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Women's Major Group -Sustainable Development Goals and the Post 2015 Development Agenda

WECF representation in international and UN policy processes

International “Nesting” programme – A Healthy Environment for Healthy Children

WHO European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

Women and Gender Constituency at UNFCCC

Gender E3 Working Group in the European Parliament

Breast Cancer: Policy and Prevention

Safe and Sustainable Sanitation for Women and Girls

Asbestos: a silent killer on a global scale – substitute it now!

WECF offers training programmes and capacity building

EDC Free Coalition Public Consultation

Sustainable Sanitation- the five year drive to 2015

Women and Gender Constituency at COP20 Lima, Peru

Women Economic Empowerment & the Green Economy

UNECEs 5th MOP to the Aarhus Convention, Maastricht 2014

Nuclear Power is not a solution to climate change – plug into renewables

WECF at the COP19 in Warsaw: Climate Finance and Gender Equality

International ‘Safe Toys’ Coalition – toxic free children products

Online discussion group INTERA

UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 - Rio +20

Toxic free beauty - safe cosmetics

Networks for Healthy Food

Climate Justice – mitigation and adaptation for vulnerable groups

Commission for Sustainable Development

The Golden Nuclear Fuelrod Award

ToNi-Finder - WECF's Map for Sustainable School Toilets and Nitrate Levels

2010 - International Year of Biodiversity

Children's Environmental Health Award 2010

International Year of Sanitation 2008

Children's Environmental Action Plan for Europe

REACH - Eliminating Toxic Chemicals in the EU



Join Women on the Road to Rio+20

UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 - Rio + 20

14.12.2010 | WICF Campaign


Countries: international
Partners: VAM - Voices of African mothers; WEDO, ENERGIA; WOCAN, Global Forest Coalition, Earth Care Africa, Earth Day Network and many other regional and global networks
Duration: 06/2010 - 06/2012

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or 'Rio+20') will take place June  2012, in Rio de Janeiro, 20 years after the historic Earth Summit. Women's participation in the process and input on the themes and objective are crucial to a successful outcome. WECF is co-organising partner, together with Voices of African Mothers, for all input from women worldwide. WECF and VAM coordinate all activities closely with the Women's Rio+20 Steering Committee.

More Information

The Women’s Major Group/Rio+20 Steering Committee is facilitating ways to make the links among the many women, men, organizations and movements from all corners of the world taking action for a gender-responsive Rio+20.

Sign the Women's Rio+20 position statement
The Women's major group has submitted its policy recommendations for Rio+20 to the United Nations on the 1st of November. Over 70 organisations and numerous individual contributors have signed on to the Women's major group submission. Go to this website and sign onto the Women's position statement, the more support the better! http://www.womenrio20.org/

Be Part of the Official Process
Join the Listserv for Women’s Major Group Rio+20 Steering Committee. The listserv is for anyone interested in planning for the official process for Rio+20. The group schedules monthly teleconferences; circulates information about meetings, conferences, position papers; and discusses ideas and activities. To join, send an email to chantal.vandenbossche@wecf.eu

Join our monthly conference calls
Join the Women's Rio+20 steering committee monthly conference calls. Contact: 
karin.volha@wecf.eu

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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
29.01.2015


Unsichtbare Begleiter - Hormonell wirksame Chemikalien
Ein Fernsehbeitrag mit Alexandra Caterbow im Bayerischen Fernsehen
29.01.2015


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
29.01.2015


EWA: Gender and Food Security
A guidance document for practitioners
29.01.2015


European civil society organisations ask Commission to reject authorisation of the substance of very high concern DEHP in PVC plastic
27.01.2015


“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.
22.01.2015


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!
15.01.2015


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)


Carmen Chan
Web Editor & Communications Assistant
12.01.2015


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
08.01.2015


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 the Netherlands (Utrecht)
01.01.2015


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.
23.12.2014


Plastik als Gesundheitsgefahr
Ein Radiobeitrag mit Johanna Hausmann auf M94,5
22.12.2014


"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
18.12.2014


Willst Du hormonell wirksame Chemikalien?
Ein Beitrag auf Utopia.de über die Kampagne „Stoppt hormonell wirksame Chemikalien“
18.12.2014


"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
17.12.2014


Side event "Women and Chemicals" by WECF
17.12.2014


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!
16.12.2014


Make introduction of ecosan toilets possible at Kayenje Primary School, Uganda
A call for help from the Kayenje School to WECF
16.12.2014 | WICF


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
16.12.2014


“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
15.12.2014


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”
15.12.2014


"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
11.12.2014


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
10.12.2014


Women pushing it so hard in Lima!
An article about the Women and Gender Constituency in Lima
10.12.2014


Side event WECF and WEDO: Towards a Gender-Responsive Mitigation Framework for Transformative Change in the Energy Sector
10.12.2014


Organic farming can feed the world if done right, scientists claim
Tom Bawden, Independent, Wednesday 10 December 2014
10.12.2014


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
10.12.2014


Willst Du hormonell wirksame Chemikalien?
Ein Bericht auf utopia.de über die Kampagne „Stoppt hormonell wirksame Chemikalien“
09.12.2014


Sagen Sie Nein zu hormonverändernden Chemikalien!
NGOs bieten einfachen Weg für Bürger, um an der EU Anhörung zu EDCs teilzunehmen
09.12.2014


Say No to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals!
NGOs offer easy way for citizens to take part in EU consultation on EDCs to stop exposures to hormone disrupting chemicals
09.12.2014 | WECF Campaign


Programme Gender Day at COP 20/CMP10
09.12.2014


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
08.12.2014


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


CAPS
Centre d’Anàlisi i Programes Sanitari
08.12.2014


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
05.12.2014


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 utopia.de
04.12.2014


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
04.12.2014


“I am hopeful now I see a potential for women’s movements back home”
Interview with Olga Djanaeva of ALGA
04.12.2014


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
03.12.2014


The status of solid waste and excreta management in Khorga and Chaladidi, Georgia
Survey report by RCDA and WECF
03.12.2014


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
02.12.2014


Indian organization AIWC publishes report about their workshops on climate change
WECF has sponsored the workshops as follow up to IWE Leadership Programme
02.12.2014


“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
01.12.2014


“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
01.12.2014


“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
01.12.2014


IWE: New Publication on Women’s Access to Energy in Georgia – Challenges and Recommendations (September 2014)
29.11.2014


IWE: New Publication on Gender Aspects in Water and Sanitation Issues in Kyrgyzstan (September 2014)
29.11.2014


Women and Gender Constituency -COP20 agenda
29.11.2014


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
26.11.2014


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.
25.11.2014


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
25.11.2014


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
25.11.2014


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
20.11.2014


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
19.11.2014


UNEP Regional Office for Europe and WECF organise Sub-regional Major Groups and Stakeholders Consultation
19.11.2014


WECF co-signed letter to European Commission
Letter addresses the principles for transparency, excellence and independence in scientific advice
18.11.2014


Bigger cucumbers in Kyrgyzstan thanks to ecosan toilets
World Toilet Day remembers us that proper sanitation is not common all over the world
18.11.2014


“If we commit ourselves we can reverse climate change”
Interview with Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi of Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment
18.11.2014


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
18.11.2014


Rendez-vous avec WECF France au Salon des Métiers et de l'Humanitaire
29 et 30 novembre à Annemasse - Complexe MLK
18.11.2014


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
14.11.2014


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
11.11.2014


“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
10.11.2014


Publication of WHO on EDCs at the country level
Report: "Identification of risks from exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals at the country level"
10.11.2014


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’
09.11.2014


"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
09.11.2014


EESC conference on 5 November: towards a new climate agreement in 2015
05.11.2014


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


"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
03.11.2014


“We need to explain people the effects of climate change if we want change”
Interview with Carmen Capriles of Reacción Climática
03.11.2014


Women’s Issues Information Centre (WIIC)
WIIC mission is to educate Lithuanian society on gender equality, to influence gender equality policies and to
29.10.2014


ZijActief
Organisation of female volunteers who live and work in the countryside, to support and meet each other
28.10.2014


Women's Environmental Network
A unique, vital and innovative campaigning organisation in the United Kingdom
28.10.2014


International Hand Washing Day in Kyrgyz Bokonbaevo village
Hand wash training under guidance of WECF's partner KAWS
28.10.2014


Social Ecological Institute
27.10.2014


Social Union Agerkech
27.10.2014


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!
27.10.2014


SABR Socio-Economic Development Center
27.10.2014


"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)
24.10.2014


Parastor NGO
Facilitating women and children development
22.10.2014


Rural Renaissance
Strengthening and development of sustainable local communities
22.10.2014


Human Rights Council urge UNFCCC to include human rights in new climate agreement
Open letter sent to the State Parties of the UNFCCC
22.10.2014


RCDA
Rural Communities Development Agency
22.10.2014


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
21.10.2014


Gezinsbond Belgie
Defending families and children at each policy level
20.10.2014


Meghvik Children and Youth NGO
20.10.2014


Eden Center
Environmental center for development, education and networking
20.10.2014


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
20.10.2014


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.
14.10.2014


EWA Oeganda: Lessen over landbouw als een bedrijf
“Ik wist niet dat geld lenen de winst beïnvloedt”
14.10.2014


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
14.10.2014


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
10.10.2014


WECF made 15 key recommendations for French public consultation on health and environment
Aim of consultation is to implement a national EDCS strategy
10.10.2014


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
08.10.2014


Armenian association AWHHE strives for a healthy environment
An article about the work of AWHH in the Armenian Weekly
06.10.2014


"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
02.10.2014


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
02.10.2014


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
29.09.2014


EPHA sent briefing to European Commission on the access to water
The briefing is directed at Commissions consultation on the Drinking Water Directive
29.09.2014


EWA Kirgizië: leiderschapstrainingen en de toegang tot drinkwater
Een verhaal over WECF’s partner CAAW
29.09.2014


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
29.09.2014


WECF’s programme mentor participated in Indian climate march
Mentor Kalyani Raj tells about this experience
26.09.2014


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
26.09.2014


EWA Kyrgyzstan: Kindle the interests of MPs on water and sanitation issues
A story of WECF’s partner STA
24.09.2014


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.
24.09.2014


EWA Kyrgyzstan: leadership trainings and the access to drinking water
A story of WECF’s partner CAAW
24.09.2014


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
23.09.2014


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’
23.09.2014


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


Naaicentrum biedt werkgelegenheid voor Tadzjiekse vrouwen
EWA Tadzjikistan: een verhaal van WECF's partner ASDP NAU
22.09.2014


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
22.09.2014


Study questions EU pesticide approval process
PAN Europe investigated the revised risk assessment reports for seven pesticides
19.09.2014


Article ChemWatch: “DG Sanco to assume responsibility for EDC criteria”
No comment from industry as NGOs worry about implications
19.09.2014


Werken aan de link tussen Gender en Duurzaamheid in Zuid-Afrika
Een update van het EWA programma in Zuid-Afrika voor 2014
18.09.2014


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


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
17.09.2014


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
17.09.2014


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
15.09.2014


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.
15.09.2014


WECF France publie sa position officielle sur le 3ème Plan National Santé Environnement
12.09.2014 | WECF France


Panel discussion: empowering women and girls
10.09.2014


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
04.09.2014


Balkan Training Kit
Chemical Safety of Toys
03.09.2014


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
01.09.2014


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
11.08.2014


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


Helena Strauß
Assistant Germany (Munich)
06.08.2014


Miriam Reindl
Project Assistant (Munich)
06.08.2014


Ida Bakhturidze
Assistant Georgia
06.08.2014


Katharina Habersbrunner
Manager Sustainable Energy (Munich)
06.08.2014


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.
05.08.2014


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
02.08.2014


The Gender Dimension within the Aarhus Convention
WECF submitts position paper
30.07.2014


Rapport d'activités 2013 WECF France
28.07.2014


Empower Women, Benefit for All – Central Asia Conference on 2 and 3 July in Bishkek
28.07.2014


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


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
21.07.2014


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
21.07.2014


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
18.07.2014


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
18.07.2014


Ecosan toiletten op de Kayenje School in Oeganda
Help de Kayenje School aan hygiënische en duurzame sanitaire voorzieningen!
16.07.2014


