECFs board member Gabriele Köhler spoke at the Human Rights Forum regarding the actual humanitarian situation in Hungary.

EU-Kommission wegen Säumigkeit bei hormonell wirksamen Chemikalien vor Gericht
Gestern befasste sich der Europäische Gerichtshof in einer Anhörung mit der von Schweden eingebrachten und von Ministerrat und EU-Parlament mitgetragenen Klage gegen die EU-Kommission.

Nieuwsbrief Nederlandse ambassade Georgie wijdt aandacht aan WECFconferentie
Mensgerichte water en sanitatiebeheer en duurzaam milieu was thema conferentie Khobi
18.11.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

Towards fossil-free, safe & affordable energy
WECF and NECU organize International Energy Conference and UNEP Stakeholder meeting, in cooperation with UNEP

Ask Today's Expert

A people-centred approach to sustainable sanitation and wastewater management, water supply and environmental protection
Regional Round Tabel in Khobi, Georgia

Chemikalien gefährden die Fortpflanzungsgesundheit

Bambus-Biogasanlagen und Regenwassertanks in Uganda nach indischem Vorbild

Luttons contre la violence par un climat de paix
WECF France exprime sa compassion aux proches des vicitimes des attentats du 13 novembre a Paris

Strengthening environmental and sustainable development dialogue in Europe in the context of the 2030 SD Agenda

Winners of the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice Poster Contests announced
Today the six winning designs of the poster contest organized by WEDO in cooperation with the Women’s Global Call will be revealed live in New York. The online launch of the designs is scheduled for tomorrow

Winnaars van de Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice poster wedstrijd aangekondigd
Vandaag zullen de winnende ontwerpen uit de poster wedstrijd georganiseerd door WEDO in samenwerking met de Women’s Global Call live onthuld worden in New York.

Under Pressure, Feminine Product Makers Disclose Ingredients
Women protest the chemical exposure in feminine care products outside Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in Cincennati.

Glyphosate – Need for a robust and credible scientific assessment of carcinogenicity
WECF signs a letter concerning glyphosate exposion to EU health commisioner Vytenis Andriukaitis

Klimaatovereenkomst is onrechtvaardig, ongelijk en ineffectief, zegt de Women and Gender Constituency
WGC in Bonn heeft een boze verklaring gepubliceerd over het ‘non-paper’ voor de ‘ineffectieve, onrechtvaardige en ongelijke’ klimaatovereenkomst COP21 in Parijs.
11.11.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

“Neither the SAICM Secretariat nor the governments wanted to have EDCs prominently highlighted at the conference”
WECF addresses endocrine disrupting chemicals at SAICM’s 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4)
10.11.2015 | Carmen Chan

"We verdrinken onze wereld in ongeteste en onveilige stoffen"
Europese NGOs verwelkomen waarschuwing van internationale federatie verloskundigen en gynaecologen (FIGO) over mogelijke gezondheidsschade van pasgeborenen door schadelijke chemicalien in consumentenproducten

Training on developing WSP and using a portable laboratory
A training about developing Water Safety Plans (WSP) for small-scale water supplies in Georgia

Revised Manual on Principles, Operation, Construction of Urine Diverting Dry Toilets
After almost 10 years the WECF manual on Urine Diverting Dry Toilets for households, principles, operation and construction was revised.

Agenda de l'Action Lima-Paris: on ne negocie pas avec le climat!
Lettre ouverte des ONG au President de la Republique
10.11.2015 | Anne Barre

Gender Just Climate Awards Winners at COP 21 in Paris, a publication by WECF and WGC
Gender equality and women's human rights are fundamental to combating climate change

Dieselgate: WECF co-signs letter to EU to address air pollution and fraudulent behaviour of carmakers
NGOs including WECF urge the EU to respond to the diesel emissions scandal immediately
09.11.2015 | Carmen Chan

Women’s Major Group for UNEP on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
In the recent issue of Perspectives, a publication of the UNEP, the Women’s Major Group wrote about their perspective on SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.

Ecological Sanitation – a Success Story in the Republic of Moldova
WECF organized a study visit from 29 September – 1 October 2015 for NGOs and local stakeholders from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republic of Macedonia, in cooperation with WiSDOM, Moldova

Gerechtigheid nu! Doe mee met de Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice
Sluit je aan bij bezorgde vrouwen over de hele wereld en neem deel aan de actie's in Parijs tijdens de VN Klimaattop en/of bedenk je eigen actie

Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice Campagne
Terwijl de internationale klimaatonderhandelingen in Parijs steeds dichterbij komen vestigt WECF met de Women Climate Gender Coalition de aandacht op de rol van vrouwen als voorbereiding op deze belangrijke mijlpaal

"Global Warming Affects Women More than Men"
Anne Barre, president of WECF France, was interviewed by Radio France Internationale about gender, climate change and the upcoming climate summit in Paris

"De opwarming van de aarde heeft meer gevolgen voor vrouwen dan voor mannen"
Anne Barre, voorzitter WECF Frankrijk, vertelt in interview met Radio France Internationale over gender, klimaatverandering en de aankomende klimaattop in Paris

Leserbrief an die SZ zu dem Artikel „Hoffnung Ade“ vom 17./18. Oktober 2015

Was hat das Entscheidungsjahr 2015 für Frauen gebracht?
Rückschritt – Fortschritt – Status quo?

Atomkraft ist kein Klimaretter
Petition zum Weltklimagipfel

WECF over waarom gender gelijkheid nodig is in klimaatovereenkomst
WECF neemt deel aan de Women and Gender Constituency vergadering tijdens de Bonn Climate Change Conference
04.11.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

Manual on Principles, Operation, Construction of Urine Diverting Dry Toilets completely revised
WECF manual on Urine Diverting Dry Toilets for households, principles, operation and construction has been updated with new information and technologies

Les métiers ont-ils un sexe
Exposition réalisée dans le cadre de la Quinzaine de l'égalité 2015

EU Council Adopts Gender Action Plan 2016-2020
EU plans to focus on four key areas for gender equality through their external relations

Café Créa'Femmes, Entreprendre au Féminin - Espace Louis Simon - Gaillard - 26 novembre
Une idée? Un projet? besoin de conseils ? de financement ? d'accompagnement? Venez nous rencontrer le Jeudi 26 novembre 2015 à Gaillard

Agissez avec les arméniennes pour un monde juste, sain et durable pour toutes et tous !
WECF lance une campagne de financement participatif avec Bluebees. Aidez-les à investir dans du matériel pour développer leur activité grâce à l'énergie solaire.

1000 Drawings unterstützt das EWA Projekt

WECF on why gender equality is needed in climate agreement
WECF takes part in Women and Gender Constituency meeting during Bonn Climate Change Conference

European Environmental Bureau (EEB) Annual General Meeting – WECF now on the board
20/21 October 2015 in Brussels

Towards fossil-free, safe & affordable energy
WECF and NECU organize International Energy Conference and UNEP Stakeholder meeting, in cooperation with UNEP

Booking agency for female speakers

Venez courir à Thonon-les-Bains pour le Ruban Rose le 24 - 25 octobre 2015
Participation de 15 € : les bénéfices seront reversés à WECF et au Collectif K, pour la prévention et le soutien aux malades du cancer.

Négociations climat, ce que veulent les femmes
Les femmes se mobilisent à Bonn pour un accord sur le climat qui respecte leurs droits

Check out our project activities in Tajikistan!
This video documents WECF’s activities in Tajikistan on gender equality

Workshops on asbestos in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, FYR Macedonia and Russia
Asbestos is a very serious but unfortunately neglected threat, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Therefore WHO European Region decided to finance workshops on this issue in four Eastern European and Central Asian countries

Interview Femmes et Climat sur Lyon Metropole
Sommet mondial Climat & Territoires, Lyon, Juillet 2015
23.10.2015 | Carmen Chan

Watch the interview with WECF’s Anne Barre on climate action
WECF’s Anne Barre was interviewed during the 2015 World Summit Climate & Territories
23.10.2015 | Carmen Chan

Flame retardants in consumer products remain a hot topic for environmental health
Lying on your couch did you ever wonder if you were being exposed to potentially toxic flame retardants? A new report by ANSES, French national risk assessment agency for health and environment, about flame retardants used in upholstered furniture might help you to figure out

Stop state-sponsored forced labour in Uzbekistan!
Sign the petition by Walk Free and Cotton Campaign

Climate Agreement is non-just, non-equal and non-effective, says Women and Gender Constituency
WGC in Bonn issues angry statement on ‘Non-Paper’ for a ‘Non-Effective’ ‘Non-Just’ ‘Non-Equal’ Climate Agreement COP21 Paris

Sascha Gabizon speaker at the post SDG's evening about gender equality

Accord de Paris, les femmes ne sont pas satisfaites par le nouveau texte!
Mobilisons-nous a Bonn pour ré-integrer les droits humains et les droits des femmes au coeur du texte d'accord sur le climat

Zweites Wissenschaftliches Statement der Endocrine Society zu EDCs
WECF begrüßt klare Forderungen zum Schutz vor EDCs

MEP Michèle Rivasi expresses support for environmental activist Nadezhda Kutepova
WECF partner Kutepova risks prosecution by Russian authorities after whistleblowing on nuclear disaster in Ozerk

European NGOs welcome doctors’ warning of harm to newborns from toxic chemicals in consumer products
WECF and HEAL, two European health and environment groups strongly welcome the statement released today by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) addressing the risks to babies and mothers associated with everyday exposure to toxic chemicals

WECF’s partner AT Uganda teaches farmers to conserve their harvest
WECF’s EWA programme featured in newspaper Daily Monitor

Gelijk=Anders lanceert Agenda voor de Toekomst
Maatschappelijke organisaties en netwerken, waaronder WECF, onderstrepen belang van gendergelijkheid voor duurzame ontwikkeling

Stakeholder Meeting of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

WECF Director speaks at ESDN conference Luxemburg

WECF partners ASDPNau and CAAW's school stories are highlighted in the new SuSanA publication
Ecosan toilets in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan demonstrate that ecosan technology works well in Muslim regions while at the same time ecosan products ensure food security

Letter to EU vice-president Timmermans, regarding the sustainable development goals
EU vice-president Timmermans, who is responsible for Sustainable Development was asked to ensure greatest priority for an ambitious implementation, monitoring and accountability plan and strategy, and integration through all policy areas of the European Commission.

WECF on endocrine disruptors: “We need both individual and collective action”
Radio station RFI interviews WECF’s Elisabeth Ruffinengo on endocrine disrupting chemicals

Highlighting the close interrelations between Gender and Environment
WECF holds Workshop on “Women, Gender and the Environment” for US Students at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

"Get lobbying on chemicals, doctors told by health body"
Chemical Watch quotes WECF France’s president in article on pregnancy and toxic chemicals

L'appel mondial des femmes pour la justice climatique
Nous sommes toutes et tous concernées, impliquons-nous et signons!

News on the Women’s Call for Global Climate Justice

Nieuws over de Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice
In oktober hebben Afrikaanse CSOs zich verzameld in Kaapstad, Zuid Afrika om de Afrikaanse prioriteiten voor COP21 op een rij te krijgen en opnieuw na te denken over effectieve lobby voor klimaatgerechtigheid in de aanloop naar Parijs en daarna

“Er zitten 300 verschillende chemische stoffen in een baby”
Childproof, een consortium van middenveldorganisaties en wetenschappers, waar WECF deel van uitmaakt, is verheugd met de aandacht die de Panorama uitzending op 4 oktober besteedde aan het probleem van hormoonverstoorders

Quinzaine Egalité Femmes-hommes 2015

WECF et HEAL soutiennent l’Appel des gynécologues du monde entier
Il est urgent de réduire l’expositon des femmes enceintes et des nouveaux-nés aux produits chimiques toxiques

Presentation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the UN Summit in New York
3 day summit was held in New York at the UN headquarters to officially present the 2016-2030 Sustainable Development Goals to leaders of 150 countries, among which president Obama and the Pope

Presentatie van de 17 Sustainable Development Goals op de VN top in New York
WECF en WMG zagen werk van jaren beloond bij presentatie Duurzame Ontwikkelings Doelen 2016-2030 aan leiders van ruim 150 landen bij de VN

European NGOs welcome doctors’ warning of harm to newborns from toxic chemicals in consumer products
WECF and HEAL, two European health and environment groups strongly welcome the statement released today by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) addressing the risks to babies and mothers associated with everyday exposure to toxic chemicals

Venez participer à une journée de formation gratuite et interactive!
Vous êtes une femme, vivant en milieu rural, motivée pour monter votre propre activité, ou ayant déjà créé votre activité ?

Chemikalien gefährden die Fortpflanzungsgesundheit
WECF begrüßt die Erklärung internationaler Gynäkologen, Fortpflanzungsmediziner und Wissenschaftler zu Gesundheitsschäden durch giftige Chemikalien in Verbraucherprodukten

De Vagablondes halen metThe Big Chill 3150 euro op voor waterproject in Sverdlov, Armenië
Debby Gruiters en Jenda Terpstra "De Vagablondes" zijn terug van de bijzondere reis naar Tiblisi : 600 mensen meer hebben nu toegang tot (schoon) water
30.09.2015 | Ásta Verheul

Terra Preta Sanitation handbook 1
Download the first edition of the Terra Preta handbook for free!

Wunschzettel für eine nachhaltige und gerechte Welt!
Umsetzung nachhaltiger Entwicklungsziele auf kommunalter Ebene

Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice
WECF on the road to COP21
23.09.2015 | WICF Campaign

WECF on the road to COP21
UN climate change conference in Paris in December

Why gender equality will make or break the Sustainable Development Goals
Blog by WECF Director Sascha Gabizon for the World Economic Forum website

WECF Partner, Environmental and Human Rights Activist on the run with three of her children
"Charity boss flees with young kids after Russia’s NGO crackdown" - Nadezhda Kutepova fears jail if she returns home

Ratificeren aanvragen voor gebruik zwaar toxische stoffen tast geloofwaardigheid Europese chemicaliënwetgeving aan
Aanvragen hebben ook negatief effect op maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemende voorlopers, stellen WECF, Wemos en PAN in brief aan Stas Mansveld

WECF partner Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi wint de Wangari Maathai prijs
Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) vereren Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi
15.09.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF tijdens Stockholm Wereld Water Week: WASH en Menstruele Hygiene horen in SDG indicatoren!
Hoe kunnen gender sensitieve indicatoren toegepast worden op Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoel 6?
15.09.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF partner Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi Wins Wangari Maathai Prize!
Collaborative Partnership on Forests honours Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi

Don’t Nuke the Climate
WECF co-launches international campaign to keep nuclear power out of climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015

Victory for citizens, victory for the Human Right to Water!
Another milestone for the Human Right to Water.

Conférence Regards de femmes sur la santé - 19 septembre 2015 - Rencontres Santé Environnement de Bretagne
Comment mieux protéger les citoyens et consommaeurs des impacts des pollutions sur la santé?

EU wil verboden chemicaliën legaliseren voor huishoudproducten
Milieuorganisaties pleiten voor verbod op hergebruik van schadelijke vlamvertragers

WECF Co-signs Letter Against Hazardous Chemicals in Products
EU Wants to Allow Banned Chemicals in Household Products

29 ONG interpellent la Commission européenne: non au Deca-BDE dans des produits recyclés

EU Wants to Allow Banned Chemicals in Household Products
Loophole will give banned flame retardants a second life in consumers’ homes

“The Price of Electricity, Gas and Other Energy Sources is Rising Day by Day”
Sub-grant organization Yeghvard holds press conference on WECF’s energy project CLEEN
04.09.2015 | Carmen Chan

Why WASH in Schools and Menstrual Hygiene Management needs to be in the SDG sanitation indicators
Calling on all member states and stakeholders engaged in indicator process for Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 Agenda to add Menstrual Hygiene Management

Water and sanitation are a human right!
Just one last step to go! - Strasbourg 8 September 2015
04.09.2015 | Right2Water News Splash: special edition

Reverse the flows
EU G20 countries should stop funding fossil fuels and increase financial support for real climate solutions
03.09.2015 | CAN Europe

Portez-vous candidates pour le Prix Terre de Femmes
La Fondation Yves Rocher recompense les femmes qui agissent pour notre planete - tentez votre chance avant le 30 septembre!
01.09.2015 | Anne Barre

Communiqué de presse
Pour un accord sur le climat juste et partitaire pour tous

“The SDGs are coming: What we measure is what we treasure!”
WECF at Stockholm Water Week: Why and how to include gender sensitive indicators into the Sustainable Development Goal 6?

Over 2700 worried (grand) parents signed petition: "We do not want hormone disrupting chemicals in products for our children!"
The Netherlands is taking health risks of EDCs seriously, emerged from open and constructive talk between WECF, BabyBeGood with the Director-General for Public Health

2700 bezorgde ouders stellen: “Wij willen geen hormoonverstorende stoffen voor onze baby’s!”
Nederland neemt de gezondheidsrisico’s van hormoonverstorende stoffen serieus. Zo bleek uit open en constructief gesprek tussen WECF, BabyBeGood en Directeur-Generaal Volksgezondheid Angelique Berg

2700 bezorgde ouders stellen: “Wij willen geen hormoonverstorende stoffen in producten voor onze kinderen"!”
Nederland neemt de gezondheidsrisico’s van hormoonverstorende stoffen serieus. Zo bleek uit open en constructief gesprek tussen WECF, BabyBeGood en Directeur-Generaal Volksgezondheid Angelique Berg

Side event World Water Week 2015: Gender sensitive indicators in sanitation and wastewater planning and implementation

Action for Rural Women Empowerment (ARUWE)

Support Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)

AT Uganda Ltd

Association de l'Education Environnementale pour les Futures Générations (AEEFG)

Reseaux de Femmes pour le Developpement Durable en Afrique (REFDAF)

Green Household Initiatives (GHI)

Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tjad (AFPAT)

Reacción Climática


News Network

Decentralised Environmental Solutions (DES)

Soil for Life


National Federation of female communities of Kyrgyzstan (NFFCK)

National Association of Large Families

“Toepassing van nanotechnologie is een tijdbom”
WECF-adviseur Marie Kranendonk waarschuwt in Milieumagazine voor mogelijke gezondheidsrisico’s nanotechnologie

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 Presents a Bold Vision for Women and Girls Advocates Gear Up for Work to Come
The Women’s Major Group, made up of more than 600 women’s organizations and networks from around the world, recognizes the historic agenda for global sustainable development that 193 governments agreed to on Sunday

Duurzame Ontwikkelingsagenda 2030 presenteert gedurfde visie voor vrouwen en meisjes
WECF en de Women's Major Group maken zich klaar voor werk dat eraan komt

"Investment in sanitation including wastewater management is urgently needed to improve public health and protect natural resources"
WECF lead convenor of side event "Gender sensitive indicators in sanitation and wastewater planning and implementation" at Stockholm World Water Week

Is the EU still leading?
WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow analyzes EU’s shifting priorities, from environmental to economic interests

Terra Preta Sanitation 1: Background, Principles and Innovations
This handbook provides an account of main theories of Terra Preta formation and principles of Terra Preta Sanitation concerning material recycling and soil fertility improvement

Teach a woman how to harvest, and her family and community will benefit for a lifetime
WECF's EWA programme “Empower Women, Benefit for All” in rural Kyrgyzstan leads to women empowerment, income generation for women and improved living standards
07.08.2015 | Carmen Chan

A Warm Home for Households in Ukraine: Knowledge for a Sustainable Future in Eastern Europe
WECF and Ecoclub jointly create awareness on sustainable energy in Ukraine

Meet Kalys: the woman who helped providing water access for her village
WECF's EWA programme “Empower Women, Benefit for All” in rural Kyrgyzstan leads to women empowerment, income generation for women and improved living standards
07.08.2015 | Carmen Chan

Beijing, Gender and Environment – Challenges for Ecological Sustainability, Development and Justice?
WECF's Anke Stock publishes an article in IDS Bulletin

30 subgrantee organizations from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine joined first CLEEN trainings in Georgia and Ukraine
Two NGO trainings took place in the frame of the CLEEN project, which aims as overall objective to build regional partnerships of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the 4 countries with a focus on energy efficiency

Parabene in Baby-Beißringen
Artikel in Linda Apothekenmagazin, Ausgabe 16/2015, TV Gesund & Leben, Ausgabe 16/2016 und Apotheke, Ausgabe 16/2016

WECF: “Technology Is Not Gender-Neutral”
WECF organizes workshop on designing gender-sensitive development projects
30.07.2015 | Carmen Chan

WECF war dabei - Night of 1000 drawings in München
Samstag, 18.Juli 2015, es ist endlich soweit: Nicht 1000 sondern 2800 Kunstwerke hängen pünktlich um 18 Uhr in einer fantastischen und coolen Atmosphäre im Münchner Kreativquartier, jeder Platz ist genutzt.

Inauguration du potager collectif du Perrier - Annemasse
Un potager au pied d'un immeuble! Agriculture urbaine, développement durable et lien social dans les quartiers.

Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice
Women’s groups launch an international campaign to take action on the road to the global climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015

Female deputies of Kyrgyz National Parliament commit to women empowerment and improved access to water and sanitation
A high-level stakeholder meeting took place on 28 May 2015, at the National Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) of Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the Forum of Women of the Jogorku Kenesh

Greywater Treatment in Sand and Gravel Filters: Low Tech Solution for Sustainable Wastewater Management
Manual for Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance

Videos on WECF's EWA programme in Kyrgyzstan
WECF's EWA programme “Empower Women, Benefit for All” in rural Kyrgyzstan leads to women empowerment, income generation for women and improved living standards

After Life Communication Plan
Communication Strategies and Plans for ChildProtectLIFE for the next coming years

WECF-Fachdialog zu SDGs am 6. Juli in München
Wunschzettel für eine nachhaltige und gerechte Welt! - Umsetzung nachhaltiger Entwicklungsziele auf kommunaler Ebene

Le Prix des femmes Marjolaine 2015

Inauguration du jardin partagé - Perrier Annemasse
inauguration le mercredi 22 juillet à 16h

Benefietavond Scheveningen: Rally voor Water
Big Chill-team ‘De Vagablondes’ organiseert benefietavond op donderdag 16 juli voor waterproject van WECF in Armenië
09.07.2015 | Persbericht De Vagablondes

Improving Environment And Health In Europe: How Far Have We Gotten?
WHO report

Newsletter WECF Deutschland Juni 2015

We want You!
We are looking for a dedicated intern for our programme “Empower Women – Benefit for All (EWA)”

WECF Strategic Plan 2015-2020
A Just and Healthy Planet for All

Symposium on the SDGs and their financial sustainability

Transformative Post-2015-Agenda?
Ein Beitrag von Gabriele Köhler im Informationsbrief Weltwirtschaft & Entwicklung

19th Working Group Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention in Geneva from 17 to 19 June 2015

Women’s Major Group Launches 10 Red Flags During UN’s Post-2015 Negotiations on June 23-25
WMG identifies red flags for the Zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda

WECF neemt deel aan Gelijk=Anders Festival
Op zaterdag 27 juni 2015 staat Pakhuis de Zwijger in het teken van vrouwenrechten en gendergelijkheid tussen vrouw, man en alles daartussen in
26.06.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

Kyrgyz deputies are concerned about water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in villages
Deputies of Kyrgyz Supreme Council visit villages to assess WASH issues in schools and kindergartens

Der SDG-Prozess und seine Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten auf kommunaler Ebene

Zomer Rally voor Goede Doel naar Georgië: Miljoenen Europeanen nog zonder schoon drinkwater
Deze zomer vindt een bijzondere trip plaats: Een rally voor het goede doel van Amsterdam naar Tbilisi, Georgië. In twee weken rijdt damesteam ‘De Vagablondes’ 6.000 kilometer door 13 landen om geld op te halen voor het goede doel: een waterproject in een arm dorp in Armenië.

WECF proud to be amongst the few nominees for prestigious EUSEW Sustainable Energy Award
WECF’s Energy Project Shortlisted for top 10 energy projects, leaving behind hundreds of contestants

Produits chimiques toxiques dans les textiles : l’ONG suédoise ChemSec propose un guide d’appui aux entreprises pour les remplacer


WECF is trots: ons energieproject is genomineerd voor prestigieuze EUSEW Award
WECF’s project wordt gerekend tot top 10 beste energieprojecten en laat honderden deelnemers achter zich
15.06.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

Frans onderzoeksteam: “Hormoonverstorende stoffen vergroten kans op aangeboren afwijking bij mannelijk geslachtsorgaan”
Onderzoeksteam van ziekenhuis te Montpellier ontdekt dat hormoonverstorende stoffen een risicofactor vormen voor hypospadie
15.06.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

SB42 side event: Effective stakeholder engagement in NAMA development and implementation

Pesticides, BPA cost Dutch society €6 billion in annual health bills
This is according to calculations by leading scientists, including WECF Expert Committee Member Professor Legler, for the research program Zembla

TV programma Zembla toont aan: Hormoonverstorende stoffen kosten samenleving jaarlijks € 5,8 miljard
WECF blij met grote aandacht voor boodschap van wetenschappers die de politiek oproepen eindelijk maatregelen te nemen om volksgezondheid te beschermen

WECF’s NAMA project presented during Climate Negotiations workshop on gender-responsive climate policy
The UNFCC workshop in Bonn on June 8 and 9 stressed the importance of mainstreaming gender in mitigation action and technology development and transfer

Safe drinking water and sustainable energy for rural Uganda
Improving living conditions in rural Uganda through sustainable technologies for renewable energy, agriculture and water

WECF Project Switch to Sun honoured with National Energy Globe Award for Armenia on World Environment Day
WECF Project Switch to the sun – live in comfort!“ has been chosen as best project of Armenia for the Energy Globe Award, today’s largest platform for sustainability. Over 170 countries handed in a total of over 1500 entries.

WECF France présente les résultats de l'étude CARMA: Contribution des Agticultrices au Renouvellement des Métiers Agricoles
Les femmes changent le visage de l'agriculture: téléchargez la brochure pour une meilleure reconnaissance du rôle des femmes en agriculture

Meld je nu aan voor WECF-workshop over genderaspecten in ontwikkelingsprojecten
WECF en EWB organiseren gezamenlijk een workshop op 11 juni in Utrecht

Workshop WECF and EWB: Gender Aspects in Development Projects
Should women repair engines and could male engineers design successful cookstoves? Why distinguish ‘male’ and ‘female’ agricultural crops? And is gender equality a prerequisite for development? Join the workshop on 11th of June to find out more ..

Convention de Rotterdam COP 7 - Retour sur l'atelier de WECF : Amiante chrysotile: qui paie la facture ?
Trop de victimes et toujours pas de réglementation suffisante de cette substance cancérigène au plan international

D66 stelt Kamervragen naar aanleiding van WECF-brief
WECF stuurde een brief aan ministers Schippers over hormoonverstorende stoffen die lekken uit medische hulpmiddelen

EU Conference "Endocrine disruptors: criteria for identification and related impacts"

WECF initiated letter to Chancellor Merkel as input for G7 meeting this week in Munich, Germany
Letter focusses on the need for Financing of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Europese Commissie bezwijkt onder druk van multinationals tegen uitvoering van geplande EDC-beleid
Opgevraagde verslagen van geheim handelsoverleg met de Verenigde Staten over TTIP tonen dit aan
01.06.2015 | Marie Kranendonk, WECF

WECF urges for a precautionary approach of biocides at Chemical Watch Biocides Event
"Adopting a precautionary approach to reduce impacts of biocidal products on human health and the environment"

Sign up now for the adventurous Big Chill and help to create the very first SolarWaterVillage!
Money raised goes to WECF members' Sustainable Solar Water Energy projects
29.05.2015 | Carmen Chan

Baby-Beißringe: nach Bisphenol A und Phthalate ... jetzt Parabene
Baby- und Kinderartikel – gängige Quellen für hormonell wirksame Schadstoffe?

Hormoonverstoorders aan banden leggen: het kan!
André Cicolella legt uit hoe ze het in Frankrijk deden. Ecolo-Groen onderzoekt de mogelijkheden voor België

Over 100 NGOs Urge EU Commission to Make Lobby Register Legally Binding
WECF co-signed ALTER-EU letter to commissioner Timmermans demanding full lobby transparency

Atelier Développement durable et égalité professionnelle 4 juin

Atelier Métiers du développement durable et égalité - 4 juin 2015
à Saint Pierre en Faucigny 17h30-19h30

"Rural drinking water supplies in Macedonia not safe due to improper management"
Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Macedonia - Closing Conference on WECF Project

Women’s Major Group Position Paper - compilation of policy recommendations
Compilation of the WMG policy recommendations on monitoring and Means of Implementation for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents reveal
US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal
22.05.2015 | Arthur Neslen / The Guardian

Example of Water Solidarity between France and Kyrgyzstan
Safe Drinking Water for An-Oston Village driven by a local women´s initiative

Hormoonverstorende stoffen aangetroffen in bijtringen voor baby’s
Bij twee op de tien plastic bijtringen komen hormoonverstorende chemicaliën vrij

More efforts needed to protect people from exposure to toxic substances – UN expert urges WHO
Pollution is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries
20.05.2015 | OHCHR

WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow Participates in Upcoming EU Conference on EDCs
EU Commission informs stakeholders on impact assessment of EDC identification criteria

Besorgte NGOs: Rotterdamer Konvention macht Rückschritte
Vier Länder verhindern mit ihrem Veto, dass das internationale Abkommen im Falle von Chrysotil Asbest Umwelt und Gesundheit schützen kann

WECF presents film on how to protect children from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Pregnant women know it is important to avoid alcohol, nicotine and certain foods. However, what is less well known is that many everyday products contain pollutants that can also be harmful to your baby. WECF's film gives practical advice on how to avoid exposure to EDCs.

Rotterdam Convention moving backwards, say civil society groups
Press release on COP7

Midterm review of environment and health progress in the European Region
From 28 to 30 April WECF was part of the Ecoforum delegation, representing environmental organisations from the European Region, participating at the mid-term review meeting of the WHO European Environment and Health Process in Haifa, Israel

WECF features in RBRS Conventions COPs Highlights
ENB -Volume 15 Number 228 | Thursday, 14 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
14.05.2015 | ENB -Volume 15 Number 228 | Thursday, 14 May 2015

Rotterdam Convention COP 7 (May 13th 2015). ROCA /WECF Side Event on “Chrysotile Asbestos and the question: Who pays the Bill?”
More than 70 people attended a successful, informative and emotional Side Event at COP 7 in Geneva Testimonials and Dialogue

Rotterdam Konvention COP 7 (13. Mai 2015): ROCA / WECF Side-Event zu "Chrysotil Asbest und der Frage: Wer zahlt die Rechnung"
Mehr als 70 Teilnehmer(innen) besuchten ein erfolgreiches, informatives und emotionales Side Event beim COP 7 in Genf

Bescherm kwetsbare couveusebaby’s tegen onveilige medische hulpmiddelen, teken nu de petitie!
Litte Hero start petitie ter vervanging van hormoonverstorende stoffen in medische hulpmiddelen
07.05.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

ROCA publishes a Position Paper and a paper on FAQs on Chrysotile and the Rotterdam Convention in frame of COP7 Rotterdam Convention

WECF/ROCA Side Event at COP7 Rotterdam Convention: Chrysotile Asbestos – who pays the Bill?
WECF will organize a Side Event at the Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention in Geneva on 13th of May 2015

Think Before You Buy: Choose Products With Less Hazardous Substances
A Teacher's Handbook

“We cannot have safe water without proper waste and wastewater management”
Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Romania - Closing Conference on WECF Project

Gemeinsam für eine gerechte Welt
Am 25.04.2015 fand im Alten Rathaus die dritte Münchner entwicklungspolitischen Börse statt

At least one in three Europeans can be exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment
WHO press release
30.04.2015 | WHO Regional Office for Europe

Baby’s in couveuse blootgesteld aan extra gezondheidsrisico’s door lekken hormoonverstorende stoffen uit medische hulpmiddelen
Deze week verschijnt, gelijktijdig met de WHO-conferentie over Gezondheid & Milieu in Israël, een nieuw rapport dat laat zien dat ziekenhuizen in een aantal landen al volop bezig zijn met deze vervanging. Nederland blijft achter

ATELIERS "GECA" le faire
Les ateliers « GECA le faire » basés sur l’échange d’expériences entre pairs, ont pour objectif de stimuler et motiver les participants à se tourner davantage vers un mode de vie éthique, respectueux de l’environnement et d’autrui.
30.04.2015 | WECF France

Kinder Schützen - Schadstoffe vermeiden
Ein Artikel in BVKJ - Kinder- und Jugendarzt, Ausgabe 4/2015
30.04.2015 | Johanna Hausmann

WECF/EcoForum and HEAL represent European Region Environmental Health Organisations at WHO meeting in Haifa, Israel
WECF/EcoForum and aiming to critically assess implementation of 2010 Parma Declaration to protect (children’s) health at high-level meeting of the European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

WHO high-level meeting of the Task Force – the Mid-term Review (MTR) Meeting of the European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

SIAAP (Service public de l’assainissement francilien)

PEJA (Commission européenne)


Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports

Fondation Lemarchand

Fondation LÉA NATURE

CU Strasbourg

Région Ile-de-France

CG Val de Marne

Agence de L'eau Artois - Picardie

ARS Rhône-Alpes

ARS d'Aquitaine


Towards non-toxic healthcare: HCWH Europe reports on alternatives to phthalates and BPA in medical devices
HCWH press release
28.04.2015 | Health Care Without Harm Europe (HCWH)

”Equitable, Climate Proof and providing Sustainable Development – NAMA for the energy sector in Georgia”
WECF energy project in Carbon Market Watch newsletter
28.04.2015 | Anna Samwel, WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #11

From Parma to Haifa: how far have we gotten?
Environment and health progress review in the WHO European Region
28.04.2015 | WHO Regional Office for Europe

Air pollution costs European economies US$ 1.6 trillion a year in diseases and deaths, new WHO study says
WHO press release
28.04.2015 | WHO Regional Office for Europe

Wasser Berlin International 2015
Eine gelungene Zusammenarbeit - WECF Projekt zur Umweltbildung an Schulen im ländlichen Raum Rumäniens

Rotterdam Konvention und Asbest
Überwindung der Blockadehaltung einzelner Staaten mit dem Ziel einer funktionierenden internationalen Chemikalienpolitik und eines besseren Schutzes von Umwelt und Gesundheit in Staaten, die Asbest produzieren und/oder benutzen

Rotterdam Convention and Asbestos
Overcoming the blocking attitude of opposing countries with the objective of a functioning international chemical policy and a better protection of the environment and health in countries which use or produce asbestos

WECF s'inquiète avec le RAC de l'avenir du train!
Suite à la consultaton publique, quelle sera la politique du gouvernement pour l'avenir du train, levier essentiel dans la lutte contre le changement climatique?

Zwischenstopp Addis
Auf dem Weg zu neuen Nachhaltigkeitszielen

The Meeting was taking place on 17 April 2015 with civil society and multilateral partners on the preparation of the new EU Action Plan for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in International Cooperation and Development

WECF’s Position Paper on EEHP, WHO MTR in Haifa 2015
Eco Forum, HEAL, WECF International and undersigned signatories present position paper on EEHP

Poor indoor environments at school
WECF represents environmental NGOs in WHO mid-term review of European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

WECF Director Sascha Gabizon spoke at Side Event on Technology Facilitation for SDGs
WMG, UNCTAD, UN-NGLS and others co-organize side event at UN headquarters on technology in post-2015 development agenda

Stronger action required on environmental pollutants
WECF represents environmental NGOs in WHO mid-term review of European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

Water Solidarity France- Kyrgystan
Women as drivers of change
20.04.2015 | WECF Project

If you expose us, we’ll expose you
20.04.2015 | ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation)

WECF co-organiseert succesvol minisymposium over EDC-beleid
Ministerie van IenM, VNO-NCW, VNCI en WECF organiseren samen halfjaarlijks minisymposium over stoffenbeleid

WECF Co-organizes Successful Symposium on EDC Policy in the Netherlands
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, VNO-NCW, VNCI and WECF jointly organize bi-annual mini-symposium on chemicals policy

WECF publiceert “Kinderkledingwijzer - Bescherm kinderen. Vermijd schadelijke en hormoonverstorende stoffen”
Duurzame en gezonde kleding voor het hele gezin

Bescherm kinderen: Vermijd giftige stoffen
Handige textielwijzer om schadelijke chemicaliën te vermijden

Werkervaring opdoen bij Een Veilig Nest als webredacteur?
Een Veilig Nest is op zoek naar een aanstaande of jonge ouder met een neus voor groen nieuws
17.04.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

EWA success story: sustainable agriculture in Jar-Kishlok
Gaining agricultural knowledge and financial support facilitated by the EWA project allows for a rural mother’s new business to grow

WECF France contribue à une note de la fabrique écologique sur la santé environnementale.
Vous pouvez collaborer au débat en ligne sur cette note
17.04.2015 | WECF France

Time running out to reduce climate change threats to health
WECF represents environmental NGOs in WHO mid-term review of European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

Loi de santé ... et santé environnementale?
Communiqué de presse
16.04.2015 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

WECF presenteert voorlichtingsfilmpje over bescherming van kinderen tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen
Zwangere vrouwen weten dat het belangrijk is om alcohol, nicotine en bepaald eten te vermijden. Maar wat minder algemeen bekend is, is dat veel alledaagse artikelen stoffen kunnen bevatten die ook schadelijk kunnen zijn voor de baby. WECF’s film geeft praktisch advies om blootstelling aan hormoonverstorende stoffen (EDCs) te vermijden.
16.04.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF presenteert animatiefilm voor zwangere vrouwen over hormoonverstorende stoffen
Niet roken en niet drinken is logisch tijdens een zwangerschap. Maar minder bekend is dat veel alledaagse artikelen stoffen bevatten die ook schadelijk kunnen zijn voor de baby. WECF’s film geeft praktisch advies om blootstelling aan hormoonverstorende stoffen (EDCs) te vermijden.
16.04.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

Call for Participation of subgrantees in Mentoring Programme local energy project CLEEN
WECF Partners are looking for Sub-grantees in Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine. Application open until May 15

Fachtagung zu den SDGs und ihrer Finanzierbarkeit in Berlin am 30. Juni und 1. Juli
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen (DGVN), das Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (die) und das Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Germany organisieren eine Fachtagung mit dem Titel „Zwischenstopp Addis – Auf dem Weg zu neuen Nachhaltigkeitszielen“

Schwanger: Wie schütze ich mein Kind vor hormonell wirksamen Schadstoffen?
Ein Bericht über unser Video auf

Water and sanitation: still a luxury for millions of Europeans
WECF represents environmental NGOs in WHO mid-term review of European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

Minisymposium Hormoonverstorende chemicaliën: “Waar moeten bedrijven rekening mee houden voor de toekomst?”
Recent onderzoek schat dat blootstelling aan hormoonverstorende stoffen (EDC’s) de Europese Unie 157 miljard euro per jaar kost, door hogere zorgkosten en door verlies van werkkrachten.
13.04.2015 | WECF Pers

WECF France favorise le développement d’une agriculture durable au féminin dans les villages de Ditak, Solak, Saghmosavan, et Voskevan
4 villages arméniens ont participé au programme, né de l'alliance WECF et AWHHE.
13.04.2015 | WECF France

WECF goes Weltwärts - WECF hat drei Plätze im Rahmen des Weltwärts-Programmes zu vergeben
Über das Freiwilligen-Programm wird die Mitarbeit an WECF-Projekten in Georgien und Kirgisistan ermöglicht

WECF ondertekent brief aan EU-commissaris voor verbod op twee kankerverwekkende pesticiden
Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie waarschuwt voor gezondheidsrisico’s van glyfosaat en malathion
07.04.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF Signs Letter to EU Commissioner for Ban of Two Cancer-Inducing Pesticides
World Health Organization warns Glyphosate and Malathion can potentially cause cancer

Geslaagde workshop voor duurzame MKB’ers uit de kinderbranche over REACH en Zorgwekkende Stoffen
WECF organiseerde 27 maart 2015 samen met BabyBeGood en IVAM een workshop Slimme Oplossingen voor ondernemers uit de kinderbranche
07.04.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF co-organized Successful Workshop on Hazardous Chemicals and REACH for Sustainable Entrepreneurs
Brainstorming about smart solutions with sustainable entrepreneurs from the baby- and children's sector

Onkruidverdelger Roundup gelinkt aan non-hodgkin lyfoom
WECF waarschuwt voor risico's kinderen bij gebruik onkruidverdelger en vraagt om onmiddellijke stop verkoop

WECF France encourage une citoyenneté active des jeunes en Haute –Savoie
Venez contribuer et participer au développement de projet participatif au Perrier, Annemasse.
02.04.2015 | WECF France

Netherlands identifies hazardous substances in textiles
Netherlands, Textiles
01.04.2015 | Chemical Watch

IARC classifies glyphosate as "probably carcinogen to humans "
The news came out just in time for the 10th year of the Pesticide Action Week : IARC - adopted a new classification for 5 insecticides and herbicides, among which glyphosate, malathion, diazinon, tetrachlorvinphos and parthion
25.03.2015 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

"Giftfrei einkaufen" jetzt mit erweiterter App
Ein Bericht über die App "Giftfrei Einkaufen" auf

WECF Brought Eco-oriented Hairdresser to Baltic States
Birgit Pesin held seminars in Latvia and Estonia

WECF’s adviseur Gavin Ten Tusscher waarschuwt op tv voor lekkende lijm uit injectienaalden
De lekkende lijm bevat hormoonverstoorders BADGE en BPA
24.03.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

Women’s Major Group Position on UN Post-2015 Development Agenda Indicators
WMG presents recommendations for discussions on development of indicators for SDGs and targets

World Water Day 2015: Millions of people in the WHO European Region rely on water of unknown quality
WECF: Regulations on small-scale water supplies need to be improved and implemented. Joint efforts are needed towards increased safe water supply

Combining ecological sanitation and the production of Terra Preta soil in Kyrgyzstan
Ecosan toilets or Urine Diverting Dry Toilets (UDDT) are an adequate and sustainable sanitation solution in areas where there is no piped water and sewerage.