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
03.07.2014


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
02.07.2014


Baby und Familie
Nachgefragt: Gift im Spielzeug
02.07.2014 | Johanna Hausmann


Global Synergy Foundation
02.07.2014


Gaia
Youth Ecological Society
02.07.2014


Friends of the Earth Ukraine
02.07.2014


Ecoclub
02.07.2014


Pan
Pesticide Action Network Europe
02.07.2014


CISE
Community Initiative for Social Enhancement
02.07.2014


Women of the Third Millennium
02.07.2014


Women for a clear Environment
02.07.2014


Rural Women National Organisation
02.07.2014


Aquademica Foundation
02.07.2014


Artemis-Healthy-Food-Products
02.07.2014


Ormax Cultural Youth Association
02.07.2014


Gutta Club
02.07.2014


Vitality Ecological and Social Union
02.07.2014


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
02.07.2014


STA
Social Technologies Agencies Public Association
02.07.2014


Habitat for Humanity
02.07.2014


DCCA
Public Fund Development and Cooperation
02.07.2014


Solidarity among Women
02.07.2014


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
02.07.2014


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
02.07.2014


UGAM
02.07.2014


EcoCenter
02.07.2014


FWE
Fund of Women Entrepreneurs
02.07.2014


TAGYAT
02.07.2014


AYWA
Armenian Young Women's Association
02.07.2014


Milieukontakt Albania
Milieukontakt
02.07.2014


AWCD
Azerbaijan Women and Development Center
02.07.2014


WECF Ratgeber Bekleidung jetzt auch auf Deutsch
Der WECF Ratgeber "Bekleidung" informiert darüber, wie Sie giftige und schädliche Chemikalien in Bekleidung und Textilien vermeiden
30.06.2014


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
27.06.2014


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
24.06.2014


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“
22.06.2014


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
19.06.2014


Civil Society Perspectives on the Post-2015 Agenda
19.06.2014


Gender Livelihood and Socio Economic Situation in Rural Kyrgyzstan
Baseline study in the framework of the Project Empower Women, Benefit for All
18.06.2014


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
12.06.2014


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
11.06.2014


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
06.06.2014


Conference on Proffesional Exposure and Cancer
06.06.2014


Gender, land and sustainable development
05.06.2014


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


Managing Wastewater through Global Partnership
Reducing the pollution of the Black Sea by introducing sustainable wastewater and nutrient management in rural Georgian communities
04.06.2014 | WECF Project


Ronde Tafel Hormoonverstorende Stoffen in Nieuwspoort
Wemos en WECF organiseren persbijeenkomst Hormoonverstorende Stoffen in Nieuwspoort
02.06.2014 | WECF Pers


AWHHE visit
02.06.2014


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
28.05.2014


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


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
27.05.2014


J'ADAPT: Seminar on local and sustainable foods and agriculture
24.05.2014


Publication of WECF's partner Global Forest Coalition
"Redirecting Government Support for Unsustainable Livestock Production key to Biodiversity Conservation"
22.05.2014


France announces EDC strategy
WECF welcomes measures but calls for further action
21.05.2014


Research finds link between chemicals and breast cancer
Chemicals in our daily environment pose threat to women's health
19.05.2014


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
17.05.2014


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
17.05.2014


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
16.05.2014


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
09.05.2014


"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!
28.04.2014


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
24.04.2014


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
18.04.2014


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.
18.04.2014


Europese Commissie reageert op Right2Water campagne
Water als mensenrecht wordt ondersteund door EU
18.04.2014


WECF's Anke Stock: Gender mainstreaming is beneficial for the environment
Involving women in local projects triggers innovative solutions
18.04.2014


Environmental Working Group posts guides to making healthier choices
Practical tips help inform people about the products they use
18.04.2014


Monsanto-maïs rattenstudie opnieuw gepubliceerd na nieuwe wetenschappelijke analyses
Franse onderzoeker Séralini waarschuwt voor giftige effecten van GGO's
18.04.2014


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.
16.04.2014


WHO Europe underlines importance of global EDC resolution
Environmental origins of increase in endocrine diseases demand more attention
14.04.2014


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
12.04.2014


J'ADAPT mon Alimentation Bonne, Propre et Juste
Séminaire de Jeunes du 24 au 26 mai en Haute-Savoie
11.04.2014


J'ADAPT mon Alimentation Bonne, Propre et Juste
Séminaire de Jeunes du 24 au 26 mai en Haute-Savoie
11.04.2014


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
07.04.2014


"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
06.04.2014


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
03.04.2014


Pestizide gefährden Artenvielfalt auf dem Acker
Umweltbundesamt will den Einsatz von chemischen Pflanzenschutzmitteln verringern
03.04.2014


Duurzame moestuinen in Kaapstad
Lwandle School Garden Project Zuid-Afrika
02.04.2014


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


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
28.03.2014


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.
25.03.2014


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


CSW58: ENDING CLIMATE CHAOS – HOW TO MAKE 2015 MEAN SOMETHING!
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
21.03.2014


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
21.03.2014


Fundación Vivo Sano releases documentary about EDC exposure
'In Small Print' highlights public health dangers associated with endocrine disruptors
21.03.2014 | WECF


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
20.03.2014 | WECF Campaign


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
14.03.2014


EDC’s: de onomkeerbare gezondheidseffecten van hormoonverstorende stoffen
WECF Beleidsadvies met 9 aanbevelingen voor een preventief gezondheidsbeleid ten aanzien van EDC's
13.03.2014


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
11.03.2014


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
10.03.2014


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
06.03.2014


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


Valérie Domeneghetty
Référente santé-environnement en Ile de France(Annemasse)
01.03.2014


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
PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY – Wednesday 22 January
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"
08.01.2014


Actions jouets 2012
06.01.2014


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!
03.12.2013


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


Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung "Energiewende und Bürgerbeteiligung – Möglichkeiten in München und Kiew/Ukraine?"
26.11.2013


"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


COP 19: Les ONG quittent les négociations
WECF rejoint l'ensemble des ONG dans son "raz-le bol"
22.11.2013


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.
19.11.2013


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
12.11.2013


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"
09.11.2013


The Women's Major Group, Femnet, IWHC, DAWN and WECF are organising a 3-day training and strategy meeting for women
09.11.2013


Capacity building and strategy event on Sustainable Development Goals and the Post2015 development agenda
05.11.2013


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.
31.10.2013


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
31.10.2013


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
17.10.2013


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
16.10.2013


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
11.10.2013


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
11.10.2013


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 (wecf.eu) in Armenië.
Door sanitair te verbeteren versterkt WECF de positie van vrouwen en draagt hiermee bij aan Millenniumdoel 3; mannen en vrouwen gelijkwaardig
10.10.2013


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 ”
19.09.2013


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
13.09.2013


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!
13.09.2013


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
12.09.2013


First European Citizens’ Initiative collects almost 2 Million signatures across Europe!
As of yesterday the national branches of the right2water.eu 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
10.09.2013


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
01.09.2013


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.
27.08.2013


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


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)
11.07.2013


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
25.06.2013


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 WECF...et 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
24.06.2013


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
12.06.2013


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
10.06.2013


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
06.06.2013


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
03.06.2013


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
28.05.2013


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 www.facebook.com/projectnesting!
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
13.05.2013


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
02.05.2013


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.“
02.05.2013


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
23.04.2013


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
16.04.2013


Hormonell wirksame Chemikalien: Schwangere schützen, EDCs besser regulieren
WECF Positionsspapier für eine striktere Regulierung von EDCs – national, europäisch und international
16.04.2013


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
15.04.2013


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
11.04.2013


Beacon conference on Integrating Chemicals Safety in Belgrade, Serbia
11.04.2013


Public Hearing: Time for Plan B: Positive Effects of Gender Sensitive & Environmental Policies
10.04.2013


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
10.04.2013


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
04.04.2013


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


InitiaTerre
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!
12.03.2013


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
07.03.2013


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
04.03.2013


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
04.03.2013


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
04.03.2013


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.
01.03.2013


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
26.02.2013


“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
19.02.2013


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 | EurActiv.com


14th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-14) 2013
16.02.2013


Monsieur Ayrault, la transition énergétique doit aller au-delà des discours!
Lettre ouverte publiée par le RAC le 13/02/2013 et co-signée par 16 ONG
15.02.2013


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
08.02.2013


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)
07.02.2013


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.
05.02.2013


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.
04.02.2013


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 offers training programmes and capacity building
If you want to become a strategic partner of WECF, it is useful to know that we also offer hands-on training, knowledge-transfer, and build capacity with our projects. WECF believes this is the only way 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.
30.01.2013


"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.
28.01.2013


"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
22.01.2013


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.
21.01.2013


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


Teken het Europees Burgerinitiatief: Water en sanitaire voorzieningen zijn een mensenrecht!
Wij willen de Europese Commissie voorstellen om een wet te implementeren dat ervoor zorgt dat ieder mens het recht heeft op schoon drinkwater en sanitatie.
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


Natalia Dejean
Chef de projet eau et assainissement WECF France (Annemasse)
12.01.2013


Emilie Delbays-Atgé
Responsable Sensibilisation en Santé-Environnement WECF France
12.01.2013


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.
10.01.2013


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
10.01.2013


“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
08.01.2013


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


Water is a human right – ECI says: No to privatization of water and sanitation!
In Europe, the access to water and sanitation is endangered.
05.01.2013


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


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)
21.12.2012


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”.
04.12.2012


Umwelthormone (EDCs) vermeiden – Kinder schützen, Schwangere und Eltern aufklären
Schutz vor Umwelthormonen und deren Auswirkung auf und in der pränatalen und frühkindlichen Entwicklung
03.12.2012


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
28.11.2012


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
26.11.2012


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
14.11.2012


Global Policy Forum Europe & United Nations Association Germany
13.11.2012


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
12.11.2012


Geen Hormoonverstoorders (EDCs) in consumentenproducten
Steeds meer onderzoek toont een mogelijk verband aan tussen de toename van deze chronische ziekten en aandoeningen en de toegenomen blootstelling aan hormoonverstorende chemicaliën. WECF start daarom een informatiecampagne om het grote publiek te informeren over de huidige internationale discussie inzake blootstelling van met name kinderen en vrouwen aan lage doses hormoonverstorende stoffen
08.11.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche


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
06.11.2012 | Chantal van den Bossche


‘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
05.11.2012


Notre Dame des Landes: des opposants explusés violemment
WECF se joint à la déclaration solennelle des ONG
01.11.2012


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
01.11.2012


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
31.10.2012


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
29.10.2012


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.
20.10.2012


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


Femmes du milieu rural : entrepreneuses et créatrices d'activités
Un kaléidoscope de portraits de femmes à commander auprès de WECF france
19.10.2012


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
18.10.2012


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
18.10.2012


Closing conference of the project 'Local plans for safe water'
18.10.2012


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'
15.10.2012


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
15.10.2012


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?
12.10.2012


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
05.10.2012


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.
04.10.2012


Soirée exposition Femmes Rurales à Massongy
WECF France vous invite à Massongy le 19 octobre à 19h00
04.10.2012


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


AFRICAN REGION PLAYS LEADING ROLE AT GLOBAL NEGOTIATION For Safe Chemicals Management Plan
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”.
03.09.2012


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
29.08.2012


“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 | Chantal van den Bossche


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 Wereldkiezer.nl
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
23.08.2012


Gender & Rights
23.08.2012


Energy & Climate
23.08.2012


Chemicals & Health
test
23.08.2012


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.
20.08.2012


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
07.08.2012


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.
16.07.2012


Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) – German Advocacy Campaign
Protect children, inform pregnant women and expecting parents
16.07.2012


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


WECF soutient l'appel du RAC: STOP AUX SUBVENTIONS à LA POLLUTION!
Appel pour l'arrêt des subventions à la pollution et la mise en place d'une fiscalité française cohérente et écologique
27.06.2012


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
26.06.2012 | WICF Project


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
25.06.2012


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
24.06.2012


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.
23.06.2012


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
22.06.2012


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
22.06.2012


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
21.06.2012


Rio+20 Conference, 20 - 22 June
20.06.2012


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
19.06.2012


Sommet de Rio+20: l'appel des femmes pour un avenir juste et soutenable
18.06.2012


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?
16.06.2012


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
16.06.2012


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
11.06.2012


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
05.06.2012


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
28.05.2012


3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development
28.05.2012


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
23.05.2012


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”
11.05.2012


Alter Eco (Alternativas Ecologias)
Facilitate the sustainable human development to overcome poverty and hunger through the improvement of life co
10.05.2012


For Healthy Life Azerbaijan
Research ecological conditions and educate the people about the results
10.05.2012