WECF in magazine gezondNU
De oprichter van WECF vertelt over hormoonverstorende stoffen

WECF Publishes Article in UNEP’s Magazine
WECF stresses gender and chemicals as important cross-cutting issues for the post-2015 development agenda

"Measuring the Progress in Gender and Environmental Justice"
Event organized at the CSW 59 by WECF, WEDO and the WMG

WECF Director Sascha Gabizon in the Guardian
Gabizon expresses concern that UK’s wish to reduce the scope of the sustainable development agenda will threaten the commitments for women empowerment

Successful CLEEN start-up meeting in Munich with partners from Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine
From March, 10 – 12th the CLEEN start-up meeting was held in Munich. CLEEN (Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network) is a 3-year-EU-project with the geographical focus of Republic of Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraines in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

ASTRA Stresses Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights during CSW 59
Network organization ASTRA expresses discontent with procedure of CSW 59 and with UN’s Political Declaration

Georgië: Zet de zon aan - leef met comfort!
WECF leert lokale bevolking in Georgie hoe zonnepanelen te maken

WMG's side-event during CSW 59

Corinne Lepage
WECF President of the Board of Trustees

1000 Parents and Grandparents Signed Negenmaandenbeurs Petition to the Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers
A healthy start for all children free from hormone-disrupting chemicals and other harmful substances, it's every parents wish! And it is now possible. Please sign the petition online (in Dutch).

WECF's parallel event during CSW 59

21 hazardous chemicals were found in women’s hair
French NGO Générations Futures examined exposure of women to endocrine disrupting chemicals

WECF organiseert workshop voor ondernemers over schadelijke stoffen
WECF biedt workshop over de Europese chemicaliënwetgeving REACH, speciaal voor producenten/retailers die zich richten op producten voor (zwangere) vrouwen en kinderen

21 schadelijke chemicaliën aangetroffen in haar van vrouwen
Franse NGO Générations Futures onderzocht blootstelling van vrouwen aan hormoonverstorende chemicaliën
12.03.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF's side event during CSW 59

WECF signs statement on UN Declaration and co-formulates recommendations
The CSW59’s Political Declaration is potentially a major step backward in the struggle for women’s rights

CSW 59/Beijing plus 20 held in New York’s UN Headquarters from 9 to 20 March 2015

Gender Equality and Earth's Future
09.03.2015 | By Mary Robinson, Christiana Figueres and Amina J. Mohammed

EWA Afghanistan Sewing Course
Status, motivation and making decision

EWA Afghanistan: Survey among Participants of the EWA Sewing course
Status, motivation and making decision

Proposal for Gender-Equitable, Climate Proof and Sustainable Development in Georgia
A National Appropriate Mitigation Activity (NAMA) for the energy sector in Georgia

"De gentech lobby"
Zembla-uitzending wijst op gezondheidsrisico’s van gemanipuleerde gewassen
08.03.2015 | WECF

Elke dag is het de Internationale Dag van de Vrouw # IWD15
8 maart is het Internationale Vrouwendag - voor WECF is het elke dag Internationale Vrouwendag

Hormoonverstoorders kosten de EU jaarlijks meer dan 150 miljard euro
Hormoonverstorende chemicaliën dragen bij aan lagere IQ, onvruchtbaarheid, diabetes en obesitas
06.03.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

Every day is International Women’s Day #IWD15
On March 8, it’s International Women’s Day – for WECF, every day is International Women’s Day

Event and workshop for health and patient groups on EDCs and health in Munich

WECF présente le réseau femmes rurales à la Biocoop du Semnoz en partenariat avec le Crédit Coopératif!
Témoignage de Virginie Cattiau, entrepreneuse, le 5 Mars à Annecy
05.03.2015 | WECF France

1000 bezorgde (groot)ouders op de Negenmaandenbeurs steunden al de petitie aan minister Schippers
Een gezonde start voor alle kinderen! Zonder hormoonverstorende en andere schadelijke stoffen. Dat wil natuurlijk ieder ouder. En daarom is het nu ook mogelijk om online de petitie te tekenen

Newsletter WECF Deutschland März 2015

Neu: App „Giftfrei Einkaufen“ jetzt auch für Bekleidung und Textilien Kostenloser Download für Smartphones
WECF App unterstützt Verbraucher beim Kauf möglichst schadstofffreier Produkte, jetzt auch für Textilen und Bekleidung

Jeder Tag ist Weltfrauentag
Am 8. März ist Weltfrauentag - für WECF, Women in Europe for a Common Future, ist jeder Tag Weltfrauentag

Neu: App „Giftfrei Einkaufen“ jetzt auch für Bekleidung und Textilien Kostenloser Download für Smartphones
Neu: App „Giftfrei Einkaufen“ jetzt auch für Bekleidung und Textilien Kostenloser Download für Smartphones

App "Giftfrei einkaufen" jetzt auch mit Tipps zu Textilien

WECF co-organizes event and workshop for health and patient groups on EDCs and health in Munich
HEAL is organising with WECF and the Women’s health centre an event to discuss chronical diseases, health problems and chemicals

Schwanger: Wie schütze ich mein Kind vor hormonell wirksamen Schadstoffen
Ein neuer Film von WECF und Nestbau zum Schutz Ungeborener vor EDCs

OHCHR publishes alarming report on increased violence against women in Ukraine
Women in Ukraine are confronted with heightened sexual and domestic violence

Mit einer Stimme für Frauenrechte - Lobbyarbeit bei den UN am Beispiel des Prozesses für nachhaltige Entwicklung
Ein Artikel von Sascha Gabizon und Anke Stock in der Ausgabe 1/2015 des Deutschen Frauenrats

WECF France s'engage au Kirghizistan pour l'accès à l'eau des populations rurales
Grâce au soutien de l'Agence de l'Eau Artois Picardie et de l'agglomération de St Omer, 225 foyers seront connectés à un réseau d'eau potable dans le village D'An-Oston, au bord du lac Issyk Kul
01.03.2015 | Anne Barre

WECF's LIFE ChildProtect Program & Dutch Green Platform BabyBeGood present the Sustainable Nursery
"A nursery that is not only beautiful, but where you can put your child to bed with peace of mind." WECF via its ChildProtect Program joined forces to create a unique concept: a sustainable nursery, completely free from harmful substances

BabyBeGood en Een Veilig Nest presenteren uniek concept op de Negenmaandenbeurs: de duurzame babykamer
“Een babykamer die niet alleen mooi is, maar waar je ook je kind met een gerust hart kunt laten slapen”. BabyBeGood en Een Veilig Nest, project van het internationale Vrouwen en Milieunetwerk WECF, besloten dit jaar de krachten te bundelen voor een uniek concept: een duurzame babykamer, vrij van schadelijke stoffen.
25.02.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

BabyBeGood en WECF's Een Veilig Nest presenteren: De duurzame babykamer op de Negenmaandenbeurs
“Een babykamer die niet alleen mooi is, maar waar je ook je kind met een gerust hart kunt laten slapen”. BabyBeGood en Een Veilig Nest, project van het internationale Vrouwen en Milieunetwerk WECF, besloten dit jaar de krachten te bundelen voor een uniek concept: een duurzame babykamer, vrij van schadelijke stoffen.

The Dangers of Cashier Receipts
Women working at cashiers are exposed to high levels of BPA used on thermal receipts, resulting in harmful health effects and adverse effects during pregnancy

WECF's Alexandra Caterbow in German TV report on EDCs
Alexandra Caterbow, Senior Policy Advisor Chemicals and Health at WECF gave a recent TV interview in German on EDCs together with a representative of the German Federal Environment Agency
17.02.2015 | WECF Press Coverage

WECF is op zoek naar een Russisch sprekende vrijwilliger
WECF zoekt een student, stagiair(e) of vrijwilliger die data en facturen kan verwerken en vertalen die geproduceerd zijn door NGO-partners uit Georgië, Armenië, Kirgizië en Tadzjikistan
16.02.2015 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF is looking for a Russian speaking volunteer
WECF is looking for a student, intern or volunteer to process and translate data and invoices produced by NGO partners from Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan
10.02.2015 | WECF

Webinar: The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

EWA: Baseline Report for Tajikistan available
The gender livelihood and socio-economic study for Tajikistan prepared by the Youth Ecological Centre, Tajikistan, and WECF is now published.

Rénover et décorer sans mettre en danger sa santé? C’est possible avec le nouveau guide WECF
Communiqué de presse
06.02.2015 | WECF France

Call for Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards
Applications Now Open for Start-up Eco-enterprises to Win Top Award

WECF signs statement opposing regulatory cooperation in EU-US trade talks
“Regulatory cooperation” in the TTIP negotiations gives unprecedented influence to business lobby groups to stop any new regulation that would impact trade and investment

Journée internationale du Cancer
Donner à la prévention primaire sa place légitime
04.02.2015 | WECF France

February 4: World Cancer Day
WECF: 'Address primary prevention as it should'
04.02.2015 | WECF

Making Wash in Schools more Sustainable
Een inspirerende publicatie over duurzame WASH-projecten

Making Wash in Schools more Sustainable
An inspirational publication on sustainable WASH projects

Schutz vor Schadstoffen - Infoportal für Eltern
Artikel in Himbeer - Stadtmagazin für Leute mit Kindern, Ausgabe 1/2015
30.01.2015 | Johanna Hausmann

Jeunes citoyennes et citoyens acteurs du développement durable en Haute-Savoie
Parrainer des jeunes vers un projet professionnel ou collectif, avec les membres du réseau femmes rurales
30.01.2015 | WECF France

Mission énergie solaire pour la Moldavie
Deux étudiants de l'IUT d'Annecy en mission en Moldavie

Unsichtbare Begleiter - Hormonell wirksame Chemikalien
Ein Fernsehbeitrag mit Alexandra Caterbow im Bayerischen Fernsehen

CSW59: 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on Beijing plus 20
The CSW will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption
29.01.2015 | WICF Campaign

CSW59: 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on Beijing plus 20
The CSW will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption

EWA: Gender and Food Security
A guidance document for practitioners

European civil society organisations ask Commission to reject authorisation of the substance of very high concern DEHP in PVC plastic

“From Pink to Prevention”: Stopping breast cancer before it starts
A new campaign is launched to getting environmental and occupational risk factors taken seriously in the breast cancer debate.

Communicating on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
Developing ideas for companies in improving information and communication within the chain and towards consumers of baby and children’s products, on the topic of SVHCs with a focus on risks for vulnerable groups (i.e. children and pregnant women).
21.01.2015 | WECF Project

WECF shared official submission to European Commission consultation on hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
WECF and its EDC-Free campaign partners have publicly shared their official submissions to the EU Commission’s consultation on the criteria to identify hormone disrupting chemicals (known as EDCs).
19.01.2015 | WECF

WECF draagt bij aan Europese Commissie-raadpleging over hormoonverstoorders
WECF en haar EDC-Free campagnepartners hebben hun officiële bijdragen voorgelegd aan de Europese Commissie over criteria om hormoonverstorende chemicaliën (EDCs) te identificeren.
19.01.2015 | WECF

Communiceren over Zeer zorgwekkende stoffen (Art. 33 REACH)
Ideeënontwikkeling voor bedrijven ter verbetering van informatie en communicatie binnen de keten en naar de consument (van baby-­ en kinderproducten) over zeer zorgwekkende stoffen (Substances of Very High Concern – SVHC)
15.01.2015 | WECF

Neue Internetseite unseres Projektes „Switch to the Sun, Live in Comfort!“
Unterstützen sie unser Energieprojekt!

Laatste kans om NEE te zeggen tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen!
Laat de Europese Commissie weten dat hormoonverstorende stoffen bedreiging vormen voor volksgezondheid
13.01.2015 | Persbericht Wemos, WECF en PAN Europe

Laatste kans om NEE te zeggen tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen!
WECF, Wemos en PAN Europe slaan de handen ineen om publiek te attenderen op publieke consultatie tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen
13.01.2015 | WECF, Wemos en PAN Europe

ChemSec report released on how companies "cry wolf" in the face of new environmental laws
Companies and trade organisations frequently tell politicians that stricter environmental legislation would harm the economy significantly – but such claims have repeatedly been proven wrong. This is shown in the ChemSec report Cry wolf.
13.01.2015 | ChemSec (International Chemical Secretariat)

WECF est Charlie
Portons haut et fort nos valeurs: la défense des droits humains et la vision d'un monde plus durable
12.01.2015 | Anne Barre

Europe-wide cancer group calls for action on hormone disruptors
Written by Christel Schaldemose on 9 January 2015 in Opinion, Parliament Magazine. Christel Schaldemose is calling on the EU to take urgent action in the fight against cancer by identifying and eliminating endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
09.01.2015 | Christel Schaldemose, Parliament Magazine

Newsletter WECF Deutschland Dezember 2014

Last Chance to tell European Commission: Say No to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals!
Access to EU Online Consultation in 7 languages made available by coalition of NGOs called EDC Free
06.01.2015 | EDC Free Coalition

EDC's en de EU
Artikel van 'Aleph Informeert' over Publieke Consultatie hormoonverstoorders
06.01.2015 | Aleph Informeert

EDC vrij coalitie biedt grote publiek via publieke consultatie je stem te laten horen in Brussel
Grijp je kans: "Zeg Nee tegen Hormoonverstorende Stoffen"
05.01.2015 | WECF namens EDC Vrij Coalitie

Eau potable et gestion participative- village An-Oston Kirghizistan
Un projet exemplaire de méchanisme solidaire pour l'accès à l'eau
01.01.2015 | Anne Barre

Wim van Schie
Controller, WECF International (Utrecht)

Video: Energy Efficiency, Solar Collectors and our Energy Projects in Ukraine
Our Ukrainian partners Yury Urbansky (NECU) and Oksana Maiboroda (Ecoclub) talking about energy efficiency, solar collectors and our energy project.

Plastik als Gesundheitsgefahr
Ein Radiobeitrag mit Johanna Hausmann auf M94,5

"Women are exposed to hazardous chemicals not only differently than men, but they also have a higher susceptibility to them"
Report on the Women and Chemicals Side Event at OEWG2 of SAICM in Geneva, December 17
19.12.2014 | Alexandra Caterbow, WICF

WECF's Alexandra Caterbow gives intervention during SAICM chemicals discussion
International Chemicals talks highlight health sector involvement, EDCs and milestones to achieving 2020 goal
18.12.2014 | WECF

Conseil Environnement : 9 ministres européens mettent au menu produits chimiques et environnement non-toxique
Communiqué de presse
18.12.2014 | WECF France

WECF Press Release: 9 Member States urge Council to target chemicals policy and non-toxic environment
Environment Council: Ministers of the environment of the 28 gathered yesterday in Brussels for a last meeting during the Italian presidency.
18.12.2014 | WECF Press Release

WECF Georgia supports campaign to raise visibility of violence against women in Georgia
WECF’s Ida Bakhturidze is actively involved in the campaign
18.12.2014 | WECF

"Battling Energy Dictatorship, Achieving Energy Democracy"
WECF nimmt an Konferenz in Kiew teil

Willst Du hormonell wirksame Chemikalien?
Ein Beitrag auf über die Kampagne „Stoppt hormonell wirksame Chemikalien“

"Plastic machinegeweren en kunstmatige geurstoffen" - Werken op VN Chemicalienconferenties
WECF's Chemicalien Expert Alexandra Caterbow uit wat er op VN niveau allemaal gebeurt op het gebied van het bestrijden van schadelijke stoffen en waarom er toch nog altijd mensen zijn die met onze gezondheid een loopje nemen.
18.12.2014 | WECF & Utopia

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) - A Barrier to Climate Protection
A WECF Position Paper

Side event "Women and Chemicals" by WECF

Endocrine Society and IPEN issue guide to EDCs
A guide to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has been published by two international NGOs, ahead of a key meeting next week of the UN’s voluntary chemicals management programme, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (Saicm).
16.12.2014 | Endocrine Society & IPEN

Ecosan toiletten op de Kayenje School in Oeganda
Help de Kayenje School aan hygiënische en duurzame sanitaire voorzieningen!

A call for help from the Kayenje School
Building ecosan toilets at Kayenje Primary School in Uganda
16.12.2014 | WICF Project

WECF à Lima - promouvoir des politiques climats sensibles au genre
Atteindre l'Egalité de genre et défendre les droits des femmes pour une planète juste, équitable et saine

“COP 19 helped me to build a stronger bond with women who care about the planet”
Interview with Isis Alvarez of the Global Forest Coalition

Women at COP 20 Blast Failure for Real Action in Lima
“Time to Stop Calling and Start Doing. Leaders, You Have 12 Months to get it Right”

"Implementation of gender sensitive NAMAs in Georgia"
WECF's Sabine Bock interviewed for Climate Change TV at COP20 in Lima, Peru
15.12.2014 | WICF

Sabine Bock of WECF will present at People's Summit

WECF visible at Geneva NGO Forum and UNECE review of Beijing+20, Geneva, November 2014
The Beijing+20 NGO Forum and Review Meeting highlights key achievements and setbacks over the last two decades and discusses how to strengthen gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda

Women pushing it so hard in Lima!
An article about the Women and Gender Constituency in Lima

Side event WECF and WEDO: Towards a Gender-Responsive Mitigation Framework for Transformative Change in the Energy Sector

Organic farming can feed the world if done right, scientists claim
Tom Bawden, Independent, Wednesday 10 December 2014

WECF supports letter of Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group to the Parties to the UNFCC
Letter calls for human rights to be integrated in new climate change regime
10.12.2014 | WECF

Press briefing of the Women and Gender Constituency at COP20
Press conference moderated by Sabine Bock of WECF can be watched online

Willst Du hormonell wirksame Chemikalien?
Ein Bericht auf über die Kampagne „Stoppt hormonell wirksame Chemikalien“

Sagen Sie Nein zu hormonverändernden Chemikalien!
NGOs bieten einfachen Weg für Bürger, um an der EU Anhörung zu EDCs teilzunehmen

Programme Gender Day at COP 20/CMP10

Women and Gender Constituency invites media to two press events at COP20
Sabine Bock of WECF will be speaking at the press event
09.12.2014 | WICF

Dire à l’Union européenne « Stop aux expositions aux perturbateurs endocriniens » devient facile avec un outil proposé par des ONG
Communiqué de presse
08.12.2014 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health

Vertel de EU via online platform dat blootstelling aan hormoonverstorende stoffen moet stoppen
EDC Vrij Europa coalitie lanceert online platform ‘Zeg NEE tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen’
08.12.2014 | EDC Free Coalition Press Release

Centre d’Anàlisi i Programes Sanitari

Europaweite NGO-Kampagne ruft EU-Kommission zum Handeln gegen hormonell wirksame Chemikalien auf
Deutschland muss sich stärker für den Schutz von Mensch und Umwelt einsetzen
08.12.2014 | WECF Press Release

WECF and RCDA organize Autumn School on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Women and Gender Constituency at the COP20 Lima, Peru
WECF present from 1-12 December as part of of the WGC
04.12.2014 | WICF Campaign

UN-Konferenzen - "Es passiert wahnsinnig viel im Hintergrund"
Ein Interview mit Alexandra Caterbow auf

WASH Zukunftsforum
Das vom German WASH Network veranstaltete WASH Zukunftsforum 2014 „Weichenstellungen für die Post-2015-Ära“ fand am 10.-11. November in Bonn statt

“I am hopeful now I see a potential for women’s movements back home”
Interview with Olga Djanaeva of ALGA

Nino Gamisonia: “Georgians are feeling the impact of climate change”
Interview with Nino Gamisonia of Rural Communities Development Agency
04.12.2014 | WICF

Engaging youth as multiplication agents in climate change and energy awarenes raising in rural communities
04.12.2014 | WECF Project

Global women civil society leaders speak out at COP20
They demand urgent commitments on gender equality & women’s Rights for new climate agreement
04.12.2014 | WICF

NGOs offer easy way for citizens to tell EU to stop exposures to hormone disrupting chemicals
The EDC-Free Europe coalition has launched an easy to use online platform to ‘Say NO to hormone disrupting chemicals’.
03.12.2014 | EDC free coalition

The status of solid waste and excreta management in Khorga and Chaladidi, Georgia
Survey report by RCDA and WECF

The status of solid waste and excreta management in Khorga and Chaladidi, Georgia
Survey report by RCDA and WECF

Interventions at COP20 by members of the Women and Gender Constituency
WGC wants a climate agreement that respects human rights and gender equality
03.12.2014 | WICF

Struvite and Terra Preta made of urine from ecosan toilets – students´ research with WECF and CAAW in Kyrgyzstan
Research on the feasibility of organic fertilizer production from human excreta

Indian organization AIWC publishes report about their workshops on climate change
WECF has sponsored the workshops as follow up to IWE Leadership Programme

“We want to work on the environment so that we can leave a legacy for our children”
Interview with Kalyani Raj of All India Women’s Conference

Handbook for Hairdressers: Hazardous Ingredients in Professional Cosmetics
Now available in English

“De moestuin stelt me in staat om iets terug te geven aan mijn familie en gemeenschap”
Het persoonlijke verhaal van Nokuphumla Sipayise die profiteert van de moestuin

“The food garden enables me to give something back to my family and my community”
Personal story of Nokuphumla Sipayise who benefits from the food garden

IWE: New Publication on Women’s Access to Energy in Georgia – Challenges and Recommendations (September 2014)

IWE: New Publication on Gender Aspects in Water and Sanitation Issues in Kyrgyzstan (September 2014)

Women and Gender Constituency -COP20 agenda

Conférence environnementale 2014: Coup d'accélérateur pour la transition écologique
Communiqué de presse WECF France
28.11.2014 | WECF France

7th meeting of Working Group on Water and Health

Conférence environnementale 2014: Lettre ouverte de WECF au Président de la République
26.11.2014 | WECF France

Het Post2015 Proces
Op 4 december wordt een draft-versie van het Synthesis Report door Ban Ki-Moon openbaar gemaakt, tijdens een (gesloten) informele vergadering in de General Assembly in New York.

WECF and other organisations ask European Commission to reject authorization of hazardous DEHP in PVC plastic
WECF and 54 other European and International civil society organisations have sent a letter to the EC

UNEP’s sub-regional Major Group and Stakeholder Meeting for the EECCA region brought together environmental organisations from 12 countries
The meeting took place in Batumi, Georgia

Mid-term review of WHO Environment and Health process, April 2015
In April 2015, representatives of health and environment ministries from 53 countries will come together to assess progress in reaching ambitious targets to protect children from environmental threats.
22.11.2014 | WECF

Open letter to EC President Juncker: Protecting public health from hormone disrupting chemicals
19 organisations working in the EDC Free Europe campaign wrote to the president of the European Commission to urge him to take action against EDCs
20.11.2014 | WECF

Welt-Toiletten-Tag am 19.11.2014
Der Welt-Toiletten-Tag wurde durch einen Thementag zu Hygiene an rumänischen Schulen gefeiert

Kosten van chemische stoffen op de reproductieve gezondheid van mannen in the EU worden geschat op gemiddeld 500 miljoen per jaar
Rapport Noord Europese Landen: hoge gezondheidskosten van 59 miljoen tot 1 miljard euro door chemische blootstelling

UNEP Regional Office for Europe and WECF organise Sub-regional Major Groups and Stakeholders Consultation

WECF co-signed letter to European Commission
Letter addresses the principles for transparency, excellence and independence in scientific advice

Bigger cucumbers in Kyrgyzstan thanks to ecosan toilets
World Toilet Day remembers us that proper sanitation is not common all over the world

“If we commit ourselves we can reverse climate change”
Interview with Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi of Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment

Grotere komkommers in Kirgizië met dank aan ecosan toiletten
Wereld Toilet Dag herinnert ons eraan dat goede sanitatie niet overal gewoon is in de wereld

Rendez-vous avec WECF France au Salon des Métiers et de l'Humanitaire
29 et 30 novembre à Annemasse - Complexe MLK

WECF et la Quinzaine de l'Egalité en Rhône-Alpes
Voyage itinérant en Haute-Savoie: à la découverte de femmes entrepreneuses rurales
18.11.2014 | WECF France

Women's Major Group wants to achieve gender equitable in Post2015 agreement
WECF contributes by increasing outreach activities on the need for strong gender instruments to implement the Post 2015 agenda
14.11.2014 | WICF Project

WECF presents gender perspectives at EESC on new climate agreement
Anke Stock spoke in the name of WECF and presented a gender perspective focussing on the integration of gender and human rights in the negotiating texts

Sudden shift in position Dutch Ministry of Environment regarding EDCs
Last week suddenly showed a shift in the position of the Dutch Ministry of Environment and in particular that of the Secretary of State for the Environment, regarding EDC policy
13.11.2014 | WECF

Verschuiving Nederlandse positie ten aanzien van hormoonverstoorders zichtbaar
AO leefmilieu 6 november: Over over het belang van gezondheid & milieu, hormoonverstoorders & goede voorlichting aan zwangere vrouwen
11.11.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

Autumn School on Renewable Energy and Climate Change
Call for participants

“It is important to work at the community level as I am sceptical the high level people will change something”
Interview with Elina Doszhanova of the Social Ecological Fund

Publication of WHO on EDCs at the country level
Report: "Identification of risks from exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals at the country level"

Final Conference on EU Energy Project held in Georgia
Challenges in the Energy Sector of Georgia and Sustainable Development highlighted in the final conference of the project ‘Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort’

"Challenges in Energy Sector of Georgia and Sustainable Development
Final Conference on EU Energy Project held in Georgia
09.11.2014 | WICF

Open letter to the State Parties to the UNFCCC

Geen hormoonverstoorders (EDCs) in consumentenproducten
Steeds meer onderzoek toont mogelijk verband tussen toegenomen blootstelling aan hormoonverstorende chemicaliën (EDCs) en de toename van bepaalde chronische ziekten en aandoeningen. WECF informeert daarom het publiek over internationale discussies inzake blootstelling van met name kinderen en vrouwen aan hormoonverstorende stoffen
08.11.2014 | WECF Nederland

Pesticideresiduen en hormoonverstorende stoffen in voeding - wie garandeert de veiligheid?
In vele groenten en fruit aangeboden in de supermarkt worden te veel pesticidenresiduen en vooral te veel pesticiden met hormoonverstorende werking gevonden. WECF pleit bij land- en tuinbouw en politiek om (zwangere) vrouwen en kinderen hier niet langer aan bloot te stellen
06.11.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

EESC conference on 5 November: towards a new climate agreement in 2015

Tajik women are forced to be dependent on men due to lack of land access
A study on women and farming in Tajikistan

"Tajik women are forced to be dependent on men due to lack of land access"
A study on women and farming in Tajikistan
04.11.2014 | WICF

Geneva NGO Forum for Beijing +20 UN ECE Regional Review

“We need to explain people the effects of climate change if we want change”
Interview with Carmen Capriles of Reacción Climática

Women’s Issues Information Centre (WIIC)
WIIC mission is to educate Lithuanian society on gender equality, to influence gender equality policies and to

Organisation of female volunteers who live and work in the countryside, to support and meet each other

Women's Environmental Network
A unique, vital and innovative campaigning organisation in the United Kingdom

International Hand Washing Day in Kyrgyz Bokonbaevo village
Hand wash training under guidance of WECF's partner KAWS

Social Ecological Institute

Social Union Agerkech

Prix Marjolaine pour les femmes - Votez maintenant!
Découvrez les 12 nomminées et votez pour le meilleur projet !
27.10.2014 | WECF France

RUWON, Rural Women's Network
Unity of Women for Justice, Equality and Rights!

SABR Socio-Economic Development Center

"Psychosocial factors on household level influence user acceptance of Ecosan Toilets"
Master thesis evaluates WECF Ecosan programme
24.10.2014 | WECF

Statement by Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) for CSW 59 (March 2015); 24 October 2014
Topic: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (challenges affecting its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women)

Parastor NGO
Facilitating women and children development

Rural Renaissance
Strengthening and development of sustainable local communities

Human Rights Council urge UNFCCC to include human rights in new climate agreement
Open letter sent to the State Parties of the UNFCCC

Rural Communities Development Agency

Gender Training Manual developed by WECF and ALGA in both English and Russian: How to integrate gender into sustainable development?
“Gender issues are crucially important as gender is not just about the equality of sexes, it is about our life, especially in villages. It is about sanitation, it is about hygiene, it is about health, it is about livelihood, it is about development.”
21.10.2014 | WICF

Vrouwen van Nu
Exchange of information for women on different subjects

Gezinsbond Belgie
Defending families and children at each policy level

Meghvik Children and Youth NGO

Leefmilieu - Human Environment
Strive for a green and healthy environmen in which people can safely live and work

Eden Center
Environmental center for development, education and networking

Press kit of WECF's symposium on breast cancer and EDCs
100 participants participated in the symposium
20.10.2014 | WECF

Press kit of WECF's symposium on breast cancer and EDCs
100 participants participated in the symposium

Cancer du sein : dialogue transatlantique pour une prévention de terrain
WECF a organisé un colloque international à Lyon le 14 octobre 2014
18.10.2014 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Knowledge of Preventive Measures: Breast Cancer, Women's Reproductive Health and Endocrine Disruptors.

EWA Oeganda: Lessen over landbouw als een bedrijf
“Ik wist niet dat geld lenen de winst beïnvloedt”

EWA Uganda: lessons on farming as a business
“I did not know borrowing money affects the profits”
14.10.2014 | WICF

Ruban de l'Espoir: Conference on women and EDC's and breast cancer

EWA Tajikistan: National Round Table “Women and Farming and Gender and Climate Change” held by Youth Ecological Centre in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 1 October 2014
Tajik EWA partner Youth Ecological Centre organised in cooperation with other local civil society organisations a National Round Table on the issues of “Women and Farming” and “Gender and Climate Change”
13.10.2014 | WICF

Evènement: Colloque Cancer du sein, santé reproductive des femmes, perturbateurs endocriniens
14 octobre 2014, Salons de l'Hôtel de ville de Lyon
10.10.2014 | WECF France

WECF Is Elected Member of Beyond 2015’s Executive Committee
Beyond 2015 pushes for a strong and legitimate post-2015 development agenda

WECF made 15 key recommendations for French public consultation on health and environment
Aim of consultation is to implement a national EDCS strategy

Clôture du Projet J'ADAPT mon Alimentation bonne, propre et juste
Disco Soupe J'ADAPT : une reussite
10.10.2014 | WECF France

Conclusion Projet Jeunesse en Action pour une Alimentation Responsable
Restitution Projet J'ADAPT mon alimentation - bonne, propre et juste
10.10.2014 | WECF France

WECF directeur Sascha Gabizon opent Stoffensymposium over Biociden
“We hebben etiketteringsplicht nodig, want de consument begrijpt niets van biociden”
09.10.2014 | WECF Nederland

SIN List update by ChemSec includes new tool for sustainable substitution
The SIN list, highlighting chemicals of high concern since 2008, includes additional 28 chemicals for priority action and launches online tool for sustainable substitution for businesses

Armenian association AWHHE strives for a healthy environment
An article about the work of AWHH in the Armenian Weekly

"From Science to Prevention": WECF organized international conference on breast cancer
"What is primary prevention of breast cancer all about in 2014?" Lyon, France, 14th October 2014, Ruban de l'Espoir 2014
03.10.2014 | WECF

EWA Oeganda: "Koken is geen werk"
Nieuws van WECF’s partner AT Uganda

EWA Uganda: "Cooking is not work?"
Gender mainstreaming for 22 community based organisations. A closer look at WECF’s partner AT Uganda
02.10.2014 | WICF

Organisations worried about future environmental health protection under new Commission
Requests for changes in structure new Commission

Transition énergétique : Il est temps d'en faire une grande loi du quinquennat !
WECF relaie le message du RAC
01.10.2014 | Anne Barre

EWA Kirgizië: De interesse opwekken van parlementariërs voor water en sanitatie kwesties
Een verhaal over WECF’s partner STA

EPHA sent briefing to European Commission on the access to water
The briefing is directed at Commissions consultation on the Drinking Water Directive

EWA Kirgizië: leiderschapstrainingen en de toegang tot drinkwater
Een verhaal over WECF’s partner CAAW

WECF at Lviv International Symposium
“Human Rights and Environment in a New Ukraine: In Honor of Prof. Svitlana Kravchenko” (19-20 September 2014) – Anke Stock

WECF’s programme mentor participated in Indian climate march
Mentor Kalyani Raj tells about this experience

Débat: Actions de jeunes pour des systèmes alimentaires durables
Restitution Projet Européen Jeunesse en Action 2014
26.09.2014 | WECF Event

WECF worried about change in responsibility of developing EDC criteria
Portfolio likely to move from EU DG Environment to DG for health

EWA Kyrgyzstan: Kindle the interests of MPs on water and sanitation issues
A story of WECF’s partner STA

Quinzaine de l'égalité : 3ème escale du voyage itinérant à Faucigny (74)
Rencontre-débat sur la création d'activités durables en milieu rural
24.09.2014 | WECF France

Macedonia (FYROM):Tested small-scale water supplies are not safe
Schools and WECF tested small-scale water supplies in the Arachinova and Vratnica community on nitrate and bacterial contamination.

EWA Kyrgyzstan: leadership trainings and the access to drinking water
A story of WECF’s partner CAAW

Quinzaine de l'égalité : 2ème escale du voyage itinérant à Bellecombe-en-Bauges
Rencontre sur la création d'activités durables en milieu rural
23.09.2014 | WECF France

Quinzaine de l'égalité : 1ère escale du voyage itinérant à Grésin (73)
Atelier culinaire et rencontre sur la création d'activités durables en milieu rural

Women at the People’s Climate March
WECF’s Director tells why she was marching
23.09.2014 | WECF

Women and Gender Constituency made statement at Social PreCOP
‘Women want system change, not climate change’

Women and Gender Constituency wants women’s voices included at UNFCCC
Women’s rights and gender justice should be core elements of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
22.09.2014 | WICF Campaign

Women and Gender Constituency wil dat stem van vrouwen gehoord wordt bij de UNFCCC
Vrouwenrechten en gender rechtvaardigheid zouden kernelementen moeten zijn van de UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
22.09.2014 | WICF Campaign

Naaicentrum biedt werkgelegenheid voor Tadzjiekse vrouwen
EWA Tadzjikistan: een verhaal van WECF's partner ASDP NAU

EWA Tajikistan: Sewing centre provides work opportunities for Tajik women
A story of WECF's partner ASDP NAU
22.09.2014 | WECF

Georgian small-scale water supplies polluted with coliform bacteria
Testing bacterial contamination of water with a portable laboratory is now possible in Georgian rural areas
22.09.2014 | WECF

Georgia: Exposure visit of Khorga and Chaladidi Community Representatives to Khamiskuri Water and Sanitation Center
Introducing sustainable wastewater and nutrient management in rural Georgian communities

Study questions EU pesticide approval process
PAN Europe investigated the revised risk assessment reports for seven pesticides

Article ChemWatch: “DG Sanco to assume responsibility for EDC criteria”
No comment from industry as NGOs worry about implications

Werken aan de link tussen Gender en Duurzaamheid in Zuid-Afrika
Een update van het EWA programma in Zuid-Afrika voor 2014

How Gender and Sustainable Gardening are linked in South-Africa
An update for 2014 on the EWA programme in South-Africa
18.09.2014 | WECF

WECF director speaks at IRC WASH event: “Focus on the bottom poor”
WECF director Sascha Gabizon shares her perspective on aid and trade, and its contribution to universal water, sanitation and hygiene services

How to integrate gender aspects into sustainable development trainings?
ALGA and WECF developed a gender manual, dealing with gender issues & sustainable development in both English and Russian

How to integrate gender aspects into trainings?
ALGA and WECF develop a gender manual
17.09.2014 | WECF

WECF at UNITAR/Yale Conference
“Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post-2015 Development Agenda, and the Future Climate Regime”, 5 to 7 September 2014

Femmes Actives en Milieu Rural
Promouvoir l'activité des femmes dans les territoires ruraux de Rhône Alpes, étape importante vers l'egalité femmes-hommes
17.09.2014 | Anne Barre

Executive director Sascha Gabizon speaks at Regional Ministerial Consultation

Weltweiter Klima-Aktionstag am 21.09.2014
Der WECF-Partner Klima-Allianz beteiligt sich als Bündnispartner an der Mobilisierung für den diesjährigen weltweiten Klima-Aktionstag am 21. September.