Action for Africa NGO
Healthy environment for young and old
10.05.2012


Albanian Women's Movement for Integral Development, LGZHI
Promoting and supporting women’s participation in decision-making
10.05.2012


Young generation of Tajikistan (Nasli javoni Tojikiston)
Creating a healthy environment for children and youth
10.05.2012


National Centre for Sustainable Development
Assisting social networks with environmental issues and women empowerment
10.05.2012


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 dr.ir. 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
30.04.2012


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.
26.04.2012


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 „Die verkannte Gefahr - Umwelteinflüsse und Brustkrebs, Heilen ist gut, Vermeiden ist besser!“ in 2., aktualisierter Ausgabe
18.04.2012


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”.
16.04.2012


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
14.04.2012


Les présentations de la Table-ronde perturbateurs endocriniens du 10 avril 2012
13.04.2012


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 diestandard.at 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
10.04.2012


Dr Shanna Swan : periconceptional and early fetal exposures to Endocrine disruptors
Colloque Perturbateurs endocriniens WECF avril 2012
10.04.2012


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
10.04.2012


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.
02.04.2012


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
30.03.2012


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
29.03.2012


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.
29.03.2012


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
27.03.2012


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
22.03.2012


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
20.03.2012


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.
19.03.2012


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
13.03.2012


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.
12.03.2012


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.
08.03.2012


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
23.02.2012


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
20.02.2012


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
10.02.2012


Rapport du Groupe Majeur Femmes, CNUDD Rio+20, 1er Novembre 2011
Document de positionnement pour Rio+20 - Résumé
10.02.2012


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
12.01.2012


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
10.01.2012


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.
29.12.2011


"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
19.12.2011


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
12.12.2011 | INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION


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


DES
Decentralised Environmental Solutions
05.12.2011


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
04.12.2011


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.
02.12.2011


Spelbrekers
Aanbevelingen en suggesties ten aanzien van de speelgoedrichtlijn
02.12.2011


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
01.12.2011


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
29.11.2011


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!
25.11.2011


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!
21.11.2011


Church World Service
USA
20.11.2011


Fondation Danielle Mitterrand - France Libertés
France
20.11.2011


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?
19.11.2011


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
16.11.2011


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
14.11.2011


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.
11.11.2011


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.
11.11.2011


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
03.11.2011


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
Assistante Administration WECF France
02.11.2011


Anne Géraud-Conan
Responsable Formations
02.11.2011


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


WECF represents women and civil society in a number of international policy processes and United Nations organisations
24.10.2011 | WECF Campaign


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 | WECF Campagnes


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
07.10.2011


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
05.10.2011


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
01.10.2011


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
29.09.2011


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
26.09.2011


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
23.09.2011


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
22.09.2011


Bulgaria: Water safety plans
Environmental education for teachers as multipliers for children and young people at the example of rural communities in Bulgaria
22.09.2011


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
16.09.2011


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
15.09.2011


Women Economic Empowerment & the Green Economy
WECF’s engages through its activities to increase women’s economic empowerment, in particular of women in low income rural and peri-urban areas
14.09.2011 | WICF Campaign


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
25.08.2011


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
23.08.2011


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
14.07.2011


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
13.07.2011


KlimaSichten
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
05.07.2011


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


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.
21.06.2011


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
24.05.2011


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
23.05.2011


“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
11.05.2011


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
03.05.2011


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, Gendercc.net


Water Channel
The Netherlands
29.04.2011


WECF Wijzer Babyverzorging
Een handige folder met tips hoe schadelijke stoffen te vermijden in babyverzorgingsproducten
28.04.2011


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
26.04.2011


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.
22.04.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


A thousand economists tell G20 and Bill Gates: ‘Time for a Robin Hood Tax’
A thousand economists have called on G20 governments to agree on reducing speculative short term financial operations
14.04.2011


3ème Colloque de l'Appel de Paris: "Les femmes et les enfants d'abord"
C'est sur la célèbre phrase "Les femmes et les enfants d'abord" que le Professeur Dominique Belpomme, initiateur en 2004 du premier Colloque de l'Appel de Paris sur le thème Cancer et Environnement a conclu ce 13 avril les 2 journées de conférences
14.04.2011 | WECF France


Brochure WECF Nederland: Verbetering van het welzijn op het platteland met duurzame energie
Duurzame energie in rurale gebieden - praktische oplossingen
12.04.2011


The Madrid dialogue on Rio+20 with the High Level Panel on Global Sustainability
WECF director Sascha Gabizon moderated the session on Rio+20 Policy Outcomes during the Madrid Dialogue organised by SustainLabour and other partners in Madrid on 12 of April 2011
12.04.2011


WECF representative Marine Franck at Bangkok Climate pre-negotiations for UNFCCC COP17
WECF's Marine Frank is in Bangkok as interim focal point for session for the women and gender constituency, together with partners from WEDO, Gendercc, APWLD and others
07.04.2011 | Sabine Bock


WECF and Climate Justice Coalition partner Friends of the Earth support demand of more than 90 environmental and social organisations for limiting role of the World Bank in designing Green Climate Fund
NGO letter to the World Bank and the Transitional Committee
07.04.2011


Asbestos in Kyrgyzstan
Increasing awareness on asbestos in Kyrgyzstan to strenghten and support Civil Society
07.04.2011 | WICF Project


Asbestos in Kirgisistan
Asbest – wachsendes Bewusstsein in Kirgistan zur Stärkung der Zivilgesellschaft
07.04.2011


Fonds Social Européen
UE
05.04.2011


Milieukontakt International
Netherlands
05.04.2011


European Commission answers positively on submission made by WECF
Reply to comments on the draft European Union Implementation Report of the Arhus Convention
04.04.2011


Start up week for Energy Project in the EEC Region
The project 'Building local capacity for development of thermal solar and insulation technologies' was launched February 15-19 in Georgia
31.03.2011 | Anna Samwel, Regina Drexel


Conference on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in Moldova
Download a final report of the conference on Human Rights to water and sanitation that was held on World Water Day, 22 March 2011
30.03.2011


Les porteurs d’eau Moldaves agissent pour la journée Mondiale de l’eau
Le 22 mars 2011, journée mondiale de l’eau, France Libertés a soutenu son partenaire Porteur d’Eau en Moldavie
28.03.2011 | France Libertés


22 March 2011: World Water Day
International Conference “ The implementation of the human right to water and sanitation in Moldova with a focus on the Protocol on Water and Health”
25.03.2011 | Natalia Dejean


European Hearing on Rio+20
WECF director spoke at the „Greener Europe – Greener world“ meeting in Brussels
25.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF Field Officer Central Asia Fedde Jorritsma cycles around the world to inspire people for sustainable living
The educational bike expedition 'Bike the Earth' is looking for cyclists, trainers, partners and donors!
25.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche and Fedde Jorritsma


WECF-Nominierungen gewinnen Nuclear-Free Future Award 2011
Die russischen Aktivistinnen Natalia Manzurova und Nedeshada Kutepova werden für ihren Einsatz gegen Atomwaffen und Atomenergie geehrt
25.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Building local capacity for domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation for rural and remote areas in the EEC region
The action will contribute to improved health, reduced poverty and increased energy security in 22 rural communities in 7 EEC countries, through demonstrating domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation measures
25.03.2011


Internationale High-Level-Expertenkonferenz zu Asbest in Kirgistan
Kirgistan, großer Nutzer von Weißasbest, diskutiert erstmals öffentlich auf einer High Level Konferenz in Bishkek über den Gebrauch von Asbest und Gefahren für die Gesundheit
25.03.2011 | Johanna Hausmann


22 Mars 2011: Journée Internationale de l’eau
Le 22 Mars 2011, à l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de l’eau, WECF en partenariat avec le CNSP (Centre National de santé publique) et WiSDOM a organisé une conférence internationale sur la thématique «L’implémentation du droit humain à l’eau et à l’assainissement en Moldavie avec un accent particulier sur le Protocole sur l’eau et la santé».
24.03.2011 | Natalia Dejean


22 Mars 2011: Journée Internationale de l’eau
Le 22 Mars 2011, à l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de l’eau, WECF en partenariat avec le CNSP (Centre National de santé publique) et WiSDOM a organisé une conférence internationale sur la thématique «L’implémentation du droit humain à l’eau et à l’assainissement en Moldavie avec un accent particulier sur le Protocole sur l’eau et la santé».
24.03.2011 | Natalia Dejean


Pesticides Alternatives Week, 20-30 March 2011
Week without pesticides becomes "Pesticides Alternatives Week"
23.03.2011 | Health and Environmental Network, HEAL


World Water Day: CWS Looks at Moldova
World Water Day: Conference examines Moldova water supply issues
23.03.2011 | WNF.org, Leslie Crosson


It is just a matter of time until the next catastrophe
Mayak - Chernobyl - Lessons not Learned - poster presentation
22.03.2011


"The Women of Chernobyl"
25 years ago, one of the four reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded. The consequences were devastating for everyone who was directly and indirectly exposed to the radiation. Women were the first to suffer from the contamination.
22.03.2011 | The Fresh Outlook, Rosalia Sgueglia


Marie Kranendonk te gast in Rondom 10
WECF oprichtster Marie Kranendonk was zaterdag 19 maart te gast in het debatprogramma Rondom 10 om te vertellen over haar werk met slachtoffers van de kernrampen in Tsjernobyl en Mayak
21.03.2011 | Rondom 10, NCRV, Nederland 2


Women and Environmental Network - WECF - very concerned about the effects of radiation on the reproductive health of women and girls
Even low dose radiation has a great effect on reproductive health and reproduction
18.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Vrouwen- en Milieunetwerk WECF erg bezorgd over effecten straling op reproductieve gezondheid vrouwen en meisjes
Zelfs lage doses straling hebben een groot effect op reproductieve gezondheid en voortplanting
18.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Nuclear Energy is not an option – it’s too susceptible to climate change and natural disasters
"We have not only lost our past, but also our future" - Natalia Manzurova, one of the few remaining liquidators of Chernobyl
16.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF Field Officer Central Asia Fedde Jorritsma fietst over de wereld om mensen te inspireren voor een duurzame samenleving
De educatieve fiets-expeditie 'Bike the Earth' zoekt fietsers, trainers en partners
16.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche and Fedde Jorritsma


The Critical Question - first hand reports from the frontlines of the nuclear fuel chain
Available in English, French and German, "The Critical Question" offers first hand reports from individuals who have been effected by the nuclear power industry. In this booklet, insiders report on their direct experiences of uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear disasters and on the storage of radioactive substances.
16.03.2011


WECF Director Germany spoke at anti-nuclear rally Monday March 14 in Munich
"Wir können uns schwer vorstellen wie es gerade in Japan ist. Fassungslos verfolgen wir die apokalyptischen Nachrichten und Bilder in den Medien. Es ist erneut deutlich geworden: die Kernenergie ist nicht beherrschbar – egal wie oft wir die Sicherheit überprüfen"
16.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


Solidarität für Japan und Wut auf Atompolitik
Tausende Münchner solidarisieren sich mit Japan und gehen gegen Atomenergie auf die Straße
15.03.2011 | Press Release Green City


"L’énergie nucléaire, une technologie soumise aux aléas climatiques et aux catastrophes naturelles, n’est pas l’énergie de demain"
La Directrice du Bureau allemand de WECF s’exprime lors d’un rassemblement anti-nucléaire. Sabine Bock prendra la parole durant le rassemblement anti-nucléaire
15.03.2011 | WECF France


Europees Vrouwen- en Milieunetwerk WECF stelt: Kernenergie mag nooit een optie zijn!
Nucleaire gevolgen natuurramp Japan dramatisch - kernenergie te gevoelig voor klimaatverandering en natuurrampen
15.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Atomkraft ist keine Option – diese Energieform bietet keinen ausreichenden Schutz vor Naturkatastrophen und dem Klimawandel
“Wir haben nicht nur unsere Vergangenheit, sondern auch unsere Zukunft verloren.” Natalia Manzurova, einer der wenigen noch lebenden Aufräumarbeiterinnen von Tschernobyl.
14.03.2011 | WECF Deutschland Pressemitteilung


Women’s and Environmental Network WECF: Nuclear Energy is not an option – it’s too susceptible to climate change and natural disasters
WECF Director Germany speaks at anti-nuclear rally today, March 14, at Karlsplatz Square, in Munich: “Our concern and solidarity go out to the people of Japan”.
14.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Swedish government´s initiative for a toxic-free everyday environment is under way
New action plan Sweden kick-starts toxic-free everyday environment - children the priority
12.03.2011 | Swedish Government press release