WECF France publie sa position officielle sur le 3ème Plan National Santé Environnement
12.09.2014 | WECF France

Panel discussion: empowering women and girls

Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable: Case stories from SuSanA partners
Mama86 and Ormax featured for their good examples for ecological sanitation and water safety plans
08.09.2014 | Claudia Wendland

Disco Soupe WECF : Pour une alimentation, saine, locale et durable
Vendredi 10 Octobre, Annecy, France
05.09.2014 | WECF France

Film 'Endoctrination' on EDC delay in Brussels
EU institutions and corporate influence

Balkan Training Kit
Chemical Safety of Toys

WECF at the World Water Week 2014
World Water Week, hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), takes place every year in Stockholm, with over 3000 professionals participating.
02.09.2014 | Claudia Wendland

The Gender & Sustainable Development Alliance
The “Gender & Sustainable Development Alliance” (G&SD) brings together the organisations WECF International, Gender Water Alliance and Global Forest Coalition and their combined membership networks of 940 member organisations and 2500 individual experts in 150 countries
01.09.2014 | WICF

Gender Livelihood and Socio Economic Study - Baseline Study Georgia
Gender sensitive needs assessment rural Georgia published

Newsletter WECF Deutschland August 2014
27.08.2014 | WECF

Policy Workshop Examines Subsistence Agriculture in Peri-urban Communities
UKZNDABAonline about EWA-Workshops
25.08.2014 | WECF Press Coverage UKZN

NGOs call for debate on how to put science at the heart of EU politics
WECF signs, along with 25 other NGOs joint letter initiated by Greenpeace: Scientific advice to the European Commission’s President should be transparent and objective"
19.08.2014 | Joint NGO letter

Thesis or Internship in the Caucasus on the subject of Sustainable Sanitation
Developing and piloting a simple on-site filter system for greywater treatment for households and farms up to 50 PE
11.08.2014 | WECF

What happened in 2013 in our Food Gardens?
Stories from South Africa

WECF en partners doen WOB aanvraag over bericht 27% speelgoed met verboden ftalaten
Het Nederlandse Inspectie rapport over REACH in 2013 liet zien dat er in 2012 een duidelijke toename was geweest van het aantal Nederlandse bedrijven dat zich niet aan de wet hield als het ging om het aantal toegestane gevaarlijke stoffen in speelgoed.
08.08.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

EWA Uganda: Local community and women's group leaders adopting Green Technologies
ARUWE and WECF joined hands by introducing biogas plants, solar dryers, rain water harvesting tanks and composting baskets
08.08.2014 | WECF

Ida Bakhturidze
Coordinator WECF Georgia

Katharina Habersbrunner
Senior Coordinator Sustainable Energy (Munich)

Visie Women's Major Group op Rapport Sustainable Development Goals
Op zaterdag 19 juli kwam er een einde aan de onderhandelingen over de Sustainable Development Goals. Women’s Major Group evalueert de uitkomsten.

EWA Kyrgyzstan: The Kyrgyz apricot festival
Promoting sustainable development through local folklore and eco-tourism
02.08.2014 | WECF

Het Kirgizische abrikozen festival
Festival georganiseerd binnen het kader van het EWA programma

The Gender Dimension within the Aarhus Convention
WECF submitts position paper

Rapport d'activités 2013 WECF France

Empower Women, Benefit for All – Central Asia Conference on 2 and 3 July in Bishkek

Civil society organizations cooperate with government and other stakeholders on a gender-sensitive NAMA for sustainable energy in rural areas
Preparations for a National Appropriate Mitigation Action (Nama) in Georgia
28.07.2014 | WECF Project

WMG's "8 Red Flags" Concerning SDGs Outcome Document
Assessment of outcome document on proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Final proposal for "Sustainable Development Goals": WECF and Women's Major Group publish assessment of the outcome
21.07.2014 | Sascha Gabizon

WECF welcome the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were agreed this weekend at the United Nations in New York
The adoption of the SDG document by the Open Working Document is a significant step forward but women's organisations say SDGs still lacking Real Ambition for Urgent Transformational Change
21.07.2014 | Sascha Gabizon

WECF beim 44. Jahrestag des Bundesverbandes der Kinder- und Jugendärzte BVKJ in Berlin
500 Teilnehmer(innen) informieren sich bei Vorträgen von WECF und am Infostand darüber, wie man Kinder vor hormonell wirksamen Chemikalien schützen kann
21.07.2014 | Johanna Hausmann

Weniger hormonwirksame Chemikalien (EDCs): für eine bessere rechtliche Regulierung
Ein Projekt um Kinder und Schwangere besser vor EDCs zu schützen, den Gesundheitssektor zu aktivieren, Politiker(innen) zu informieren und die Zivilgesellschaft für eine bessere EDC Politik zu gewinnen

Organic Solutions and Gender Mainstreaming: Report on Training of Trainers and Findings in two Districts in Eastern Uganda
In this report method and content of the training are presented, and the findings on gender inequalities between men and women in Kween and Kapchorwa District

Evénement: Visite d'échange en Haute Garonne des jeunes J'ADAPT mon Alimentation, bonne, propre et juste
18 au 20 juillet 2014, Toulouse
20.07.2014 | WECF France

Report on Baseline Training Needs Assessment - Agriculture, Uganda
In this report the training and the finding of a needs assessment in the field of agriculture, carried out in Eastern Uganda, are presented

A guide for trainers on Organic Agriculture - Principles and Practices
The guide is developed for the EWA project and will support the trained trainers on Conservation and Organic Agriculture

Ecosan toiletten op de Kayenje School in Oeganda
Help de Kayenje School aan hygiënische en duurzame sanitaire voorzieningen!

Wenn endokrin wirksame Substanzen in Alltagsprodukten Kindergesundheit gefährden
Ein Artikel von Johanna Hausmann in dem Fachmagazin "Gesunde Umwelt" des BVKJ
16.07.2014 | WECF

WECF at 44. BVKJ annual meeting of paediatricians and youth doctors in Berlin
500 participants were informed about how to protect children against EDCs
16.07.2014 | WECF

Kyrgyz conference highlights need for a stronger joint voice from Central Asian civil society
Conference on gender equality and sustainable development in Bishkek
11.07.2014 | WECF

Kyrgyz conference highlights need for a stronger joint voice from Central Asian civil society
Conference on gender equality and sustainable development in Bishkek
11.07.2014 | WECF

Schwangere und Kinder schützen, Schadstoffe vermeiden
Ein Artikel von Johanna Hausmann in der Ausgabe des Hebammenforums von Januar 2014
09.07.2014 | Johanna Hausmann

WECF présente le 5 juillet à la Greenpride à Paris
Nesting: pour un atelier gestes du quotidien

WECF aanwezig bij UNECE evenement in Maastricht voor partijen betrokken bij het Verdrag van Aarhus
Informatieverstrekking, mensenrechten en inspraak in relatie tot het milieu staan op de agenda

Baby und Familie
Nachgefragt: Gift im Spielzeug
02.07.2014 | Johanna Hausmann

Global Synergy Foundation

Youth Ecological Society

Friends of the Earth Ukraine


Pesticide Action Network Europe

Community Initiative for Social Enhancement

Women of the Third Millennium

Women for a Clean Environment

Rural Women National Association

Aquademica Foundation


Ormax Cultural Youth Association

Gutta Club

Vitality Ecological and Social Union

WECF and partners organise Central Asian Conference 2-4 July in the framework of the SDGs/Post 2015 process
National and regional issues related to sustainable development and gender in the framework of the “Empower Women–Benefits to All” (EWA) project and its implementation and policy work within Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
02.07.2014 | WICF

Mutual Aid Association

Social Technologies Agencies Public Association

Mehrshavkat Public Fund

Habitat for Humanity

Public Fund Development and Cooperation

Solidarity among Women

Upcoming UNECE Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention addresses Public Participation, Human Rights and the Environment
WECF advocates for focus on women and girls as marginalised groups

UNECE Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention addresses Public Participation, Human Rights and the Environment
WECF advocates for focus on women and girls as marginalised groups



Fund of Women Entrepreneurs


Armenian Young Women's Association

Milieukontakt Albania

Azerbaijan Women and Development Center

WECF Ratgeber Bekleidung jetzt auch auf Deutsch
Der WECF Ratgeber "Bekleidung" informiert darüber, wie Sie giftige und schädliche Chemikalien in Bekleidung und Textilien vermeiden

WECF attends 5th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention
WECF President Christine von Weizsaecker and WECF Gender Expert Anke Stock attended the four day session
30.06.2014 | WECF

WECF and WMG at 1st UN Environment Assembly
Gender Forum and Network of Women Ministers and Leaders Meeting

WECF presented results of Gender Forum to ministers
Women Major Group members took part in Gender Forum at UNEA
27.06.2014 | WECF

WECF trifft Bundesminister Gerd Müller
Im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung des Eine Welt Netzwerk Bayern e.V traf WECF den Bundesminister für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung am Montag dieser Woche, am 23. Juni 2014, im Eine Welt Haus München.
27.06.2014 | WECF

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Puri plants tree for environment and women
Tree-planting ceremony in Commemoration of World Environment Day and the Beijing Platform for Action+20

Gertrude Kenyangi, mentor of WECF's IWE program, speaks at UNEA
"We should concentrate on the grassroots, especially women"
24.06.2014 | WICF

WECF director speaks on Civil Society Priorities at UN Environment Assembly
WECF present with Delegation of Women and EWA project partners at 1st UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi
24.06.2014 | WECF

„West meets East“ an der IFAT 2014
Vorstellung des Projektes „Trinkwassersicherheitskonzepte zur Umweltbildung an Schulen im ländlichen Raum Rumäniens und Mazedoniens“

Projet de loi Transition Énergétique: tout ça pour ça?
Présenté le 18 juin, le projet de loi sur la Transition Énergétique n'apporte pas les mesures
20.06.2014 | WECF France

WECF France acteur de la coopération solidaire en Rhône Alpes
Assises de la Coopération 2014: Agriculture Familiale
19.06.2014 | WECF France

Partners of the Climate Needs Farmers project visit WECF France

Civil Society Perspectives on the Post-2015 Agenda

Gender Livelihood and Socio Economic Situation in Rural Kyrgyzstan
Baseline study in the framework of the Project Empower Women, Benefit for All

Busy day for EDCs: EU could save up to € 31 billion a year on health costs by reducing exposure to EDC’s
Both European Health and Environment network HEAL and Pesticides Action Network publish reports on EDC’s today
18.06.2014 | WECF

Recommendations by the Women's Major Group for the zero-draft SDGs
The Women’s Major Group welcomes the zero-draft for Sustainable Development Goals as presented by the co-chairs of the Open Working Group on June3rd, which sets a good basis for ambitious global goals.
18.06.2014 | WICF

€ 31 miljard aan besparingen in de Europese gezondheidsuitgaven per jaar mogelijk door vermindering blootstelling hormoonverstorende stoffen
Nieuw rapport Europees Gezondheidsnetwerk HEAL & persbericht Europese Roadmap EDC criteria van PAN Europe verschijnen tegelijkertijd
18.06.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF and partners organise Central Asian Conference 2-4 July in the framework of the SDGs/Post 2015 process
National and regional issues related to sustainable development and gender in the framework of the “Empower Women–Benefits to All” (EWA) project and its implementation and policy work within Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
16.06.2014 | WICF

Waarom je geen doemdenker bent als je gevaren in tandpasta en make-up ziet
Er is steeds meer wetenschappelijk bewijs dat hormoonverstorende stoffen in alledaagse producten als tandpasta, cosmetica en voedselverpakkingen tot ernstige gezondheidsschade kunnen leiden. Maar terwijl de zorg bij wetenschappers groeit, draait de lobby van de chemische industrie op volle toeren en blijft de Europese Commissie maar broeden op een aanpak.
16.06.2014 | De Correspondent, Thomas Vanheste

Ronde Tafel Hormoonverstorende Stoffen in Nieuwspoort
Wemos en WECF sloegen handen ineen op nationale milieudag om druk te zetten op Nederlandse beleid rondom EDCs
15.06.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

Genre et Cancers professionnels: une approche qui a du sens grâce aux travaux du GISCOP 93
La conférence organisée par WECF au Palais du Luxembourg, parrainée par Mme Aline Archambaud: une révélation sur la réalité des femmes au travail
14.06.2014 | WECF France

Perturbateurs endocriniens: 5 Etats membres de l'UE soutiennent la demande de la France d'une action européenne
Les Perturbateurs endocriniens finalement à l'agenda du Conseil des ministres de l'Environnement du 12 juin
13.06.2014 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Endocrine disrupters (EDCs) : 5 member states support France's request for a European-wide action
EDCs finally on the agenda of the Council of Environment Ministers of June 12th
13.06.2014 | WECF

General Assembly WECF France

Assemblee Generale de WECF France et Conférence - Jeudi 12 juin à Annemasse
Lieu: Cité de la Solidarité - Annemasse Horaire 17h00 Conférence Champs électro-magnétiques / 18h00 Assemblée Générale

Kick-off meeting in Khamiskuri, Georgia: project “Managing Wastewater through Global Partnership”
Project and planning were discussed and the target villages were visited.
11.06.2014 | WECF

La France veut une action européenne sur les perturbateurs endocriniens
L'Union européenne mettra t-elle fin au blocage sur le dossier PE?
11.06.2014 | WECF France

France urges the EU to act now on Endocrine disruptors
Will the EU put an end to the long-lasting standstill on EDCs?
11.06.2014 | WECF

EDCs and related public health concerns: Dutch Parliamentarians, policy makers and NGOs present at Policy Science Round Table in The Hague
WECF and Wemos organised discussion in press centre Dutch Parliament
11.06.2014 | WECF

J'ADAPT mon alimentation: séminaire européen pour les jeunes à St Pierre en Faucigny
Plus de 20 jeunes présents au séminaire très réussi sur l'alimentation bonne, propre et juste
10.06.2014 | WECF France

As many as 212 Solar collectors are producing hot water in rural villages of Georgia
Switch to sun provides rural Georgians with a much more comfortable life
09.06.2014 | WECF

"Planning for sustainable, gender-equitable and climate-proof development"
EWA side event at the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations in Bonn, June 2014
06.06.2014 | WECF

UNFCC EWA side event

Conference on Proffesional Exposure and Cancer

Gender, land and sustainable development

New Project approved: "Managing Wastewater through Global Partnership"
The project will contribute to the reduction of the pollution of the Black Sea caused by human settlements at the river Khobi flowing into the Black Sea.
04.06.2014 | WECF

Ronde Tafel Hormoonverstorende Stoffen in Nieuwspoort
Wemos en WECF organiseren persbijeenkomst Hormoonverstorende Stoffen in Nieuwspoort
02.06.2014 | WECF Pers

AWHHE visit

Introduction to Post2015 by WECF (Organising Partner Women's Major Group on Sustainable Development)
In 2015, the United Nations will move from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to a new set of global goals for (sustainable) development, setting the framework agenda for the period till 2030
02.06.2014 | WICF

#MenstruationMatters: How ecosan can help improve health and school attendance of girls
WECF teams up with WASH united for Menstrual Hygiene Day

Developing a Water and Sanitation Safety Plan in a Rural Community
This Compendium aims to enable communities to develop a WSSP for small-scale water supplies, e.g. dug wells, boreholes, springs and piped centralised water supply systems, and as well as to assess the quality of sanitation facilities such as school toilets.

New Publication: Developing a Water and Sanitation Safety Plan in a Rural Community
This Compendium aims to enable communities to develop a WSSP for small-scale water supplies, e.g. dug wells, boreholes, springs and piped centralised water supply systems, and as well as to assess the quality of sanitation facilities such as school toilets.
28.05.2014 | WECF

WECF presents 10 steps for developing Water and Sanitation Safety Plans
A two day training for teachers and local authorities enabling communities in Timisoara county, Romania, to develop their own WSSPs
28.05.2014 | WECF

Why do we need a Menstrual Hygiene Day?
Talk about menstruation, not only on May 28, Menstruation Hygiene Day
28.05.2014 | WICF

Deux jeunes Français contribuent au développement de l'énergie solaire au Kirghizistan
Deux étudiants de l'IUT d'Annecy en stage de 4 mois en Allemagne et au Kirghizistan

J'ADAPT: Seminar on local and sustainable foods and agriculture

Publication of WECF's partner Global Forest Coalition
"Redirecting Government Support for Unsustainable Livestock Production key to Biodiversity Conservation"

France announces EDC strategy
WECF welcomes measures but calls for further action

Research finds link between chemicals and breast cancer
Chemicals in our daily environment pose threat to women's health

Reduce exposure to EDCs and advocating for better legislation
Protect children and pregnant women against exposure to EDCs by engaging the health sector and informing policy makers and activate German civil society to enhance EDC policy
17.05.2014 | WECF Project

Buch „Giftfreies Europa“ erschienen
Die grüne EP Abgeordnete Hiltrud Breyer veröffentlicht das Buch Giftfreies Europa. WECF liefert Beiträge zu non-communicable diseases (NCDs) und Best Practice zu mehr Schutz vor gesundheits- und umweltschädlichen Chemikalien

Kernfrage - Insider berichten über ihre Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie - jetzt auch in tschechisch
Eine Publikation, die die realen und erschreckenden Konsequenzen der Atomenergienutzung aufzeigt Jetzt als aktualisierte Ausgabe in tschechischer Sprache erhältlich

WECF and partners propose chemicals targets for Sustainable Development Goals
UNEP 2012 global chemicals report estimates close to 1 million deaths from harmful chemicals and pesticides each year

Improving Water and Sanitation through Decentralized Cooperation in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan
A feasibility study carried out in the frame of the UNDP Global Water Solidarity Platform

"Women for a Sunny Energy Supply"
Published from "Solar Thermal Energy Council" in May 2014
06.05.2014 | WECF Press Coverage

Campagne EAU POUR TOUS! WECF signe!
WECF France invite ses membres à signer la pétition lancée par la Fondation France Libertés pour soutenir le projet de loi visant le mise en oeuvre effective du droit humain à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement en France (actuellement examiné à l’Assemblée Nationale).
01.05.2014 | WECF France

Armenian women: Actors of change in sustainable agriculture
WECF supports Armenian women to stand up for chemical-free rural development
01.05.2014 | WECF France

La France finalise sa SNPE: mais où est passée l'interdiction des PE dans les jouets, pourtant plebiscitée par le public
28.04.2014 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Deelnemers gezocht! Ben jij geïnteresseerd in duurzaam, gezond en fair voedsel?
Maak kans op een gratis seminar in Frankrijk!

Between 15-30, interested in sustainable food and agriculture? Join our seminar in France
WECF France and Slow Food France organise seminar I Adapte, on healthy, good and fair food
28.04.2014 | WECF

Conference on Gender and Development

Work experience in renewable energy
French students receive work experience in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
23.04.2014 | WECF France

Halfjaarlijks minisymposium REACH
WECF Directeur spreekt over REACH en handhaving vanuit de visie van de consument
23.04.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

European Commission publishes response to Right2Water campaign
Promises revived commitment to water as a public good

Home Comforts in Kyrgyzstan – An Introduction by video
This film, created by WECF partner KAWS, welcomes its viewer into the homes of Kyrgyz people whose communities have been positively impacted in recent years by the introduction of several environmental technologies.

Europese Commissie reageert op Right2Water campagne
Water als mensenrecht wordt ondersteund door EU

WECF's Anke Stock: Gender mainstreaming is beneficial for the environment
Involving women in local projects triggers innovative solutions

Environmental Working Group posts guides to making healthier choices
Practical tips help inform people about the products they use

Monsanto-maïs rattenstudie opnieuw gepubliceerd na nieuwe wetenschappelijke analyses
Franse onderzoeker Séralini waarschuwt voor giftige effecten van GGO's

De Betere Wereld vraagt om bescherming tegen hormoonverstoorders
Artikel over ChildProtect en Geef je Mobiel
18.04.2014 | WECF Pers

Wenn Chemikalien aus Alltagsprodukten den Hormonhaushalt stören
Ein Artikel von Johanna Hausmann in der Ausgabe des Hebammenforums von Dezember 2013
17.04.2014 | Johanna Hausmann

Perturbateurs endocriniens: en France, des ONG interpellent Ségolène Royal, nouvelle Ministre de l'Ecologie
16.04.2014 | WECF France

Nestbau: Kinder schützen, Schadstoffe vermeiden Programm für Münchener Kindertageseinrichtungen
Mit dem zweiten vom RGU geförderten Projekt für schadstofffreie KITAS startet WECF eine große Kampagne in allen städtischen Kindertageseinrichtungen für mehr Schutz vor gesundheitsschädlichen Chemikalien.

WHO Europe underlines importance of global EDC resolution
Environmental origins of increase in endocrine diseases demand more attention

Training for teachers and local authorities on Water and Sanitation Safety Plans in Macedonia - Arachinovo and Vratnica municipalities
Training for teachers and local authorities on Water and Sanitation Safety Plans in Macedonia - Arachinovo and Vratnica municipalities
13.04.2014 | WECF

World Water Day in Macedonia: Raising Awareness on Water and Sanitation Safety Planning
While celebrating World Water day WECF and Macedonian partner JHR publicly announced their project on Water and Sanitation Safety Planning (WSSP) for Macedonia and Romania
13.04.2014 | WECF

Kick-off meeting in Macedonia (FYROM) - Water and Sanitation Safety Planning
Aim and activities of the project on Water and Sanitation Safety Planning for environmental education in schools were discussed with staff of the target schools; municipalities were visited.
13.04.2014 | WECF

WECF partner WEDO reflects on CSW58
Key thoughts on gender and the post-2015 development goals

J'ADAPT mon Alimentation Bonne, Propre et Juste
Séminaire de Jeunes du 24 au 26 mai en Haute-Savoie

J'ADAPT mon Alimentation Bonne, Propre et Juste
Séminaire de Jeunes du 24 au 26 mai en Haute-Savoie

Arzneimittel in der Umwelt
Rückstände und Abbauprodukte belasten Böden und Gewässer weltweit
09.04.2014 | WECF

EWA Kyrgyzstan: Empowering women to mobilise their communities for safe water and sanitation planning
With the support of local partner CAAW and Mehr-Shavkat, WECF conducted a 2-day training session for representatives of communities, schools, drinking water committees (CDWUUs) and NGOs on developing Water and Sanitation Safety Plans (WSSP) for small communities, in the Kyrgyz city of Osh
08.04.2014 | Margriet Samwel & Claudia Wendland

Antibiotikarückstände im Grundwasser
Auch kleine Mengen Grund zur Besorgnis

"More transparency needed on use and effects of biocides in products": Interview with WECF's Elisabeth Ruffinengo
Elisabeth Ruffinengo (WECF) illustrates the importance of the EU Biocidal Regulation in interview with Chemical Watch
07.04.2014 | WECF

WECF Project Sheet: Switch to the Sun - Live in Comfort!
Read about the improvement of many women every day life in the ECC countries due to the solar collectors

Updated Publication: Construction of solar collectors for warm water. Practical guide
Updated version of the solar collector manual is now available in English and Russian

Pestizide gefährden Artenvielfalt auf dem Acker
Umweltbundesamt will den Einsatz von chemischen Pflanzenschutzmitteln verringern

Duurzame moestuinen in Kaapstad
Lwandle School Garden Project Zuid-Afrika

EWATajikistan: the constant empowerment of women is important
"Empower Women - Benefit (for) All (EWA)"
01.04.2014 | WICF Project

EWA Uganda: Focus on low income small-holder farms
"Empower Women - Benefit (for) All (EWA)": Focus on low income small-holder farms
01.04.2014 | WICF Project

EWA Afghanistan: Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world
WECF supports the EWA partner in Afghanistan in reducing poverty
01.04.2014 | WICF Project

EWA Georgia: "Ecological agriculture as an alternative option for women from rural areas
"Empower Women - Benefit (for) All (EWA)"
01.04.2014 | WICF Project

Armenia: Women for a healthy rural development
Armenian Women actors of change for chemical free rural development

CSW58 Side Event: 'Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear Accident'
Side Event during Commission on the Status of Women, co-hosted by WECF, sought to explore how best to protect the environment and health of women and girls from radiation exposure
28.03.2014 | United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

HEAL relaunches Chemicals Health Monitor
Promotes preventive regulation for public health

WECF at CSW 58 March 2014: Implementing the MDGs for Women and Girls
Agreed conclusions drafted in strong language thanks to intense lobby of NGOs and rights campaigners
26.03.2014 | Anke Stock, WECF

Going Dutch visits a WECF project in Armenia
Going Dutch travels around the world, visiting projects of Dutch NGO’s for each of the 8 Millennium Goals. This time, Going Dutch visited a WECF project in the village Sverdlov for Millennium goal number 3: equality of men and women.

Dangers of prenatal exposure to harmful chemicals outlined in Dutch Health Council report
WECF applauds findings but is left with important questions
25.03.2014 | WECF

Dagelijkse blootstelling aan schadelijke stoffen tijdens zwangerschap groot risico voor kind, stelt Gezondheidsraad
24.03.2014 | WECF Pers

WECFs and WEDOs side event in the framework of the EWA project team’s participation at the CSW 58, March 2014 in New York
23.03.2014 | WICF

Landmark textbook published on children's environmental health
First comprehensive overview of environmental determinants shaping our children's lives

PAN Europe publishes report revealing industry lobbying attempts to undermine EDC policy-making
Delays in EU policies attributed to the strategic placement of industry-linked experts in advisory organisations

Fundación Vivo Sano releases documentary about EDC exposure
'In Small Print' highlights public health dangers associated with endocrine disruptors
21.03.2014 | WECF

IFSEN - Formation continue en santé environnement
2ème session de la formation à destination des professionnels de santé, inscrivez-vous aujourd'hui!
19.03.2014 | Anne Géraud-Conan

WHO regional office for Europe published a field guide on Water Safety Plans
Recently the WHO regional office for Europe published the guidance document "Safe drinking-water for small communities: Water Safety Plans for better health".
19.03.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

CSW58: Wednesday, March 19th, Gender Equality & Climate Action
WECF and partners are pleased to invite friends to join us for a climate event as part of the EWA program
19.03.2014 | WICF

Newsletter WECF Deutschland März 2014
18.03.2014 | WECF

WECF publishes article in Chemical Watch
NGO platform: EU toys rules too weak
17.03.2014 | Alexandra Caterbow WECF in Chemical Watch

Vacancy: Thesis or internship in Central Asia
For students interested in sustainable sanitation

EDC’s: de onomkeerbare gezondheidseffecten van hormoonverstorende stoffen
WECF Beleidsadvies met 9 aanbevelingen voor een preventief gezondheidsbeleid ten aanzien van EDC's

Lawandle School Garden Project
Durchführung des Garden Project in Zusammenarbeit mit Urban Harvest und Soil for Life
12.03.2014 | Annemarie Mohr

"Nieuwe EU migratielimieten BPA onvoldoende"
WECF kritisch over vastgestelde migratielimieten in artikel van ChemicalWatch

Actie ondernemen tegen hormoonverstoorders
Druk op de Europese Commissie neemt toe om actie te ondernemen tegen hormoonverstoorders
11.03.2014 | De Gezinsbond/ChildProof platform

Side Event: Global Health and Environment in the Post-2015 Agenda: Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident

EWA: Internationale Vrouwendag in Kirgizie
WECF partner Mehr Shakat zet actieve vrouwen in lokale gemeenschappen in het zonnetje
07.03.2014 | WECF

EWA: WECF partner Mehr Shavkat celebrates International Women's Day in Kyrgyzstan
WECF partner Mehr Shakat rewards women in their communities with performances, treats and contests
07.03.2014 | WECF

“We spelen met vuur”
Nederlandse organisaties en wetenschappers eisen politieke actie omtrent hormoonverstorende stoffen
07.03.2014 | WECF Pers

CSW58: A Feminist Declaration for Post 2015
Gender, Economic, Social and Ecological Justice for Sustainable Development

Zum Weltfrauentag am 8. März
Ziele für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung /Sustainable Development Goals
06.03.2014 | WECF

WECF organiseert succesvol debat over hormoonverstorende stoffen (EDC’s) in Brussel
Lancering van het Life+ Project ChildProtect: Gezondheid van Kinderen hoort eerste prioriteit te zijn
02.03.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

Launch of the Life+ Project ChildProtect: Children's Health should be our Primary Concern
Debate with policy makers in Brussels looks at need to speed up EU action to protect children’s exposure to harmful ‘endocrine disrupting’ chemicals
27.02.2014 | WECF Report

Time to act: protecting children from hormone disrupting chemicals
Debate with policy makers in Brussels looks at need to speed up EU action to protect children’s exposure to harmful ‘endocrine disrupting’ chemicals
21.02.2014 | WECF

Publieke hoorzitting in Brussel "veilig water en sanitatie zijn een mensenrecht" groot succes!
Maandag 17 februari vond in het Europees Parlement de publieke hoorzitting voor het Europese Burgerinitiatief (European Citizens Initiative - ECI) "Veilig water en sanitaire voorzieningen zijn een mensenrecht!" plaats.
21.02.2014 | Margriet Samwel

NGO launches EU-funded project on EDCs
Parents, entrepreneurs and policy makers targeted
20.02.2014 | Carmen Paun, Chemical Watch

ChildProof standpunt over hormoonverstoorders
Interdisciplinair forum ChildProof roept nationale en Europese politiek op tot actie met position paper
20.02.2014 | De Gezinsbond/ChildProof platform

WECF Conference Time to act: Towards an EU policy to protect children from EDCs
Invitation to the Launch of the Life+ Project
19.02.2014 | WECF

WECF conferentie in Brussel: ChildProtect - Time to act!
Naar een EU beleid om kinderen te beschermen tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen, met die boodschap organiseert WECF 19 februari, morgen, een bijeenkomst in Brussel als officiele start van het Life+ Project ChildProtect.
18.02.2014 | Chantal van den Bossche

CHILDPROTECT: WECF start LIFE+ project over hormoonverstorende stoffen met Gezinsbond en PAN Europe
WECF start samen met de Vlaamse Gezinsbond, PAN-Europe (Pesticides Action Network Europa) een LIFE+ project, genaamd CHILDPROTECT. LIFE+ projecten worden gefinancierd door het Directoraat Generaal Milieu van de Europese Commissie. De komende drie jaar zal WECF samen met haar partners beleidsmakers, bedrijven, en consumenten bewust maken van de problematiek van hormoonverstorende stoffen voor kinderen in onze leefomgeving.
18.02.2014 | WECF Project

ChildProtect-Life – Protecting Children's Health from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
The ‘ChildProtect-Life’ project coordinated by WECF aims to speed-up implementation of EU environmental regulations with regard to the substitution of EDCs, in line with the EU 2020 goal of minimising adverse effects of chemicals on public health.
18.02.2014 | WECF Project

Praktikumsstelle als Assistenz der Rechtsanwältin
Wir suchen in unserem Bereich Gleichberechtigung eine/n Praktikant/in
17.02.2014 | Anke Stock

Energietraining erfolgreich in München durchgeführt
Wissenstransfer und Erfahrungsaustausch für Partner aus Georgien, Ukraine und Kirgisien über Energieeffizienz und Photovoltaik in München.
12.02.2014 | Katharina Habersbrunner

Hilfetelefon für Frauen
WECF Deutschland möchte auf das im März 2013 eingerichtete bundesweite Hilfetelefon "Gewalt gegen Frauen" des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ) aufmerksam machen.
12.02.2014 | Anke Stock

Sur la route de Sotchi: à la découverte de Mayak
Un des secrets les mieux gardés des autorités russes...combattu par Nadezhda Kutepova
10.02.2014 | Anne Barre

WECF Conference 'Time to act': Towards an EU policy to protect children from EDCs
Invitation to the Launch of the Life+ Project
06.02.2014 | WECF

Workshop on Green Technologies: Empowering Women in Bharatpur-Rajasthan, India
Georgians, Kyrgyz and Ugandan NGOs learn from Indian NGOs
05.02.2014 | Claudia Wendland

Romania and Macedonia (FYROM): Water and Sanitation Safety Plans
Water and Sanitation Safety Plans for environmental education in schools in rural areas
01.02.2014 | WECF Project

Trinkwassersicherungskonzepte zur Umweltbildung an Schulen im ländlichen Raum Rumäniens und Mazedoniens
Das Ziel dieses Projektes ist es, durch Weiterbildung das Bewusstsein der Gesellschaft und somit die eigenverantwortliche Handlungsfähigkeit im Bereich Umweltschutz und besonders im Bereich der Wasserqualität im ländlichen Raum
01.02.2014 | WECF Project

Gezinsbond waarschuwt voor hormoonverstoorders
Artikel in De Morgen aan vooravond van het beleidscongres van de Gezinsbond over hormoonverstoorders
25.01.2014 | De Morgen

SOS! EU Climate Action lost at sea!
NGOs sound the alarm on climate inaction outside EU Commission, Wednesday 22 January
23.01.2014 | CAN international & members

SOS! EU Climate Action lost at sea! - Join people sounding the alarm on climate inaction in front of the Berlaymont in Brussels
21.01.2014 | WECF

OWG-7 Side Event - Sustainable Development Goals "From WSSD 2002 to SDG's/Post 2015 SDG: sound chemicals management and environmental health"

Actions jouets 2012

Bescherm kinderen; vermijd hormoonverstorende stoffen!
Hormoonverstorende stoffen(EDC’s) in alledaagse producten - een overzicht voor de consument
20.12.2013 | WECF

WECF & Project Nesting glad with attention Dutch TV Program Zembla on EDCs (Endocrine Disruptors)
On December 19, the investigative TV report 'Zembla' paid attention to EDCs 'Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals' and their great risk for children
20.12.2013 | WECF

Appel aan Nederlandse overheid: nu stappen nodig tegen zorgwekkende stoffen!
Zembla toont: Buurlanden nemen wel wettelijke stappen om kinderen te beschermen tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen – waarom Nederland niet?
19.12.2013 | WECF Pers

WECF & Een Veilig Nest blij met aandacht voor hormoonverstorende stoffen in Zembla.
WECF vraagt al jarenlang aandacht voor een thema dat in heel Europa serieus genomen lijkt te worden, behalve in Nederland: de schadelijke invloed van hormoonverstorende stoffen op de gezondheid van zwangere vrouwen en kleine kinderen.
19.12.2013 | WECF

Third Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health
WECF committed itself again as co-lead with Germany and Serbia on Program area 3 of the workprogram of the Protocol at the Meeting in Oslo, Norway from 25 to 27 November 2013
18.12.2013 | WECF

European Citizen's Initiative “Water is a human right!” will submit certificates for 1.6 million signatories
10 December is human rights day. We celebrate and remember the struggle of many for human rights and dignity
10.12.2013 | ECI "Water is a Human Right"

WECF presents its activities on EDCs at 7th International Conference on Children's Health, Environment and Safety Jerusalem
The International Network for Children's Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) organised its 7th international conference, 20-22 November, 2013, in Jerusalem, Israel
09.12.2013 | WECF

"Jerusalem Statement fordert mehr Schutz vor umweltbedingten Krankheiten bei Kindern"
WECF präsentiert seine Aktivitäten zu EDCs bei der 7. Internationalen Konferenz zu Kindergesundheit und Umwelt und Sicherheit in Jerusalem
09.12.2013 | WECF

PERSAANKONDIGING: Vier ministeries en meer dan vijftig organisaties in actie voor vrouwen in conflictgebieden
Vrijdag 13 december interactief event onder leiding van Kirsten van den Hul (Joke Smit prijs 2013)
09.12.2013 | NAP 1325

Erfahrungsaustausch und Wissenstransfer für WECF-Partner über Solarthermie, Photovoltaik und Energieeffizienz
WECF hat im Rahmen des Energy-Projektes interessierte Fachleute aus Georgien und der Ukraine zum Thema Solarenergie und Wärmeisolierung geschult
05.12.2013 | Katharina Habersbrunner

Neues aus Afghanistan
WECF Projektpartner Sybille Schnehage erzählt in dem Buch „Drachenkinder“ von ihren Erlebnissen in Afghanistan Das Buch, geschrieben von Hera Lind, erscheint am 9. Dezember 2013
03.12.2013 | WECF

Working Together for a Healthy Environment for All
WECF Activity Report 2012 - Join us, as member, partner or sponsor, to work with us on achieving our goal of a Healthy Environment for All!

Participez au Forum de la Mixité grâce à WECF France PARIS 13 décembre 2013
WECF France est partenaire du Forum de la mixité et vous invite à Paris le 13 décembre!
02.12.2013 | WECF France

Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Africa Common Position on Post 2015
Recommendations by African Women’s Rights Organizations

Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung "Energiewende und Bürgerbeteiligung – Möglichkeiten in München und Kiew/Ukraine?"

"Energiewende und Bürgerbeteiligung – Möglichkeiten in München und Kiew/Ukraine?"
Einladung zur Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung "Energiewende und Bürgerbeteiligung – Möglichkeiten in München und Kiew/Ukraine?" mit Podiumsteilnehmern aus der Ukraine und aus Deutschland.
26.11.2013 | WECF Deutschland

WECF Pressemitteilung Nestbau: Weihnachtszeit ist Schadstoffzeit
Gift unter Weihnachtsbaum Die App „Giftfrei einkaufen“ hilft bei der Suche nach schadstofffreien Geschenken
26.11.2013 | WECF Nestbau

“Doing NOTHING costs much more and is very expensive", Message from 12th HCH & Pesticide Forum, Kiev, Ukraine
National action plans on Obsolete Pesticide stockpiles and other polluted locations are needed
25.11.2013 | WECF

PraktikantIn für ein gemeinsames Projekt mit UNEP
In unserem Bereich Umwelt und Gesundheit suchen wir schnellst möglich einen/eine PraktikantIn für ein gemeinsames Projekt mit UNEP.
25.11.2013 | WECF Deutschland

NGO trainings by WECF on how to work at EU and international level
As part of the Baltinfohaz LIFE project targeted support was given to Baltic NGOs to enable them to take part in international negotiations

5 Simple Hair Beauty Tips From Eco Hairdresser Birgit Pesin
Birgit Pesin has been eco hair dressing for twenty years

COP 19: Les ONG quittent les négociations
WECF rejoint l'ensemble des ONG dans son "raz-le bol"

WECF zegt: “Genoeg is genoeg!”
Maatschappelijke organisaties zijn massaal weggelopen van de Klimaattop in Warschau en roepen overheden op om "politieke ambitie te verbinden met de realiteit van het klimaat en nu eens echt tot actie over te gaan.”
22.11.2013 | WECF

Women in Europe for a Common Future says “enough is enough”
Civil society groups walk out of Warsaw climate meeting and call on governments to “get serious and match political ambition to climate reality”
21.11.2013 | WICF

Huge COP19 Walk Out from Warsaw Climate Summit. WECF says “enough is enough”
There was a huge COP19 walk-out on Friday November 21st in Warsaw. As growing frustration over lack of ambition and hindered participation came to a head, Civil Society groups, including WECF, said “Enough!”
21.11.2013 | WICF

FLOW +: International Women's Empowerment
The coming 2 years are crucial for future development cooperation. In the intergovernmental process on “Sustainable Development Goals”, the UN “Open Working Group” is preparing a framework for universal goals to follow the Millennium Development Goals
20.11.2013 | WICF Project

WASH Forum in Bremen am 15. und 16. November 2013
Das WASH Forum war das erste reine Fachtreffen des WASH-Netzwerkes und der VENRO AG WASH in Deutschland.
20.11.2013 | Claudia Wendland

Driving Home the Link Between Gender and Climate Change
"Despite the name, WECF's reach goes way beyond Europe, connecting more than 150 organisations and communities all over the world with the aim of influencing gender-sensitive environmental policies at the international level"
20.11.2013 | Inter Press Service

Un succès pour le colloque Eco-conception des jeux et jouets du 15 novembre
WECF France a organisé, ce vendredi 15 novembre, un colloque sur l’éco-conception des jeux et jouets. Avec une centaine de participants, près d’une vingtaine d’intervenants réunis autour 3 tables-rondes et 4 ateliers thématiques pratiques, la journée s’est avérée un franc succès.

Linking Strong Climate Solutions with Gender Equality
Women Civil Society Leaders Report on Women’s Concrete Actions on Climate Change
19.11.2013 | WICF

Linking Strong Climate Solutions with Gender Equality
Women Civil Society Leaders Report on Women’s Concrete Actions on Climate Change
19.11.2013 | WICF

Journée Mondiale des Toilettes – 19 novembre 2013
L’accès à l’assainissement : un défi mondial, des solutions locales
18.11.2013 | WECF France

World Toilet Day 2013
As of this year World Toilet Day (19th November) has been acknowledged official world day by the United Nations
18.11.2013 | WECF

Wereld Toilet Dag 2013
Poep en pies terug in de kringloop: een zegen voor onze gezondheid en onze economie
18.11.2013 | WECF

Women take action on Climate Change and Gender Equality
Press Conference Advisory COP 19, Warsaw
18.11.2013 | WICF

„Stop EDCs“: Hormonell wirksame Substanzen –Gefahr für Gesundheit und Umwelt
WECF zeigt auf dem Bundesparteitag der SPD in Leipzig neue Ausstellung zu EDCs und fordert Politiker auf, sich für mehr Gesundheitsschutz einzusetzen
16.11.2013 | WECF

WECF organised conference in Paris on importance of eco-design of games and toys
The need to reduce the environmental footprint of products is increasingly felt in a world of limited resources. Therefore eco- design seems to be the key element for a successful transition towards a circular economy
16.11.2013 | WECF France

Delays are wasting opportunities for prevention of chronic disease and healthcare savings
Fifteen EDC-Free Europe campaigners presented José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, with a huge EDC-Free poster today in an urgent call for action on endocrine disrupting chemicals.
13.11.2013 | EDC Free Coalition

Uitstel EDC-wetgeving verspilt mogelijkheden voor preventie en aanpak stijgende zorgkosten
Vijftien leden van de de EDC-Free Europe coalitie, waar WECF deel van uitmaakt, stuurden Jose Manuel Barroso, voorzitter van de Europese Commissie, vandaag een enorme EDC Vrij poster met een dringende oproep tot actie tegen hormoonverstorende stoffen in producten om ons heen
13.11.2013 | EDC Free Coalition

Include gender mainstreaming in EU - article by the Working Group Gender +E3
Generally the EU is good at including gender mainstreaming or demanding an equal number of seats for women in decision making groups when it comes to climate change. However, the ambition doesn´t seem to stretch further than developing policies and third countries, and is not reflected inside EU itself.
12.11.2013 | GenderCC in cooperaion with GenderE3

Report of the Leadership/Mentoring Training Day on 10 November 2013
The training day was a start to a continued row of activities: the attendance of the women at the UNFCCC COP19, the establishment of a women’s leaders network, the organisation of different national gender policy dialogues and of regional conferences on the SDG/post-2015 process

Women’s priorities for the Post 2015/SDG agenda
Women Major Group regional capacity building and participation in UN post2015 SDG meeting
11.11.2013 | WICF Project

WECF at the COP19 in Warsaw: Women take action on Climate Change and Gender Equality
COP19 marks exciting opportunity for gender equality in the UNFCCC! Parties have several chances to identify priorities and needs and strengthen gender equality in climate policy and implementation.
11.11.2013 | WECF Event

"Les femmes et la planète"

The Women's Major Group, Femnet, IWHC, DAWN and WECF are organising a 3-day training and strategy meeting for women

Capacity building and strategy event on Sustainable Development Goals and the Post2015 development agenda

WECF in Sochi: Sports for a healthy environment and equal rights
WECF International Director spoke at International Olympic Committee conference in Sochi, Russia, on sports, environment and equal rights
03.11.2013 | WICF

WECF in Sotsji : Sporten voor een gezond milieu en gelijke rechten
WECF directeur Sascha Gabizon sprak tot Internationaal Olympisch Comité in Sotsji, Rusland, over milieubeheer, volksgezondheid en gelijke rechten voor iedereen
03.11.2013 | WICF

WECFs Project Nesting - A Healthy Environment for Healthy Children
Helping parents to create a safe and healthy environment for their newborns
01.11.2013 | WECF Campaign

Rapport Textiles : Stop à l'overdose chimique!
Alors que la présence de substances chimiques dangereuses dans les produits de consommation est un sujet de préoccupation majeur des Européens , WECF propose un rapport complet pour faire le point sur les contaminants présents notamment dans les textiles enfants, qui exposent une population particulièrement vulnérable.

Communiqué de presse - Textiles : Stop à l'overdose chimique!
Vers une réglementation cohérente et transparente des textiles dans l'UE pour une meilleure protection des travailleurs, des consommateurs et de l'environnement
31.10.2013 | WECF France

WECF report Textiles: Stop the chemical overdose!
Chemical contents of children's wear, textiles regulation, labels and more

Textiles : Stop the chemical overdose!
Towards more coherent and transparent rules for textiles in EU and beyond for better protection of workers, consumers and the environment
31.10.2013 | WECF

Conclusions et perspectives de J'ADAPT mon territoire
30.10.2013 | Céline Burdin

Submission to CSW 58 session Statement by the Women’s Major Group
Moving from Rhetoric towards Real Inclusion of Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights in the final push for the Millennium Development Goals, and the Sustainable Development & Post-2015 Development Agenda
28.10.2013 | WICF

Submission to CSW 58 session Statement by the Women’s Major Group
Moving from Rhetoric towards Real Inclusion of Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights in the final push for the Millennium Development Goals, and the Sustainable Development & Post-2015 Development Agenda
28.10.2013 | WICF

Commission on the Status of Women 58- De inbreng van WECF en de Women's Major Group
In februari 2014 vindt de 58e Commission on the Status of Women in New York plaats. WECF zal hier als co-organisator van de Women's Major Group aanwezig zijn vanwege haar betrokkenheid bij de Sustainable Development Goals en de Post2015 agenda.
28.10.2013 | WICF

Post 2015 proces - WECF als mede-voorzitter van de Women’s Major Group
Reactie Women’s Major Group (WMG) op Rapport van de Secretaris Generaal van de VN
28.10.2013 | WICF

Schoon water voor Georgie
Met steun van WECF zorgt Friends of the Earth Georgia voor schoon water en fatsoenlijke duurzame sanitaire voorzieningen op het Georgische platteland
25.10.2013 | Friends of the Earth Europe

Lesson from MDGs: Post 2015 goals have to be set as universal & within a Human Rights Based framework states WECF Director at Eurongos2013
Eurongos Conference 2013: Next Steps - Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health on the Post 2015 Agenda
25.10.2013 | WICF

Providing clean water in Georgia
Friends of the Earth Europe, visited the village of Sepieti, on the Black Sea coast of Georgia and reported on their work with WECF and local partners to improve the village's water and sanitation
25.10.2013 | David Heller, Friends of the Earth Europe

Le 15 novembre 2013 à Paris avait lieu le colloque "Eco-conception et cycle de vie des jeux / jouets : enjeux et opportunités"
Comprendre les enjeux et pratiques de l’éco-conception pour répondre aux consommateurs en demande de jouets sains, toujours plus nombreux. Et si l’éco-conception était une nouvelle voie stratégique pour les fabricants et les distributeurs ? Participez aux débats et aux ateliers et venez découvrir les nouveaux matériaux écologiques des jouets.
22.10.2013 | WECF France

Dossier de presse - Colloque éco-conception dans les jeux et jouets - 15 novembre 2013 à Paris
Le besoin impératif de réduire l’empreinte écologique des produits dans un monde aux ressources limitées se fait de plus en plus sentir et l’éco-conception apparaît comme un élément-clé pour réussir la transition vers une économie circulaire.
21.10.2013 | WECF France

Klimaschutz und Energiewende in Koalitionsverhandlungen priorisieren
Umwelt- und Entwicklungsverbände fordern Klimaschutzgesetz, höhere EU-Klimaziele und zukunftsweisende Investitionen
21.10.2013 | Katharina Habersbrunner

Eau potable et assainissement écologique en Moldavie
Construction d'équipements pour l'école de Dominteni, sensibilisation et information de la population

WECF calls for women’s leadership in WASH
Budapest Water Summit: 8 to 11 October 2013
17.10.2013 | Anke Stock

MEPs and NGOs issue call for UN to recognise gender, economy and ecology perspectives
A group of MEPs and NGOs have issued a call for gender, economy and ecology perspectives to be included in the UN’s new sustainable development goals (SDGs).
16.10.2013 | Parliament Magazine

Round table on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding LMOs/GMOs

Lancement du projet "Eau saine et assainissement sûr pour l'école maternelle de Dominteni en Moldavie"
7 octobre 2013!
16.10.2013 | WECF France

Allonger la durée de vie des centrales nucléaires, c'est fermer la porte à la transition énergétique : WECF co-signe le communiqué de presse
Montreuil, le 14 octobre 2013 - Selon le Journal du Dimanche, le gouvernement s’apprêterait à acter l'allongement de la durée de vie des centrales nucléaires françaises jusqu’à 50 ans. Fermant les yeux sur les risques liés au vieillissement des installations, risques que l'ASN n'a même pas encore étudiés, le gouvernement ferait ainsi un pari périlleux et fermerait la porte pour longtemps aux vraies solutions durables de la transition énergétique.
15.10.2013 | WECF France

WECF participera au salon Marjolaine!
Du 9 au 17 novembre 2013 au Parc Floral de Paris, la 38e édition de Marjolaine, salon de la bio en France.
14.10.2013 | WECF France

"Power from the sun" - article in OSCE Magazine
published in OSCE Magazine'Security Community', issue 3, 2013
14.10.2013 | Anke Stock

Exposition itinérante - Femmes du milieu rural
Commandez l'exposition Femmes rurales, inaugurée à La Roche/Foron, pour la Quinzaine de l'Egalité Hommes - Femmes de la Région Rhône-Alpes
12.10.2013 | WECF France

Giftfrei Einkaufen - Kostenloser Download für Smartphones
WECF App giftfrei einkaufen hilft Verbrauchern beim Kauf möglichst schadstofffreier Produkte

Toxic Free shopping now possible in Germany - Download the German Project Nesting app!
WECF App giftfrei einkaufen hilft Verbrauchern beim Kauf möglichst schadstofffreier Produkte
11.10.2013 | WECF

Femmes du milieu rural : entrepreneuses et créatrices d'activités
Portraits de femmes ayant créé leur activité en milieu rural - à commander auprès de WECF France

Colloque jouets : Eco-conception et cycle de vie des jeux / jouets : enjeux et opportunités
Comprendre les enjeux et pratiques de l’éco-conception pour répondre aux consommateurs en demande de jouets sains, toujours plus nombreux. Et si l’éco-conception était une nouvelle voie stratégique pour les fabricants et les distributeurs ? Participez aux débats et aux ateliers et venez découvrir les nouveaux matériaux écologiques des jouets.
11.10.2013 | WECF Event

"Stop Mercury Pollution, Protect Women and Children": 5 Women Ministers from Africa and WHO call for immediate action
Five women Ministers of Environment from South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kena called for action at a high level event in Kumamoto, Japan on "Women and Mercury in Artisinal and small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) - Health impacts on women and future generations".
11.10.2013 | WICF

Going Dutch op bezoek bij een project van WECF ( in Armenië.
Door sanitair te verbeteren versterkt WECF de positie van vrouwen en draagt hiermee bij aan Millenniumdoel 3; mannen en vrouwen gelijkwaardig

What is needed to improve living conditions through sustainable innovations?
Resolution of the National Conference “Innovations towards a Safe and Comfortable Home”
05.10.2013 | WECF

“Women and Mercury in ASGM” Impacts on Women’s Health and that of Future Generations
WECF co-organises side event on "Women and Mercury" at the Minamata Convention Dipcom in Japan, Thursday October 10
02.10.2013 | WICF

Alarmerende concentraties kwik in lichamen vrouwen en kinderen door ambachtelijke goudwinning
WECF co-organiseert side event over "Vrouwen en kwikvervuiling in de ambachtelijke goudwinningsgebieden" " op de Minamata Conventie Dipcom in Japan, donderdag 10 oktober
02.10.2013 | WICF

11th Form pupils in Tadjikistan happy with their toilets "We never dared to visit the toilets on our own before"
WECF and partner ASDP Nau constructed ecotoilets with wash facilities for a school in Bobojon Gafurov, Tadjikistan, thanks to financial support form Natracare
02.10.2013 | WECF

Relooking pour le site Nesting! Communiqué de presse - Annemasse – 20 septembre 2013
Cinq ans après sa création, le site Nesting offre à ses visiteurs : un nouveau look adapté aux écrans des tablettes et smartphones ; un graphisme retravaillé pour plus de clarté et de lisibilité ; une navigation facilitée et une toute nouvelle rubrique pour les publics professionnels.
01.10.2013 | WECF France

WECF partenaire du Réseau Action Climat (RAC) soutient le rapport du GIEC
Aujourd’hui, à Stockholm, les gouvernements du monde ont signé le nouveau rapport du Groupe d’Experts Intergouvernemental sur l’Evolution du Climat (GIEC). Ce rapport indique que le changement climatique se passe maintenant, il s’empire et il est plus que jamais évident que la cause est humaine.
27.09.2013 | WECF France

Fortgeschrittenenseminar: „Nachhaltige Sanitärversorgung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern“ 28.-29. September, Hamburg
WECF trägt Erfahrungen aus 10 Jahren Arbeit mit nachhaltigen Sanitärlösungen bei
26.09.2013 | WECF

Onze Zuid-Afrikaanse partners organiseerden Gender & biologische landbouwtraining in Kaapstad
WECFs 'Empower Women – Benefit for All' (EWA) programma organiseerde in in samenwerking met Soil For Life and Urban Harvest een week van trainingen over gender en biologische landbouw in Kaapstad voor alle Zuid-Afrikaanse partners en de Oegandese partner ATU
26.09.2013 | Annemarie Mohr

Empowering women and men with organic agriculture & gender trainings in Cape Town
WECFs 'Empower Women – Benefit for All' (EWA) programme is to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six countries, including South Africa
26.09.2013 | Annemarie Mohr

European NGOs, including WECF, express titanium dioxide concerns
A group of NGOs led by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has written to the Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA) to express their continuing concerns about the safety of the substance
26.09.2013 | Chemical Watch

Women Major Group Event at UN - great success
WMG event Thursday, September 19th - "Strengthening Gender Justice and Human Rights to Achieve Sustainable Development"
20.09.2013 | WECF

Het evenement van de Womens Major Group bij de VN – Groot succes!
donderdag 19 september – “Versterking van gender gerechtigheid en mensenrechten om duurzame ontwikkeling te bereiken."
20.09.2013 | WECF

INVITE: Thursday, September 19th - Strengthening Gender Justice and Human Rights to Achieve Sustainable Development ”

De la cohérence pour la Conférence environnementale
Communiqué de presse - WECF - 19 septembre 2013
19.09.2013 | WECF France

Veranstaltung: Frauen und Kinder zuerst!? Warum eigentlich?
zum Thema "Gesundheit in einer globalen Agenda für die Zeit nach 2015"
18.09.2013 | WECF

Publication Women's Major Group: "Gender Equality, Women's Rights and Women's Priorities: Recommendations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Post- 2015 Development Agenda"
Report on gender equality, women's rights and women's priorities

WECF Netherlands letter to government on unacceptable risks and costs of shale gas fracking
Winning van schaliegas in Nederland; een slecht idee voor mens en milieu!

Près de 2 millions de signatures pour le Droit à l'eau et à l'assainissement!
1 857 605 signatures ont été collectées pour l'initiative citoyenne européenne "L'eau et l'assainissement sont un droit humain".
12.09.2013 | WECF France

Rapport d'activités 2012 WECF France

First European Citizens’ Initiative collects almost 2 Million signatures across Europe!
As of yesterday the national branches of the campaign, including WECF who took on this task in the Netherlands, have been handing in the signatures collected
10.09.2013 | EPSU

Produits et matériaux sains : L'impact des ateliers Nesting de WECF dans l'accompagnement aux changements de comportements des participants
Les chantiers Leroy Merlin source

Terra Preta Sanitation:the most human-made fertile soil from bio-waste, excreta and charcoal
New perspectives on sanitation at 1st International Terra Preta Sanitation Conference Organized by TUHH and WECF
06.09.2013 | Fedde Jorritsma

Terra Preta Sanitatie: door mensen gemaakte vruchtbare grond van bio-afval, uitwerpselen en houtskool
Nieuwe perspectieven op het gebied van sanitatie werden gepresenteerd op de eerste internationale Terra Preta sanitatie conferentie georganiseerd door TUHH and WECF
06.09.2013 | Fedde Jorritsma

WECF congratulates Dr Peter Morgan with the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize
Dr. Peter Morgan has been named the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his work to protect the health and lives of millions of people through improved sanitation and water technologies
05.09.2013 | WECF

WECF at the World Water Week 2013

New Publication on NCDs: Environmental factors one of the main causes of preventable deaths
Civil Society Groups release, in cooperation with UNEP, first publication about non-communicable diseases and environmental determinants
27.08.2013 | Joint Press Release

New Publication on NCDs: Environmental factors one of the main causes of preventable deaths
Civil Society Groups release, in cooperation with UNEP, first publication about non-communicable diseases and environmental determinants
27.08.2013 | Joint Press Release

Nieuwe publicatie over NCD’s door NGOs samen met UNEP: Milieufactoren een van de belangrijkste oorzaken van te voorkomen sterfgevallen
Niet-overdraagbare ziekten (NCD) zijn nu de belangrijkste oorzaak van te voorkomen ziektes en arbeidsongeschiktheid, en daardoor van significante invloed op het welzijn en dagelijks leven van vele individuen en werknemers.

New Publication on NCDs: Environmental factors one of the main causes of preventable deaths
Civil Society Groups release, in cooperation with UNEP, first publication about non-communicable diseases and environmental determinants
27.08.2013 | Joint Press Release

Terra Preta Sanitation - The Future of Sanitation?
Linking sanitation, agriculture, soil protection and climate change Terra Preta Sanitation – An interdisciplinary approach
26.08.2013 | WECF

Sanitärversorgung der Zukunft?
Was haben Sanitärversorgung, Landwirtschaft, Bodenschutz und Klimawandel miteinander zu tun? Terra Preta Sanitation - Ein interdisziplinärer Ansatz
26.08.2013 | Pressemitteilung WECF

Terra Preta - The Future of Sanitation? Linking sanitation, agriculture, soil protection and climate change
WECF hosts 1st International Terra Preta Sanitation Conference in Hamburg, August 29-30
20.08.2013 | WECF

WECF Pressemitteilung Nestbau: Neue App giftfrei einkaufen
Wenn Schadstoffe in Produkten krank machen Neue App giftfrei einkaufen hilft Verbrauchern beim Kauf möglichst schadstofffreier Produkte
06.08.2013 | WECF Press Release

Qu'est-ce qui vous perturbe?
Faites savoir au gouvernement que vous voulez un avenir sans perturbateurs endocriniens!
30.07.2013 | WECF France

Le grand Nord canadien, ses caribous, ses aurores boréales… et ses mines d’uranium ?
WECF France est membre du réseau Sortir du Nucléaire et se mobilise en signant la pétition.
26.07.2013 | WECF France

Zonnedrogers van blik en karton
Leerzame en praktische workshops door Fedde
23.07.2013 | Ante Sellis

Speelgoed blijft Spelbreker
EU beschermt kinderen onvoldoende tegen schadelijke stoffen
19.07.2013 | WECF Nederland

No country in the world completely protects its citizens against dangerous chemicals in products, says WECF’s executive director in Indian Consumer
Sascha Gabizon draws attention to hazardous chemicals that can be found all over the world and in the Indian market specifically.
11.07.2013 | WECF

WECF joins Gender+E3, an informal working group in the European Parliament to discuss gender and environmental issues
Group will connect MEP’s to NGO’s in order to advance in matters concerning gender, ecology and sustainable development
11.07.2013 | WECF

WECF joins Gender+E3, an informal working group in the European Parliament to discuss gender and environmental issues
Group will connect MEP’s to NGO’s in order to advance in matters concerning gender, ecology and sustainable development
11.07.2013 | WECF

Pan Europe calls for more engagement in reducing the use of pesticides in the EU
Pan Europe sent letter to Tonio Borg, who heads the European Commission's directorate-general for Health and Consumers, asking to make more efforts to ensure that EU member states are implementing the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)

One year later, participants of “Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort” evaluate impact solar heating and insulation measures
In a workshop conducted in Georgia, partner organizations from Georgia and Ukraine evaluated the results of the project “Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort” so far
10.07.2013 | WECF

WECF confirmed as co-leading partner for UNECE’s work program on water supplies and sanitation
At the sixth meeting of UNECE/WHO-EURO Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health, WECF was appointed as a co-leading partner of the work program of the Protocol on Water and Health, in the area “Small Scale Water Supplies”, alongside Germany and the Czech Republic.
10.07.2013 | WECF

Collegium Ramazzini ask for new ways to test EDC's chemicals and to revise current approaches to risk management
The Collegium Ramazzini, an international academy of 180 scientists from 25 countries, experts in environmental and occupational health, has released a statement calling for new ways to test chemicals and to revise current approaches to risk management
04.07.2013 | Anouk Dominguez

Exposure to Bisphenol-A in developing prostate increases risk of later cancer
Early exposure to Bisphenol-A or BPA, an additive commonly found in plastic bottles and containers, food can lining and thermal paper receipts; is linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer
04.07.2013 | Science Daily

Le rapport d'activités WECF 2012 est en ligne!
02.07.2013 | WECF France

Are we on track to the Future we want?
WECF Director Sascha Gabizon participates in virtual conference to mark the one year anniversary of Rio+20
27.06.2013 | UN DESA video

Energy-efficiency, costs, health and precarity – (dis)entangling the threads

Why aren't we up in arms?
Blogpost by Clare Dimmer, Chair, Breast Cancer UK
25.06.2013 | Breast Cancer UK

Global efforts to promote health face serious challenges from ‘big business’ – UN official
Tactics include front groups, lobbies, promises of self-regulation, lawsuits, and industry-funded research that “confuses the evidence and keeps the public in doubt” - Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
25.06.2013 | UN news centre

WECF France partenaire du Prix des femmes pour le développement durable
Récompenser les femmes « héroïnes du quotidien », une volonté de des 8 magazines qui soutiennent le Prix des femmes pour le développement durable: envoyez votre dossier avant le 12 Juillet!!
25.06.2013 | WECF France

Een giftige plas
‘s Werelds bestverkochte onkruidverdelger gevonden in menselijke urine door heel Europa

At international meeting on sustainable future, women are referred to in unacceptable terms
The Women's Major Group, composed of 420 organizations from 80 countries, participated in the 4th Open Working Group Session on Sustainable Development from 17 to 19 June 2013
21.06.2013 | Women's Major Group

Restitution des actions de J’ADAPT mon territoire le 29 juin à partir de 17h30, en présence de Coline Serreau
« Jeunesse pour une Agriculture Durable et une Alimentation de Proximité et du Terroir »
21.06.2013 | Céline Burdin

Stratégie Nationale Perturbateurs Endocriniens: WECF co-écrit et co-signe avec 27 organisations un manifeste pour une stratégie ambitieuse
Le jour de la réunion qui doit sceller le sort de la SNPE, 27 organisations de la société civile publient un manifeste et une pétition publique, appelant le gouvernement à adopter une stratégie ambitieuse de réduction des expositions des populations et des écosystèmes aux perturbateurs endocriniens.
19.06.2013 | WECF France

Perturbateurs endocriniens dans les produits de consommation courante : le nouveau guide conseil de WECF vient de sortir !
Communiqué de Presse
19.06.2013 | WECF France

Weed killer found in human urine across Europe
People in 18 countries across Europe have been found to have traces of the weed killer glyphosate in their urine, show the results of tests commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe and released today
13.06.2013 | Friends of the Earth

J'ADAPT mon territoire
Retours sur le séminaire J'ADAPT mon territoire Jeunesse pour une Agriculture Durable et une Alimentation de Proximité et du Terroir
13.06.2013 | Céline Burdin

Climate Needs Farmers
Programme d'échange européens Leonardo Da Vinci
13.06.2013 | Céline Burdin

"Opportunities to Stimulate Local Economies through Sustainable Innovations for Home Comfort"
Gender-sensitive feasibility study for rural areas in Issyk Kul and Naryn

How to Stimulate Local Economies through Sustainable Innovations for Home Comfort?
The EuropeAid funded WECF project “Home Comforts” has demonstrated solutions how to find affordable and sustainable ways towards improved living conditions in rural areas of Kyrgyzstan
12.06.2013 | WECF

Human rights, gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the context of international sustainable development
RESPONSE TO THE REPORT OF THE HIGH LEVEL PANEL (HLP) OF EMINENT PERSONS ON POST 2015 – 11 JUNE 2013 by Dutch civil society organizations working in the field of gender equality, human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and sustainable development.
12.06.2013 | WECF/WICF

Mijn hemel! Wat gebeurt er op Aarde?
Help Jan Juffermans en zorg ervoor dat ook politici gaan nadenken over hun voetafdruk
11.06.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Fat under the skin points to chemical exposure
Study of POPs in obese patients
11.06.2013 | Chemical Watch

Reactie van Women's Major Group en WECF op nieuwe VN Post 2015 rapport
Het Verenigde Naties (VN) High Level Panel post 2015 rapport is niet ambitieus genoeg en zet niet de benodigde verandering in werking om een einde te maken aan armoede en om duurzame ontwikkeling te bewerkstelligen

Nieuwe maatregelen in Zweden voor regulering hormoonverstorende stoffen en Bisfenol A moeten voorbeeld zijn voor andere Europese lidstaten
Blootstelling tot giftige hormoonverstorende stoffen (EDCs) zoals Bisfenol A kan voortkomen uit verschillende bronnen. Dit is een van de redenen waarom het nodig is om een omvangrijke strategie voor de regulatie van deze stoffen te ontwikkelen.
10.06.2013 | WECF

Veranderen van eigen voedselpatronen is de oplossing voor de mensheid
Deze week, op 5 juni, was het World Environment Day (WED). Deze dag is door de VN ingesteld om jaarlijks stil te staan bij ons milieu.
10.06.2013 | WECF

Lutte contre les cancers : WECF aux Rencontres du Collectif K
WECF parlera de prévention en santé les 28 et 29 juin aux 3èmes rencontres Nationales des associations impliquées dans la lutte contre le Cancer, au Palais des Arts et des Congrès de Vannes.
10.06.2013 | WECF France

Schulgartenpartnerschaft Bayern-Westkap
Wie Schüler in Bayern für globales, gemeinnütziges Engagement begeistern werden konnten um die Lebensqualität in verarmten Gemeinden in Südafrika zu erhöhen - Und Wie Sie selbst mitmachen können!
08.06.2013 | WECF

Meinungen zu den Gemeinschaftsgärten in Südafrika
Was Besucher und Beteiligte von unseren Garten-Projekten mit lokalen Partnern in Südafrika sagen
08.06.2013 | WECF

Gemeinschaftsgärten in Blikkiersdrop und Lavender Hill
Gemeinschaftsgärten als gesellschaftliche Ressource gegen Armut und Unterernährung
08.06.2013 | WECF

WECF at the Chemical Convention COPs in Geneva
Through out May WECF participated in the COPs of Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and the Extraordinary COP, which took place in Geneva
06.06.2013 | Alexandra Caterbow

Un journal pour l'AMAP Mottets & Pétanielle
06.06.2013 | Céline Burdin

Second Gender Picnic organised during Climate Negotiations

Changing our Food patterns is the solution for humanity
Food facts on World Environment Day, 5 June 2013
05.06.2013 | WECF News Release

Deutschland erstreitet sich ersten Erfolg für sicheres Spielzeug vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof
Deutschland darf weiterhin strengere Grenzwerte für Schwermetalle in Spielzeug auferlegen
04.06.2013 | CVRIA

Germany fighting for safer toys in front of the European Court
Germany granted extended enforcement of stringent limit values on heavy metals in toys
04.06.2013 | CVRIA

More than 10 000 people contributing to realize a new project in Moldova
The project ‘Safe Water and Sanitation for the Kindergarten Dominteni’ has reached its funding target during the 13th edition of the ‘Festival de L’Oh’, organized by Fondation France and SIAAP in Val de Marne, France.
04.06.2013 | WECF

EDCs (hormoonverstorende stoffen) in cosmetica
Opvallend onderzoek van de Deense Consumentenraad
04.06.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

UN Climate Change Conference Gender-Agenda in Bonn

France finalizing plans for a national EDC strategy
A draft strategy is expected to be presented, although many NGOs fear it to bee not ambitious enough and under-financed
03.06.2013 | Chemical Watch

Sweden’s new actions on regulating EDCs and BPA should be a model for the Rest of Europe
Exposure to toxic EDCs such as BPA can happen from many sources, which is why a comprehensive strategy has to be developed. Sweden has taken first steps towards this goal.
03.06.2013 | WECF

Combination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in cosmetics increases health risk
For the first time, in a study presented by the Danish Consumer Council, the combined amount of EDC-exposure from different products has been determined
03.06.2013 | Danish Consumer Council

Women Major Group response to the High Level Panel Post 2015 report: "by far not good enough!"
Global Sustainable Development Goals as proposed by Eminent Persons report to UN Secretary General, have some good aspects but are not ambitious enough and fail to bring the necessary change
31.05.2013 | Reflection on the High Level Panel post 2015 report by members of the Women’s Major Group

Het belang van gelijke rechten in Centraal-Azie
Als onderdeel van het EWA programma heeft WECF eind april in samenwerking met YEC een training gefaciliteerd in Dushanbe
31.05.2013 | WECF Nederland

10 683 personnes en Val de Marne soutiennent le projet de WECF France et Ormax en Moldavie
Le projet WECF France-Ormax "Eau saine et assainissement sûr pour l'école maternelle de Dominteni en Moldavie" pourra se réaliser grâce à la 13e édition du Festival de l'Oh! (Val de Marne), de la Fondation France Libertés et du SIAAP.
30.05.2013 | Natalia Dejean

Food Garden Project in Blikkiesdorp and Lavender Hill
Food Garden to battle poverty, malnutrition, and providing opportunities participating in the community
28.05.2013 | WECF

COW 2013 7th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disrupters May 28-31, 2013

IEA lobt Deutschland für die Energiewende
Die Internationale Energieagentur hat sich vom kritischen Kurs gegenüber der deutschen Energiewende verabschiedet
28.05.2013 | WECF

Co-chair meeting - Open Working Group on Sustainable development goals, third session (24 May 2013)
"Women gathering water are subject to violence every day" - WECF Director speeches at the UN
25.05.2013 | WICF

How to implement the “Human right to Water and Sanitation” in the European Region?
Second meeting of the Expert Group on Monitoring Progress in Achieving Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation in the pan-European Region under the Protocol on Water and Health
22.05.2013 | WECF

ROCA kontra Asbest – WECF kritisiert den Umgang der UN mit den Gefahren von Asbest
Die ROCA (Rotterdam Convention Alliance) kritisiert klar und deutlich die Unterwerfung von internationalen Abkommen zur Sicherung der öffentlichen Gesundheit der Profitgier von Unternehmen
22.05.2013 | WECF

Batterien sind zu oft giftige und ineffiziente Energieversorger
Das Umweltbundesamt hat eine Studie vorgelegt die aufzeigt wie unzureichend giftige Schwermetalle in Batterien gekennzeichnet sind
22.05.2013 | UBA

10 years WECF and Ecosan - A film for those who don't know Ecosan
From Romania to Kyrgyzstan: 10 years WECF experience with ecosan toilets in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
21.05.2013 | WECF

Projet 2€ 2013 du Festival de l'Oh!:"Eau saine et assainissement sûr pour l’école maternelle de Dominteni en Moldavie"
Cette année, grâce au Festival de l'Oh! du Val de Marne et au soutien de la Fondation France Libertés et du SIAAP, WECF et son partenaire Ormax vont pouvoir apporter de l'eau potable et des solutions d'assainissement écologique aux enfants de l'école maternelle de Dominteni, en Moldavie.
21.05.2013 | Natalia Dejean

A glossary on sustainable development
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG) published a glossary on sustainable development from a gender perspective
17.05.2013 | WECF

Glufosinat endlich vom Markt nehmen!
In einer gemeinsamen Presseinformation fordern mehrere Verbände den Stopp der Produktion des hochgiftigen Glufosinat durch BAYER
17.05.2013 | WECF

Wie erneuerbare Energien auch in der Ukraine funktionieren!
Ein runder Tisch zur Energiezukunft der Ukraine in Kiew, organisiert von WECF
17.05.2013 | WECF

Project Nesting available in three languages on Facebook!
Come have a look at!
15.05.2013 | WECF

200 tons of mercury in abandoned Kyiv factory
Huge amounts of highly toxic mercury are evaporating into the air in an abandoned factory in Kyiv, Ukraine
15.05.2013 | Kyivpost

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

WECF and other NGOs pressing EU to take action against EDCs
More than 20 NGOs demand action following up on COP6 in a letter to Manuel Barroso
13.05.2013 | WECF

Publication of WECF's partner Global Forest Coalition
Report on the impacts of bioeconomy and markets in environmental services on women

La Convention de Rotterdam est en crise, déclarent des associations de la société civile
Une poignée de pays prennent en otage un accord international, dont le but est la protection de la santé et de l’environnement
13.05.2013 | WECF France

Success in Geneva: Toxic flame retardant to be phased out globally despite EU protest
Alexandra Caterbow: “EU had the chance to act on its full global responsibility, but failed”
10.05.2013 | WECF

WECF informiert auf dem Deutschen Hebammenkongress über EDCs
Am 6. Und 7. Mai 2013 fand in Nürnberg der Kongress statt auf dem WECF erneut wichtige Aufklärungsarbeit zu Umwelthormonen geleistet hat
10.05.2013 | WECF

Rotterdam Convention in crisis, say civil society groups
Handful of countries highjack international agreement, intended to protect human health and environment
10.05.2013 | WECF & ROCA

Rotterdam Convention Asbestos Side Event
Sascha Gabizon chaired a panel on the dangers of chrysotile asbestos
08.05.2013 | Laurie Kazan-Allen

Round Table discussion on the future of Ukraine’s energy supply in Kyiv
WECF, Ecoclub, and the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine discussed about the climate and energy strategies possible in Ukraine
08.05.2013 | WECF

Nieuwe resultaten Doetinchem Cohort Studie
Jongere generaties hebben een hogere risicofactor
08.05.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Demonstration of asbestos victims groups
08.05.2013 | WECF

Werbung für ungesundes Essen an Schulen
Foodwatch kürt den Windbeutel 2013 und zeichnet damit die dreisteste Werbemasche für ungesunde Kinderprodukte aus
07.05.2013 | WECF

Side event Rotterdam Convention Conference of the Parties
The Great Asbestos Trail – an example for other countries?
07.05.2013 | WECF

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

Pure Water: Constructed Wetlands in Bulgaria
WECF has produced an informative video on the constructed wetland in Bulgaria

Das EWA-Projekt und Gemeinschaftsgärten in Südafrika
"Wir kultivieren nicht nur Gemüse, sondern auch Menschen. Wir geben den Leuten nicht nur einen Teller voll Essen, viel wichtiger: wir leisten Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe.“

Worldwide more people have a mobile phone than access to a toilet
Out of 7 Billion people, 6 Billion have a mobile phone, but only 4.5 Billion have access to a toilet
01.05.2013 | UN

Launching 2014 reporting cycle for the Aarhus Convention - WECF highlights importance of input from civil society
The process of preparing the reports, which involves a dialogue with the public at the national level, is an extremely important aspect of the reporting mechanism.
01.05.2013 | WECF

WECF explains the winning project of the 2013 UN “Water for Life Best Practice Award”
WECF and its partner Ormax were interviewed by WaterCouchTV after the ceremony
01.05.2013 | WECF

Beleidsnota Ploumen: Wat de wereld verdient
WO=MEN over brede integratie vrouwenrechten
29.04.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Wikiwater – a wiki on how to gain access to clean drinking water for the poor
Wikiwater is a new website that explains simple techniques and practices in access to water and sanitation for the world’s poorest people
26.04.2013 | WECF

Hormonell wirksame Chemikalien: Schwangere schützen, EDCs besser regulieren
Kinder und Schwangere vor gesundheitsschädigenden Chemikalien
24.04.2013 | Johanna Hausmann