WECF partners' interviews on the Product Safety
Watch interviews with WECF partners in the project "Product Safety in the Balkans".
12.03.2011 | WECF


Nigerian Ambassador hosts Rio+20 women ministers and leaders meeting on International Women's Day
WECF supports UNEP secretariat in organising an informal meeting of the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment (NWMLE)
09.03.2011 | Sascha Gabizon


FILM: Natracare and WECF: Celebrating International Women's Day
In celebration of International Women’s Day Natracare will be continuing to focus on its global connection with women by supporting and promoting sanitation projects to improve young women’s health in Tajikistan
09.03.2011 | Natracare.com


Rio 2012 web site launched: www.uncsd2012.org
The Secretariat of the Rio 2012 Conference has launched an updated website, accessible at www.uncsd2012.org
08.03.2011


International Women’s Day
On the 100th anniversary of international women's day WECF presents statement to the United Nations preparatory conference on Sustainable Development
08.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Safe water and sanitation for all in Moldova
Mobilizing citizens and authorities from Moldova to respect and realize the right to access to safe water and sanitation for all
02.03.2011


Toxic Chemicals Found in Nearly All Pregnant U.S. Women
The bodies of virtually all pregnant women across the United States carry multiple toxic chemicals
01.03.2011 | Environment News Service (ENS)


Compost – the black gold
In "Compost - the black gold" is explained how the safe re-use of organic waste and faecal matter can increase your yields and improve your soil
27.02.2011


Interview with Christine von Weizsäcker, president of WECF’s Board of Trustees
Biologist, researcher, activist and negotiator, dedicated to women, the environment and the role of grandmothers
25.02.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF actively involved in at UNEP’s Global Forum and Governing Council, in Nairobi, Kenya
140 ministers of environment meet at the United Nations Environment Programme in preparation of Rio+20
25.02.2011 | Sascha Gabizon


Aarhus Convention - WECF Participated in Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums and Related Workshop in Geneva
WECF participated in 6th Task Force Meeting on Public Participation in International Forums
25.02.2011 | Anke Stock


Harnessing solar energy
“Thermal, solar and insulation technologies and policies in Georgia” was the focus of an international conference
25.02.2011 | Georgia Today


Nesting leaflet available in Estonian
WECF partner Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia publishes guide for young parents in Estonian
24.02.2011


Women Ministers and leaders discuss Rio+20 at 26th UNEP Governing Council Meeting, Nairobi
Possible policy outcomes for Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 in Brazil
24.02.2011 | Sascha Gabizon


'Green' Economy: inclusive and equitable
Women Rio+20 Steering Committee presents "Gender and Green Economy" position paper at the 26th UNEP Governing meeting on February 23 in Nairobi
24.02.2011 | Sascha Gabizon


Joint Statement EC and UNEP on priority areas on environment presented in Nairobi
The EC released a joint statement on cooperation on priority areas on environment at a press conference held on Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 in UNEP, Nairobi
23.02.2011 | IPEN Network


Towards Rio +20: The Role of Civil Society - Panel Presentation by Christine von Weizsäcker
Panel Presentation by Christine von Weizsäcker, President of WECF's Board of Trustees from the GMGSF 12 in Nairobi, Kenya
21.02.2011 | Christine von Weizsaecker


Towards Rio +20: The Role of Civil Society - Panel Presentation by Christine von Weizsäcker
Panel Presentation by Christine von Weizsäcker, President of WECF's Board of Trustees from the GMGSF 12 in Nairobi, Kenya
21.02.2011 | Christine von Weizsaecker


Chemicals/REACH: six dangerous substances to be phased out by the EU
Six substances of very high concern will be banned within the next three to five years unless an authorisation has been granted to individual companies for their use
21.02.2011 | Europa RAPID


WECF Toys Guide - How to choose toxic-free toys in several languages
Useful information on most of the hazardous substances found in toys and concrete tips on how consumers can play it safe when buying toys for children
20.02.2011


Guide WECF Jouets - Protéger les enfants
En évitant les substances toxiques!
20.02.2011


WECF Toys Guide - How to choose toxic-free toys in several languages
Useful information on most of the hazardous substances found in toys and concrete tips on how consumers can play it safe when buying toys for children
20.02.2011


Men's and Women's different impact on climate
Men consume between 70 and 80 percent more energy than women in Germany and Norway, 100 percent more in Sweden, and up to 350 percent more in Greece
17.02.2011 | IPS, Julio Godoy, Tierramerica


13th Working Group Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention
WECF's Anke Stock attended the 13th Working Group Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention. This meeting was crucial for the preparation of the upcoming 4th Meeting of the Parties to be held in Chisinau, Moldova, on 29 June to 1 July 2011.
16.02.2011 | Anke Stock


International Conference “Thermal solar and insulation technologies and policies in Georgia”
On February 15, International Conference “Thermal solar and insulation technologies and policies in Georgia” was organized in Sheraton Metekhi Palace
16.02.2011 | REC Caucasus


Duurzaam het nieuwe toverwoord op Huishoudbeurs en Negenmaandenbeurs
WECF’s "Een Veilig Nest" aanwezig op Urgenda Groen Paviljoen op de Huishoudbeurs - Kom langs op onze stand op het groene paviljoen tijdens een bezoek aan Huishoudbeurs of Negenmaandenbeurs
15.02.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


Kyrgyzstan: Home Comforts - Creating local capacity for improved rural living standards via sustainable energy and sanitation
Reduce poverty via sustainable development, specifically through improved access to basic resources such as energy and safe sanitation
15.02.2011 | WECF Project


Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans
"Civil society cooperation on EU acquis and on values for consumer and corporate responsibility"
15.02.2011 | WECF Project


WECF’s "Een Veilig Nest" aanwezig op Urgenda Groen Paviljoen op de Huishoudbeurs
Hoe veilig is je nest? Creëer een veilig en ‘babyproof’ binnenmilieu en win de inhoud van een duurzaam keukenkastje!
10.02.2011 | WECF Press Release


Kino gegen Atomkraft - WECF e. V. promoted Dokumentation zu den unbeachteten Risiken des Uranabbaus
YELLOW CAKE – Die Lüge von der sauberen Energie
09.02.2011 | WECF Press Release


WECF Ratgeber Reinigungsmittel - jetzt auf Deutsch!
Der WECF Ratgeber Reinigungsmittel hilft Eltern bei der richtigen Produktauswahl und gibt Tipps, was man wirklich braucht und wie sie ihr Kind vor ungewünschten Nebenwirkungen dieser Mittel schützen können.
08.02.2011


WECF Ratgeber Babypflege
Nach den Ratgebern zum Thema Spielzeug und Reinigungsmittel hat WECF nun in der Reihe WECF Ratgeber einen Ratgeber zum Thema Babypflege auf Deutsch veröffentlicht.
08.02.2011


Nanofestival NEMO marks the end of WECF campaign: Only WECF seemed worried about possible negative effects of nanoparticles
Nanofestival NEMO: Alleen WECF leek bezorgd over mogelijke schadelijke effecten van nanodeeltjes
05.02.2011 | Anne de Haan


Experiences with urine diverting dry toilets (UDDTs) for households, schools and kindergarten in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)
This paper summarizes the experiences of WECF and partners from implementingUDDTs for individual households and in schools.
04.02.2011


WECF partner Katachel directly improves living conditions in Kunduz by constructing bath rooms
The construction of bath rooms has been a big step forward in improving the quality of life
01.02.2011 | WECF/Katachel


Women's Policy Position Paper CSD 19
Recommendations by the Women’s Major Group for policy actions in the area of Chemicals, Waste management, Mining, Transport and Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns
01.02.2011


Premiere in Süddeutschland: Dokumentation zeigt die unbeachteten Risiken des Uranabbaus
YELLOW CAKE – Die Lüge von der sauberen Energie
01.02.2011 | WECF Press Release


FILM: WECF bouwt samen met Natracare schooltoiletten voor meisjes
Film toont belang van schoolsanitatie met name voor de toekomst van meisjes
31.01.2011 | Chantal Van den Bossche


Case study of the application of Water Safety Plans in a school in Romania
WECF's Margriet Samwel contributes to WHOCC news letter with article on Water Safety Plans
28.01.2011 | Margriet Samwel


More climate change through sustainable agriculture in Germany - Federal government should not obstruct better EU agricultural policy any longer
Mehr Klimaschutz durch nachhaltige Landwirtschaft in Deutschland - Bundesregierung darf eine bessere EU-Agrarpolitik nicht länger behindern
25.01.2011 | Joint Press Release Klima Allianz


Nano particles in children's room - Nanofestival in Amsterdam Science Centre NEMO marks the end of campaign
WECF sluit campagne af met babykamer en debat tijdens Nanofestival in NEMO
24.01.2011 | WECF Press Release


TOXISPHERA
Health Environmental Association
20.01.2011


Women’s perspectives marginalized at Rio+20 Intersessional Meeting
Women's Major Group disappointed that women's perspectives were largely missing in discussion at first day Rio +20 interssessional in New York
18.01.2011 | Sascha Gabizon and Gail Karlsson


Resource centre for Water, Sanitation and Renewable Energy opened in Western Georgia by RCDA
Regional resource centre for Water, Sanitation and Renewable Energy was festively opened in Khamiskuri, Khobi district on 26th November 2010 by RCDA and local and regional authorities with participation of WECF, Greens Movement and other WECF partners
18.01.2011 | Anna Samwel


Marie-Laure Robert
Responsable Agriculture, Alimentation et Genre WECF France
12.01.2011


Janine Pannhasith
Comptable WECF France
12.01.2011


WECF Image Film: Working for A Healthy Environment for All
This film shows the story of an organisation whose aim it is to create a healthy environment for all - for women, men and children.
07.01.2011


A Cancún, l’ONU retrouve des couleurs mais le climat devra attendre
Communiqué du Réseau Action Climat – France (RAC-F) et de ses associations membres
24.12.2010 | WECF France


Huge media coverage on toxic toys in France
TV, radio, web and press media rush on toxic toys issue as Christmas time arrives
23.12.2010 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo


Toxic Christmas gift: Council decides to keep hazardous biocides on market
Environment and health NGOs, PAN Europe, PAN Germany, HEAL, WECF, HCWH Europe, IEW and PAN UK, sharply criticize the EU environment ministers’ approach because their decision will allow continued wide circulation of highly toxic consumer products on the market.
21.12.2010 | Joint Press Release NGO's


Focus on vulnerable groups and small-scale water supply and sanitation at 2nd Meeting of the Parties of the Protocol on Water and Health, 23-25 November, Bucharest, Romania
The 1999 Protocol on Water and Health, under the transboundary water convention (UN-ECE), is the only legally binding instrument which ensures an integrated approach to assuring that all people have access to safe water and safe sanitation which is not detrimental to their health, and which they can afford.
15.12.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Join Women on the Road to Rio+20
UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 - Rio + 20
14.12.2010 | WICF Campaign


WECF in Cancun: Final Women and Gender Intervention
Women’s rights are human rights. No agreement, decision or mechanism on climate change will be effective or successful without the full respect of women’s rights and the recognition of our valuable knowledge.
10.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


WECF in Cancun: Women and Gender Constituency - a Report
Drawing upon global commitments to gender equality and women’s rights and the Millennium Development Goals, the members of Women and Gender Constituency work to ensure human rights and the gender dimension are incorporated into UNFCCC negotiations, agreements, plans and actions.
10.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


Human Rights Day – 10 December 2010
The Human Right to Water and Sanitation Needs to Be Realised
10.12.2010 | Anke Stock


WECF-Flyer „Ökologisch Putzen“ und „Vermeidung und Behandlung von Schimmelpilz“
Jetzt auch auf Serbokroatisch-Deutsch erhältlich!
09.12.2010


WECF-Flyer „Ökologisch Putzen“ und „Vermeidung und Behandlung von Schimmelpilz“
Jetzt auch auf Serbokroatisch-Deutsch erhältlich!
09.12.2010


TV Report: Gefahr unterm Weihnachtsbaum
Gift im Spielzeug - Interview with Alexandra Caterbow from WECF
08.12.2010 | ZDF - German TV


WECF in Cancun: Intervention 7 December 2010, AWG-KP contact group on stocktaking
By Sabine Bock, WECF on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency
07.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