Débat sur l'énergie : Les premiers rapports laissent entrevoir quelques avancées
WECF relaye et soutient le communiqué de presse
24.04.2013 | Anne Barre

Bet on countries missing the 2 degrees goal fuels Carbon bubble
Disproportionate investment into still buried fossil fuels creates risky, enormous market bubble
23.04.2013 | The Guardian

21st OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum, Kiev, 16-17 April 2013
WECF was invited to present their views on the role of civil society in promoting sustainable energy at the 2nd preparatory meeting to the 21st OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum titled “Increasing stability and security: Improving the environmental footprint of energy-related activities in the OSCE region”.
23.04.2013 | 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

30.000 handtekeningen aangeboden aan Franse ministers
Petitie om hormoonverstoorders in speelgoed te weren aangeboden aan Franse ministers voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu
23.04.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF present on the Water Fair in Berlin 2013
Internationale Konferenz zum Wissensaustausch und zur Zusammenarbeit zu Wasser am 23.-26. April 2013

UN cancer agency asked to sever its ties to asbestos propagandists
In an open letter, the IARC was asked to stop the Uralasbest research project on chrysotile asbestos due to the partner’s unethical and improper conduct
19.04.2013 | Righton Canada and WECF

New Californian regulation will halt the reason for possibly the largest flow of toxic flame retardant chemicals worldwide
WECF supported the important work of civil society organisations to stop a Californian furniture flammability rule, which was one of the major reasons for the presence of brominated flame retardants in furniture foam worldwide
18.04.2013 | IPEN & WECF

WECF France fête ces 5 ans avec la Cité de la Solidarité Internationale à Annemasse
Inauguration officielle de la Cité de la Solidarité Internationale en présence d'élu-es français et suisses
17.04.2013 | WECF France

Pregnant Women and Unborn Babies Susceptibility to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
WECF Positionpaper for a stronger regulation on EDC

Hormonell wirksame Chemikalien: Schwangere schützen, EDCs besser regulieren
WECF Positionsspapier für eine striktere Regulierung von EDCs – national, europäisch und international

WECF auf der Wasser Berlin 2013
Am 25. April, während dem Internationalen Forum der Wasser Berlin wird WECF zwei bulgarische Projekte vorstellen
15.04.2013 | WECF

EDC Free campaign led by coalition of public interest groups
An informal coalition of European public interest groups, of which WECF is one, concerned about how endocrine disruptors (EDCs) may be harming health, has recently launched an EDC Free website outlining a campaign call to action for an EDC Free Europe

Nieuw rapport WHO: Het onbekende gevaar van EDCs
Hormoonverstoorders (EDCs) blijven een groot gevaar in een klein hoekje. Recentelijk heeft de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) een rapport gepubliceerd over deze stoffen
15.04.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Team2015 Utrecht: Verzamelpunt voor initiatieven betreffende de VN Millenniumdoelen
In Utrecht zijn er inmiddels een flink aantal organisaties actief die zich bezighouden met de VN Millenniumdoelen. Een van die organisaties is WECF
15.04.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Visite d'échange en Arménie pour une délégation de femmes de Rhône-Alpes
Dans le cadre de son projet "Non aux substances chimiques dans notre environnement. Les femmes actrices de ce changement", WECF France a réalisé une visite d'échanges entre des femmes de Rhône-Alpes et d'Arménie.
14.04.2013 | WECF France

Strengthening Chemical and product safety in the Western Balkans
Civil Society organisations from Western Balkans and EU, the UN team Serbia and representatives of government agencies of Albania, Serbia and FYR of Macedonia develop recommendations for regional cooperation and strengthening of chemicals safety
12.04.2013 | WECF

WECF: More than 30,000 signatures to ‘Stop EDCs in toys’
On 9 April Women in Europe for a Common Future in France (WECF) delivered their petition "Stop endocrine disruptors in toys" signed by more than 30,000 people, to French Health and Environment Ministers

Beacon conference on Integrating Chemicals Safety in Belgrade, Serbia

Public Hearing: Time for Plan B: Positive Effects of Gender Sensitive & Environmental Policies

Policy Recommendations by the Women’s Major Group on global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-­‐2015 Development Agenda
10 Recommendations for the Sustainable Development Agenda and the Post-­‐2015 Development Agenda

Perturbateurs endocriniens dans les jouets: bientôt des mesures ?
WECF a été reçue le 09 Avril par les Ministères de la Santé et de l’Ecologie pour remettre la pétition « Stop aux perturbateurs endocriniens dans les jouets »
10.04.2013 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Position de WECF France - Stratégie Nationale Perturbateurs endocriniens
09.04.2013 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Rondetafelbijeenkomst op 18 februari bij Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken over Post-2015 agenda
Op initiatief van Rutgers/WPF, Share-Net en WECF en WO=MEN organiseerde het Ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken een ronde tafel bijeenkomst met experts op het gebied van mensenrechten, gender gelijkheid, seksuele en reproductieve gezondheid en rechten (SRGR) en gender & water
06.04.2013 | WECF

Gefahr für Beschäftigte in Gärtnereien und deren Kinder durch hormonell wirksame Pestizide
Hormonell wirksame Pestizide schädigen Mitarbeiter von Gärtnereien und deren ungeborene Kinder im Mutterleib
05.04.2013 | WECF

CHILDPROOF zur europäischen Luftqualitäts-Richtlinie: Beunruhigte Eltern fordern gesunde Luft für ihre Kinder
2013 wurde von der europäischen Kommission zum Jahr der Luft erklärt.
05.04.2013 | WECF

Toys Safety in the Balkans
Safe consumer products are a demand for countries to be able to join the European Union. WECF is helping out Albania and Macedonia in their struggle to improve the situation

WECF and UNDP Serbia organising a beacon conference on Integrating Chemicals Safety in Belgrade, 11.April 2013
A high level conference "Chemical and product safety in the Western Balkans – a priority area for the post 2015 agenda”
04.04.2013 | WECF

French fries high in acrylamide
A study points out that efforts should be continued to reduce intake of acrylamide in adolescents.
03.04.2013 | Food and Chemical Toxicology, 43(3)

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

WECF signs position paper pushing for third party participation in the REACH Authorisation process
To ensure to replace SVHC with their saver alternatives, third parties should be allowed access to the Authorisation process of REACH
03.04.2013 | WECF

Meeting Public Participation in Decision-Making in the Nuclear Domain 12 and 13 March 2013
WECF facilitated WECF facilitated the group on taking due account of the outcomes of public participation in decision making on nuclear issues
03.04.2013 | WECF

2013: Uitgeroepen tot het Jaar van Luchtkwaliteit door de EU
WECF onderschrijft het standpunt van de Vlaamse Gezinsbond over Luchtkwaliteit en gezondheid van kinderen
03.04.2013 | Marie Kranendonk

EWA South Africa - Community Gardens
"We are not just growing food but growing people. We are not only giving people a plate of food, but more valuable than this; we are empowering people to help themselves."
01.04.2013 | WICF Project

Overview of Urine-Diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs)
Technology review incorporates WECF's experiences with dry toilets
27.03.2013 | WECF

Fat from under the skin points to chemical exposure
Study of POPs in obese patients
27.03.2013 | Chemical Watch

Women Major Group members present in Bonn and Bali
WECF and 300 other major group and civil society organisation representatives met for 3 days in Bonn at the CSO post 2015 conference and from there many went on to Bali, for the high level panel post 2015 members meeting
26.03.2013 | WICF

Oleg Rotari, Président de l'ONG moldave Ormax - gagnant 2013 du Prix ONU-Eau " L’eau, source de vie "!
Le Prix ONU-Eau " L’eau, source de vie " revient à Ormax, partenaire de WECF pour leur projet commun "Eau saine et assainissement sûr pour tous en Moldavie"
23.03.2013 | WECF France

Internationaler Tag des Wassers, 22. März 2013 – Arbeit von WECF im Zeichen des Wassers
Auch dieses Jahr ist am 22. März wieder der Tag des Wassers. WECF zählt hierzu die jüngsten Erfolge und Entwicklungen zum Themenbereich ‚Wasser & Sanitation‘ auf.
22.03.2013 | WECF

WECF-partner Ormax wins UN “Water for Life Best Practice Award”
Ormax won for its project coordinated by WECF the prize in the second category of “Water for Life Best Practice”
22.03.2013 | UN water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication

WECF-partner from Moldova wins UN “Water for Life Best Practice Award”
The UN has just presented the award to Oleg Rotari and Ormax for their project “Safe Water and sanitation for Everyone in Moldova” in The Hague
22.03.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Partner WECF uit Moldavië winnaar VN “Water for Life –Best Practice Award”
Verenigde Naties heeft zojuist in Den Haag Award toegekend aan Oleg Rotari van Ormax voor het project ‘Veilig water en sanitatie voor iedereen in Moldavië’.
22.03.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

‘Kinderen houden van duurzame sanitatie’ - WECF maakt op Wereld Water Dag winnaars Ecosan toilet fotocompetitie bekend
Oleg Rotari (Moldavie), Knarik Grigoryan (Armenie) en Surayo Saidova (Tadjikistan) zijn de winnaars van de WECF Ecosan Toilet Photo Award
21.03.2013 | WECF Pers

16th meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention in Geneva, 19-21 June 2013
Progress in implementing the current work programme will be reviewed. The Working Group will also be discussing items in preparation for the fifth ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties
21.03.2013 | WICF

WECF Director Sascha Gabizon participates in panel on Positive Effects of Gender Sensitive and Environmental Policies
GUE/NGL is organising a public hearing on the relation of gender and environmental policies at the European Parliament in Brussels, on April 10th 2013.
21.03.2013 | WECF

Winners announced of WECF Ecosan Toilet Photo Competition
Oleg Rotari, Knarik Grigoryan and Surayo Saidova of Ormax are winners of the WECF Ecosan Toilet Photo Award
21.03.2013 | WECF

WECF's Kyrgyz partner CAAW organised first Water Forum in Osh, Kyrgyzstan
The Forum allowed for a dialogue between local authorities, Water Users’ Committees, activists and the broader public from 14.-15. March 2013.
21.03.2013 | WECF

The Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialist & Democrats call for ultimate eradication of asbestos contamination in European Parliament
The European Parliament adopted a resolution which sets a deadline for the final eradication of asbestos contamination until 2028.
21.03.2013 | S&D

Isabelle Velarde receives the Award Terre de Femmes Yves Rocher for the project InitiaTerre launched by WECF France
On the occasion of the international Women’s day Isabelle Velarde received the 2nd Award Terre de Femmes from M. Jacques Rocher, Honorary President of the Yves Rocher foundation
20.03.2013 | WECF

De status van vrouwen - WECF ondertekent statement naar aanleiding van de 57e Commission on the Status of Women, CSW57
Vrouwen maken een statement naar aanleiding van de 57e sessie van de Commission on the Status of Women
19.03.2013 | WECF

Une exposition pour parler toilette sans détour!
Les Toilettes, une question de dignité, parlons-en à Annemasse le 22 Mars 2013 à l'occasion de la Journée Mondiale de l'Eau Annemasse le 7 mars 2013
19.03.2013 | WECF France

Couveuse d'activités agricoles impulsée par le Collectif ADP Léman et WECF France
15.03.2013 | Celine Burdin

European Parliament passes Westlund's report on health risks from EDCs
Report mirrors recent concerns about EDCs' health risks and calls for better legal protection in the EU until 2015
14.03.2013 | HEAL

Isabelle Velarde obtient le 2ème prix Terre de femmes Yves Rocher projet InitiaTerre impulsé par WECF France
Communiqué de presse
14.03.2013 | Anne Barre

World Water Day
Events related to World Water Day 22 March 2013
13.03.2013 | WECF

European Citizens’ Initiative – Water is a Human Right
1.2 million signatures, but we’re not there yet!

Europees Burgerinitiatief - Water is een Mensenrecht
1,2 miljoen handtekeningen, maar we zijn er nog niet!
12.03.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Retours sur le séminaire J'ADAPT mon territoire
Jeunesse pour une Agriculture Durable et une Alimentation de Proximité et du Terroir - du 8 au 10 février 2013
12.03.2013 | Céline Burdin

WECF as part of WMG included in a list of twitter handles for perspectives on women and sustainability
Honouring the WMG as an important twitter news outlet on women for sustainability also includes WECF as one of the current Operating Partners
11.03.2013 | WECF

8 March International Women’s Day - Women at CSW57 Confronting Unsustainable Development
Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development' during the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW57, talk about the experiences of women and the struggle and resistance strategies of their communities against unsustainable economic activities
08.03.2013 | WICF

Europees burgerinitiatief “Water is een Mensenrecht” heeft steun van Nederland waterland hard nodig
Het Europees burgerinitiatief heeft al meer dan 1,2 miljoen handtekeningen, maar in Nederland zijn nog ruim tienduizend handtekeningen nodig.
07.03.2013 | WECF Pers

8 Maart: Internationale Vrouwendag
Met het oog op de internationale vrouwendag vrijdag 8 maart wil WECF vooral aandacht vragen voor de negatieve impact van milieuvervuiling op de gezondheid van vrouwen en hoe dit zelfs kan leiden tot geweld richting vrouwen en meisjes
07.03.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Prevention of breast cancer key to reducing burden of the disease
A federal advisory committee of leading breast cancer experts finds that preventing breast cancer is done through identifying and eliminating environmental causes
07.03.2013 | Breast Cancer Fund

CSW Side-Event: Violence - Ecologies - Livelihood

8 mars 2013 - exposition "Parcours de femmes"!
A l'occasion de la Journée Internationale des Droits des Femmes, WECF France, en partenariat avec l'association Art Terre, présente dans les nouveaux locaux d'Annemasse Agglo une exposition grand format sur la place des femmes en milieu rural.
07.03.2013 | WECF France

5th IWA Eastern European Water Professionals Conference
For young and senior water professionals
06.03.2013 | WECF

March 8: International Women's Day
On the 8th March WECF wants to highlight the fact that environmental degradation has specific impacts on women’s health and can even amount to violence against women and girls.
06.03.2013 | WICF

Post 2015 Development Goals: Consultation on Water
Rapporteur Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director WECF, identified five core issues during the consultation in Geneva
06.03.2013 | WECF

Energiewende ist mehr als eine Preisdebatte
Die Klima-Allianz legt ein Positionspapier zur sozialen Dimension der Energiewende vor
06.03.2013 | WECF

Women Major Group for integration of women’s rights and equality into SDGs & post2015
As part of the Women Major Group, Sascha Gabizon advocated for better improvements in equality at the UNEP GC 2013 in Nairobi
05.03.2013 | Sascha Gabizon

Documentaire over de chemische vervuiling van onze lichamen "Unacceptable Levels" bekroond met Gezondheids- en Milieuprijs Internationale Milieufestival Parijs
WECF Directeur Sascha Gabizon jurylid van Internationale Milieufilm Festival Parijs
04.03.2013 | WECF

WECF guide on Renovation and D.I.Y
The information brochure "Renovation & do it yourself" informs on avoiding hazardous chemicals in your home while renovating

WECF guide on EDCs (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals)
The WECF information brochure "Stop EDCs in everyday products" informs you how to avoid exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals in your daily life

WECF Ratgeber zu Renovieren und Heimwerken - jetzt auf Deutsch und Englisch
Der WECF Ratgeber "Heimwerken & Renovieren" informiert wie Sie giftige und schädliche Chemikalien beim Renovieren vermeiden

Petition to ban hormone disruptors (EDCs) in consumer goods
WECF supports the Danish online-petition to ban all EDCs EU-wide which will be delivered to the European Commission
04.03.2013 | WECF

WECF Ratgeber zu EDCs - jetzt auf Deutsch und Englisch
Der WECF Ratgeber Stop EDC – hormonell wirksame Chemikalien in Alltagsprodukten informiert wie sie sich im Alltag vor hormonell wirksamen Chemikalien schützen können.

Winner of “Health and Environment Film Prize” announced: Unacceptable Levels
Paris, 26 February 2013 - “Unacceptable levels” by Ed Brown, (USA) became the winner of the first-ever film prize on health and environment at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) tonight
27.02.2013 | HEAL (Health & Environment Network)

Festival International du Film de l'Environnement: le prix santé/environnement décerné à un documentaire sur les contaminations chimiques de nos organismes
Unacceptable Levels de Ed Brown, récompensé
27.02.2013 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

La consultation sur la thématique de l'Eau - nouvelle étape vers l'agenda de développement post-2015
Alors que les Nations Unies sont en train de définir l'agenda post-2015 en matière de développement, elles organisent une consultation thématique sur l''eau. WECF, membre de plusieurs réseaux de la société civile, a participé activement dans la consultation et a formulé plusieurs recommandations pour la prise en compte de la dimension Genre dans la définition d'un objectif universel sur l'eau, objectif notamment exigé par la Coalition Eau.
26.02.2013 | WECF France

626 hazardous substances of which 488 are still legal
ChemSec updates its SIN list to contain 626 hazardous chemicals of which 138 are on the REACH candidate list
26.02.2013 | ChemSec

HEALs Environmental Health Film Festival

“Climate needs Farmers"
In January 2013, WECF France started the European exchange programme Leonardo Da Vinci.
26.02.2013 | WECF

CSW Side-Event: Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development
WECF will moderate the side-event at the 57th CSW in New York
26.02.2013 | WECF

WECF and Women Major Group at UNEP governing council meeting, February 2013
WECF leads the Women's Major Group at UNEP and coordinated the interventions by the WMG members at the UNEP Governing Council.
26.02.2013 | WECF

Rejected food turns into gourmet meal at the UNEP GC/GMEF
In support of the initiative Think.Eat.Save Reduce Your Foodprint, Ministers were served meals made from food rejected by retailers due to cosmetic reasons
25.02.2013 | UNEP

Inventory report published - WECF project on Chemical Safety in Georgia finalised
An analysis of the chemical legislation and the situation regarding hazardous chemicals and their alternatives in the agricultural and construction sectors in Georgia
25.02.2013 | WECF

Landmark UN report on EDCs published
The State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals report acknowledges that synthetic chemicals can have significant health impacts
25.02.2013 | UNEP/ WHO

Transition énergétique: WECF s'implique dans le Débat National
C'est un débat qui nous concerne toutes et tous, informez-vous! et participez localement!
22.02.2013 | WECF France

Onderzoek NCDO: Veertig procent van de Nederlandse consumenten laat WEL leuke dingen staan om milieu te sparen
Uit een onderzoek van NCDO is gebleken dat de meerderheid van de Nederlanders weinig doet om duurzamer te leven. Milieucentraal denkt dat dit komt doordat consumenten vaak informatie missen, waardoor duurzaam kiezen moeilijker of duurder lijkt dan het is.
21.02.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Side Event on Sustainable Development Goals

WECF contributions to EU consultations on chemicals and health 2012
Now available on line
19.02.2013 | WECF

„Satt sein ist nicht genug“ – Mangelernährung gibt es auch in Europa
Der sogenannte „Verborgene Hunger“ wird oft übersehen, wenn um Nahrungssicherung gesprochen wird. Dabei existiert diese besonders für Kinder gefährliche Mangelernährung auch in der hoch entwickelten Welt.
18.02.2013 | WECF

"Energiewende auf ukrainisch" - WECF veranstaltet gemeinsam mit Partnern eine Podiumsdiskussion zu Energiefragen in der Ukraine
In München werden am 20. Februar die Probleme der Ukraine erörtert zu den Themen der Energieabhängigkeit, Energieeffizien und dem öffentlichen Transport
18.02.2013 | WECF

Bulgarians back plans for a nuclear plant by referendum
In a historic referendum, the plan for the Belene nuclear plant has been backed by the voting majority. Due to the low turn-out, the decision is now referred to Parliament.
18.02.2013 |

14th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-14) 2013

Nieuwsuur: Uitzending 16 februari over schrikbeeld Waterprivatisering in de EU
Morgen, 16 februari 2013, komt Jerry van den Berge praten over de prijsverhogingen en slechtere waterkwaliteit voor de burgers als gevolg van waterprivatisering. Van Den Berge is ook een van de oprichters van het Europees Burgerinitiatief “Water is een Mensenrecht”.
15.02.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Lancement du programme Leonardo « climate needs farmers » en Pologne
WECF France a démarré en Janvier 2013 un programme d'échanges européens Leonardo Da Vinci : première rencontre des partenaires à Goladkowie en Pologne.
15.02.2013 | Céline Burdin

Doel Campagne voor Europees Burgerinitiatief “Water is een Mensenrecht” bereikt!
Wij willen iedereen ontzettend bedanken die getekend heeft voor dit Burgerinitiatief. Het doel “minstens een miljoen handtekeningen te verzamelen” is bereikt. Toch willen we iedereen die nog niet getekend heeft, vragen om alsnog een handtekening te zetten, want hoe meer handtekeningen, hoe sterker we onze stem kunnen laten gelden.
14.02.2013 | WECF Pers

Research from CIEL links tighter chemical regulation to market innovation
CIEL has published a report on the positive and unexpected effects of chemical regulations which are usually seen as a burden by the chemical industry
14.02.2013 | WECF

Le procès en diffamation contre le documentaire "Water Makes Money"
Aujourd'hui, le 14 février 2013 à 13h30 au Palais de Justice à Paris s'ouvre le procès en diffamation intenté par le groupe Veolia contre le film « Water Makes Money ».
14.02.2013 | Natalia Dejean

One Million Signatures for Water as a Human Right !
This week the first up and running European Citizens Initiative (ECI) ‘Water is a Human Right' made history as also being the first ECI in the history of the European Union to have collected over 1 million signatures.
12.02.2013 | Press release EPSU

Der Film „Water Makes Money“ könnte verboten werden
Veolia, ein französischer Wasserversorger verklagt die Macher des Dokumentarfilms „Water makes Money“.
11.02.2013 | WECF

JWHI is supporting young individuals working for environmental CSOs with grants
WECF calls out to its partners for nominating their young potentials and leaders
11.02.2013 | WICF

The UNECE Water Convention goes global
The UNECE informs in a press release about the Water Convention having received enough ratifications to be entered into force gobally
11.02.2013 | UNECE

"Water Makes Money" sued for Libel by Veolia due to supposed accusations of corruption
Veolia, a French water service supplier is infringing on freedom of press by sueing the makers of the documentary "Water Makes Money"
11.02.2013 | WECF

We zijn er bijna, maar nog niet helemaal : Right2Water Campagne heeft nog 100.000 handtekeningen nodig
Teken Europees Burgerinitiatief “Veilig Drinkwater en Sanitatie zijn een Mensenrecht” en help ons om meer handtekeningen te verzamelen

Pilotworkshops zu Schadstoffvermeidung in zwei Münchner Kindertagesstätten - ein dringendes Thema und ein voller Erfolg
„Für Erzieher(innen) ein sehr zu empfehlender Workshop, da die Anregungen konkret im Kindergarten umsetzbar sind...“ (Anmerkung einer Teilnehmerin des Teamworkshops Januar 2013)

Débat National sur la transition énergétique: WECF s'implique à travers le Réseau Action Climat
Les propositions des ONG et associations environnementales au centre des discussions
07.02.2013 | Anne Barre

The Nordic council condems Russia's anti-homosexual law
The Nordic Council strongly condemns the new Russian law banning so-called "homosexual propaganda
05.02.2013 | Nordic Council

Training und Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe durch WECF
Falls Sie ein strategischer Partner von WECF werden möchten, sollten Sie wissen, dass wir auch praktisches Training und die Weitergabe von Fachwissen durch Ausbildung für die Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe anbieten. Denn bei WECF ist man davon überzeugt, dass dies die einzige Möglichkeit ist dauerhafte Nachhaltigkeit zu erreichen.

Nicht nur Mädchen und Frauen, auch Jungen und Männer sind von EDCs stark betroffen
Mehrfach wurde in Studien bewiesen, dass EDCs schwerwiegende Gesundheitsrisiken in Mädchen und Frauen auslösen. Nun wurden auch Gesundheitsrisiken für Jungen und Männer nachgewiesen
05.02.2013 | WECF

Ersatzstoff womöglich ebenso gesundheitsschädigend wie BPA
Bisphenol A (BPA) ist eine hoch giftige Chemikalie welche mehrfach in Verbindung mit schweren Krankheiten gebracht wurde. Der angeblich sichere Ersatzstoff Bisphenol S (BPS) könnte jedoch genauso gesundheitsschädigend sein wie BPA.
05.02.2013 | WECF

Der Besorgnis erregende Trend von Baby-Parfüms
Baby-Parfüms sind ein neuer Trend in der aggressiven Vermarktung von oft überflüssigen Baby-Produkten.
05.02.2013 | WECF

World Cancer Day 2013
What if prevention was the cure?
04.02.2013 | WECF

Das UBA informiert – EU-Richtlinien zu Pestiziden nicht für Amphibien geeignet
Laut dem Umweltbundesamt (UBA) deutet vieles darauf hin, dass noch sehr viel Handlungsbedarf bei der Reglementierung von umweltfreundlichem Einsatz von Pestiziden besteht.

Europees Milieu Agentschap: Gezondheidsrisico’s BPA ontkend door industrie
Door middel van bevooroordeelde wetenschappelijke onderzoeken probeert de BPA industrie de gezondheidsrisico’s van deze hormoonverstorende stof te bagetalliseren
01.02.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

„Die Kosten ignorierter Warnsignale“ – EEA Bericht über Gesundheitsgefahren von Zigarettenrauch bis zu BPA
Die europäische Umweltbehörde (EEA) hat ein ausführliches Dokument veröffentlicht mit Vorschlägen für die Politik und Wirtschaft zu Forschung, Innovation, und Gefahrenvermeidung
31.01.2013 | WECF

Gesundheitsfolgen von BPA wurden gezielt heruntergespielt
Das europäische Parlament hat sich für eine besseren Schutz von BPA und anderen EDCs ausgesprochen. Bei ihrer Forderung werden sie auch vom Bericht „Die Kosten ignorierter Warnsignale“ der EEA unterstützt.
31.01.2013 | WECF

WECF training programmes and capacity building
Want to become a strategic partner of WECF? Good to know that we offer in house hands-on trainings, knowledge-transfer, and capacity building projects within our projects, to achieve long-run sustainability
30.01.2013 | WICF Campaign

BPA industry plays down health effects with biased studies
Part of the recent "late lessons from early warnings" report of the European Environment Agency also revealed the heavy bias in studied on the harm of BPA.

"Late Lessen uit Vroege Waarschuwingen" - EEA rapport over gezondheidsrisico’s, van tabak tot aan Bisphenol A
Europees Milieu Agentschap publiceert nuttig document voor beleidsmakers en de industrie over de wetenschap, voorzorgsmaatregelen en innovatie.

"Late Lessons from Early Warnings" - EEA report on health hazards, from tobacco to Bisphenol A
European Environment Agency publishes useful document for policy makers and industry on science, precaution and innovation
27.01.2013 | WECF

Mercure : une Convention décevante
Une convention en demi-teinte selon les ONG
26.01.2013 | WECF France

Les coûts de l'inaction face aux signaux d'alerte précoces
l'Agence Européenne de l'Environnement fait le point
23.01.2013 | WECF France

Studien zeigen die Gesundheitsgefahren durch Drahtlosgeräte auf
In wissenschaftlichen Experimenten wurde mehrfach fest gestellt, dass Mikrowellenstrahlung von Drahtlosgeräten das sich entwickelnde Gehirn von Kindern beeinflusst - Kinder sollten mit Spielzeug, nicht mit Coputern spielen

Quecksilber-Konvention in Genf unterzeichnet
In Genf wurde eine Konvention zur Reduktion von Quecksilber-Emissionen verabschiedet. NGOs kritisieren, dass die Richtlinie nicht den globalen Quecksilber-Ausstoß vermindern wird und die Opfer der Minimata-Tragödie entwürdigt
22.01.2013 | WECF

New Mercury Treaty agreed in Geneva; WECF regrets many exemptions
The Mercury "Minamata" Convention, a new international legally binding instrument, agreed to at 5th meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee in Geneva last Friday, has been in the making for many years, and was badly needed. However, WECF regrets the many exemptions, which weakens the treaty
22.01.2013 | WECF

Neueste Erkenntnisse deuten auf Eine Verbindung von Haarprodukten und dem Beginn der Pubertät hin
Eine Studie hat eine Verbindung zwischen verschiedenen Sorten von Haarprodukten, der Häufigkeit von deren Gebrauch, und dem Alter vom Beginn der Pubertät bei Mädchen gefunden.

Stellungnahme von WECF zur Rio+20-Fortschreibung der Europäischen Kommission und zu den SDGs
WECF hat eine Konsultation vorgelegt die von 20 Mitgliedsorganisationen unterstützt wird. Sie entstand in Beihilfe der Autoren des Positionspapiers der Women‘s Major Group über die Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
21.01.2013 | WECF

VACATURE: Flexibele part-time Financial Controller (m/v)
Voor het kantoor in Utrecht zijn wij op zoek naar een Controller die mede verantwoordelijk is voor de organisatie en uitvoering van de boekhouding, rapportage en financiële controle werkzaamheden (20- 24u)
21.01.2013 | WECF Nederland

Submission by WECF to European Commission on Rio+20 Follow-up and Sustainable Development Goals
WECF with input from the authors of the Women's Major Group position paper on Sustainable Development Goals, has prepared and submitted a consultation, endorsed by 20 member organisations
18.01.2013 | WECF

Europees Burgerinitiatief: Water en sanitaire voorzieningen zijn een mensenrecht!
Ieder mens het recht heeft op schoon drinkwater en sanitatie. Water is een publiek goed.
17.01.2013 | WECF Campaign

Paneuropäischer Workshop – Parasiten und WASH in der europäischen Region
Darmparasiten, wie zum Beispiel durch kontaminierten Boden übertragene Hakenwürmer (STH), stellen weiterhin ein ernsthaftes Gesundheitsproblem dar, sowohl weltweit, als auch in Europa. Um das Problem effektiv anzugehen wurde im Dezember 2012 ein paneuropäischer Workshop in Bonn abgehalten.
15.01.2013 | WECF

Emilie Delbays-Atgé
Responsable pédagogique formation et sensibilisation en santé environnementale WECF France/Health and Environm

Wasser ist ein Menschenrecht – Europäische Bürgerinitative sagt: Nein zur Privatisierung von Wasser und Sanitärer Grundversorgung!
in Europa ist die Versorgung der Bürger mit Wasser durch aufgezwungene Privatisierung gefährdet.

WECF partner Katachel prepares women and families in Kunduz for the winter - Sewing project in Afghanistan
German charity Katachel e.V., with the aid of WECF, initiated a sewing project for young women and girls in Kunduz, Afghanistan. This provides long-term prospects and sustainable development.
10.01.2013 | WECF

Spielverderber - Schluss mit Gift in Spielsachen!
In vielen Spielsachen finden sich unnötigerweise gesundheitsschädliche Chemikalien

“Strengthening Gender Potential of EWA Project Partners in Kyrgyzstan”
A report on the EWA Gender Trainings on 11 and 12 December in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
09.01.2013 | Anke Stock & Claudia Wendland

1. Internationale Terra Preta Sanitärentsorgung-Konferenz
Die Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg und WECF laden zur 1. Internationalen Terra Preta Sanitärentsorgungs-Konferenz
08.01.2013 | WECF

Pan European workshop – Parasites and WASH in the European region
Parasites, such as intestinal worms (STH) continue to pose a serious health burden across the world and in Europe, to effectively tackle the issue, a pan-European workshop was held in Bonn, in December 2012

WECF schafft Perspektiven in Afghanistan - Nähprojekt für junge Mädchen in Kooperation mit Katachel e.V.
WECF hat gemeinsam mit dem Verein Katachel e.V. ein Nähprojekt für junge Mädchen in Kunduz, Afghanistan eröffnet
07.01.2013 | WECF

Warme kleren in Kunduz: dankzij intensieve naaicursus zijn Afghaanse vrouwen en hun families voorbereid op barre winters
Werk WECF partner Katachel biedt nieuwe perspectieven voor Afghaanse vrouwen om kleding te naaien voor hun families en om te verkopen
07.01.2013 | Chantal van den Bossche

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Water is a human right – ECI says: No to privatization of water and sanitation!
In Europe, the access to water and sanitation is endangered.

Aanbevelingen voor nieuwe agenda internationale samenwerking na de Millennium Development Goals (Post-2015)
Dinsdag 11 december nam WO=MEN samen met Rutgers/WPF, Share-Net en WECF de lead in een maatschappelijk middenveld consultatie over Post2015
03.01.2013 | WO=MEN

Een Veilig Nest
Het bouwen van een veilige en gezonde leefomgeving voor zwangere vrouwen en pasgeborenen
01.01.2013 | WECF Nederland

The Balkan’s regional meeting on Water 19. December 2012
WECF together with journalists for Human rights and UNECE organised the "Water Convention and Transboundary water dialogue as an instrument for Adaptation to Climate Change” in Skopje, (FYR) of Macedonia
22.12.2012 | WECF

WECF wishes you and all future generations a happy, healthy and sustainable new year
21.12.2012 | WECF

« Jeunesse lémanique pour une agriculture et une alimentation durables de proximité »
Du 8 au 10 février 2013, participez au séminaire organisé par WECF France et InitiaTerre, un programme jeunesse européenne en action (PEJA)

WECF organised a round table on barriers to energy efficiency in Lutsk, Ukraine
WECF organised a local roundtable in Lutsk, on the 13th of December 2012. Participants were representatives from the Manevyshi Administration, energy department of Volyn oblast administration, regional media, local project participants and other participants.
20.12.2012 | WECF

Improve the water network of the Armenian village of Sverdlov by donating one metre of piping for 3 euro 50
Help the villagers of Sverdlov to sustainable and durable access to drinking water
20.12.2012 | WECF

Collectif ADP : quelques nouvelles perspectives
20.12.2012 | Céline Burdin

WECF Ecosan Toilet Photo Award - DEADLINE JANUARY 20!
Hand in your best picture of the Ecosan toilet in your School or Kindergarten
19.12.2012 | WECF

Hormoonverstorende fruithap? Ga lekker bio!
Veel groenten en fruit niet veilig voor zwangere vrouw en jonge kind!
18.12.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Pas op bij het Kerstdiner - Veel groenten en fruit niet veilig voor zwangere vrouw en jonge kind!
Groente en fruit uit de Nederlandse supermarkten is voor de meest kwetsbare groepen zoals zwangere vrouwen baby’s en peuters vaak niet veilig volgens een steekproef van WECF en PAN-Europe
18.12.2012 | WECF Pers

Christmas Dinner Preparations - Many fruits and vegetables not safe for pregnant women and young children!
18.12.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

France: the new champion for EDC regulation in Europe?
France bans BPA in food packaging
14.12.2012 | WECF

Help de bewoners van Sverdlov aan schoon drinkwater!
Voor maar 3,50 euro helpt u de mensen in Sverdlov aan schoon drinkwater!
14.12.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Soyez actif pour faire reconnaître l’eau comme un droit humain : signez l’initiative citoyenne européenne
La première ICE « L'eau et l'assainissement sont un droit humain ! » est initiée par la Fédération syndicale européenne des services publics (FSESP), elle est soutenue par WECF.
14.12.2012 | WECF France

Nederland zet in op krachtige participatie vrouwen in conflictgebieden
12.12.2012 | Persbericht NAP

Jouets et substances chimiques : la nouvelle réglementation va-t-elle mieux protéger les enfants et rassurer les parents ?
Dossier de Presse
12.12.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Post 2015 Civil Society Consultation: What is the future we want?
De netwerken WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform, Share-Net en Rio+20 Women’s Major Group vertegenwoordigd door WECF slaan de handen ineen met als doel de dialoog aan te gaan met het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
11.12.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Middernacht in de Oase
WECF in Doha: “We zijn zeer teleurgesteld in de uitkomst van de VN Klimaat bijeenkomst door het gebrek aan Visie en Ambitie; Echter, de erkenning van Gendergelijkheid tijdens COP 18 vormt lichtpuntje in een donkere nacht”
10.12.2012 | WECF

conférence finale du projet "Ecotechnologies et techniques innovantes pour le développement de l'agriculture durable en Moldavie"
Le 8 décembre 2012 a eu lieu à Beltsy, en Moldavie la conférence finale du projet "Ecotechnologies et techniques innovantes pour le développement de l'agriculture durable en Moldavie".
10.12.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Midnight at the Oasis - UNFCCC decision on Inclusion of Gender Equality
Women in Europe for a Common Future’s Long Vigil in Doha: “We’re Deeply Disappointed in UN Climate Meeting Outcome for a Lack of Vision and Ambition; However COP 18’s Recognition of Gender Equality is a Bright Spot on a Dark Night”
10.12.2012 | WECF

Women NGOs at COP18 lead public action demanding "fierce urgency and ambition" from governments
Women say "lack of commitment" is "not in my name
05.12.2012 | Women & Gender NGOs

Women in Warzones: Peace Lords for Change
Interactief event over powervrouwen in (post)conflictgebieden o.l.v. Petra Stienen en Frénk van der Linden
05.12.2012 | Persbericht NAP1325

Women's Major Group: Sustainable Development Goals and the Post 2015 Development Agenda
The Women's Major Group is one of the civil society groups which has its own representation in the United Nations processes Sustainable Development and Environment
04.12.2012 | WICF Campaign

WECF Statement to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
The main theme of this session will be “The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”.

Umwelthormone (EDCs) vermeiden – Kinder schützen, Schwangere und Eltern aufklären
Schutz vor Umwelthormonen und deren Auswirkung auf und in der pränatalen und frühkindlichen Entwicklung

Treaty on the Dniester River Basin signed in Rome - thanks to WECF partners
A historic moment for water law: after 13 years of efforts from Eco-Tiras and partners such as Black Sea Women's Club, the TREATY between Moldova and Ukraine on the Dniester River Basin was signed
02.12.2012 | WECF

Gender funding programmes MDG-3 and FLOW conferences in The Hague
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited to a 3 day conference the lead gurantee-organisations which benefit(ted) from its gender-equality funding programmes MDG-3 and FLOW.
30.11.2012 | WECF

Humanitäres Dachdeckunsprojekt in Prislop, Rumänien
Dank der Hilfe von privaten Spendern aus vielen Ländern, konnten 42 Famileien mit Dachplatten versorgt werden, um ihre Behausungen wasserdicht zu machen

Do we need New Alternative Sanitation Systems (NASS) in Germany?
NASS Days, a two days´ conference took place at GIZ in Eschborn, Frankfurt, Germany on the 6th and 7th November 2012
27.11.2012 | WECF

New hope for the climate? – New UN climate change negotiation round starts today
Climate Change is happening and accelerating. Strong political will and joint efforts are needed to address this threat.
26.11.2012 | Sabine Bock, WECF

Follow the EU Water Blueprint Conference

Safe Water for Small Communities
Closing Conference on raising awareness for environmental protection - by encouraging the population with the aid of 'drinking water safety plans' for local water supply systems.
25.11.2012 | WECF

Arménie: femmes pour un développement rural sain
23.11.2012 | Marie-Laure Robert

Water Safety Plan Compendium published by WECF - Local Action for Safe Water
Separate chapters and modules of this WSP Compendium are down loadable, providing knowledge and guidance for developing Water Safety Plans for small water supplies
23.11.2012 | WECF

Les toilettes, une question de dignité
Les 1 & 2 décembre prochain, dans le cadre du Salon des Métiers de l'Humanitaire, une exposition très particulière sera proposée aux visiteurs, ainsi qu'à tous les habitants de l'agglomération.
23.11.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Exposition itinérante et livre sur les femmes actives dans les zones rurales de Rhône-Alpes
WECF France a lancé le 19 octobre 2012 une exposition et un livre valorisant les projets professionnels portés par des femmes en milieu rural : une belle façon de faire avancer l’égalité femmes-hommes, à l’instar de la Région Rhône-Alpes.
22.11.2012 | Anne Barre

Toxic Free Gifts for Dutch Parliamentarians
Concerned parents reached out successfully to politicians! Questions will follow in Dutch House of Commons
22.11.2012 | WECF

Gifvrije cadeau's voor Tweede Kamerleden
Bezorgde ouders deden succesvolle oproep aan politici! Kamervragen volgen
22.11.2012 | WECF

Get active on World Toilet Day and beyond: Sign the European Citizens Initiative !!
Since April 2012 European citizens can put an issue on the European political agenda by means of a European Citizens Initiative (ECI), which involves collecting one million signatures. The first ECI "Water and sanitation are a human right! Water is a public good, not a commoditiy" is initiated by by the European public services unions (EPSU) and supported by WECF
18.11.2012 | WECF

Kom in actie op Wereld Toilet Dag en ook daarna: Teken het Europees Burgerinitiatief!!
Wereldwijd sterven dagelijks 3000 kinderen omdat ze geen toegang tot veilig water, sanitaire voorzieningen en hygiene hebben. Zelfs in de Europese regio hebben we het dan over 11.500 kinderen die jaarlijks stereven omdat ze geen toegang hebben tot veilig water, sanitaire voorzieningen en fatsoenlijke hygiene.
18.11.2012 | WECF

MamaGreen: Bezorgde ouders doen oproep aan politici!
“Politici, zorg dat ik goed voor mijn kind kan zorgen. Geef me als ouder een veilige en gezonde keus.”
16.11.2012 | WECF Pers

Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans
Midterm report: WECF’s Balkan partners, Women´s Movement for Integral Development (LGZHI Albania), Journalists for Human Rights (Macedonia), Resource Center Leskovac (Serbia), accomplished goals planned in the “Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans” project.
14.11.2012 | WECF

Save the date: Maatschappelijk middenveld consultatie: Post-2015, what is the future we want?
Nederlandse inzet op Mensenrechten/Gender/SRGR en Duurzame Ontwikkeling
14.11.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Verstorend voedsel - WECF publiceert consumentengids PAN Europe in het Nederlands
Wat zit er in Europees groente en fruit? Wat krijgen Europese consumenten elke dag binnen? Wat zit er in onze sla, tomaten en druiven?...
14.11.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Verstorend voedsel - WECF publiceert consumentengids PAN Europe in het Nederlands
Wat zit er in Europees groente en fruit? Wat krijgen Europese consumenten elke dag binnen? Wat zit er in onze sla, tomaten en druiven?...
14.11.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Vlaams Actieplan Pesticiden: betere informatie naar zwangere vrouwen noodzakelijk!
In 2009 heeft Europa de pesticidenrichtlijn aangenomen om tot duurzaam gebruik te komen. Deze wetgeving bepaalt dat iedere lidstaat een actieplan moet opstellen zodat schadelijke effecten voor menselijke gezondheid en milieu verminderen
14.11.2012 | Gezinsbond (partner WECF)

Water Safety Plan Compendium: Local Action for Safe Water
Educational Materials for Teachers for Developing Water Safety Plans with Youth in Rural Bulgarian Schools

Global Policy Forum Europe & United Nations Association Germany

MamaGreen: Bezorgde ouders doen oproep aan politici! Kom naar Den Haag op 21 november!
“Politiek, zorg dat ik goed voor mijn kind kan zorgen. Geef me als ouder een veilige en gezonde keus.” Met deze vraag aan politici gaat op 21 november een groep bezorgde (groot)ouders op weg naar Den Haag om groen en gifvrij speelgoed aan te bieden aan Tweede Kamerleden van verschillende partijen en aan de creche van de Tweede Kamer.
13.11.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
21st-23rd November 2012, Paris

‘Goed gebruik van REACH': om “gezonde” keuzes te kunnen maken
WECF organiseert 6 december bijeenkomst voor retailer en producent over omgaan met 'bewustere consument' De consument heeft recht op goede informatie
06.11.2012 | Ingrid Elbertse

WECF Annual Report 2011
Working Together for a Healthy Environment for All

Notre Dame des Landes: des opposants explusés violemment
WECF se joint à la déclaration solennelle des ONG

WECF attended the Joint Meeting on Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: Focus on Strategic Environmental Assessment
On 29 and 30 October the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-Making of the Aarhus Convention held its third meeting in cooperation with the Bureau under the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to the Espoo Convention

Een Veilig Nest komt met Groene Kluswijzer!
De winter komt eraan. Nu de ramen nog even flink opengezet kunnen worden, is het tijd voor papa’s in spé de hoofdrol te spelen tijdens een zwangerschap . Om tegemoet te komen aan de vragen van ouders op het gebied van duurzaam en groen klussen en renoveren presenteert WECF’s Een Veilig Nestde opvolger van de Zwangerschapswijzer: de Kluswijzer.
01.11.2012 | WECF Pers

ICCM3 in Nairobi - 3rd SAICM International Conference on Chemicals Management
WECF participated, as SAICM focal point, at the ICCM3, working on EDCs, chemicals in products and nanomaterials
01.11.2012 | WICF

Bisphenol A vanaf 1 januari in Belgie verboden in verpakkingen kindervoedsel
Al sinds juni 2011 geldt een verbod op de verkoop van zuigflessen met Bisphenol A. Dit verbod wordt nu uitgebreid naar voedingsverpakkingen voor kinderen tot 3 jaar en zal ingaan op 1 januari 2013.
01.11.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Rencontres transfrontalières de l'ESS
Samedi 17 novembre 2012 à Uni Mail - Université de Genève

Die meisten Kernkraftwerke der EU gelten als unsicher
Stress-Tests nach der Fukushima-Katastrophe ergaben, dass die meisten Kraftwerke in der EU nicht genügend gegen externe Ereignisse geschützt werden.
30.10.2012 | WECF

Most of EU’s nuclear power plants unsafe
Stress-tests conducted after the Fukushima meltdown reveal that most EU facilities are not secured enough from external events
30.10.2012 | WECF

Aarhus Convention - Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-Making

WECF at the consultation on post Rio+20 in New York
WECF director Sascha Gabizon participated in the consultation on post Rio+20 organised by UNEP and UNDESA, together with GEC and SF, 20. - 21. October in New York.
28.10.2012 | Sascha Gabizon

Call for SUB GRANTS - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation
Successful project implementation of the EU Energy project "Building local capacity..."will be upscaled to further countries
25.10.2012 | WECF

WECF News Flash October 2012
An overview of our latest activities
25.10.2012 | WECF

Le pouvoir a-t-il un sexe?
25.10.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Humanitaire Dakbedekkingsproject in Prislop, Roemenië
Met dank aan giften van privédonoren uit verschillende landen hebben inmiddels 32 gezinnen in Prislop, Roemenië, platen gekregen om hun daken waterdicht te maken.
24.10.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

The Stockholm Convention on PoP fails to stop pollution with SCCPs
A group of NGOs, WECF included, have released a call for listing SCCPs, a harmful group of chemicals, in the Stockholm Convention as soon as possible.

Achieving Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation in the pan-European region
First meeting of the Expert Group on Monitoring Progress in Achieving Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation in the pan-European Region under the Protocol on Water and Health
19.10.2012 | WECF

59th Congress of the German Society for Gyneacology and Obstetrics great opportunity for WECF to build EDC awareness
The Congress was great opportunity for WECF to build EDC awareness as the mission of the DGGG is to provide up to date information to its 7000 members on issues concerning the area of gyneacology and obstetrics
18.10.2012 | WECF

Global Campaign for Climate Action
Global Campaign for Climate Action runs the TckTckTck campaign which strengthens global civil society action

Pesticides and harmful chemicals cause more than 900,000 deaths annually
In Africa consequences of the use of pesticides constitute third largest health cost after HIV/AIDS and malaria

Closing conference of the project 'Local plans for safe water'

59. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe – großartige Möglichkeit für WECF um Bewusstsein für EDC zu fördern
Der Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (DGGG) war eine großartige Möglichkeit Bewusstsein für Endokrine Desruptoren-Chemikalien (EDC) zu fördern. Damit wurden etwa 7000 Mitglieder der DGGG erreicht und aufgeklärt.
17.10.2012 | WECF

Resignation of John Dalli, EU Commissionner for Health and Consumer Protection
Celebration is over: the European Union only had a few days to celebrate its recent Nobel Peace Prize. Today, the resignation of John Dalli from its position of Commissioner in charge of Health and Consumer Protection provides a highly contrasting picture with the recent award.
17.10.2012 | WECF

Cooperation for protecting Central Asian climate and water source
Civil society networks from Central Asian countries agree on cooperation in the frameworks of the UNECE Transboundary Water Convention
16.10.2012 | WECF, BIOM, Social Ecofund Kazakhstan

Gerechte EEG-Umlage
Private Haushalte und Mittelstand entlasten
15.10.2012 | klima-allianz Deutschland

WECF France: Endocrine disruptors: Threat to women’s health
WECF has launched a report in French called 'Menace sur la santé des femmes'

Première rencontre du Comité de Pilotage d’InitiaTerre
28 septembre 2012
15.10.2012 | Céline Burdin

WECF Director speaks at 2 Post-Rio Conferences in Bilbao and Madrid

Zahlentricks mit dem EEG
Die wahren Preistreiber der Energiewende
14.10.2012 | Kampagne von projekt21plus

Europees Parlement vraagt aandacht voor de ‘kwetsbare consument'
Het Europees Parlement heeft deze zomer een resolutie aangenomen over een strategie ter versterking van de rechten van de kwetsbare consumenten.
14.10.2012 | Gezinsbond (partner WECF)

Menace sur la santé des femmes
L'avenir serait-il plus rose pour les femmes sans les perturbateurs endocriniens?

Sustainable House Insulation training of windows and roofs in Ukraine
"Up to 50 % of heating expenditures can be saved by repairing windows" - training by WECF and GERES
09.10.2012 | WECF

French Senate follows the road towards BPA-and EDCs-free products
On October 9th, French Senate approved a law banning Bisphenol A (BPA) from all food contact materials in 2015, and as from January 1st 2013 for those intended for 0 to 3 years old.
09.10.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Pregnancy and early life are critical stages for environmental chemical exposure
Evidence to indicate that early exposure to environmental contaminants may result in a greater risk of serious disease later on in life has been presented by researchers in a new White Paper published by the European Commission
05.10.2012 | Science for Environment Policy

Kann die deutsche Energiewende als Beispiel nachhaltiger Entwicklung im Einklang mit den Rio+20 Zielen dienen?
WECF berichtet über den Atomausstieg und die Energiewende Deutschlands auf Konferenzen in Georgien und Kasachstan.
05.10.2012 | WECF

Kamer en kabinetsformateurs gewezen op ontbrekende schakel in aanpak stijgende zorgkosten
Steeds duidelijker verband tussen hormoonverstorende stoffen en gezondheidseffecten
05.10.2012 | WECF Pers

Plénière du collectif ADP-Léman
Invitation pour le 23 octobre 2012
05.10.2012 | Céline Burdin

Can the German Energy turn around serve as Example for 'The Future We Want'?
WECF reports about the nuclear phase out and German energy turn around in conferences in Georgia and Kazakhstan

European Health, Environment NGOs and labour organisations demand clarification from European Commission on EFSA mandate to develop criteria for EDCs
On Monday 1st October, the European Commission requested the European Food Safety Agency to provide by March 2013 a scientific opinion on the human health and environmental risks associated with the possible presence of endocrine disruptors in the food chain.

Soirée exposition Femmes Rurales à Massongy
WECF France vous invite à Massongy le 19 octobre à 19h00

L'avenir serait-il plus rose pour les femmes sans les perturbateurs endocriniens?
Communiqué de Presse
02.10.2012 | WECF France

Mandat de l'EFSA pour définir les perturbateurs endocriniens: les ONG demandent des explications à la Commission européenne
Santé, Définition des Perturbateurs endocriniens
01.10.2012 | WECF France

Low dose conference held in Berlin on Sept 11 – 13th 2012
WECF along with a number of other NGOs participated in the low dose conference “From theory to practice” in Berlin, organised by NIEHS.
25.09.2012 | WECF

WECF besuchte die Low Dose Konferenz in Berlin
Vom 11. Bis 13. September 2012 war WECF auf der Low Dose Konferenz präsent und diskutierte mit über die Gefahren von EDCs in geringen Dosen
25.09.2012 | WECF

WECF greatly worried by publication on cancer effect of GMOs
“Governments have to guarantee our right to live in a healthy environment”
24.09.2012 | WECF

Mathe-Nachhilfe für Wirtschaftsminister Rösler
Rechenkünste der Regierung gefährden Energiewende
21.09.2012 | klima-allianz deutschland

OGM: le scandale qui doit bousculer la Conférence environnementale
Santé, Environnement, Alimentation, OGM, Conférence Environnementale
20.09.2012 | WECF France

The African Region is playing a key leadership role at an international meeting to develop a global strategy and support for the safe management of chemicals.
19.09.2012 | IPEN press release

How Can Sanitation Improve Nutrition and Food Security?
This year’s Stockholm World Water Week focused on food security. Although there is some progress towards greater policy coherence in this area, a lot more needs to be done on policy and implementation levels to make sure WASH is part of the solution to undernutrition)
19.09.2012 | Claudia Wendland

Verslag Flitscongres Parlementsverkiezingen: "Bij ons gaat het om de inhoud"
“Bij de verkiezingsdebatten op televisie lijkt het vooral om de competitie, de winst en de ‘oneliners’ te gaan.” Zo stelde gespreksleider Ilona Hofstra bij de start van het Flitscongres dat de Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad op 7 september 2012 in de Statenpassage van de Tweede Kamer organiseerde. “Bij ons gaat het om de inhoud.”
14.09.2012 | Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad

Safe and Sustainable Sanitation for Women & Menstrual Hygiene
In some areas of the world, menstruation is considered as an impure and shameful act. Therefore girls are trying to hide that they are menstruating. Unfortunately, due to lack of safe facilities or supply of feminine hygiene products many young girls are forced to drop schools during their period. Each month they are deprived of their basic right, namely right to education.
14.09.2012 | WECF Campaign

Collectif ADP-Léman: le projet de couveuse se concrétise
La commune de Massongy pourrait bientôt accueillir InitiaTerre
11.09.2012 | Céline Burdin

Productive Sanitation in Kyrgyzstan – Workshop on the Use of Human Urine from Ecosan Toilets as Fertiliser in Agriculture
In the Issyk Kul region in Kyrgyzstan,more than 100 ecosan or urine diverting dry (UDD) toilets have been installed in the last couple of years. The technology is well accepted and new sanitation technologies are being appreciated, as toilets can be installed inside or adjacent to the house and do not smell
11.09.2012 | WECF

Tracing Nano
Currently many products at the market incorporate nanomaterials for which a proper risk assessment could not be made. Contrary to the REACH principle no data no market the presence of nanomaterials in its content is generally not reported either
10.09.2012 | WECF Project

Japan after Fukushima; Looking for Justice.
More than thousand inhabitants of Fukushima decided to sue Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in order to disclose matters that were not included in the investigation launched by the government.
10.09.2012 | Women and Environment Asia

Deens Verbod op Ftalaten
"We kunnen niet op de EU wachten" - Dit waren de woorden van de Deense minister van Milieu Ida Auken gebruikte om de recente Deense beslissing tot een verbod op 4 ftalaten in consumentenproducten toe te lichten.
10.09.2012 | Elizabeth Ruffinengo

‘Goed gebruik van REACH': om “gezonde” keuzes te kunnen maken
Om burgers de kans te geven zich te informeren is WECF onlangs van start gegaan met het project ‘Goed gebruik van REACH – van ECHA tot Winkelier tot Burger’
06.09.2012 | Project WECF Nederland

The 4th Finland Dry Toilet Conference 2012 “Drivers for Ecological Dry Toilets in Urban and Rural Areas”
The WECF network was present with 8 oral presentations on the 4th Finland Dry Toilet Conference 2012 in Tampere, Finland. In total, 160 participants from 38 countries shared their experiences related to dry toilets during two full days. The conference was the 4th Dry Toilet Conference organized by the Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland.
06.09.2012 | Claudia Wendland

Tracing Nano for Downstream Users and Consumers
De Nederlandse vakbonden en milieuorganisaties werken samen aan het formuleren van hun wensen ten aanzien van de traceerbaarheid van nanomaterialen in producten.
05.09.2012 | WECF

Human Right to Water to be First EU Citizens Initiative?
An online petition is launched to make the Human Right to water a European Citizen's Initiative call
05.09.2012 | Alia Papageorgiou

Water and Sanitation are a Human Right! Online Signing is Open! Spread the News.
We need your help to reach out to all citizens in Europe. Our demands will only be taken into consideration if we achieve over one million valid signatures.
03.09.2012 | WECF

Water en Sanitatie zijn een Mensenrecht! Online Ondertekening is Geopend! Verspreid het Nieuws.
Wij hebben uw hulp nodig om alle burgers in Europa te bereiken. Onze eisen worden alleen maar in overweging genomen als wij meer dan een miljoen geldige handtekeningen verzamelen.
03.09.2012 | WECF

Duurzame, Gezonde Cosmetica voor Zwangere Vrouwen
Een Veilig Nest adviseert zwangere vrouwen over het gebruik van cosmetica – “Duurzame en gezonde cosmetica voor a.s moeders”.

The Extractive Industries are Violating Basic Human Rights
The UN ‘Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights obligations related to environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and waste’ indicates that numerous human rights including right to adequate health and life are abused due to presence of extractive industries companies.
03.09.2012 | United Nations

GIZ Report
Activities, commitments and results achieved at Rio+20 by members of the Women’s Major Group and WECF in the run up to Rio and during Rio+20 from 13 – 22 of June 2012

“Empower Women – Benefit (for) All (EWA)” - WECF EWA programma
Het WECF EWA programma heeft als doel een bijdrage te leveren aan de economische en politieke empowerment van vrouwen in rurale en randstedelijke regio’s met lage inkomens in zes ontwikkelingslanden (Afghanistan, Georgië, Kirgizië, Zuid-Afrika, Tadzjikistan en Oeganda).
29.08.2012 | WECF

Bijzonder Boekje Helpt Moeders om Borst en Baan te Combineren
Weer aan het werk gaan is voor veel moeders een belangrijke reden om te stoppen met borstvoeding of er zelfs helemaal niet aan te beginnen. Borst en Baan is een bijzonder boekje van Kenniscentrum Borstvoeding, met daarin alles over de combinatie van borstvoeding en werk.
29.08.2012 | Kenniscentrum Borstvoeding

Veilig cosmeticagebruik tijdens de zwangerschap
Welke cosmetica zijn nu wel en niet veilig tijdens de zwangerschap?
29.08.2012 | Ouders Online, Henk Boeke

Werving Vrouwenvertegenwoordiger 2013 Gestart
‘Word jij in 2013 onze vrouw in New York?’ Met die oproep is de werving gestart van de Vrouwenvertegenwoordiger die volgend jaar meegaat in de regeringsdelegatie naar de Algemene Vergadering van de Verenigde Naties in New York.
29.08.2012 | Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad

Fournitures scolaires: aux Etats-Unis, des tests révèlent la présence de phtalates en quantités indésirables
phtalates, rentrée scolaire, enfants, santé
28.08.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Welke partij staat dichtbij jouw wereld? Check
Maak hier je eigen verkiezingsprogramma en kom er achter welke politieke partij dicht bij jouw wereld staat!
28.08.2012 | WECF nieuws

Le choix du nucléaire, un choix inquiétant à l'opposé des énergies d'avenir
Santé, Nucléaire, Energie, Pollution, Droits humains
27.08.2012 | WECF France, SERA

The nuclear option: a worrying choice and opposed to future energy
More than a year after the Fukushima disaster, nuclear industry remains a matter of debate. Despite the evidence, some countries, including France, always seem to see the nuclear "an industry of the future".
27.08.2012 | WECF and S.E.R.A. Press release

Denmark bans 4 phthalates from consumer products
After banning Bisphenol A in children's food containers and two parabens in children cosmetics, Denmark proves once again a frontrunner among EU Member States in the phase out and substitution of endocrine disrupters
24.08.2012 | Elizabeth Ruffinengo

Water & Sanitation

Gender & Rights

Energy & Climate

Chemicals & Health

Tracing Nano
Tracing Nano stelt zich ten doel manieren te zoeken om nanodeeltjes te volgen vanaf het moment van productie tot en met de afval fase, zodat ook in de toekomst terug te leiden is waar de verschillende deeltjes vandaan komen, met een focus op consumentenartikelen.
22.08.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

World Water Week focuses on Water and Food Security
Claudia Wendland, sanitation coordinator at WECF, contributes to the workshop "Towards a Green Economy - The Water-Food-Energy Nexus" with case studies from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
21.08.2012 | Claudia Wendland

Werkervaring opdoen bij een internationale NGO op het gebied van gezondheid en milieu?
Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) zoekt een gemotiveerde stagiair(e) voor het project ‘Goed gebruik van REACH – van ECHA tot Winkelier tot Burger’
21.08.2012 | WECF

Biodiversity & Food
WECF's overall goal for Safe Food Production and Sustainable Rural Development in the EU and EECCA region is that by 2020 all children, women and men have access to safe, regional, diverse and affordable food.

Nederlandse feministen solidair met Pussy riot
WO=MEN, het Nederlandse netwerk voor gelijkheid van mannen en vrouwen wereldwijd heeft zich van begin af aan solidair verklaart met de vervolgde Russische punkband Pussy Riot.
17.08.2012 | Persbericht WO=MEN, Dutch Gender Platform

Bavarian Delegation visits food garden in the township Khayelitsha
On July 19, 2012 Ben Getz from Urban Harvest took the Bavarian Delegation to a fantastic and healthy looking food garden in Khayelitsha.
08.08.2012 | Annemarie Mohr

Updated Publication: Construction of solar collectors for warm water
Updated Russian version of the solar collector manual is now available

European Union Supports Georgians in Theirs Hour of Need.
In Georgia many lifes were lost and property damaged after unexpected and violent storms. The European Union gives a helping hand to Georgians by providing over € 118,000 for basic needs products.
07.08.2012 | European Commission

Twenty new trainers on solar collectors are now ready to train their own communities
Trainings given by WECF, the National Centre of Ukraine and Greens Movement Georgia made sure that 20 new certified specialists on construction, use and maintenance of solar collectors are now able to pass on their newly acquired information on independently to others
06.08.2012 | Anna Samwel, Regina Drexel

Disrupting Food: Up to 30 Different Endocrine Disrupting
Pesticides found in fruits and vegetables in the European Union
29.07.2012 | PAN Europe (WECF member)

New UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and Environment
WECF welcomes the appointment of John Knox as the new UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and Environment
24.07.2012 | WECF

VENRO-AG WASH veröffentlicht Positionspapier
Wasser, Sanitärversorgung und Hygiene für alle – ein Fundament für nachhaltige Entwicklung
23.07.2012 | Claudia Wendland

The Role of the Sisters. The Challenges of Sustainable Development for Women
'How can we reverse the fact that women are the most vulnerable?'
20.07.2012 | Sustainlabour

Kinderopvang? Natuurlijk duurzaam! - Met De Groene Giraf, stimuleringsprijs voor duurzame kinderopvang
WECF en Een Veilig Nest blij met initiatief om kinderopvang te verduurzamen
17.07.2012 | Persbericht De Groene Giraf

Stage energies renouvelables IUT Annecy et WECF
Stages étudiants énergies renouvelables en Géorgie, Moldavie, Kirghizistan
17.07.2012 | WECF France

Reduce exposure to EDCs
Advocate at EU level for better EU legislation to protect women and the developing child from hormone disrupting (endocrine disrupting) chemicals (EDCs) such as phtalates, bisphenol A and pesticides.

Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) – German Advocacy Campaign
Protect children, inform pregnant women and expecting parents

Inspiring activities and results of the Women's Major Group and WECF at the Rio+20 summit
An overview of some of the positions and activities of the many, which were organised by members of the Women’s Major Group during the 2 weeks of the Rio+20 negotiations and events from 13 – 22 of June 2012, Brazil
16.07.2012 | WECF International Newsletter

WECF hielt eine Präsentation an der Andante Sommerschule in Augsburg
Jedes Jahr hält Andante eine Sommerschule an einem anderen Ort ab. Das Thema des Jahres 2012 war „Wir sind die Erben der Welt – was können wir tun um verantwortungsvoll damit umzugehen?“. WECF wurde gebeten einen Beitrag zum Thema Energie zu geben.
14.07.2012 | WECF

WECF Invited to Give a Presentation at Andante's Summer School in Augsburg
Each year, Andante held a summer school in a different place. The theme of this year’s summer school was ‘We are the inheritors of the Earth – what can we do to live responsibly?’ WECF was asked to give an input on energy.
14.07.2012 | WECF

Rio+20 Commitments by the Network of Women Ministers and WECF
The Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment, of which WECF is one of the civil society members, met at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil on the 20th of June, and presented its commitments to strengthen women's leadership in Sustainable Development, alongside UN Women, UNDP, IUCN and UNEP, during an event organised in the UNEP pavilion.
13.07.2012 | WECF News

A la découverte du réseau Unser Land - Bavière
13.07.2012 | Céline Burdin

Women creating food sovereignty
Women organisations from Pakistan, Colombia, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinnea showed case studies of how their food sovereignty and livelihoods are being destroyed by commercial logging, mining and industrial agriculture activities, and how women are resisting.
12.07.2012 | WECF News

Perturbateurs endocriniens et santé
European Environment and Health Initiative
10.07.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Deux étudiants français de l'IUT d'Annecy en stage au Kirghizistan
Deux étudiants de l'IUT d'Annecy ont effectué une mission pour WECF au Kirghizistan pour concevoir et installer des systèmes solaires thermiques
07.07.2012 | Anne Barre

Key gains and losses in the Rio+20 negotiations from the perspective of gender equality and women’s priorities
Coming to Rio, it was already clear that the outcome document would be weak. The draft document contained some very worrying language against human rights, women’s rights, indigenous people’s rights, and against the precautionary principle
06.07.2012 | WECF International

The role of the Sisters. The challenges of sustainable development for Women
"How can we reverse the fact that women are the most vulnerable? How can the environmental dimensions be included in the social protection floor?"
04.07.2012 | News from WECF partner Sustainlabour

Rio+20 Agreement Fails Women, and the World
Brazil, a country that in the past has championed women’s human rights, including reproductive rights, at the global level, has failed women in both Brazil and the world over.
29.06.2012 | Women and Climate Change Foundation

Rio+20: “Now is time to work together to implement the human right to water and sanitation”
United Nations Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque welcomed explicit commitment to "progressively" implement human right to safe drinking water and sanitation made at Rio+20
29.06.2012 | UN Human Rights

Human right to water and sanitation – attacked from a transboundary perspective during the Rio+20 negotiations
Article by Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future. WECF was organising partner for the Major Group “Women” for the Rio+20 negotiations
28.06.2012 | Sascha Gabizon

Rio+20 Outcome Document Undermined by Human Rights Opponents
The global summit's final document falls short on corporate accountability and reproductive rights
28.06.2012 | Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and CIEL

Press Coverage on Women's Major Group Events in Rio
Web articles, TV shows and printed press coverage on the activities of WECF and the Women's Major Group in Rio
28.06.2012 | WECF

Appel pour l'arrêt des subventions à la pollution et la mise en place d'une fiscalité française cohérente et écologique

RIO+20: From the Future We Want to the Future We Need
Women’s Major Group Final Statement on the Outcomes of Rio+20
25.06.2012 | Statement Women's Major Group

RIO+20: Les femmes indignées: ce n'est pas le « Futur que nous voulons »
Position finale du Groupe Majeur Femmes sur la conférence de Rio+20

RIO+20: Van de toekomst die we willen naar de toekomst die we nodig hebben.
Slotverklaring van de Women’s Major Group over de uitkomsten van Rio+20
24.06.2012 | Statement Women's Major Group

Rio+20: Women “Disappointed and Outraged”
Women’s Major Group Releases Final Statement on the Outcomes of Rio+20: "We believe that the governments of the world have failed women, future generations and our beautiful but fragile planet earth"
24.06.2012 | Women's Major Group Press Release

RIO+20: Von der Zukunft, die wir wollen zu der Zukunft, die wir brauchen
Abschließende Stellungnahme der Women’s Major Group zu den Ergebnissen der Rio+20 Konferenz
24.06.2012 | WECF Deutschland

Rio +20 Women: "Teleurgesteld en Verbolgen"
Women’s Major Group geeft slotverklaring ten aanzien van de uitkomst van Rio +20
24.06.2012 | WECF Pers

Presence of the Women's Major Group at Rio+20
Official interventions, press conferences and demonstrations organised by the Women's Major Group at the UN conference on sustainable development Rio+20

Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director of Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) speaks at the UN Women Leaders Forum
Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director of Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) speaks at the UN Women Leaders Forum ahead of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
24.06.2012 | WECF news

Intervention by Hala Yousry from Egypt during the Opening Plenary at Rio+20
We women around the world continue our struggle for our rights, basic needs, health, decent jobs, social and environmental protection – which are the very basis of our lives and our future.

WECF co-organise à Rio le “Prix Rio+20 Femmes et bonnes pratiques”
Des femmes de tous les continents engagées dans l’action locale ont reçu de prestigieuses récompenses remises par huit femmes ministres de l’environnement lors de la cérémonie organisée à Rio Centro le 21 juin

Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
Grassroots women from around the world received prestigious "Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Awards" from eight women Ministers in 21 June Ceremony and Reception at Rio Centro
22.06.2012 | WECF news

Grassroots women from around the world receive prestigious "Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Awards"
Grassroots women from around the world receive prestigious "Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Awards" from eight women Ministers in 21 June Ceremony and Reception at Rio Centro
22.06.2012 | WECF Press Release

A Rio on a noyé le droit à l'eau
Accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement pour tous. Ce droit nouvellement reconnu et qui a donné espoir à 1,5 milliards de personnes dans le monde qui n'ont pas accès à l'eau potable et à 3 milliards de personnes qui n'ont pas accès à un assainissement décent vient d'être gommé dans la déclaration finale du Sommet de Rio+20. La société civile présente à Rio se mobilise et le reste de la société civile doit s'insurger aussi.
22.06.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Gro Harlem Brundtland censures Rio+20's gender equality outcomes
Absence of reproductive rights reference in UN Women's call to action 'a step backwards', says former Norway prime minister
22.06.2012 | The Guardian

Women’s Major Group Rio+20 Side Event Roots of Equity - Women creating food sovereignty

RIO+20: Promised Green Economy Was a Fake, Say Activists
When the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development ended Friday, there were winners and losers – mostly losers.
22.06.2012 | Thalif Deen, IPS

Rio+20 Agreement a major disappointment
Reproductive rights for women were excluded from draft agreement after campaign led by Holly See (the Vatican).
21.06.2012 | American Progress

Rio+20 uitkomst betekent achteruitgang voor vrouwen en jongeren
De grootste VN-top lijkt te zijn mislukt. Vrouwen en jongeren blijken wederom de dupe te worden van conservatieve lobby
21.06.2012 | Persbericht WO=MEN, Dance4Life, Rutgerswpf, WECF

One million signatures for water as a Human Right has started!
On April 1st the first European Citizens Initiative (ECI) on water was registered at the European Commission (EC). This ECI is sponsored by the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) and it enjoys broad support from WECF and many other representatives from civil society at European level
21.06.2012 | EPSU Press Release supported by WECF

WECF Booklet: Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
Women's Contributions to Sustainable and Equitable Economies

Rio+20 Conference, 20 - 22 June

Nieuws van de Nederlandse Vrouwenraad: "Vrouwenvertegenwoordiger in regeringsdelegatie naar VN duurzaamheidstop Rio+20"
WECF is verheugd dat Jolein Baidenmann uiteindelijk toch present is in Rio als Vrouwenvertegenwoordiger in de regeringsdelegatie voor de conferentie van de Verenigde Naties over duurzaamheid die van 20 tot 22 juni plaatsvindt in Rio de Janeiro

Sommet de Rio+20: l'appel des femmes pour un avenir juste et soutenable

Women’s Major Group Members at Rio+20 Call for End to Nuclear Power and Support for Safe Energy
“Development Dialogue on Energy”
18.06.2012 | WECF news

Powerful stories by Powerful Women who decry lack of real progress since 1992
For 90 minutes on the morning of Friday June 15th, a strong and diverse group of nine women passionately engaged a crowd at the Rio Centro Conference Center with their first hand reports of each on women’s determined resistance to unsustainable projects and policies and their resilience in staying the course in their fight for Mother Earth.
17.06.2012 | Claire Greensfelder and Bridget Burns on behalf of the WMG

Ecotechnologies et techniques innovantes pour le développement de l'agriculture durable en Moldavie
Projet international en faveur de la promotion de l'agriculture biologique en Moldavie à travers des écotechnologies innovantes
17.06.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Report of the Joint Workshop on Public Participation (June 2012)
- Organised by the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making of the Aarhus Convention and the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Forests of Romania and Women in Europe for a Common Future -
16.06.2012 | Anke Stock and Ingrid Elbertse

WECF représente les femmes à Rio
Rio+20: notre dernière chance pour la transiton dont nous avons besoin?