Die Kernfrage - The Nuclear Question
Insider berichten von ihren Erfahrungen mit der Atomenergie – Eine Veranstaltung von WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future) und des BayernForums der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung am 2. Dezember im Münchner Künstlerhaus
07.12.2010 | Presseinformation


Nutcracker committed to a "toxic free christmas"
Nutcracker engagiert sich für ein „giftfreies Weihnachten“ - Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) warnt mit einem Viralvideo vor giftigem Spielzeug - www.safe-toys.eu
06.12.2010 | WECF Germany Press Release


Communiqué de presse du Réseau Action Climat-France et de ses associations membres
Conférence de Cancún : Les ministres doivent trancher
06.12.2010 | WECF France


VIDEO: Un succès pour le colloque Jouets ce 18 novembre
Retrouvez en images le colloque Jouets organisé par WECF France au Pavillon de l’Eau le 18 novembre 2010 – un reportage de Gaïa Network
04.12.2010 | WECF news


Report on Toxic Toys for prime time TV, the Netherlands
Gevaar in de Kinderkamer - reportage Uitgesproken VARA, 3 december 2010
03.12.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Seminar in Bulgaria dedicated to first constructed wetland in Bulgaria
Seminar for professionals and authorities during the construction of the first constructed wetland in Bulgaria – a sustainable waste water system
02.12.2010 | Bistra Mihaylova & Claudia Wendland


WECF supports action to stop further cuts in Dutch international aid budget
WECF neemt deel aan Genoeg = Genoeg, campagne tegen de bezuinigingen op ontwikkelingssamenwerking
02.12.2010 | WECF news


WECF in Cancun: WECF Intervention on Keeping Nuclear out of CDM, 1 December 2010
Intervention at UNFCCC COP 16 Cancun, By Sabine Bock, WECF
01.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


WECF in Cancun: Joint Intervention Women and Gender Constituency
Rachel Harris from WEDO delivered joint intervention on November 30 in Cancun
01.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


Protocol on Water and Health and Public Participation
Workshop for the Effective Use of the Potential of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Authorities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union and EU in the Field of Environment and Water
01.12.2010 | WECF Project


Humanitarian Project in Prislop, Romania - Support is still needed!
Donations welcome for ' from Help to Self-Help'
30.11.2010 | Margriet Samwel


Equitable Climate Policies and Solutions
WECF cooperates with partners in Africa, Asia and the EECCA region to assure that the voices of vulnerable groups are heard in the climate negotiations and proposes changes to the criteria for climate funding, to make sure they become accessible in particular to women, indigenous peoples and urban poor.
30.11.2010 | WICF Campaign


Way to Cancun: Mexico zet fietsen in op klimaattop
WECF coalitiepartner I-CE, Interface for Cycling Expertise, ondersteunt fietsevenement op 6 december
30.11.2010


WECF in Cancun: Intervention written by Sabine Bock on 29 November 2010 at UNFCCC COP 16 Cancun
Intervention prepared by Sabine Bock, WECF Climate and Energy coordinator, for the Women and gender Constituency
30.11.2010 | Sabine Bock


WECF in Cancun: position statement on Women & Climate Change
CANCUN COP 16 UNFCCC - November 2010
30.11.2010 | Marine Franck


Gender and Climate Change: an Introduction
Textbook edited by Irene Dankelman, former chair WECF's International Advisory Board, with contributions from WECF
30.11.2010


De keuringsdienst van de aarde
Als er ergens geen gif in zou mogen zitten, is het wel speelgoed. Toch is menig onschuldig ogende pop een regelrechte gifbom. Zelfs houten speelgoed is niet altijd veilig. Om Sinterklaas en de Kerstman veilig te kunnen bevoorraden, bellen we met Ingrid Elbertse van Een Veilig Nest en natuurlijk testen we.
30.11.2010 | Sonja van den Heuvel, De Betere Wereld


WECF one of the Health and Environment NGOs to comment on Bisphenol A ban
NGOs respond to recent reports that the European Commission will ban the use of organic compound bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic baby bottles from 2011.
29.11.2010 | WECF Press Release


Way to Cancun: Global Forest Coalition Report - Getting to the Roots
Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and Drivers of Forest Restoration
29.11.2010 | WECF news


Flemish Gezinsbond (Union of Families) organised conference dedicated to the Child Norm
WECF oprichtster Marie Kranendonk key note speaker tijdens studiedag gezinsbond Brussel
24.11.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Towards Cancun
Civil Society organisations engage policy makers in a dialogue on effective climate programmes and policies for Central Asia – results of climate forum CAEFOCC II, Almaty, 11-12 October 2010
23.11.2010 | Sabine Bock


Georgian kindergarten toilet festively opened
On November 19th, 2010, international World Toilet Day, the first public Urine Diverting Dry Toilet* in Western Georgia was festively opened in the kindergarten of Khamiskuri, Khobi district by RCDA and the local authorities
22.11.2010 | Anna Samwel


Toys symposium in Paris: a new start for SAFER TOYS - WECF invited main actors EU, consumer associations, NGO’s and toy industry for debate on security toys
Colloque Jouets WECF : un nouvel envol pour des jouets plus sains. Tout un panel d’acteurs réunis autour de la question de la sécurité des jouets
22.11.2010 | WECF France Press Release


Onduidelijkheid nanoproducten zaait onrust
Verslag WECF debat Nano in de babykamer
22.11.2010 | Anne de Haan, Karmijntekst


Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE / WHO-EURO Protocol on Water and Health
The second session will take place on 23-25 November 2010 in Bucharest
22.11.2010 | Margriet Samwel


WECF and Georgian partner RCDA celebrate World Toilet Day 2010 with opening of 30th school toilet, in a Georgian kindergarten
Georgian children in the village of Khamiskuri can finally go to hygienic toilets instead of using a dirty and dangerous pit latrine
19.11.2010 | WECF Press Release


Diskussionsveranstaltung: Die Kernfrage – Insider berichten über ihre Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie
Presseinformation
18.11.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Toxic free tips for last minute Saint Nicolas shopping!
WECF vanavond in Uitgesproken VARA om half negen, Nederland 2: Laatste tips voor hulpsinterklazen in zoektocht naar gifvrij speelgoed
17.11.2010 | WECF the Netherlands Press Release


WECF Conference in Paris: Toys and hazardous chemicals - exploring solutions
REACH and the substitution of chemicals of concern: consumer protection, good practices and incentive measures
11.11.2010 | WECF news


WECF Pressemitteilung: Wenn Umwelt krank macht – Umweltbelastung und Brustkrebs
WECF und AKF nehmen mit der neuen Broschüre „Die verkannte Gefahr - Umweltbelastung und Brustkrebs“ den Zusammenhang von Umweltbelastungen und Brustkrebs unter die Lupe und fordert mehr politisches Engagement
09.11.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


International list of banned chemicals expanded
Chemicals restricted in 152 countries
08.11.2010 | IPEN Network


Die Verkannte Gefahr - Umwelteinflüsse und Brustkrebs
Heilen ist gut, Vermeiden ist besser! Brustkrebsbroschüre jetzt auch auf deutsch
08.11.2010


WECF organiseert dinsdagmiddag 9 november Dialoogtafel ‘Nanodeeltjes in de babykamer’
Recent onderzoek NVWA laat zien dat nanosilica – E551 - mogelijk gevaar kan opleveren voor gezondheid, hoewel het onbeperkt gebruikt mag worden als anti-klontermiddel
07.11.2010 | WECF Nederland Press Release


Support of climate protection via sustainable energy by training and capacity building of local partner NGOs in Caucasus and Central Asia and networking between them
„Förderung des Klimaschutzes durch nachhaltige Energie mittels Training, Kapazitätsausbau und Vernetzung lokaler NRO-Partner im Kaukasus und in Zentralasien“
04.11.2010


Natracare
United Kingdom
03.11.2010


Georgia: Create local capacity for sustainable development
New EU financed project started in Georgia
02.11.2010


WECF conducted trainings on solar collector constructions in the framework of the GTZ/regional programme in Central Asia
In the framework of GTZ/ Regional Programme on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia 9-13 October a training have been successfully conducted in Dushanbe on solar collector construction in particular thermo-siphons
02.11.2010 | Fedde Jorritsma, Dushanbe


Annual Dniester River Conference held in Tiraspol on 15 and 16 October 2010
Ecospectrum from Tiraspol (Transnistrien/PMR – Moldova) organised this year's Dniester River Conference at the University of Tiraspol in co-operation with WECF and its project partners in “Democratisation of Dniester River Basin Governance” financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Matra Programme
02.11.2010 | Anna Samwel & Anke Stock


Support the Coalition for Climate Justice
The Coalition for Climate Justice is an alliance of 4 sustainable development organisations – Women in Europe for a Common Future, Interface for Cycling Expertise, Global Forest Coalition and Friends of the Earth International – and their 264 partners in more than 65 developing countries
02.11.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF dialoogtafel Nano in de babykamer: programma en uitnodiging
WECF organiseert Dialoogtafel “Nano in de babykamer” op 9 november a.s. in Jeugdtheaterhuis De Berenkuil in Utrecht
01.11.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF offers tailor made trainings on water, sanitation and energy - new publication
WECF offers tailor made trainings on water, sanitation and energy issues, including practical demonstrations and focus on sustainability via local participation and learning by doing
29.10.2010


Wenn Spielzeug krank macht – WECF fordert statt Ankündigungspolitik Brüderles konkrete politische Taten zum Schutz der Kinder
Gesprächskreis Verbraucherpolitik der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung und WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future) laden ein zum Gesprächskreis am 5. November in Berlin
28.10.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Aarhus Convention: First Task Force Meeting on Public Participation
On 25 and 26 October 2010 the first meeting of the newly established Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-Making under the Aarhus Convention took place in Geneva
27.10.2010 | Anke Stock


Hoe veilig is je nest? Vrouwen- en milieuorganisatie WECF lanceert interactief spel met tips voor een veilig en schoon ‘babyproof’ binnenmilieu
WECF ontwikkelde interactief spel om op eenvoudige manier te laten zien hoe je kunt werken aan een veilig en milieuvriendelijk 'babyproof' huis
26.10.2010 | WECF Press Release


Coalition for Climate Justice submitted its 5-year programma proposal to Dutch Ministry Development Cooperation
The Coalition for Climate Justice, which is lead by WECF, has submitted its 5-year programme-proposal to the Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation (MFSII grant programme) on October 26th 2010
26.10.2010 | WECF news


Stockholm Convention : the way towards the official listing of endosulfan as a POP (Persistent Organic Pollutant)
NGOs representatives during POPRC 6th
25.10.2010 | Elisabeth Ruffinengo


A fundamental step towards allowing women and men reconcile family and professional life
European Parliament votes in favour of the maternity leave directive
21.10.2010 | COFACE


WECF President Christine von Weizsaecker interviewed for Japan Times
"Biodiversity parley finding goals elusive" - Grand accord means naught if nations balk
19.10.2010 | By ERIC JOHNSTON, The Japan Times


WECF co-organised International Expert Conference and recommends better control of hazardous substances in Russia
For the first time in Russia a public open debate was held this week to discuss the accession of the Rotterdam Convention by the Russian Federation and the issue of chrysotile asbestos
18.10.2010 | WECF news


Uranium Film festival to be held in May 2011 in Rio de Janeiro
Stop Nuclear Power building and stop uranium mining in Brazil
18.10.2010 | Uranio em Movi(e)mento


International Expert Conference recommends better control of hazardous substances in Russia
For the first time in Russia a public open debate was held this week to discuss the accession of the Rotterdam Convention by the Russian Federation and the issue of chrysotile asbestos
15.10.2010 | WECF Press Release


Launch of the European Family Conference - WECF speaks on support of Child Norm
“Social inclusion of families and EU Policies: Where do we stand?”
14.10.2010


EEB report reveals reveals big retailers are breaching the EU’s flagship regulation on chemicals
WECF took part in European wide test under the guidance of the European Environmental Bureau to see whether big retailers are adequately protecting consumer safety
13.10.2010


Big retailers caught breaching EU chemicals law
A report released today reveals big retailers are breaching the EU’s flagship regulation on chemicals, while many products such as school supplies, sport accessories and sex toys are shown to contain high concentrations of ‘substances of very high concern’.
13.10.2010 | Joint Press Release


Convention de Stockholm
la longue marche vers le classement de l'endosulfan comme POP (Polluant Organique Persistant)
11.10.2010 | WECF France


Convention de Stockholm
La longue marche vers le classement de l'endosulfan comme POP (Polluant Organique Persistant)
11.10.2010 | WECF France