Rio+20: Final Statement of the People's Summit
People's Summit Final Statement in Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice in Defense of Common Goods, agains the Commodification of Life

Rio+20 - WECF sponsors June 15th Forum on Phase-Out of Nuclear Energy by 2020
On the Opening Day of the Rio+20 Peoples’ Summit Women in Europe for a Common Future Presents Forum Calling for Global Phase Out of Nuclear Energy by 2020
15.06.2012 | WECF Press Release

Press Release UN Women at start Rio+20: A world in balance requires gender equality, says UN Women
Michelle Bachelet outlines policy actions needed at Rio+20 Conference to bring transformational change.
14.06.2012 | Press Release UN Women

Rio+20 Side Event: "Protecting Our First Environment"
Protecting women’s health and future generations from harmful environmental impacts was the topic of the event organised by WECF, IPEN and members of the Women’s Major Group today at Barra Arena at the Rio+20 conference.
14.06.2012 | WECF news from Rio+20

Staking claim to our future
Press Release WEDO, partner of WECF in Women's Major Group: “There is literally no more time to waste,”
13.06.2012 | WEDO Press Release

WECF und Frauengruppen weltweit fordern konkretes politisches Handeln
Weltgipfel Rio +20: Ökosystem am Rande der Belastbarkeit – Hauptleidtragende sind Frauen, Kinder und Arme
13.06.2012 | WECF Press Release

WECF says “no time to lose” as Rio+20 summit negotiations begin in Brazil
Climate change exacerbates droughts, floods, and existing vulnerabilities. The gap between the rich and the poor is growing, social unrest is on the increase, and governments are less and less able to address both economic and environmental crises.
13.06.2012 | WECF news

Women Mobilize at Rio+20: Demanding a Just and Sustainable Future
Sascha Gabizon (WECF) says, “Rio+20 could be our last chance to mobilize world leaders and civil society to assure a real paradigm shift away from greed and unsustainable growth towards societies based on human rights and gender equality”
13.06.2012 | Women's Major Group Rio+20

HEAL Welcomes Environment Ministers’ Inclusion of “Health Protection” in 7th EAP
The Health and Environment Alliance strongly supports the EU Environment ministers’ call for environmental policy measures, which will help prevent rising rates of chronic disease, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, in the 7th Environmental Action Programme.
12.06.2012 | HEAL

WECF present at EPSU WGEC Standing Committee on gender perspective to human right to water

Un nom pour l'association couveuse: InitiaTerre
Le Conseil d'Administration a choisi, à l'unanimité, un nom pour l'association couveuse d'activités agricoles du bassin lémanique : InitiaTerre.
06.06.2012 | Céline Burdin

Environmental perspectives in setting Global sustainable development goals

WECF lobbyt bij Tweede Kamer voor belang Gender in aanloop naar Rio
Donderdag 31 mei vond Algemeen Overleg plaats over Rio+20 in de Tweede Kamer
02.06.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Interventions and activities of WMG during informal formal sessions May June in NY
Interventions given on behalf of the WMG by, amongst others, WECF Director Sascha Gabizon, at the United Nations Rio+20 negotiations
02.06.2012 | Women's Major Group

Women and Rio+20 Online Dialogue: A Final Opportunity for Input
Last input calls Wednesday - Thursday, June 6/ 7, 2012 & Logistics Manual for Rio Visitors for practical tips
01.06.2012 | WEDO & WECF

Lack of Chemical Safety in Georgia addressed at high level conference organized by WECF and Greens Movement
May 24th, an international Conference on ‘Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in Georgia" addressed lack of chemical safety, insufficient legislation, low awareness but especially the urgency to act

3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Eurovision 2012: A "Wake-Up" Call on Human Rights in Azerbaijan
As the eyes of the world focus on Eurovision in Baku, WECF calls for international attention on poor living conditions and the human rights abuses in Azerbaijan
25.05.2012 | WECF Press Release

WECF continues work towards climate change negotiations at Bonn inter-session (May 14-18)
What are the main issues discussed in the inter-session preparing for the next COP in Doha (26th Nov.-7th Dec. 2012)?
25.05.2012 | Sarah Rodriguez

Do-it-yourself Solar House Heating system constructed in Misaktsieli, Georgia
Families in rural areas spend a great deal of their income on energy, primarily in the form of wood to heat their homes, which significantly contributes to deforestation and climate change.
24.05.2012 | Anna Samwel & Regina Drexel

WECF Guide to Baby Care and Personal Care
The WECF information brochure "Baby Care" and "Personal Care" informs you how to avoid exposure to hazardous substances in your and your baby's care products

Risk of nuclear disaster larger than expected
When could be the next nuclear disaster? This question has been investigated by Mainz atmospheric chemists, who have also calculated which region is most vulnerable: Southwest Germany.
22.05.2012 | DPA

Interventions During the ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations in March – April, 2012
Read the statements by the women’s major group representatives put forward at the meeting of the Rio+ 20 Bureau with Major Groups
20.05.2012 | WECF

Rio+20 en Vrouwen - WECF als voorzitter van de Women’s Major Group
Sinds de grote conferentie in Rio in 1992 zijn vrouwen een belangrijke groep voor duurzame ontwikkeling met eigen prioriteiten. Vrouwenvertegenwoordigers van maatschappelijke organisaties nemen deel aan de onderhandelingen als de "Women's Major Group".
16.05.2012 | WECF Campagnes

WECF Contributed to UNECE Publication “No One Left Behind”
How to redress significant inequalities in access to water and sanitation apparent at the European level? Check out for concrete guidance, successful practical and policy measures.
11.05.2012 | WECF

Een Veilig Nest publiceert cosmeticawijzer voor zwangere vrouwen
“Duurzame en gezonde cosmetica voor a.s moeders”

Alter Eco (Alternativas Ecologias)
Facilitate the sustainable human development to overcome poverty and hunger through the improvement of life co

For Healthy Life Azerbaijan
Research ecological conditions and educate the people about the results

Action for Africa NGO
Healthy environment for young and old

Albanian Women's Movement for Integral Development, LGZHI
Promoting and supporting women’s participation in decision-making

Young generation of Tajikistan (Nasli javoni Tojikiston)
Creating a healthy environment for children and youth

National Centre for Sustainable Development
Assisting social networks with environmental issues and women empowerment

Why the Fight Against Climate Change and Gender Equality should be Tackled Together?
The French Green MEP Nicole Kiil-Nielsen presented a report on the link between the fight against climate change and discrimination against women. The motion for a European Parliament resolution was introduced in a plenary session on April, 20 by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
10.05.2012 | WECF

Brustkrebs heilen ist gut – vermeiden ist besser!
„Brustkrebs und Umwelteinflüsse“, die aktualisierte Broschüre zu vermeidbaren Umweltrisiken, ist gerade bei den beiden Organisationen Women in Europe for a Common Future e.V. (WECF) und dem Arbeitskreis Frauengesundheit in Medizin, Psychotherapie und Gesellschaft e.V. (AKF) neu erschienen.
09.05.2012 | WECF Germany Press Release

Statements by The Women’s Major Group during the April negotiations for Rio+20
Statement by the women’s major group on the occasion of the meeting of the Rio+20 Bureau with Major Groups
05.05.2012 | WECF news

WECF France vous invite à son Assemblée Générale
Le 31 Mai 2012 à Annemasse aura lieu l'Assemblée Générale de WECF France. Elle sera suivie d'une conférence sur la santé environnementale dans le monde médico-social
03.05.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Apply NOW! Women Rio+20 Good Practice Award: Women’s contributions to Sustainable and Equitable Economies
Women-led organizations and groups working on sustainable development in developing countries are invited to nominate their initiatives to be recognized as one of five winning projects at the UN Rio+20 summit in Brazil this June 2012
02.05.2012 | WECF News

Steun vrouwen wereldwijd op weg naar Rio+20!
Mensenrechten staan op het spel! WECF, vertegenwoordigt meer dan zeventig vrouwengroepen wereldwijd die zijn verenigd in de UN Women's Major Group. Tijdens de voorbereidingen voor Rio+20 maakten verschillende landen bekend vrouwenrechten en gelijkheid in het conceptverdrag te willen schrappen.
01.05.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Wageningen University benoemt Grietje Zeeman, lid raad van toezicht WECF, tot hoogleraar Nieuwe publieke sanitatie
Wageningen University, onderdeel van Wageningen UR, heeft Grietje Zeeman benoemd tot persoonlijk hoogleraar Nieuwe publieke sanitatie bij de Sectie Milieutechnologie.
01.05.2012 | Persbericht Universiteit Wageningen

Negotiations (informal informals) on the zero draft

Expecting a Baby? A Practical Guide for Women Who Are Planning To Be or Are Pregnant
The advice in this brochure published by the Danish Ministry of the Environment is based on a study of potential endocrine disruptors found in a number of products which women use every day.
27.04.2012 | The Danish Ministry of the Environment

Workshop on Water Safety Plans: Challenges and Opportunities in the Field of Water and Sanitation
On the 12th of April a workshop/training on “Water Safety Plans” took place in Kyiv at the premises of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing of Ukraine.
27.04.2012 | WECF

Nestbau: Für gesunde Kinder in einer gesunden Umwelt - Schluss mit Gift in Kindergärten
WECF startet Pilotprojekt in München. Die Innenräume, in denen Kinder viel Zeit verbringen sind häufig stark durch Schadstoffe belastet. Diese Belastung kann allerdings durch bewusstes (Konsum)Verhalten gesenkt oder verhindert werden.

See how WECF and partner Greens improve the lives of the people living in Manavi, Georgia
Watch this video and see how simple energy solutions can change the daily life of villagers in Eastern Europe
26.04.2012 | WECF

Dutch Discussion on Sustainable Development, Gender, and SRHR and the International Development Agenda
An Overview of a Recent Panel Discussion at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 12 April 2012
24.04.2012 | Amanda Peterson

WECF and WEDO join hands in Call of Action letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
On behalf of the Rio+20 Women’s Major Group, WECF and WEDO appeal the U.S. Secretary of State to address U.S. negotiating positions currently jeopardizing a strong RIO+20 Summit outcome document
24.04.2012 | WECF news

Childhood Cancer 2012 - Early exposures and childhood cancer
Exposure to radiation (both ionising and non-ionising), chemical toxins in air, food and water highlighted during conference
24.04.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Experts roundtable on Endocrine disrupters (EDCs): impacts and mechanisms of action from conception to maturity, Paris, April 10th
Consequences of exposures, in particular perinatal, to EDCs on women’s health and the health of children later in life: criteria for EDCs, a critical step towards an effective public health policy in Europe
24.04.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Concern Arises After Georgian Government Amends Law of Environmental Protection
Recent amendments to the 1996 Georgian Law of Environmental Protection spark outrage concerning their approval of government authorized contracts permitting unregulated activities in environment and natural resource usage.
23.04.2012 | Anna Samwel & Amanda Peterson

Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making – Focus: Water and Health
From 6 to 8 June 2012 WECF co-organises a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on the issue of public participation.
18.04.2012 | Anke Stock

Brustkrebs und Umwelteinflüsse
Die WECF-Publikation „Brustkrebs und Umwelteinflüsse“ in zweiter, aktualisierter Ausgabe

Reaffirmation of Women's Rights Key to Rio+20 Success
IPS U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen interviews SASCHA GABIZON, executive director of Women International for a Common Future
16.04.2012 | Inter-Press Service

AFLUT Tadjikistan
“Association of Forest and Land Users of the Republic of Tajikistan”.

Reaffirmation of Women's Rights Key to Rio+20 Success
IPS U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen interviews SASCHA GABIZON, executive director of Women International for a Common Future
16.04.2012 | Inter-Press Service

On the Road to Rio+20: Preparations for Rio+20 in French and Arab speaking Africa
Six Women's organisations in French and Arab speaking Africa organised awareness raising workshops and consultations on their specific needs and views for the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Summit and translated Women's major group position papers into Arabic and French.nised pre-meetings on how to prepare for the Rio+20 Conference in June
14.04.2012 | WICF Project

Linking breast cancer and our environment
The politics of prevention, a WECF publication available in English, Dutch, German and French

Les présentations de la Table-ronde perturbateurs endocriniens du 10 avril 2012

Adapter les politiques de recherche et de santé au défi des perturbateurs endocriniens : Pistes à suivre et bonnes pratiques
Communiqué de presse
13.04.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Rio+20 Women Major Group befürchtet Weltabverkauf
Sascha Gabizon, internationale Direktorin und Geschäftsführerin von WECF, im Gespräch mit zum Weltabverkauf in Rio.
12.04.2012 | WECF

iPetition: Human Rights at Risk at the United Nations
WECF, jointly with civil society organizations and social movements, have initiated a petition campaign to the UNCSD Secretary General and Member States last month in New York.
12.04.2012 | Rasa Jaruseviciute

Perturbateurs hormonaux: l'appel des scientifiques
Il faut adapter d’urgence les politiques de recherche et de santé publique à la complexité des perturbateurs endocriniens
11.04.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Open Letter from the High Commissioner for Human Rights to Member States Regarding Rio+20
After the informal negotiations on the Rio+20 zero draft, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, has written an Open Letter, appealing to all Member States
11.04.2012 | Rasa Jaruseviciute

Dr Annie J. Sasco: Les effets transgénérationnels des perturbateurs endocriniens: les effets du DES
Colloque Perturbateurs endocriniens WECF 10 avril 2012

Dr Shanna Swan : periconceptional and early fetal exposures to Endocrine disruptors
Colloque Perturbateurs endocriniens WECF avril 2012

Des réponses réglementaires adéquates au défi des perturbateurs endocriniens
santé, perturbateurs endocriniens, politiques européennes, consommation
10.04.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Rio+20 Preparatory Regional Conferences in Arab and French Speaking Countries
Preparatory Regional Conferences in Arab and French speaking countries before the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20
10.04.2012 | WECF

Dr Ernesto Burgio: environnement toxique et origines développementales des maladies
Colloque Perturbateurs endocriniens WECF 10 avril 2012

Informatie over Stoffen: Voldoende Basis voor Vertrouwen en Verantwoorde Keuzes?
Twee maal per jaar organiseert de klankbordgroep stoffen, in samenwerking met VNO-NCW, VNCI en WECF, een minisymposium over het stoffenbeleid van de overheid en zaken die spelen bij maatschappelijke organisaties en bedrijfsleven.
10.04.2012 | WECF

WECF co-organised International Expert Conference on Asbestos in Kiev, and demands phase-out of asbestos production and use in Ukraine
For the first time in Ukraine a public open debate was held to discuss the issue of chrysotile asbestos in Ukraine
06.04.2012 | Alexandra Caterbow

Interview with WECF Partner Anjela Vasili: Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans
Interview with WECF's partner Anjela Vasili, Albanian Women's Movement of Integral Development (L.G.ZH.I) on "Business Day".
05.04.2012 | WECF

Project "Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans": Interviews with WECF's Partner
Watch the interviews with WECF Albanian partner working on the project "Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans".
04.04.2012 | WECF

European Citizens’ Initiative Calls for the Right to Water
The beginning of April 2012 was marked by a promising move towards a better coverage of water and sanitation services in Europe
04.04.2012 | Rasa Jaruseviciute

Report from Rio+20 ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations 19- 23 March 2012
Report on the Rio+20 negotiations written by Tess Vistro, representative from Asia from the Women’s Major Group.
03.04.2012 | Women's Major Group

WECF, Together With European NGOs, Demands Good Criteria of EDCs in European Legisation
Download the call on European Member States and a position paper of EU NGOs and Trade Unions.

Gender Imbalance in Afghanistan Increases the Importance of WECF's Work in the Country and Contribution to Rio+20
Article on German Bundesregierung in German
02.04.2012 | Die Bundesregierung

Bulgarian Government Drops Belene
Bulgaria will not go ahead with the completion of a new nuclear power plant at Belene and instead wants the Russian-supplied reactor that was to have been installed there to become the seventh unit at the existing Kozloduy site.
02.04.2012 | World Nuclear News

Rio+20 Zero Draft - Recommendations Women's Major Group
The key recommendations by the Women's Major Group as presented during the Annual Breakfast meeting of the network of women Ministers and Leaders for the Enviroment at the UNEP GC/GMF in Nairobi, Kenya

100 Days until Rio+20: Women’s Priorities for Sustainable Development
Women Major Group presents key priorities for sustainable development with regards to poverty eradication and social equity.
30.03.2012 | Rasa Jaruseviciute

Nano - the great unknown
WECF position paper on nano particles and nanotechnology

WECF VIDEO - Wochenendseminar "Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe"
WECF und die GTO (German Toilet Organization) führten am 11./ 12. Februar 2012 das Wochenendseminar 'Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe unter NROs im Bereich Sanitärversorgung und Hygiene' an der Limnologischen Station der TU München in Iffeldorf durch.

Toxic free beauty - Safe Cosmetics
We are exposed to hazardous chemicals everywhere and on a daily basis. Our bathrooms contain numerous products from eye make-up, creams and shower gels to baby powder and toothpaste. Hazardous chemicals have been found consistently in beauty and personal care products.
28.03.2012 | WECF Campaign

Sascha Gabizon speaks on behalf of the Women's Major Group at UN press conference
Civil Society Coalitions React to Governments Progress at Rio+20 Negotiations - Press Conference

Nadezhda Kutepova – Questioning the “Normalization” Of Nuclear Power Energy in Russia
Ms. Kutepova’s speech on the impact of nuclear energy for local people, presented at the First International Convention of Environmental Laureates, March, 2012 in Freiburg
27.03.2012 | WECF

Women Perspective on the Green Economy: Side Event Rio+20, 27 March
Intervention by women during Rio+20 intersessional, presented by Doris Mpoumou.
27.03.2012 | WECF

Human rights council of the United Nations recognizes importance of environment and human rights by installing independent expert
Independent Expert will be appointed on Human Rights Related to Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment – March 2012
27.03.2012 | Anke Stock

EU Commission Partially Backs Germany's Stricter Toy Chemical Limits
Interview with Alexandra Caterbow, WECF coordinator for chemicals and health
27.03.2012 | Chemical Watch

The Road to Rio - Interview with WECF director Sascha Gabizon
Interview with WECF director Sascha Gabizon, co-chair of the Women's Major Group for the UN conference on Sustainable Development (UNSCD) 2012 process
26.03.2012 | The Road To Rio - NGLS newsletter for Civil Society

Gender Dimension in the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
Summary of Side Event on Gender and the post 2015 development agenda which was co-organised by WECF on the 21st of March
26.03.2012 | WECF

Trade Unions at the World Water Forum, Marseille
Women right to water was highligted by Sascha Gabizon, WECF executive director, at the Word Water Forum 6, says "Right to Water"
26.03.2012 | Right to Water

Special Raport on the Side Event: The Role of Technology in the "Green Economy"
Presented by the WECF, ETC Group, Consumers International, La Via Campesina, and Centro Ecológico
26.03.2012 | WECF

Christine von Weizsäcker Has Contributed With an Article Regarding the State of the Negotiations in the Run-Up to Rio+20
Christine von Weizsäcker, the president of WECF’s Board of Trustees, presents a synthesis of UNCSD Rio+20 Plenary Sessions held on the 23rd of March in New York.
26.03.2012 | WECF

Aufbauseminar "Nachhaltige Sanitärlösungen in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern" am 3. und 4. März in Berlin
Gemeinsamer Workshop von WECF, GTO und GIZ für NGOs, Studierende und am Thema Interessierte
23.03.2012 | Dr. Claudia Wendland

Case study presentation at World Water Day 2012 - Involving schools in developing community based Water Safety Plans (WSP) for small-scale water supply systems in 4 villages of Chokhatauri Municipality
No safe drinking water in rural Georgia, the Caucasus - Lacking structures and responsibilities

Grotere kans op obesitas en diabetes door dagelijkse blootstelling aan chemische stoffen
Nieuwe kansen voor terugdringen diabetes en obesitas?
22.03.2012 | WECF Pers

22 Mars – Journée Mondiale de l’eau
Cette année, le mois de mars a été le mois de la mobilisation pour l’eau en France et dans le monde. Participation active aux événements de Marseille, exposition et table ronde sur la thématique de l’eau – WECF France marque la Journée Mondiale de l’eau et fait la promotion de l’eau en tant que bien commun de l’Humanité et du Vivant.
22.03.2012 | Natalia Dejean

WECF Network at the 4th Finland Dry Toilet Conference 2012
On 22-25 August, 2012, WECF, together with its partners, will share the knowledge and experience in the field of water and sanitation at the Dry Toilet Conference in Finland
22.03.2012 | WECF

Wereld Water Dag 2012: Recht op toegang tot veilig drinkwater & sanitatie voor allen!
Meer aandacht en inspanningen nodig voor landelijke gebieden in ontwikkelingslanden
21.03.2012 | WECF Pers

Daily chemical exposure adds to obesity and diabetes risk
A scientific review of more than 240 papers published today by CHEM Trust provides new urgency for banning certain chemicals to protect health
20.03.2012 | WECF & HEAL

Obésité et diabète: des substances chimiques sur le banc des accusés
santé, perturbateurs endocriniens, obésité, diabète

EWA: Women Empowerment
The overall goal of the WECF EWA programme is to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda)
19.03.2012 | WICF Project

The Millennium Development Goal for Water and Sanitation Has Been Met!
In a recent report, UNICEF and The World Health Organisation (WHO) have announced that Millennium Development Goal 7c has already been achieved
19.03.2012 | Unicef

EU Toy Industry Would Support Lower Lead Limit Values
Chemical Watch's interview with Alexandra Caterbow, WECF coordinator for chemicals and health
19.03.2012 | Chemical Watch

Health and Environment Alliance: WECF Campaign on Toys Safety
HEAL shares the news on WECF's press conference on Toys Safety
19.03.2012 | HEAL

Uranium from Africa
A joint report by WISE and SOMO on mitigation of uranium mining impacts on society and environment by industry and governments.

The World Water Forum 6, Marseille 2012 – an Overview
WECF’s activities at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France, 12 – 17 March 2012.
14.03.2012 | WECF

L’eau n’est pas une marchandise, c’est le bien commun de l’Humanité et du Vivant
La société civile a élaboré une déclaration officielle sur l'eau et va la porter d'une seule voix lors du FAME et FME6 de Marseille
14.03.2012 | Natalia Dejean

WECF présente au 6e Forum Mondial de l'Eau à Marseille - Forum Alternatif et Forum Officiel
WECF participe activement au Forum Alternatif de l'Eau organisé par la Coalition Eau, et présente cette semaine des solutions d'assainissement et d'accès à l'eau pour les femmes et les populations défavorisées dans le Monde

Chaîne humaine : une mobilisation historique pour la sortie du nucléaire !
WECF a participé à la Chaine Humaine organisée par sortir du nucléaire ce 11 mars 2012. Nous retransmettons ci-dessous le communiqué publié par les organisations partenaires de cet événement historique.

Women Travel Grants Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference Brazil, June 2012
WECF is co-organiser of the Women's Major Group at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which takes place from 13 - 23 of June in Rio de Janeiro
12.03.2012 | Sascha Gabizon

The World Water Forum 6: Time for Solutions
WECF mobilizes for the right to water and contributes in tackling global water challenges at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, March 2012.
12.03.2012 | WECF Press Release

Assemblée générale
Association "couveuse d'activités agricoles du Genevois français"
12.03.2012 | Isabelle Velarde

Campbell's to End Use of BPA in Can Linings
Campbell's Soup has agreed to stop using the chemical BPA in the lining of its cans, joining a host of other brands moving away from using the substance.
09.03.2012 | JS Online

The World Water Forum 6: Time for Solutions
WECF, together with France Libertés and the Water Coalition, is mobilizing for the right to water and sanitation
09.03.2012 | Rasa Jaruseviciute

Journée des Droits des Femmes: WECF soutient l’Appel des femmes arabes pour la dignité et l’égalité
A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des Droits des Femmes, WECF France s’associe à l’appel des femmes arabes et organise plusieurs actions à l’échelle locale, régionale et internationale.

Journée des droits des femmes: Portrait de Danielle Mitterand, une femme engagée pour la défense des droits humains
08.03.2012 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Waarom is Rio +20 belangrijk voor vrouwen?
Internationale vrouwendag 2012: WECF, voorzitter Women’s Major Group voor Rio +20 stelt: "groene economie" kan niet bestaan zonder gendergelijkheid
07.03.2012 | WECF Pers

International Women's Day 2012: Why is Rio+20 important for women?
WECF, organising Partner Women’s Major Group for Rio+20 states: the “Green Economy” needs Gender Equality
07.03.2012 | WECF Press Release

Rio+20 Zero Draft - Recommendations Women's Major Group
The key recommendations by the Women's Major Group as presented during the Annual Breakfast meeting of the network of women Ministers and Leaders for the Enviroment at the UNEP GC/GMF in Nairobi, Kenya
05.03.2012 | Sascha Gabizon

Sascha Gabizon Contributed to UNEP Year Book 2012
Sascha Gabizon, WECF executive director, has contributed to the UNEP Year Book 2012 by reviewing the chapter Closing and Decommissioning Nuclear Power Reactors
02.03.2012 | WECF

Women’s Vision for Sustainable Development at UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, February 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
Sascha Gabizon, WECF executive director and co-chair Women’s Major Group, presented the Women Priorities for the Rio+20 Zero Draft at the meeting of the Network of Women and Leaders for the Environment
01.03.2012 | WECF

Altermondes n°29 – Eau : en finir avec la spirale de l’échec !
A l’occasion du Forum mondial de l’eau et du Forum alternatif mondial de l’eau Altermondes propose un numéro spécial sur l’eau, cette ressource rare et précieuse, en partenariat avec France Libertés, la Coalition eau et l’Effet Papillon et le Secours Islamique.
28.02.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Gronings Water Bedrijf (Water Company) and WECF continue cooperation to distribute tulip water filters in rural Azerbaijan
WECF and its partners in Azerbaijan Independent Consumer Union and EKOT, received a donation of 8700 Euro, enabling citizens of rural areas having access to safe water.
23.02.2012 | Margriet Samwel

Case Study 'No Safe Drinking Water for the Region Sabirabad, Azerbaijan'
Findings of the issues drinking water and sanitation of the 2-years WECF project implemented in the rural areas of Azerbaijan

Exposition "Danielle Mitterrand, sa fondation - 25 ans d'action"
Mars – le mois de l’eau, déclaré par l’EU. Cette année, la mobilisation pour l’eau sera encore plus forte à l’occasion du Forum Mondial de l’eau de Marseille. La ville d’Annemasse et WECF France s’associent pour porter des messages forts envers la population, les élus et les professionnels.
21.02.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Erfolgreiches Toiletten-Seminar in Iffeldorf
20 TeilnehmerInnen von NROs und Universitäten bauten ihre Expertise in nachhaltiger Sanitärversorgung aus
20.02.2012 | Friedemann Klimek

"Een groene doos voor groene ouders"
Een Veilig Nest en Babybegood introduceren nieuw duurzaam concept Mama Green op Negenmaandenbeurs

Case Study 'No Safe Drinking Water for the Region Sabirabad, Azerbaijan'
Findings of the issues drinking water and sanitation of the 2-years WECF project implemented in the rural areas of Azerbaijan
20.02.2012 | WECF

Minder is meer! Gezonde schoonmaakproducten voor een gezond en schoon huis
WECF tips in goody bag huishoudbeurs: Een fris schoon, milieuvriendelijk huis voor bijna geen geld
17.02.2012 | WECF Nederland

ANEC Newsletter: WECF's Press Conference ‘Protect Children – Phase Out Chemicals of Concern in Toys’ in Brussels, January 2012
WECF's event on toys safety in the European Parliament this January mentioned in ANEC newsletter
15.02.2012 | ANEC

Guilty! Eternit Verdict Seeks to Bring Justice
The world watched with bated breath as the final verdict in the internationally known Eternit trial was read
15.02.2012 | ADAO

More Solar Food Dryers in The Kyrgyz Villages Thanks to the Kind Support and Donations by Mr. Sjef Jorritsma and His Collegues at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, The Netherlands
WECF and its local partner the Kyrgyz Alliance for Water and Sanitation (KAWS) are delighted to announce the receipt of a donation at the amount of 1200 EUR by Mr. Sjef Jorritsma and his colleagues.
13.02.2012 | WECF

JRC Scientists Finalised Study on Release of Chemical Substances from 450 Plastic Baby Bottles
Press release of the European Commission Joint Research Centre says that hazardous substances could be detected in polyamide bottles in relevant amounts.
13.02.2012 | European Commission Joint Research Centre

New Study: Microplastics from Washing Machine Wastewater Are Polluting Beaches
Tiny plastic particles from laundry wastewater are being washed into the marine environment, according to recent research.
13.02.2012 | Environmental Science & Technology

NON au gaz de schiste!
WECF France soutient les 40 associations membres du Collectif "Non au gaz de schiste Haute Savoie" et apporte la voix des femmes à cette cause commune.
10.02.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Gender Equality and Environmental Rights for All
WECF Publication: Gender as cross-cutting issue within WECF’s work

Rapport du Groupe Majeur Femmes, CNUDD Rio+20, 1er Novembre 2011
Document de positionnement pour Rio+20 - Résumé

ECHA Prepares For Biocides, PIC Handover
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) plans to hire 19 staff to deal with EU biocide approvals and will need more than 100 to process the 300 authorisation requests expected annually by 2020, it said last week.
08.02.2012 | ENDS Europe

Hoeveel gif staat er in uw tuin- of keukenkast?
Een Veilig Nest aanwezig op speciale thema avond rond film SILENT SNOW
07.02.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche

Netherlands: Borssele-2 Postponed
Dutch utility Delta announces about postponing plans to build a second nuclear power plant in the Netherlands
06.02.2012 | Nuclear Monitor

Astonishing Findings of a New Research on Chemical Pesticides in Armenia by WECF Partner AWHHE
A research conducted in 2011 by WECF Armenian partner AWHHE revealed a threatening extent of toxic pesticides in more than 60 samples such as water, soil, air, cow’s milk and egg
02.02.2012 | WECF

Human Rights: WECF Contributing to the Public Consultation of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
The Special Rapporteur, Catarina de Albuquerque, introduced the new issue “stigmatisation” which is not yet part of the human rights framework, 1 February 2012 in Geneva
02.02.2012 | Anke Stock

Could Playing and Swimming in the Pool Be More Than Just Fun and a Good Exercise for Pregnant Women and Young Children?
Series of studies conducted by Belgian scientists suggest that chlorinated indoor pools are a significant factor in the increase of early childhood asthma and testicular damage in boys.
01.02.2012 | WECF

Intervention by the Women’s Major Group on the Zero Draft Meeting for Rio+20
Azra Sayeed from Pakistan presented the women's vision on the "zero draft" Rio+20 ministerial declaration at UN Headquarters in New York on the 26th of January 2012.
30.01.2012 | WECF

Home Comforts in Issyk-Kul Villages: Affordable Rural Infrastructure and New Business Opportunities
Article in the Times of Central Asia on WECF’s project “Home Comforts”
30.01.2012 | Claudia Wendland

WECF pushes for stronger Toys Safety Directive
Slightly optimitic outcome of WECF press conference on toys safety at European Parliament this January
25.01.2012 | WECF

Le Forum Mondial de l’Eau 6 : le rendez-vous des solutions
WECF France se mobilise pour l'eau aux côtés de France Libertés et de la Coalition Eau.
25.01.2012 | Natalia Dejean

Breast Cancer Screening Cannot Be Justified, Says Researcher
Book argues harm outweighs small number of lives saved, and accuses mammography supporters of misconduct
23.01.2012 | The Guardian

Seminar zu nachhaltiger Sanitärversorgung für NROs
Toiletten für Schulen und öffentliche Einrichtungen in Entwicklungsländern: Wie mache ich alles richtig?
23.01.2012 | Friedemann Klimek

Press Conference on Toys Safety and Toys Testing at European Parliament, 25th January
Protect Children – Phase out Chemicals of Concern in Toys
20.01.2012 | WECF Press Release

EU Biocides Law Considered a “Standstill” by NGOs
A joint press release by WECF, HEAL and PAN Germany, UK and Europe
19.01.2012 | WECF Press Release

Centrales nucléaires et leucémies infantiles: un lien clair établi par une étude de l'INSERM
Une étude publiée en janvier par l’INSERM et l’IRSN confirme la corrélation entre la fréquence des leucémies infantiles aigües et la proximité des centrales nucléaires
17.01.2012 | Anne Barre

Présentation de la nouvelle politique foncière régionale
Présentation par Gérard LERAS, conseiller régional délégué à la politique foncière en Rhône Alpes
16.01.2012 | Céline Burdin

French Study Confirms Correlation Between Increased Incidence Child Leukaemia and Vicinity to Nuclear Power Plants
‘Women and children at greater risk’ alarms Women’s Environment and Health Network WECF
13.01.2012 | WECF Press Release

Women’s Major Group: Rio+20 Position Statement - Summary
Summary of the Women’s Major Group Statements for UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Storm Over Silicones
Slowly and quietly over the past decade, a cyclic methylsiloxane that was once an industry workhorse disappeared from the personal care market
11.01.2012 | Chemical & Enegineering News

The Project “Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort” Latest Accomplishments – Solar Collectors Have Now Been Installed in Ukraine
Solar collectors are now a reality and play an important role of the daily energy consumption of the residents of the Manevychi region, the district of Volyn in Ukraine.
11.01.2012 | WECF

Toys in a Black List of Products, Containing Carcinogenic Chemicals
Toys, cosmetics and even shoes for children were included in a black list of gifts for the New Year, TV Klan in Albania has announced.
11.01.2012 | WECF

The Governor of Issyk Kul Oblast Welcomed the “Home Comforts” Project
Towards affordable rural infrastructure and new business opportunities in the Issyk-Kul villages, Kyrgyzstan.
11.01.2012 | Claudia Wendland

WECF Position on the Commission Proposal to Recast PIC Regulation
Download WECF's position paper on the EU Commission proposal to recast PIC regulation

WECF and Eco-Accord Report of the 7th ‘Environment for Europe’ Ministerial Conference, 2011, Astana
WECF and Eco-Accord presented the report of the Seventh ‘Environment for Europe’ Ministerial Conference, held on 22-23 September 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan
10.01.2012 | WECF news

WECF congratulates the winner of the 2011 SEED Gender Equality Award, "Solid Waste Management and Community Mobilization Program" from NEPAL
The SEED Gender Equality Award was created this year for the first time on the initiative of SEED, UN Women and the Women Rio+20 Steering Committee.
09.01.2012 | WECF Press Release

Thousands in Support of Toxic-free Children’s Toys in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan
Project started to eliminate children’s toys with toxic substances from the market in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine by 2020
09.01.2012 | AWHHE

“Speaking Cotton”: the exploitation of children in Uzbekistan's cotton fields
A film by Stefanie Trambow and Erik Malchow portrays the ongoing exploitation of children in Uzbekistan's cotton fields, 2011.
05.01.2012 | Uzbek - German Forum for Human Rights

Home detergents almost phosphate-free by 2017
An almost complete EU ban for domestic detergents will apply from January 2017.
05.01.2012 | ENDS Europe

Women in Conflict Zones: Dutch Action Plan 1325
Nearly 40 Dutch organizations including WECF launched a National Action Plan 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security on 19 December 2011.
05.01.2012 | WECF

Cancer from Fetal Exposure to Carcinogens Depends On Dose, Timing
The cancer-causing potential of fetal exposure to carcinogens can vary substantially causing different types of problems much later in life depending on the stage of pregnancy when the fetus is exposed.
04.01.2012 | Science Daily

WECF Newsletter 11-12/2011: Strong Position on Sustainable Development
Relevant information on the main WECF news and activities worldwide in November and December 2011.
03.01.2012 | WECF

Women’s Intervention towards Rio+20: 5 Priority Actions
Anita Nayar, on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, presented 5 priority actions towards Rio+20 on 15-16 of December 2011.
02.01.2012 | WECF

Final evaluation of WECF’s MFS1 Programme “Empowerment and Local Action” (ELA)
This report presents the findings of the final evaluation of WECF’s ELA programme, implemented from January 2008 to December 2010.

"Een eetlepel bloem of een scheutje olijfolie"
interview met Ingrid Elbertse nav babycreme checker voor Goede Waar Magazine
20.12.2011 | Goede Waar Magazine december

Media aandacht voor speelgoedcampagne Een Veilig Nest
Spelbrekers - schadelijke stoffen in speelgoed. Waarom?
20.12.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

International Trade of hazardous chemicals and pesticides
WECF position on the Commission proposal to recast of PIC Regulation
20.12.2011 | WECF

Du Bisphénol A dans les canalisations d'eau potable?
santé, perturbateurs endocriniens, bisphénol A

Rencontre femmes rurales et élues à Chambéry le 6 décembre: des idées nouvelles pour l'égalité!
La rencontre-bilan du projet femmes rurales a permis de dégager des recommandations innovantes pour favoriser l'égalité femmes-hommes en milieu rual
16.12.2011 | WECF France

Lancering Nederlands Actieplan 1325 ‘Vrouwen, Vrede, Veiligheid'
Bijna 40 organisaties waaronder WECF ondertekenden maandag 19 december het Nationaal Actieplan Resolutie 1325 in aanwezigheid van minister Uri Rosenthal van Buitenlandse Zaken, verschillende kamerleden en activisten uit vele landen
14.12.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

Humanitarian Roofing project in Prislop, Romania
Thanks to gifts from private donors in many countries 42 families received sheets for making their roofs water-proof
14.12.2011 | Margriet Samwel

Side Event at United Nations on 15th December: UNWomen, WECF and Women's Major Group
WECF is co-organising a side event entitled 'From 'Brown' Economy to 'Equitable' Economy - Women's priorities for Rio+20".
12.12.2011 | WECF

Durban Outcome: No Guarantees for the Climate as Governments Again Delay
The international trade union movement expressed its disappointment as climate negotiators in Durban had agreed a platform to continue negotiations, but without any guarantees that will make the cuts to emissions demanded by science to stop a climate disaster

Durban conference delivers breakthrough in international community’s response to climate change
Gateway to the United Nations system's work on Climate Change
11.12.2011 | UN statement on Durban

Durban climate talks ending: Polluters won, people lost (Greenpeace Africa)
On the closing of the latest round of UN climate talks in Durban Greenpeace today declared that it was clear that our Governments this past two weeks listened to the carbon-intensive polluting corporations instead of listening to the people who want an end to our dependence on fossil fuels and real and immediate action on climate change
11.12.2011 | Press Release Greenpeace Africa

Sanitation and Gender Are Core Issues of the Nexus Approach
WECF contributed to the conference “The Water Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy” held 16 to 18 November 2011 in Bonn
06.12.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

WECF climate change project receives international award
WECF’s project received the 2011 ACT Climate Award in the ACT Global Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
05.12.2011 | WECF

Nuclear Energy - not Co2 free, an article by energy expert Herman Damveld
In the negotiations about reduction of climate change in Durban one of the issues is if nuclear energy can be considered to be one of the solutions to reduce CO 2 emissions, this is not the case according to Herman Damveld.
05.12.2011 | Herman Damveld

BPA Lurks in Canned Soups and Drinks
Canned soup consumption immediately increases urinary BPA concentrations in the human body.
05.12.2011 | New York Times

”New” POPs in marine mammals in Nordic Arctic and NE Atlantic areas during three decades
Marine mammals are highly valued in the countries surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean.
05.12.2011 | NORDEN: Official co-operation in the Nordic region

Decentralised Environmental Solutions

Gender prioriteit voor Rio+20
Het nationaal platform Rio+20 organiseerde in samenwerking met WECF, Wo=MEN en Women Inc een bijeenkomst over het belang van gender in duurzame ontwikkeling op vrijdag 11 november in Amsterdam
04.12.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

The Turning Wheel - An Educational Cycle Expedition About Simple Technologies for Sustainable Living
A former WECF project officer Central Asia, Fedde Jorritsma, is cycling around the world for one year to use his expertise on water, sanitation and energy.
04.12.2011 | WECF

DURBAN: le peuple exige un accord sur le climat
Suivez en image l'actualité des négociations sur le climat à Durban, grâce au Réseau Action Climat dont WECF fait partie

5 More families can now live in a water proof home in Prislop
Just before the start of the winter WECF and local partner were able to donate again materials to poor families in Prislop for repairing leaking roofs of five small houses
03.12.2011 | WECF

Catalogue de Formation Nesting
Nesting propose des modules pour informer, sensibiliser et former les professionnels de la santé, de la petite enfance, du bâtiment et techniques aux sources de pollutions de l’environnement intérieur et à leurs effets sur la santé de la femme enceinte, du nouveau-né et du jeune enfant.

Aanbevelingen en suggesties ten aanzien van de speelgoedrichtlijn

Veilig speelgoed kopen, kan dat wel?
Nieuw boekje ‘Spelbrekers’ geeft aanbevelingen en suggesties
02.12.2011 | WECF Nederland Persbericht

Toxic Baby Shampoo: Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Global Reformulation Under Pressure from Health Groups
New report shows company making formaldehyde-free 'No More Tears' shampoo in some countries, but not U.S.
01.12.2011 | WECF

Case study - Constructed Wetland in Vidrare, Bulgaria
Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Rural and Peri-Urban Communities in Bulgaria

Videos: Safe Toys for Safe Childhood
Watch videos on Toys Safety "Zdrave Igračke za Zdravo Detinjstvo"
01.12.2011 | WECF

Deutsche Botschaft Bischkek fördert den Bau einer umweltschonenden Sanitäranlage
Übergabe der Toiletten durch Botschafter Green an die Schule Nr.2 in Iwankowa
01.12.2011 | Deutsche Botschaft Bischkek, Kirgisistan

315NGO’s Call for an Impartial Risk Assessment on EMF Health Risks
WECF, together with a number of NGOs, MEPs, scientists, medical doctors, lawyers and other stakeholders are calling for an impartial risk assessment on EMF health risks.
30.11.2011 | WECF

WECF and EDC's
A position paper and policy paper on EDC's - Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

World Water Forum Marseille 2012
The 6th World Water Forum: Regional Process Europe will be held on 12-17 of March, 2012 in Marseille, France
29.11.2011 | WECF

NGO Decentralised Environmental Solutions (DES) - A New WECF Partner in South Africa
On 15 July 2011 NGO Decentralised Environment Solutions (DES) was founded in South Africa.
29.11.2011 | WECF

The action to control the sale of hazardous substances in Albania
The Tirana Municipality takes actions in the controls of fireworks and chemical products in Albanian markets
28.11.2011 | WECF

TF1 - Action Test de Jouets à Paris le 16 Novembre
Encore trop de substances préoccupantes pour la santé des enfants!

Sharing Lessons Learned
Closing conference “Sharing Lessons Learned”, 25 – 26 November 2011, Baku, Azerbaijan
23.11.2011 | WECF

Tribute to Danielle Mitterrand
France Libertés is sad to announce the death of Danielle Mitterrand today at 2 pm to the European Hospital Georges Pompidou.
22.11.2011 | Natalia Dejean

Fotostrecke zum Welttoilettentag 2011
Eine der Organisationen des WASH-Netzwerks, die sich für den Ausbau der Sanitärversorgung einsetzen, ist WECF. Im Kaukasus und in Osteuropa baut WECF zusammen mit Partnern vor Ort so genannte "Trockentrenntoiletten" (Urine Diverting Dry Toilets, UDDT).
22.11.2011 | Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer die Vereinte Nationen e.V.