European food panel fails to protect EU citizen’s health from plastic component, BPA
EU failure to protect its citizens
11.10.2010 | HEAL Press Release


What's missing in the G20 agenda?
Redressing structural imbalances for equity, justice & sustainability
11.10.2010 | IBON International


Annual Report WECF 2009
WECF gathers forces as a network to meet the next set of challenges facing us in the coming years
11.10.2010


Nuclear Power is not a Solution to Climate Change
WECF strictly opposes nuclear power. Nuclear industry is a threat to our health, our environment and human rights - at every step of production. WECF's member organizations underscribe our common conclusion; nuclear energy is not a solution for climate change.
10.10.2010 | WECF Campaign


Nesting the Netherlands started off with first workshop babycare from a series of ten to follow
Donderdagmiddag 7 oktober gaf het team van Een Veilig Nest de eerste van 10 pilot workshops babyverzorging
08.10.2010 | Ingrid Elbertse


"Genetically Modified Potato - Coming to a Field near You" Care of: The European Union, the British and German Governments
The Great GM Free Potato Celebration took place in Poland this weekend
08.10.2010 | ICPPC


Ukraine meeting WECF and partners
Open Space for Implementation project, WECF General Assembly, IAB meeting and MFS2 preparatory meeting with partners
07.10.2010 | Anna Samwel and Farida Shorukova


WECF at Asia and Pacific Region Ministerial Conference in Astana, 2010 - Recommendations and Opportunities for Green Growth
Lessons on environmental challenges on uranium and asbestos mining in Kazakhstan
07.10.2010 | WECF News


European food panel fails to protect EU citizen’s health from plastic component, BPA
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), WWF, CHEM Trust and Breast Cancer UK are dismayed at today's conclusion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that no stronger protection for public health is needed from the controversial synthetic chemical bisphenol A (BPA)
07.10.2010 | HEAL


Conference on Product Policy and Indoor Air Qaulity
The EU conference on PPIAQ held on 23 and 24 September
04.10.2010 | European Union


Grüne Brücke nach Polen
Glonn will mit Dlugosiodlo Partnerschaft eingehen
30.09.2010 | Süddeutsche Zeitung, Anja Blum


Gender and Water Alliance
30.09.2010


Friends of the Earth International
30.09.2010


Household Cleaning and Care Products – new WECF guide
Protect children and the environment by avoiding hazardous chemicals
29.09.2010


WHO’s working group on climate and sustainable development concerned with recent climate changes
World Health Organization published its 10th Europe Global Change and Health alert and introduced a new working group Climate change, green health services and sustainable development (CGS)
29.09.2010


Grüne Brücken München-Warschau II
Bürgermeistertreffen zu ökologischer Landwirtschaft in Glonn bei München
28.09.2010 | WECF


Green bridges Munich - Warsaw II
Mayors meeting on ecofarming held in Glonn by Munich
28.09.2010


Our children are safer - BPA banned in Austria
The Minister of Health in Austrian Government announced ban on BPA in children’s products
27.09.2010


Women in Europe for a Common Future will be present in Kazakhstan during Conference in Astana
Women in Europe for a Common Future will run a side event on September 28th
27.09.2010


"Veiligheid van nanodeeltjes nog niet gewaarborgd"
New edition Betere Wereld Magazine features article on WECF project 'Nano in baby's bed room'
24.09.2010 | De Betere Wereld, sept/okt 2010


Directie goede doelen goed betaald
WECF komt goed uit meting RTL nieuws
24.09.2010 | RTL 4 Nieuws


Nanomatériaux : informer le consommateur… mais pas trop
Dans un avis publié le 16 juin, le Conseil national de la consommation recommande de mieux informer le consommateur sur la présence de nanos dans les produits. Un avis peu ambitieux, qui passe à côté du problème selon l'association Vivagora.
23.09.2010 | Actu-Environnement


Exporting an Epidemic: A Global Asbestos Crisis
Asbestos is banned in the European Union, in the United States it is legal but the industry has to pay a lot for demages that have been made
23.09.2010 | Jim Morris


EQUIPS Initiative
Equity, Intervention and Prevention for Health
23.09.2010


Bukvitsa
23.09.2010


Consultation with the Civil Society on human rights obligations related to access to safe water and sanitation
WECF contribution in Geneva, September 13 and 14, 2010
22.09.2010 | Margriet Samwel


European Parliament fails to protect consumers and the environment from biocides
New European system concerning the authorisation and marketing of biocides for household and other uses has been set in European Parliament
22.09.2010 | JOINT PRESS RELEASE


FEDER (Fonds européen de développement régional)
France
22.09.2010


Région Rhône-Alpes
France
22.09.2010


Aufwind Neue Energien GmbH
Germany
22.09.2010


Save Our Potatoes
The Great GM Free Potatoe Celebration will be held in Poland and the Netherlands in October
21.09.2010 | International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside


Solar collector training in Bishkek
The training organized by WECF and Kyrgyz State Technical University was realized from 25th to 27th August
21.09.2010 | Fedde Jorritsma


Akvo, partner of WECF, reached final four in Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition
WECF contributes with 8 projects to Akvo.org, an online internetplatforum which is designed to make it easier to match funds to small-scale sanitation projects.
21.09.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Het recht op schone moedermelk!
Voor de vierde maal reikt de SBO, de Samenwerkende Borstvoeding Organisaties, tijdens het congres "Borstvoeding blijft" van 5 oktober 2010, de borstvoedingsprijs uit. Met deze prijs wil de SBO nieuwe ideeën en initiatieven op het gebied van borstvoeding stimuleren en erkennen. WECF ondersteunt de prijs van harte en neemt daarom dit jaar zitting in de jury
21.09.2010 | OneWorld.nl


WECF International Advisory Board
WECF has a new International Advisory Board made up of key international people from the WECF network
20.09.2010


Lead and phthalates found in toys
The limit for allowable phthalates was surpassed by 16 out of the 23 toys that failed the tests, three exceeded the limit for lead, and four were over the cap for both chemicals.
20.09.2010 | Seer Press, J.G Enriquez


Ms. Michelle Bachelet as Head of UN Women
Secretary-General's press encounter announced Ms. Michelle Bachelet as Head of UN Women on September 14th
20.09.2010


Open letter to EU Commissioner for the Environment
WECF signed the open letter to EU Commissioner for the Environment related to calling for a general ban on the use of cyanide mining technologies in the European Union by 2011
20.09.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Des ateliers NESTING à la Clinique Belledonne
Les sages femmes formées et certifiées pour animer des ateliers de sensibilisation à la santé environnementale
13.09.2010 | WECF France


WECF Kampagne - Verleihung "Goldener Brennstab des Monats" im September 2010
Im Monat September geht der "Goldener Brennstab des Monats" an Frau Dr. Angela Merkel, Bundeskanzlerin und CDU-Parteivorsitzende
08.09.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


International High-level expert Conference on Chemical Safety and Rotterdam Convention: Policies and Practices in Russia
14-15 October 2010, Moscow, Russian Federation
07.09.2010


Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment
"Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer", concludes new book
07.09.2010 | Karl Grossman, Op-Ed News


EU climate chief calls for new carbon mechanisms
More money for poorest nations, pilot projects
07.09.2010 | Reuters


Dialoogtafel "nano in de babykamer" (dialogue and debate on Nano in the babyroom)
Dinsdag 9 november vindt de afsluitende dialoogtafel plaats van het WECF Nanopodium project
03.09.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


World Water Week 2010
WECF presents ""Involving schools in developing Water Safety Plans for small-scale water supply systems; experiences from Romania"
31.08.2010 | Margriet Samwel


Progress and burdens in the Roma settlement of Prislop
With the support of private donors WECF and a local partner provide since 2004 humanitarian aid to the Roma settlement in Prislop, Romania.
30.08.2010 | Margriet Samwel


New Stockholm Convention Newsletter
New Stockholm Convention Newsletter provides parties and other information on ongoing activities of Stockholm Secretariat
30.08.2010 | Stockholm Convention Newsletter


WECF represents Eco Forum in Moscow
Statement for the WHO Health Ministers Regional Committee Meeting in Moscow (12-17 september) by Olga Speranskaya, Sascha Gabizon (WECF) and Genon Jensen (HEAL)
30.08.2010 | WECF


Good Practices in Water, Sanitation and Human Rights - WECF present at consultation
A consultation with Civil Society Organizations on this topic will take place on 13-14 September 2010
30.08.2010 | WECF news


Toxic pesticide banned in Jamaica
Endosulfan has been identified as a presisten organic pollutant
30.08.2010 | CSN Chemical Sensitivity Network


Girls Hit Puberty at Younger Ages
New research adds further evidence that girls are entering puberty at younger and younger ages, with implications for their physical and mental health.
30.08.2010 | SHIRLEY S. WANG


WECF supports work Dutch breast feeding organisations, by taking seat in jury Dutch National Breast Feeding Award 2010
Wie wint de SBO Borstvoedingsprijs in 2010? Tot 1 september nomineren!
27.08.2010 | Joint Press Release


EU may ban dichlorobenzene in air fresheners
European Commission has recommended a ban on domestic uses of air fresheners and toilet deoderisers containing the chemical 1,4 dichlorobenzene.
27.08.2010 | ENDS Europe


Robin Hood Tax Campaign
Robin Hood Tax Campaign published an overview of its work
26.08.2010 | Robin Hood Tax


Online discussion group INTERA
Set up of the online discussion group INTERA in russian and english about Integrated Development
26.08.2010 | WECF Campaign


Polish Eco Centre Hosts future Eco Queens
Participants of 'Miss Supra National' beauty competition visited Polish Eco Center in Stryszow. They support a worldwide ban of GMO food.
25.08.2010 | International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside


Open letter to President of Afghanistan
The Afghanistan Women’s 50% Campaign published the open letter to the President of Afghanistan last week.
25.08.2010 | The Afghanistan Women’s 50% Campaign


British women's breasts getting bigger
The average bra size has expanded from 34B to 36D
22.08.2010 | The Guardian


GenderCC Newsletter
New issue of the GenderCC-Newsletter is already available.
16.08.2010 | GenderCC


Phthalate producers consider options under REACH
DEHP is on the EU candidate list but there is an exemption for medical uses
16.08.2010 | CW Briefing


WECF Training on construction of solar collectors and fruit dryers in Nikolaev, Ukraine
From July 26-30, 23 participants from Ukraine and Moldova learned how to construct a solar collector for year-round use and a solar fruit dryer
13.08.2010 | Regina Drexel


Interview with WECF's Chantal van den Bossche for Dutch radio on "Nano in the babyroom"
Aandacht voor het WECF Nanopodium project "Nano in de babykamer" voor programma 'Aan de Slag' voor BNR Nieuws Radio
12.08.2010 | BNR Nieuws Radio


WECF's Farida Shorukova interviewed for German radio on situation Kyrgyzstan
Wasser ist Menschenrecht – Sauberes Trinkwasser für Kirgistan, ein Interview mit Farida Shorukova
12.08.2010 | Freie-Radios.net


Russia - Forest fires and nuclear plants: how to avoid the worst scenario?
Forest fires are spreading in the Moscow region, getting closer to nuclear plants, including Mayak, a plant dedicated to the disposal of nuclear waste
11.08.2010 | WECF Press Release


Russie: Feux de forêts et sites nucléaires: comment éviter le pire?
Les feux de forêt dans la région de Moscou se propagent et menacent des sites nucléaires
11.08.2010 | WECF France


Dangerous chemical in baby bottles
The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can be found in baby bottles available on the market of United Kingdom.
10.08.2010 | The Independent


All is not well: climate negotiations in a new avatar
Climate change negotations have been warmed up again.
10.08.2010 | Sunita Narain


Community approaches to a better environment for all and poverty reduction in out of reach communities of rural Azerbaijan
Practical training how to construct solar collector, fruit dryer and solar distiller was carried out in project regions in Azerbaijan
10.08.2010 | Anna Samwel


First Water Committee in Caucasus established in village Sverdlov, Lore region, Armenia.
The committee was initiated by the Sverdlov municipality, WECF and Lore Eco Club with the expertise of their partner Kyrgyz Alliance for Water and Sanitation (KAWS) and the Community Drinking Water Users Union from Kyrgyzstan in early March
09.08.2010 | Anna Samwel