Hommage à Danielle Mitterrand
France Libertés a la tristesse d’annoncer le décès de Danielle Mitterrand aujourd’hui à 2h heures à l’hôpital européen Georges Pompidou.
22.11.2011 | Natalia Dejean

Paris – November 16 : WECF toys tests : too many toxic subtances in toys!
During the test action in Paris WECF found traces of formaldéhyde et xylène
21.11.2011 | WECF France Press Release

Die Toilette ist der Held des Tages
Was macht Thilo Panzerbieter, der Chef der German Toilet Organization, mit einer goldenen Toilette auf einer hochrangigen internationalen Konferenz?
21.11.2011 | GTO & WECF

Action Test de Jouets à Paris le 16 Novembre
Encore trop de substances préoccupantes pour la santé des enfants!

Fondation Danielle Mitterrand - France Libertés

Annual Report WECF 2010
WECF provides a network, platform and tools for global citizens, women and men, who want to work together for a fair, healthy and safer world for all. Will you join us?

Training on construction, maintenance and use of solar collectors in Chardakhi, Georgia
30 participants from eight villages in Georgia were trained from 17-20 october, 2011
18.11.2011 | Miriam Reindl, Annemarie Mohr, Anna Samwel

From 'Brown' Economy to 'Care' Economy
Women's priorities for Rio+20, Side Event at the UNECE Rio+20 conference, Geneva, 2 December
17.11.2011 | WECF

La Journée Mondiale des Toilettes – inauguration en Moldavie de nouvelles toilettes pour école
Le 18 novembre 2011, la veille de la Journée Mondiale des Toilettes, le partenaire moldave ORMAX nous invite à l’inauguration des nouvelles toilettes ecosan de l’école de Hasnasenii Mari.
16.11.2011 | Natalia Dejean

One eco-tech toilet: cause for celebration in this Moldovan village school
Ceremony heralds World Toilet Day
16.11.2011 | Press Release CWS icw WECF

Testing confirms that toys sold on the EU market still contain chemicals of concern
On November 10th and 16th, WECF organized 2 events in France and the Netherlands to raise awareness on chemicals of concern in toys
16.11.2011 | WECF Press Release

Albanian Voice Conference “International Cooperation in Hazardous Substances and Product Safety in the Balkans“ results in concrete action of Albanian authorities
Conference resulted in a joint statement of 23 civil society organizations demanding better control mechanisms for consumer products, especially toys
16.11.2011 | Bistra Mihaylova

Einladung zur Pressekonferenz
Anlässlich der Konferenz Bonn2011 – The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Water resources in the Green Economy

Wasser und die Millenniumsziele
Neue Großstaudämme lösen das Energieproblem nicht - Fortschritte in der Sanitärversorgung dringend notwendig
16.11.2011 | Pressemitteilung

Multi-stakeholder Training on Product Safety in Skopje, Macedonia
On 11th and 12th November, 2011, the multi-stakeholder training on the challenges in the field of Product Safety was held in Macedonia, as a part of the WECF project "Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans".
15.11.2011 | Bistra Mihaylova

BEF Lithuania
Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania: provides environmental protection and management in Lithuania

Women's Major Group for Rio+20 Position Presented at Meeting Organized by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A meeting on gender and women priorities for Rio+20 at the Foreign Ministry in Paris, 7 November in Paris
14.11.2011 | WECF

Youth case studies on Environment and Health - deadline extended to December 15
UNEP Tunza youth network calls for "good practice" case studies by Youth
14.11.2011 | WECF

Paraben esters: review of recent studies of endocrine toxicity
Review of recent studies of endocrine toxicity, absorption, esterase and human exposure, and discussion of potential human health risks.
14.11.2011 | Journal of Applied Toxicology

Gender Prioriteit voor Rio+20
Op 11-11-11, de dag van de Duurzaamheid organiseert het Nationaal Platform Rio+20 samen met WECF, WOMEN Inc, WO=MEN en anderen een bijeenkomst met als titel: "Gender Prioriteit voor Rio+20".
11.11.2011 | WECF Press Release

WECF France Newsletter
WECF France vous informe des ses activités tous les 3 mois.

Guide Champs élécro-magnétiques
A l'occasion de l'action jouets du 16 novembre 2011, WECF France publie un guide sur les Champes électro-magnétiques.

16 novembre 2011/Nouveau guide Champs électro-magnétiques
A l'occasion de l'action jouets du 16 novembre 2011, WECF France publie un guide sur les Champes électro-magnétiques.
11.11.2011 | Natalia Dejean

Stop aux mauvais joueurs!
10 et 16 Novembre 2011/ Actions Jouets à Utrecht et Paris.
11.11.2011 | Natalia Dejean

Une couveuse d'activités agricoles bientôt dans le Genevois français
Bref aperçu de l’avancement du projet « Agriculture durable de proximité dans le bassin lémanique ».
11.11.2011 | Natalia Dejean

Gender and Climate Justice Tribunals: Featuring Mexico and Peru
Women's tribunals on gender and climate justice were organized on 10 November, 2011, in collaboration with partners around the world in the lead up to COP 17 and Rio+20.
11.11.2011 | WECF

Pre-Bonn Gender Conference 2011: Power to Empower, Leverage 2011 And Beyond
Gender Concerns International organizes the “Women at the Flashpoint II: Pre-Bonn Gender Conference” on 17 November 2011 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
09.11.2011 | Gender Concerns International

Vorniceni village’s in Moldova project won the 3rd place at the International Awards for Liveable Communities 2011
The activity of the “Terra-1530” NGO, a part of the project “Democratization of Dniester River Basin Governance”, won the 3rd place at the International Awards for Liveable Communities 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.
09.11.2011 | WECF

UN Delegates Struggle with the True Cost of Mercury
Delegates from more than 120 countries in the recently-held third meeting of an intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC3) struggled to move forward on a global mercury treaty.
09.11.2011 | IPEN press release

Spelbrekers - Lieve Sint, koopt u dit jaar geen spelbrekers. Koop gifvrij!
WECF voert campagne in sinterklaastijd tegen schadelijke stoffen in speelgoed
08.11.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

Femmes actives en milieu rural: participez à un atelier de concertation le 10 Novembre à Grenoble
WECF France organise avec le CIDFF un atelier d'échange et concertation sur l'égalité femmes-hommes en milieu rural - Grenoble le 10 Novembre de 12h30 à 16h30

U.S. to study cancer risks near nuclear sites
The National Academy of Sciences has begun a study of cancer risks faced by people living near nuclear facilities — a study it admits is worrisome.
03.11.2011 | USA Today

Nexus Conference: Initiating integrated solutions for the Green Economy, Bonn 2011
Nexus Conference: Initiating integrated solutions for the Green Economy will take place in Bonn on 16 - 18 November 2011.
03.11.2011 | WECF

Rio+20 - Women Worldwide Present Recommendations and Statements
More than 70 women's organizations from over 40 countries from around the world present their recommendations for Rio+20 - next year's United Nations conference on Sustainable Development
03.11.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Baby's Tub Is Still Toxic
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics strives to remove a cancer-causing chemical from Johnson's Baby Shampoo, but Johnson & Johnson is still using formaldehyde-releasing preservatives in baby shampoo in some countries.
03.11.2011 | WECF

WECF stuurt brief aan Tweede Kamer over risico's volksgezondheid en nanotechnologie
WECF uit punten van zorg en aanbevelingen wat betreft voortgang nanotechnologiebeleid voor begrotingsdiscussie van ELI.
02.11.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

Malika Berkaine
Chargée de mission Administration & Communication WECF France/Administrative Assistant and Communication

Steekproef van WECF vindt zware metalen en verboden weekmaker in speelgoed
Schadelijke stoffen in ons speelgoed: waarom?
01.11.2011 | WECF Press Release

Leserbrief zum Artikel "Teddybären unter Folter"
Die Autoren verschweigen leider die Tatsache, dass der Großteil der Spielzeugindustrie hartnäckig z. B. eine unabhängige Drittprüfung von Spielzeug, die Auflistung von Inhaltsstoffen sowie vernünftige Grenzwerte für Schwermetalle wie z.B. Blei oder Cadmium ablehnt.
28.10.2011 | Alexandra Caterbow

Alle Jahre wieder – Spielzeug im Test
WECF fordert schnellere Nachbesserung der EU Spielzeugrichtline und bessere Selbstverpflichtung der Hersteller
27.10.2011 | WECF Press Release

EU Ambassadors impressed by project “Switch to sun-live with comfort”
Report from EU news on Ukrainian project which aims at improving health, reducing poverty and increasing energy security
25.10.2011 | WECF

Maak je kinderen blij met gezond, veilig en duurzaam speelgoed op pakjesavond!
Eerste Nederlandse speelgoedconventie van Een Veilig Nest: Spelbrekers! Schadelijke stoffen in ons speelgoed, waarom?
24.10.2011 | WECF Press Release

Solar collector construction training in Issyk Kul region, Kyrgyzstan
From 25-29 September, 27 participants from nine communities from Issyk Kul region learned how to construct a solar collector.
23.10.2011 | Regina Drexel

Fukushima: Die Katastrophe in Japan nimmt ihren Lauf
Zumutbare Dosis für Kleinkinder in Japan dramatisch zu hoch
21.10.2011 | Umweltinstitut München

Les femmes co-construisent des recommandations politiques pour promouvoir la parité en milieu rural. Atelier à Valence le 11 Octobre
Un deuxième atelier de concertation et d'échanges a été organisé par WECF France à Valence dans le cadre du projet femmes actives en milieu rural
21.10.2011 | Anne Barre

Bulgarien: Auftaktveranstaltungen im Rahmen des DBU-Projektes zur Trinkwassersicherheit
Ziel des Projektvorhabens in Bulgarien ist es, das Bewusstsein für den Umweltschutz – insbesondere im Bereich der (Trink-) Wasserqualität – zu fördern. Kinder und Jugendliche werden gemeinsam mit ihren Lehrern die kleinen, lokalen Wasserversorgungssysteme mit Hilfe des Trinkwassersicherheitskonzepts (TSK)
20.10.2011 | Friedemann Klimek

Bulgaria: Teachers trained on developing Water Safety Plans
WECF trained teachers of 5 bulgarian schools on developing Water Safety Plans for small-scale supplies with the involvement of youth. The trainings took place on October 4,5 and 7,8
20.10.2011 | Friedemann Klimek

In Great Sadness
WECF colleagues and members are mourning the loss of a great friend, an exceptionally gifted woman, Liza Danielyan, head of the WHO office in Armenia.
19.10.2011 | WECF colleagues and members

Spoilsports! Chemicals of concern in toys
WECF France and WECF the Netherlands organise Toys Events in November
19.10.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

A new ecosan toilet for a school in Moldova
The Moldavian partner ORMAX is building a new ecosan school toilet in Hasnasenii Mari, Moldova with the technical support of WECF and the financial support of CWS (Church World Service).
19.10.2011 | WECF news

SuSanA working group 10: Operation and maintenance of sustainable sanitation systems
WECF, together with the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA), strives for appropriate attention to sanitation issues worldwide.
19.10.2011 | WECF news

EECCA NGO Appeal on toys safety
After the discussion between the NGOs and EU presidency on key issues of the Environment for Europe process on 23 September 2011 in Astana, EECCA NGO made an appeal on toys safety.
19.10.2011 | WECF news

UNEP Tunza Youth meeting on Green Economy and Rio+20
60 youth representatives from 27 countries of the EU, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Southern Europe participated in the “UNEP Tunza European Youth Conference” which took place on the 6th and 7th of September 2011 in Bonn.
19.10.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Recent training on construction, use and maintenance of solar collectors in Odessa, Ukraine
Three regions were chosen for training, organized from October 4 to 7 at the State Ecological University in Odessa, together with our local partner Vidrodzhennia (Tatarbunary) and by technical support of the German expert Markus Brandhofer from the Solar Partner Sued GmbH
19.10.2011 | Olga Plekhanova

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

The Drafting Expert Group Meeting on Water and Health in Paris
On 29 and 30 September 2011 the Drafting Expert Group met under the auspices of the joint Secretariat UNECE/WHO-EURO of the Protocol on Water and Health in Paris.
19.10.2011 | Anke Stock

Nobel Peace Prize 2011 for defenders of women’s rights
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman, three icons for women’s rights in Africa and the Arab world, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this month for their non-violent struggle for peace, democracy and gender equality
19.10.2011 | Source: Nobel Peace Price Committee

Brustkrebs ist keine Geschäftsidee - Gemeinsame Erklärung zum „Brustkrebsmonat“
Frauengesundheitsorganisationen fordern Stopp des Missbrauchs
18.10.2011 | Johanna Hausmann

From Brown to Green Economies
Discussion between the NGOs and the EU presidency, Andrzej Kraszewski, Minister of Environment of Poland, on key issues of the Environment for Europe process, Astana, Friday 23 September 2011
18.10.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Stop aux mauvais joueurs
Le 16 novembre WECF France organise une action de sensibilisation grand public Jouets et substances chimiques préoccupantes
16.10.2011 | WECF Campaign

Major Groups: Farmers Statement
“Agriculture: The Centre Link of Sustainable Development Trinity”
14.10.2011 | WECF news

Kernenergie is niet Co2 vrij!
Klacht van o.a. WECF-oprichter Marie Kranendonk over reclame Atoomstroom gegrond verklaard
13.10.2011 | WECF Press Release

Kernenergie veilig? laat je niets wijsmaken
WECF voert al jaren campagne tegen kernenergie en geeft zeventien heldere argumenten van kernenergiedeskundie Herman Damveld waarom kernenergie geen goede optie is
13.10.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

French MPs vote to ban BPA in food containers
France's lower parliamentary house, the Assemblée Nationale, has unanimously agreed to extend a ban on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles to all food containers. The senate is likely to vote on the plan around the end of the year
13.10.2011 | ENDS Daily

Climate Change and Art in Munich
After an eventful September 2011 ClimateSights is not yet over.
12.10.2011 | Amra Bobar

KlimaSichten – künstlerische Auseinandersetzung zum Klimawandel
Nach einem veranstaltungsreichen September 2011 geht KlimaSichten weiter
12.10.2011 | Amra Bobar

Women statement at UNEP global consultation on Rio+20 in Bonn, 1-2 September 2011
Representatives of the women's Rio+20 steering committee from Africa and Europe took part in the UNEP major group and stakeholders global consultation on Rio+20 in Bonn, 1-2 September 2011.
12.10.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Rio+20: French Women Contact Group for Gender and Sustainable Development
Presentation of the French Women Contact group contribution for Rio+20
11.10.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Activities related to Water Safety Plans in 3 project communities in Azerbaijan
“Community approaches to a better environment for all and poverty reduction in out of reach communities of rural Azerbaijan“
11.10.2011 | Bistra Mihaylova

Women Major Group preparing submission on Rio+20 to UN
The women Rio+20 steering committee is calling for input for a global position of women on Rio+20 to be submitted to the UN before the deadline of 1 of November 2011.
11.10.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Protocol on Water and Health (PWH): Extended lead Party meeting on the work Programme Small-scale water supply and sanitation, Berlin 20-21 June 2011
In preparation to the implementation of the PWH Programme on small-scale water supply and sanitation, a team of experts on small-scale water supply and sanitation was invited to an extended lead Party meeting 20-21 June 2011 in Berlin.
10.10.2011 | Margriet Samwel

“Switch to sun, live with comfort”
With EU support NGOs will provide Ukrainian rural districts with the tools and knowledge to heat water with solar energy

Umwelteinflüsse und Brustkrebs
WECF-Vortrag bei der Offenen Akademie in Gelsenkirchen
06.10.2011 | Dr. Silvia Pleschka

Le nouveau scénario Négawatt 2011-2050 dévoilé devant plus de 600 personnes

Sanitatie: nieuwe impulsen - Kansen Voor Nederland en Internationale Samenwerking!
BiDBook sanitatie gepresenteerd tijdens 'Five Years-Drive for Sanitation' symposium
03.10.2011 | WECF

KlimaSichten - Climate Change and Art in Munich
Video on WECF project's ClimateSights workshop and exhibition that were held in Munich, September 2011.
02.10.2011 | WECF

Exploring Alternatives for Pesticides in Georgia
WECF and SEMA trained Georgian farmer leaders and NGOs on alternative plant protection methods in September 2011
01.10.2011 | Anna Samwel

Enquête sur la vie des femmes actives en zone rurale
Dans le cadre de son projet "femmes actives en milieu rural" soutneu par la région Rhône Alpes, WECF France a receuilli les témoignages et les recommandations de quarante femmes travaillant dans les différents départements de la région

Pour sortir du nucléaire : manifestation à la centrale du Bugey le 15 Octbre 2011
Le Réseau "Sortir du nucléaire", soutenu par de nombreuses organisations nationales appelle à la mobilisation pour manifester devant la centrale du Bugey

In memoriam Kenyan Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai
All those who are connected to the WECF network mourn the passing away on September 25th of prof. Wangari Maathai, founder of the Greenbelt Movement and winner as the first African woman of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2004
27.09.2011 | Irene Dankelman

WECF présente aux Ateliers de la Terre à Evian
Sascha Gabizon, Directrice Internationale de WECF, présentera à Evian la contribution du Groupe Majoritaire des Femmes pour Rio+20

WECF director calls for urgent measures to halt water pollution from uranium mining tailings in Central Asia at Environment for Europe Conference in Astana.
WECF director Sascha Gabizon – co-chair of the European Eco-Forum – addressed ministers of environment of the 56 countries of the UNECE region in her plenary address at 7th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan
25.09.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

No measures agreed to address risk of irreversible pollution of transboundary aquifers in Central Asia
WECF director calls for urgent measures to halt water pollution from uranium mining tailings in Central Asia, and laments continued use of Asbestos, at Conference of Environment Ministers from 56 countries in Astana, which dealt with water management and the greening of the economies
24.09.2011 | WECF Press Release

WECF activement impliquée dans les consultations internationales de Rio+20
WECF a participé aux réunions du PNUE et de UNDPI pour Rio+20 qui se sont tenues à Bonn du 1er au 6 Septembre 2011

Baltic Info Campaign on Hazardous Substances
Many products used in every day life, like toys, cosmetics, plastic products, etc. contain hazardous chemicals. In the Baltic States people are often not aware of this and sufficient regulation is not in place. The overall goal of the project is to initiate a stronger demand at the society in the three Baltic States for products free of hazardous substances via awareness raising activities.
22.09.2011 | WECF Project

Ergebnisse des Projektes „Trinkwassersicherungskonzept zur Umweltbildung für Lehrkräfte als Multiplikatoren für Kinder und Jugendliche am Beispiel ländlicher Gemeinden in Bulgarien“
Förderung von Umweltschutz und Bewusstsein für Wasserqualität

Bulgaria: Water safety plans
Environmental education for teachers as multipliers for children and young people at the example of rural communities in Bulgaria

Des nouvelles toilettes écologiques pour une école en Moldavie
Le partenaire moldave ORMAX, avec le l'appui technique de WECF et le soutien financier de CWS construit des nouvelles toilettes pour l'école de Hasnasenii Mari en Moldavie
18.09.2011 | Natalia Dejean

Lundi 19 Septembre 2011- Réunion plénière du Collectif Agriculture durable de proximté
Salle Martin Luther King - Annemasse -18h00 21h00

Scientists and health professionals urge UN and WHO to tackle the challenge of non-communicable diseases by global action
United Nations High Level Expert Committee Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases at the global level, 19th-20th September: will action follow the Asturias declaration?
16.09.2011 | WECF Press Release

Communiqué de presse: Réunion d’experts de haut niveau des Nations Unies sur la Prévention et le contrôle des maladies non-transmissibles à l’échelle globale

NGOs get organised for the 7th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference in Astana
WECF is supporting the European Eco-Forum, which is an alliance of some 200 Environmental NGOs in the UNECE region, to effectively participate in the 7th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference which is taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 21 - 23 of September
13.09.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Pesticides in Georgia – no knowledge, no regulation, no protection
Project: Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries
12.09.2011 | Anna Samwel

Workshops on energy efficient technologies for house insulation in Georgia and Ukraine
Potential for house insulation with different techniques and materials adapted to local conditions was assessed during two expert workshops - as part of the project ‘Building local capacity for Development of Thermal solar and insulation technologies', financed by the European Commission
12.09.2011 | Regina Drexel & Anna Samwel

A New Law “On Energy Performance of Buildings” Has Been Adopted in Kyrgyzstan
The Law “On Energy Performance of Buildings” in Kyrgyzstan is the first law on energy efficiency on buildings adopted within the post-Soviet countries.
09.09.2011 | WECF

A coalition of environmental, health and women's groups has called for better environmental protection concerning biocides
The Environment Committee of the European Parliament today debated the second reading of the mitigation proposals of the Ministers
08.09.2011 | Alexandra Caterbow

The Heart of Green Economy Must Be Based on Social Equity
Interview with Sacha Gabizon, the executive director of WECF, on the United Nations Radio, 2 September 2011.
05.09.2011 | WECF

KlimaSichten. Künstlerische Auseinandersetzungen zum Klimawandel- eine Kooperation von WECF e.V.und PLATFORM3
Workshop + Präsentation + Filmprogramm + Podiumsdiskussion + mobiles Archiv
30.08.2011 | WECF Deutschland Pressemitteilung

WECF active at global and regional Rio+20 consultations in Bonn, September 2011
WECF is actively involved in a number of international and regional Rio+20 consultations which are taking place in Bonn, Germany between 1 and 6 of September 2011

LGZHI director features on Albanian National Public Television to talk about WECF's Civil Society project in the Balkans
On the 26th of July Mrs Elvis Qaja, Executive Director of the Albanian LGZHI was invited on national's tv breakfast show, TVSH - “Morning Program”
24.08.2011 | Bistra Mihaylova

14th SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) meeting in Stockholm
Introductory speech was held by Claudia Wendland, lead of the SuSanA working group 07 and WECF coordinator sanitation projects
24.08.2011 | Claudia Wendland

WECF schoonmaakmiddelenwijzer geeft raad
Minder is meer! Gezonde schoonmaakproducten voor een gezonder huis

Minder is meer! Gezonde schoonmaakproducten voor een gezonder huis
WECF schoonmaakmiddelenwijzer geeft raad
23.08.2011 | Persbericht WECF Nederland

Straw Bale building - a viable alternative for Georgia and the EECCA region!
Straw bale building and clay plastering have been successfully introduced in Georgia as efficient and ecological alternative for hazardous conventional building materials for rich and poor during a practical workshop and public info day 1-4 July 2011
21.08.2011 | Anna Samwel

Informationsaustausch Geht in die Nächste Runde
Bereits seit 2008 gibt es sehr intensive Kontakte zwischen dem Netzwerk UNSER LAND und internationalen Gruppen, speziell aus Polen, die sich über das bayerische Vorzeige-Model informieren wollen.
08.08.2011 | WECF

Décès de David Servan-Schreiber anticancer jusqu'au bout
25.07.2011 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo

Press Release EU on new rules to strengthen toy safety
"There will be no more places for defective and dangerous toys in the EU market" according to European commission Vice President
20.07.2011 | EU press release

Workshop "Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation," 4-5 July 2011: Presentations, Press Release, draft Good Practice Guidance
Gender input was delivered by WECFs gender & rights coordinator Anke Stock, focal point to the UNECE/WHO-Europe Protocol on Water and Health
14.07.2011 | Anke Stock

Applying Quality Criteria to Exposure in Asbestos Epidemiology Increases the Estimated Risk
Health Council of the Netherlands was asked for advice by the Ministries of the Environment and of Social Affairs and Employment to provide scientific evidence on risks of environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos
14.07.2011 | Annals of Occupational Hygiene, June 2011. Alex Burdorf and Dick Heederik via IPEN

WECF France envoie 2 étudiants de Licence Pro Energies renouvelables de l'IUT d'Annecy en stage en Géorgie
Les étudiants ont réalisé une mission de 4 mois en Allemagne et en Géorgie

Policy conference in Kyiv, Ukraine discussed renewables and energy efficiency in private households
The conference "Current State and Prospects of Alternative Energy Usage in Private Households and Communities of Ukraine" was conducted in Ukrinform Information agency on May 30, 2011
13.07.2011 | Yuri Urbansky, National Ecological Center Ukraine

WECF Ratgeber Körperpflege
Der WECF Ratgeber Körperpflege hilft bei der richtigen Produktauswahl und gibt Tipps, welche Inhaltstoffe man vermeiden sollte

Künstlerische Auseinandersetzung zum Klimawandel
13.07.2011 | Sabine Bock

Atelier "Femmes actives dans les territoires ruraux de Rhône-Alpes"
Une première rencontre de femmes s'est tenue à la Roche sur Foron le 24 juin 2011
13.07.2011 | Anne Barre

WECF co-signed: Letter regarding todays' ENVI debate on Rio+2
Civil Society Organizations offer comments and supports for the draft resolution for the ENVI committee in the European Parliament in the preparation for next years RIO+ summit
12.07.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

A Safe and Comfortable Home - Brochure on WECF project Home Comforts
Creating local capacity for improved rural living standards through affordable and sustainable energy and sanitation solutions

WECF and Eco Forum at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention
"The world needs a stronger Aarhus Convention" according to a coalition of NGO's who defend an effective and reliable mechanism for environmental human rights
04.07.2011 | Anke Stock

111 Tage Fukushima - Post an Frau Merkel 57
Zurück auf Los mit Zeitverlust
30.06.2011 | Pressemitteilung WECF/Projekt21plus

The World Needs a Strong Aarhus Convention
NGOs defend an effective and reliable mechanism for environmental human rights
29.06.2011 | Joint Press Release European Eco Forum

Was your country given a cancer culprit award?
The countries that obstructed the listing of asbestos were given a Cancer Culprit Award during the 5th Conference of the Parties on the Rotterdam Convention
29.06.2011 | Johanna Hausmann

The Gazette’s View: Human cost of asbestos is not worth the jobs
For the sake of hundreds of jobs, $90 million a year in sales and our prime minister’s refusal to be wrong about anything, Canada is now the world’s only developed nation to not formally acknowledge chrysotile asbestos as a carcinogen
29.06.2011 | Montreal Gazette

Two fruit dryers constructed and installed in the villages of Sabirabad and Saatli
“Community approaches to a better environment for all and poverty reduction in out of reach communities of rural Azerbaijan“
27.06.2011 | Anna Samwel

Aandeelhouders Delta moeten keuze maken: een schone of een kernenergie toekomst?
De aandeelhouders van energiebedrijf Delta treffen vandaag bij de ingang van de jaarlijkse aandeelhoudersvergadering een protestactie van milieuorganisaties en politieke partijen.
27.06.2011 | Persbericht Coalitie tegen Kernenergie

Talc-containing baby powder is a health risk
Severe health disturbances possible in the event of improper use
27.06.2011 | BfR- German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
During the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, women’s contribution to sustainable development was highlighted by the Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
25.06.2011 | WICF Project

WECF at the COP 5 in Geneva
WECF attended from 20-24 of June the 5th Meeting of the Parties on the Rotterdam Convention, the COP5. WECF attended the meeting on behalf of the Rotterdam Convention Alliance (ROCA), which represented civil society at the conferenc and was shocked by Canada’s behaviour
25.06.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

WECF disappointed by Canadian governments move to oppose listing chrysotile asbestos at Rotterdam Convention this week
“Now we have to wait for another two years to be able to protect the lives of thousands of people around the world”
24.06.2011 | WECF Press Release

Energy related participatory methodologies are developed to mobilize target communities
New methodologies for participatory assessment of the Energy situation in villages were introduced during two workshops in Georgia (06. – 08. May) and Ukraine (31. of May – 02. of June)
23.06.2011 | Anna Samwel

Canada maakt gebruik van "schandelijke tactiek" door zich te verzetten tegen opnemen van asbest op de lijst van gevaarlijke stoffen
Door verzet tegen opname in Annex 3 van de Rotterdam Conventie wint Noord-Amerikaanse land de ‘kankerveroorzakers’ prijs
22.06.2011 | WECF nieuws

Canada uses "shameful tactics" to oppose listing of asbestos, wins cancer culprit award
When asked earlier this week whether Canada would support listing asbestos in annex III of the Rotterdam Convention, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said “the question is moot”.
22.06.2011 | Joint Press Release Civil Society COP 5

Women make a difference - even on a so-called men’s issue
Side Event “Dangers in the Dust”
22.06.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

ROCA position paper in preparation of the Rotterdam Convention COP 5 (English and Russian)
NGO observers long to see the Rotterdam Convention become the effective legally binding agreement that it should be.

Sustainable Sanitation – the drive to 2015
WECF has contributed to developing the key messages, and is excited that sustainable has been added as the logical prefix to sanitation
21.06.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

German WASH-network founded
German NGOs join forces to fight for WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all people
20.06.2011 | Friedemann Klimek

WECF soutient la campagne: Changeons d'ère, sortons du nucléaire!
13.06.2011 | anne barre

Open Press briefing and Discussion: How the Complete Change to Renewable Energies Can Be Achieved
Joint press release of WECF and WLOE on renewable energy
10.06.2011 | WECF

Inauguration of the first constructed wetland in Bulgaria
April 29, the constructed wetland for the wastewater treatment of the Home for Children and Juveniles with Mental Retardation St. Panteleimon in Vidrare, Pravetz municipality, was inaugurated
08.06.2011 | Claudia Wendland & Bistra Mihaylova

Workshop "Train the trainer/facilitator" at Ysyk kul in Kyrgyzstan
WECF partner & Kyrgyz NGO ALGA organised a Train the trainer/facilitator workshop at Ysyk Kyl in May
08.06.2011 | Claudia Wendland

Seminar in Skopje "Journalists workshop for toy's safety"
Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans –a civil society cooperation working on consumer and corporate responsibility
07.06.2011 | Bistra Mihaylova

WASH in Schools Movement - presentation by WECF Director
WASH in Schools Meeting in Europe, The Hague, 24-25 May 2011
06.06.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

Les Rayonnements Electromagnétiques classés Cancérigène Possible
70% de la population est propriétaire et donc utilisatrice d'un téléphone portable à l'heure actuelle.
06.06.2011 | WECF France

The Women from Planet Diversity - DVD available in five languages
45 minute documentary of Planet Diversity demonstration, festival and conference on food, agriculture and biodiversity
01.06.2011 | Anna Gyorgy, WLOE & Magdalena Black, WECF

Press Coverage on the first ever public conference on asbestos in Kyrgyzstan
Russian language articles on the first ever public conference on asbestos in Bishkek, compiled by WECF partner BIOM
01.06.2011 | BIOM

International high level conference organised by WECF and BIOM on chrysotile asbestos & health, held in Kyrgyzstan leads to resolution
Kyrgyzstan is in the top ten of chrysotile asbestos users, it is a main building material, and it produces asbestos cement products for domestic use and export
31.05.2011 | WECF news

Etats Généraux du Nucléaire - Paris le 21 Mai
Les Etats généraux du nucléaire se tenaient samedi 21 Mai à La Belleviloise: un vrai débat de société
26.05.2011 | WECF France

Nestle violates UN resolutions by Launching its new BabyNes feeding system in Switzerland
Nestlé is embarking on a new violation of World Health Assembly marketing requirements for breastmilk substitutes after refusing earlier this month to stop the vast majority of violations in the latest global monitoring report, presented in Geneva.
25.05.2011 | Baby Milk Action Press Release

Cans bring BPA to dinner, FDA confirms The vast majority of tested U.S. canned goods were tainted
Federal chemists have confirmed what everyone had expected: that if a bisphenol-A-based resin is used to line most food cans, there’s a high likelihood the contents of those cans will contain at least traces of BPA.
25.05.2011 | science news

Un collectif pour l'agriculture durable de proximité
WECF lance avec des producteurs et le réseau Savoie Léman Solidaire un collectif pour développer l'agriculture durable de proximité sur le bassin lémanique
25.05.2011 | WECF France

Assemblée Générale WECF France

KlimaSichten. Künstlerische Auseinandersetzungen zum Klimawandel
KlimaSichten ist ein künstlerisches Experiment. Es ist ein Workshop, eine Denkfabrik, eine Plattform für künstlerische Forschung und Produktion, ein interdisziplinärer und interkultureller Dialog zum Klimawandel

“Making Gender Equality Happen in Development Cooperation” – Workshop ADB
Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) – Bonn
23.05.2011 | Anke Stock

“Making Gender Equality Happen in Development Cooperation” – Workshop ADB
Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) – Bonn
23.05.2011 | Anke Stock

Asbestos in Kazakhstan - project results
Kazakhstan is one of the biggest producers and consumers of asbestos, but the public is hardly informed about the dangers surrounding them in daily life
20.05.2011 | Alexandra Caterbow

Ballonnen voor Minister Verhagen
WECF doet mee aan protestactie van milieu organisaties bij Nederlands parlement
17.05.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche

Schadelijke stoffen vermijden in babyverzorgingsproducten?
WECF Babyverzorgingswijzer helpt bij het bouwen van een gezond en veilig nest
17.05.2011 | WECF the Netherlands Press Release

Eau et assainissement sain pour tous en Moldavie
Projet d'information et de sensibilisation de la population rurale en Moldavie
17.05.2011 | WECF France

Projet Nesting
Protéger sa santé en créant un environnement intérieur sain
17.05.2011 | WECF France

Agriculture Durable de Proximité
WECF a réuni un collectif pour développer l'agriculture durable de proximité sur le bassin lémanique. La première action du collectif sera de créer une couveuse d'activités agricoles avec espace test.
17.05.2011 | Marie-Laure Robert

Environmental organisations and political parties will protest against nuclear energy tuesday May 17 in front of the Dutch Parliament
Ballonnen voor Verhagen: Milieuorganisaties en politieke partijen protesteren dinsdagmiddag bij het Binnenhof tegen kernenergie - Vrijwilligers plaatsen 850 antikernenergieballonnen voor de ramen van de Tweede Kamer
16.05.2011 | Persbericht Coalitie Schoon Genoeg van Kernenergie

Wenn Asbest krank macht – und endlich jemand darüber spricht
Umwelt-, Gesundheits- und Frauennetzwerk WECF initiiert High-Level- Konferenz in Kigisistan zum Thema Asbest
11.05.2011 | WECF Press Release

CSD 19: Women Major Group Statement: Multistakeholder Dialogue
The Women Major Group calls for the 10 year framework on SCP to support initiatives in which women and youth have clear and decisive access points to all levels of programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as funding mechanisms
11.05.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Balkan Stakeholders visiting European Institutions in Brussels and Paris
The visit took place as part of the “ Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans “ - "Civil society cooperation on EU acquis and on values for consumer and corporate responsibility"
11.05.2011 | Bistra Mihaylova

The Human Right to Water and Sanitation - Training Materials in both English and Moldovan
Access to clean water and access to sanitation are inseparably combined since both are needed for a life in dignity and the lack of one component leads to an aggravation of the other

IPEN co-chair and former WECF International Advisory Board Member Olga Speranskaya officially announced as one of the Champions of the Earth Award 2011!
Today is a good day for IPEN and EcoAccord, as IPEN Co-Chair, Olga Speranskaya was officially announced as one of the Champions of the Earth Award 2011!
11.05.2011 | IPEN news

«Женщины Европы за общее будущее» (WECF) и арт-проект «Пространство для современного искусства» (PLATFORM3) объявляют о проведении конкурса для художников
Эксперимент «Климатический взгляд» - это диалог между искусством, наукой и повседневной жизнью, платформа для художественного исследования и творчества, будет проходить в формате десятидневного тренинга в Мюнхене, Германия в сентябре 2011 года.
09.05.2011 | Sabine Bock

European Chemicals Agency sued for withholding names of toxics producers
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is being sued over its refusal to release the names of companies producing some of the most dangerous chemicals in the EU market
09.05.2011 | ChemSec & ClientEarth Press Release

Constructed Wetlands - Sustainable and Cost-Effective Wastewater Treatment in Rural and Peri-Urban Areas Bulgaria
A national conference presenting constructed wetlands as a sustainable and cost-effective wastewater treatment system was held on 29th of April 2011 in Grand Hotel Sofia
08.05.2011 | Claudia Wendland & Bistra Mihaylova

SIN List 2.0 targets endocrine disrupting chemicals for priority action in the EU
ChemSec stated in press release today launch of a concrete tool for action on highly problematic endocrine disrupting chemicals.
03.05.2011 | Johanna Hausmann

SIN List 2.0 targets Endocrine Disrupters for priority action in the EU
22 new endocrine disrupters identified by European NGOs

Wenn Chemikalien das Hormonsystem stören
Umweltorganisation fordert mit der SIN List 2.0 EU-weite Regulierung für endokrin wirksame Substanzen
02.05.2011 | WECF Press Release

CSD 19: Women's Intervention for the Opening Plenary
Submission for intervention for the opening plenary by the organising partners of the Women’s Major Group; VAM – Voices of African Mothers, and WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future
02.05.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

CSD 19: Women's Intervention for the Opening Plenary
Submission for intervention for the opening plenary by the organising partners of the Women’s Major Group; VAM – Voices of African Mothers, and WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future
02.05.2011 | Sascha Gabizon

Killer pesticide endosulfan to be phased out globally
We are delighted with this decision as it means agricultural workers, Indigenous Peoples and communities across the globe will finally be protected from this poisonous pollutant,” says Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, CoChair of IPEN - International POPs Elimination Network
29.04.2011 | IPEN press release

Women must get their fair share of climate finance
At the end of April, a committee of countries chosen to work out the details of a U.N.-backed Green Climate Fund holds its first meeting in Mexico, to discuss how to get the fund up and running.
29.04.2011 | Nina Somera,

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WECF Wijzer Babyverzorging
Een handige folder met tips hoe schadelijke stoffen te vermijden in babyverzorgingsproducten

Hazardous waste on your living room floor
Carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other developed countries contain dangerous chemicals that can cause nervous system damage, particularly in infants and toddlers.
26.04.2011 | Press Release IPEN supported by WECF

A call for rapid phase-out of Brominated and Chlorinated Flame retardants
WECF position paper on flame retardants

WECF zette agenda voor klankbordbijeenkomst REACH: Nieuwe chemie en de consument
Tweemaal per jaar komen overheid, industrie, bedrijfsleven en het maatschappelijk middenveld bij elkaar om te praten over de REACH chemicaliën wetgeving van de EU. Bedoeld om innovatie te stimuleren en gezondheid te verbeteren, stelt REACH allerlei voorwaarden aan het gebruik van (schadelijke) chemicaliën.
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