PVC: The Poison Plastic. The campaign for Safe, Healthy Consumer Product
CHEJ, Center for Health, Environment and Justice, New York, runs the campaign against toxic and poisonous PVC
09.08.2010 | PVC: The Poison Plastic


Children’s toys must not cause allergies
BfR calls for stricter regulations for nickel and fragrances in toys
07.08.2010


Hundreds of thousands of marine lives in Gulf of Mexico are at stake
Sea life in Mexican Gulf is facing death by oil, its cancer-causing components with addition of toxic chemical dispersants. It can all cause fish, seabirds and dolphins' death
06.08.2010 | Sea life in Mexican Gulf is facing death by oil


UNICEF Dirty Water campaign
UNICEF has installed Dirty Water Vending Machines in Manhattan to support children with safe drinking water
06.08.2010 | UNICEF campaign


The Womensphere Prize in Environment & Sustainability
CEO of Womensphere offers The Womensphere Prize in several fields. Women in Europe for a Common Future was invited to nominate a candidate for The Womensphere Prize in Environment & Sustainability and Law & Public Policy.
06.08.2010 | CEO of Womensphere


New documentary on how chemicals influence our life
Swedish movie director, Stefan Jarl, had made a new documentary “SUBMISSION” which premier was in April, in Sweden. It was shown at the CSD18 in New York in May and also recently in Stockholm at the Mercury INC1. The movie treats about chemical industry and chemical society built by all of us after the Second World War
06.08.2010 | New documentary by Stefan Jarl


Bonn: Climate Negotiations more effective including women and gender awareness
Climate negotiations more effective if guided by long-term vision – this must include women and gender awareness
06.08.2010 | Joint Press Release


Nano particles in the baby room - WECF starts new campaign and website in the Netherlands
WECF start campagne en website voor jonge ouders om consumenten en retailers bewust te maken over het gebruik van nanotechnologie in alledaagse consumptieartikelen
05.08.2010 | WECF the Netherlands Press Release


"Strijd om subsidie op de charimarkt"
"Drie allianties – milieuclub IUCN, de medische alliantie Health Action International en de klimaatbeweging WECF – gaan wel door naar de volgende ronde"
05.08.2010 | artikel Trouw


WECF Goldener Brennstab des Monats August 2010
Im Monat August geht der Preis an Marie-Luise Dött, umweltpolitische Sprecherin der CDU/CSU Bundestagsfraktion sowie Dr. Michael Paul und Dr. Georg Nüßlein, CDU/CSU, zuständige Berichterstatter
03.08.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Coalition for Climate Justice enter into second phase for funding from Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation
Coalition lead by WECF has passed first selection round
03.08.2010 | WECF Press Release


Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 introduced in U.S. Congress
The Story of Stuff Project has introduced a new initiative on safe cosmetics. As all of us use them, it is important to have them safe. This projects is fighting for safe cosmetics for all by mobilizing people to support new Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 introduced in U.S. Congress
02.08.2010 | The Story of Stuff


Risk of breast cancer
Recent research suggests that the risk of breast cancer is higher among women who try to keep their houses clean and fragrant. Usage of fresheners, mould removers and cleaning products is linked to appearance of breast cancer.
02.08.2010 | Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Massachusetts, USA


TVE and BBC World News made movie on asbestos.
The television documentary on asbestos produced by TVE and BBC World News went out on 24th and 25th of July. A radio documentary on the same topic narrated by Steve Bradshaw had its broadcast on BBC World Service too.
02.08.2010 | TVE and BBC World News


Коалиция за Климатическую Справедливость вошла во второй тур в получении субсидирования от Министерства по Развитию Сотрудничества Нидерландов.
Коалиция, возглавляемая WECF, прошла первый отборочный тур.
02.08.2010 | WECF Press Release


L'accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement reconnu droit fondamental par l'ONU
La décision de l’ONU d’adopter l’eau en tant que droit fondamental souligne l’importance des principaux domaines d’activité de WECF
01.08.2010 | WECF France


L'eau est un droit fondamental par l'ONU
La décision de l’ONU d’adopter l’eau en tant que droit fondamental souligne l’importance des principaux domaines d’activité de WECF
01.08.2010 | WECF France


VN resolutie “Recht op Veilig Water en Sanitatie is Mensenrecht” onderstreept belang van kern werk WECF
Nieuw verworven mensenrecht is een belangrijkse stap voorwaarts voor armen en kwetsbaren, maar in het bijzonder vrouwen en kinderen, stelt Europees Vrouwen- en Milieu Netwerk WECF
30.07.2010


Решение Генеральной Ассамблеи Объединенных Наций присудить воде право человека подчеркивает важность ключевых проектов WECF
Недавно приобретенное право человека является главным шагом навстречу бедным и уязвимым группам, в частности, женщинам и детям.
30.07.2010


UN decision to adopt water as human right underlines importance of core areas of WECF’s work
Newly acquired human right is main step forward for the poor and vulnerable, in particular women and children
29.07.2010 | WECF Press Release


UN decision to adopt water as human right underlines importance of core areas of WECF’s work
Newly acquired human right is main step forward for the poor and vulnerable, in particular women and children
29.07.2010 | Margriet Samwel


6th European Conference of GMO-Free Regions Brussels and Ghent, 16.-18. September 2010
WECF calls for participation on the Conference of GMO-Free Regions in Brussels and Ghent, Belgium
28.07.2010 | Magdalena Black


Water Safety Plans for small-scale water supply system in Romania
WHOCC Newsletter publishes article by WECF's Margriet Samwel on Water Safety Plans for small-scale water supply systems in Romania
28.07.2010 | Margriet Samwel


Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries
potential of implementing safer chemicals including non-chemical alternatives - tools for Georgia and the EECCA region
27.07.2010 | WECF Project


Water Information Center opened in Berezhany, Ukraine
Day of the Dniester and opening of Water Information Center "Studnya Future"
18.07.2010 | Magdalena Black


WECF publication Urine – the yellow gold
Safe re-use of human urine from ecosan toilets to increase your yields
14.07.2010


Kellogg's Cereal Recall Highlights a New Concern: Chemicals Leaching from Food Packaging
Kellogg is recalling millions of boxes of children's cereal, but other packaging can leach potentially harmful chemicals too
12.07.2010 | The Daily Green, Dan Shapley


Aarhus Meetings in Geneva on 29 June until 2 July 2010
Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums met in Geneva to discuss about reporting requirements for Parties under the Aarhus Convention
08.07.2010 | Anke Stock


Citizen’s initiative on the phasing out of nuclear energy postcards to chancellor Merkel
Initiative zum Atomausstieg: Postkartenversand an Kanzlerin Merkel
08.07.2010 | WECF Event


Goldene Brennstab des Monats Juli 2010 an Rainer Brüderle München
Im Monat Juli geht der Preis an Rainer Brüderle, Bundeswirtschaftsminister
08.07.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Nominations for International Environmental Governance process UNEP
Nomination forms for members of th Major Group and Stakeholder Advisory Group on UNEP's high level International Environmental Governance process (IEG)
08.07.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


WECF Co-organises Workshop on Information and Public Participation in Water and Health Related Issues
In Co-operation with the UNECE/WHO-EURO Secretariat of the Protocol on Water and Health, the Ministry of Environment and Forests of Romania, and Global Water Partnership/Romania WECF co-organised a workshop on 15/16 June, 2010
08.07.2010 | Anke Stock


Cancer Action NY Files Complaint Against US EPA Alleging Chemical Industry Control
Cancer Action NY Files Complaint Against US EPA Alleging Chemical Industry Control Renders the Agency Incapable of Utilizing Science to Protect the Environment and the Public Health
04.07.2010 | Cancer Action NY


President's Cancer Panel: Environmentally caused cancers are 'grossly underestimated' and 'needlessly devastate American lives".
"The true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated," says the President's Cancer Panel in a strongly reported report
04.07.2010 | Environment and Health News


UN Women Born: Civil Society Celebrates Creation of Gender Equality Entity After Four Years of Advocacy
The Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign celebrates the United Nations General Assembly resolution, agreed to on 30 June and to be formally adopted by the General Assembly on Friday, 2 July, to establish "UN Women"-the new gender equality entity at the UN
01.07.2010 | Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR)


Aide humanitaire d’urgence au Kirghizstan : nous avons besoin de vos dons !
Après deux révolutions en cinq ans, et les pires malaises ethniques depuis deux décennies, le Kirghizstan parvient juste à stabiliser la situation de conflit grâce à un référendum
01.07.2010 | WECF France


Aide humanitaire d’urgence au Kirghizstan: nous avons besoin de vos dons !
Après deux révolutions en cinq ans, et les pires malaises ethniques depuis deux décennies, le Kirghizstan parvient juste à stabiliser la situation de conflit grâce à un référendum
01.07.2010 | WECF France


Feasibility study on CDM in households
The study covers household and community based projects in general; for practical examples in the Caucasus and Central Asia region, which is the target area of the work of WECF.
29.06.2010


Kyrgyz partners WECF appeal for help and support for victims of violence
After yesterday’s referendum president Otunbayeva promises help before winter sets in - Urgent help needed to provide humanitarian aid and help the victims of rape
28.06.2010 | WECF Call for Support


WASH-Netzwerk gegründet
Mit vereinten Kräften kämpfen deutsche Hilfsorganisationen für Wasser-, Sanitärversorgung und Hygiene für alle Menschen
24.06.2010 | WECF Campaign


Joint action of NGOs and scientists to call for a reduction of BPA exposure, especially for children and pregnant women
WECF signed a letter to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) pointing out new scientific data and the need for a stricter regulation of BPA.
23.06.2010 | Alexandra Caterbow


WECF Publication "The Critical Question" available in French
Parution de La Question Centrale: Energie nucléaire témoignages d’expériences vécues en première ligne
22.06.2010


La Question Centrale
Energie nucléaire témoignages d’expériences vécues en première ligne
22.06.2010


Toxic shock: European Parliament to expand harmful products in the home?
On 22 June the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on new EU provisions on the authorisation and marketing of hazardous products like wood preservatives and insecticide sprays. But leading environmental and health campaign groups fear that MEPs may lack courage to ban all highly hazardous products
21.06.2010 | Joint Press Release PAN Europe, WECF & PAN Germany


WECF Publication "Gender and Climate Change"
WECF fosters the participation of women and men from the EECCA region in its delegations attending international meetings on climate change as the whole region is underrepresented and supports participation of women in climate change negotiations as women’s views and visions are not yet sufficiently taken into account
21.06.2010


Natracare Safe School Sanitation Project
Natracare supports safe sanitation for girls in Central Asia - Natracare, a UK-based manufacture of organic and natural solutions for personal health care has become a sponsor of WECF projects on improving sanitation in schools in the rural areas of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
18.06.2010


Nano in the babyroom
Deploying awareness raising activities among consumers and retailers concerning nanotechnology
17.06.2010


Le Guide Cosmétiques Bébé de WECF
Comment bien choisir les Cosmétiques Bébés: WECF France publie un nouveau guide
16.06.2010


Un étudiant français de Licence Pro Energies Renouvelables en stage au Kirghizistan
Quatre mois de stage passionnant grâce au partenariat entre WECF France et l'IUT d'Annecy
16.06.2010


„Kindergesundheit geht vor! Passivrauch vermeiden!“
Neu! WECF-Flyer zur Vermeidung von Zigarettenrauchbelastung in Wohnräumen
15.06.2010


"Women are more and in different ways affected by climate change"
Frauen sind vom Klimawandel heftiger betroffen als Männer WECF fordert, Frauen stärker in den Prozess der Klimastrategien mit einzubeziehen
15.06.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


The way to Cancun: WECF at UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bonn
In April, May, June and August Climate Change talks are taking place in Bonn, Germany in preparation for the next big climate summit meeting, to be held in Mexico in December 2010
15.06.2010 | WECF Event


Call for Women’s Participation in Rio+20
The United Nations General Assembly has decided to hold a follow-up to the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro (which is commonly known as the 'Earth Summit). Brazil has again agreed to be the host. The follow-up will be the 'UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012', and it is being called informally 'Rio+20'
15.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Women call for equitable Green Economy agenda for Rio+20
WECF executive director Sascha Gabizon presented the women's major group position for an equitable Green Economy agenda for Rio+20 during the preparatory meeting on the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), focussing on the needs to create decent and safe jobs also for women.
15.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


The official report of the Rio+20 preparatory meeting at the United Nations
The "Chair's Summary" is the official report of the Rio+20 preparatory meeting at the United Nations which took place from 17 - 19 of May 2010 in New York
15.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Women's Statement Rio+20 Prepcom
Women statement on strengthening global governance for sustainable development, 18 May 2010
15.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Still lack of ambition and knowledge gaps in climate change negotiations
People-centred research needed, says Gender CC in Press Release
11.06.2010 | Press Release Gender CC


CSD 18: Women's statement on chemicals and waste
Women's statement calls for stronger, legally binding chemical and waste instruments at global level
11.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


CSD 18: Report of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development reflects input by Women and NGO major groups
The UN CSD 18th session focussed on the problems and needs for global action in the areas of chemicals and waste management, mining, transport and consumption and production.
11.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


CSD 18: “Asbestos – who pays the bill? WECF Lunch Event at UN Commission for Sustainable Development
Testimonies and Dialogue on Policy Recommendations” In the framework of the 18th session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in New York, May 6, 2010
11.06.2010 | WECF Report


The way to Cancun: Climate Alliance organised colourful demonstration in centre of Bonn to mark UN Environment Day
During Bonn Climate conference in preparation of the next Climate Summit in Mexico in December, WECF took part in Climate Alliance demonstration in the centre of Bonn
11.06.2010 | Magdalena Black


Auf dem Weg nach Cancun
EcoMujer, WECF und WLOE mit "Frauenflügel" am 5. Juni 2010 in Bonn dabei
11.06.2010 | Magdalena Black


"The Critical Question" and "Die Kernfrage" - new WECF publications on nuclear's impact on people's lives
Neue WECF-Publikation: Interviews mit Männern und Frauen, die über ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie erzählen (deutscher Text unten, Bestellmöglichkeit rechts)
11.06.2010


"Die Kernfrage" WECF-Publikation
Interviews mit Männern und Frauen, die über ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie erzählen (deutscher Text unten, Bestellmöglichkeit rechts)
11.06.2010


„Gesundheitsgefährdende Substanz in Kassenzetteln, Babyflaschen und Spielzeug“
Sicherheit-online reports on WECF's comment on the germans federal environmental office publication on Bisphenol A
10.06.2010 | Sicherheit Online


Ecology and Peace
Feodosia Regional Organisation
10.06.2010


German Federal Environment Agency is warning for health risks out of Bisphenol A
Gesundheitsgefährdende Substanz in Kassenzetteln, Babyflaschen und Spielzeug – WECF fordert Verbot
09.06.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


WECF presents statement of the women major group at the ministerial roundtable dialogue on coordination between UN agencies
The women's statement received support from Switzerland, Ghana and the USA
09.06.2010


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats Juni 2010
Dr. Johannes Teyssen, E.on Vorstandsvorsitzender (CEO)
09.06.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


WECF co-organises NGO participation in Bucharest on the Water and Health Protocol
WECF co-organises workshop on June 15-16 2010 in Bucharest, in cooperation with the United Nation - UNECE, WHO-Regional Office for Europe, Ministry of Environment and Forests of Romania, and Global Water Partnership Romania
09.06.2010 | Margriet Samwel


The way to Cancun: WECF at UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bonn
Side-event, exhibition booth, climate action and an intervention at the AWG KP opening session by Sabine Bock of WECF on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency
08.06.2010 | WECF report


The way to Cancun: WECF Feasibility study on CDM presented at UNFCCC side event
“Gender and Climate Change research: gaps, questions, and potentials” was the title of an event co-organised by WECF, Bridge, Gendercc, Life E.v. and the Gender and Disaster Network
08.06.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF recommendations to the Environment Ministers Council on June 11 2010
WECF asks European Environment Ministers to take action on Hazardous Substances (RoHS Directive) and a global uranium mining monitoring and clean-up instrument, in common letter of Dutch environmental NGOs to their minister
08.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Publication “From Beijing to Brussels- an unfinished journey” available
WECF gave its contribution into creation of The European Women’s Lobby Beijing +15 report on the activities of the European Union
06.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


2010 - International Year of Biodiversity
Encountering the dramatic loss of both biological and cultural diversity
02.06.2010 | WECF Campaign


"Well of knowledge" Educational and Informational Water Center
Ukrainian-German-Polish project started in January 2010
02.06.2010


Dutch Report: gigatonne CO2-reduction gap
Today (1.6.2010) the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) released a report carried out by Ecofys evaluating the pledges of the Copenhagen Accord
01.06.2010 | Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency


Commission for Sustainable Development
WECF facilitates the participation of its members at UN conferences. WECF members present their experiences and recommendations to policy makers during the UN CSD every year
01.06.2010 | WECF Campaign


EcoMujer, WECF and WLOE e.V. call for women's action for climate justice on Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Bonn, Germany
EcoMujer, WECF und WLOE e.V. laden zu einer Frauenaktion am Samstag 5. Juni 2010 in Bonn ein
01.06.2010 | Magdalena Black


Un étudiant français en Licence Pro Maitrise des énergies renouvelables réalise un stage de 4 mois en Allemagne et au Kirghizstan
Grâce à un partenariat entre WECF France, l’IUT d’Annecy et le lycée Jean Monet, un étudiant français en Licence Pro Maitrise des énergies renouvelables réalise un stage de 4 mois en Allemagne et au Kirghizstan.
01.06.2010 | WECF France


Un étudiant français en Licence Pro Maitrise des énergies renouvelables réalise un stage de 4 mois en Allemagne et au Kirghizstan
Grâce à un partenariat entre WECF France, l’IUT d’Annecy et le lycée Jean Monet, un étudiant français en Licence Pro Maitrise des énergies renouvelables réalise un stage de 4 mois en Allemagne et au Kirghizstan.
01.06.2010 | WECF France


CSD 18: WECF member speaks at high level UN conference on need for global uranium mining monitoring and clean-up
WECF member Kaisha Atakhanova speaks on the need for stronger control of uranium mining
30.05.2010


WAFD
Women’s Action for Development
28.05.2010


SPARE
28.05.2010


INSEDA
Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association
28.05.2010


Global Dry Toilet Association
Finland's and the world's waters protection.
28.05.2010


GERES
Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités
28.05.2010


Remote Communities in Azerbaijan
Community Approaches to a Better Environment for All and Poverty Reduction in Out of Reach Communities
26.05.2010


CSD 18: Almoustapha Alhacen reports on uranium mining in Niger
During the 18th Session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in New York, during which mining and waste in its current 2-year cycle was addressed, WECF invited Almoustapha Alhacen, President of t AGHIRIN’ MAN (Niger) to present the situation on uranium mining in Niger
21.05.2010 | WECF Report


CSD 18: WECF Side Event on Uranium Mining - Clear Perspectives on a Dirty Business
Testimonies from indigenous people from uranium mining communities raise serious questions about industry's accountability during 18th session of UN Commission for Sustainable Development in New York
21.05.2010 | WECF Report


USHS Ukrainian Scientific Hygienic Society
Protect environment and health, dissiminate professional knowledges and give trainings
20.05.2010


Environmental Youth Club
20.05.2010


EKOT Ekoloji Tarazlig
Environmental Sustainability
20.05.2010


Ecosphere
Environmental Protection and a Clean Natural Environment
20.05.2010


CSD 18: Women Major Group Statement
Women are very active in the Chemicals issue, since they understand the importance to their own health and to protect their children’s health and allow them to fully develop their capacities
19.05.2010 | Alexandra Caterbow


The Story of Stuff jetzt auf Deutsch in Buchform
WECF book recommendation: The Sory of Stuff now available as book in German
19.05.2010 | Babyclub.de


Почти Нобелевский лауреат - об угрозе химикатов в постсоветских странах
WECF partner Olga Speranskaya was interviewed for UN radio on obsolete pesticides and asbestos
18.05.2010 | United Nations Radio


CSD 18: WECF speakers demand a nuclear free climate agreement!
Friday 14th May, during the negotiations on the United Nations Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York, Bremley Lyngdoh on behalf of WECF and the indigenous people affected by uranium mining spoke during the Side Event entitled Access to Civil Nuclear Energy
18.05.2010 | WECF Press Release


CSD 18: WECF speakers demand a nuclear free climate agreement
18.05.2010 | WECF Press Release


Projekt 21 plus
18.05.2010


Mütter gegen Atomkraft
18.05.2010


Za Zemiata
Works for sustainable life on our planet and combats exploitation of people and nature.
18.05.2010


Women's Institute
18.05.2010


Women and Life on Earth
18.05.2010


University of Wageningen
18.05.2010


University of Tiblisi
18.05.2010


Touffie
Green ecological toys
18.05.2010


Thanal
Nature conservation, environmental health and justice
18.05.2010


Taiwan Watch Institute
Monitor environmental and ecological issues
18.05.2010


Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
Conservation and sustainable development in Sweden and internationally
18.05.2010


SRADev
Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development
18.05.2010


SuSanA
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance
18.05.2010


Sortir du Nucléaire
French antinuclear coalition
18.05.2010


SODI
Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V.
18.05.2010


Slovenia Institute
18.05.2010


Prioriterre
18.05.2010


Planet Finance
International aid organization with the mission to alleviate poverty through the development of microfinance.
18.05.2010


Otterwasser
18.05.2010


NGO's Mutual Aid Association
18.05.2010


National Toxics Network
A community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all
18.05.2010


Mielie Food Garden
18.05.2010


Living Farms
Ensures farming communities' access to and control over food and farming systems
18.05.2010


Kray
18.05.2010


Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement
Social justice for all
18.05.2010


Janhit Foundation
Promotion of human welfare through environmental protection
18.05.2010


ITR
18.05.2010


Hamburg University of Technology
Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection
18.05.2010


Grüne Liga
18.05.2010


groundWork
A non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organization in South Africa.
18.05.2010


Green City
18.05.2010


Global Forest Coalition
A coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations defending social justice.
18.05.2010


Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
A worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals.
18.05.2010


German Toilet Organisation
18.05.2010


Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
18.05.2010


Energia Klub
Energy efficiency, renewable resources, climate protection, conventional energy resources and energy policy.
18.05.2010


Empire State Consumer Project
A Non-for-Profit organization, dedicated for reducing the use of pesticides and other chemicals toxic.
18.05.2010


EcoWaste Coalition
A public interest network of community, church, school, environmental and health groups
18.05.2010


Dolina Stobrawy
Local Action Group in Poland
18.05.2010


CAAG
The Clean Air Action Group
18.05.2010


CEPHED
Center for Public Health and Healthy Environment Development
18.05.2010


Atmosfair
Klimabewusst fliegen
18.05.2010


Arnica
18.05.2010


Acción Ecológica A.C.
18.05.2010


Christiana Figueres Appointed New UNFCCC Executive Secretary
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Christiana Figueres as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany
17.05.2010 | UNFCCC Press Release


CSD 18: Women's closing statement on 14th May
Women major group final statement , CSD 18
14.05.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


WECF training in Georgia for participants from Azerbaijan: ‘Introduction to alternative technologies for sustainable rural development’
Training: ‘Introduction to alternative technologies for sustainable rural development’ organized for Azeri participants at the Demonstration Center Misaktsieli, Georgia
10.05.2010 | Anna Samwel


WECF on Climate and Sustainable Consumption at the Ecumenical Church Days
Common exhibition stand of WECF - Women in Europe for a Common Future, Mütter gegen Atomkraft e.V. und projekt21plus
04.05.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


WECF on Climate and Sustainable Consumption at the Ecumenical Church Days
Common exhibition stand of WECF - Women in Europe for a Common Future, Mütter gegen Atomkraft e.V. und projekt21plus
04.05.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats Mai 2010
Hermann Gröhe, CDU, Generalsekretär
04.05.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Foundation Caucasus Environment
03.05.2010


Stefan Batory Foundation
Poland
30.04.2010


Haëlla Foundation
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Fred Foundation
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation (FWPN)
Germany, Poland
30.04.2010


filia - die frauenstiftung.
Germany
30.04.2010


Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
Germany
30.04.2010


Royal Netherlands Embassy in Romania
The Netherlands/Romania
30.04.2010


Province Overjissel
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Ministry of the Environment
Sweden
30.04.2010


Ministry of the Environment
Norway
30.04.2010


Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM)
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ)
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Germany
30.04.2010


Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Germany
30.04.2010


Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Austria
30.04.2010


EuropeAid
European Commission
30.04.2010


DG Environment
European Commission
30.04.2010


Invitation to Seminar in The Hague on 'biofuels from a southern perspective'
Seminar: "Impact van bio-energie gebaseerd op hout op bossen, inheemse volkeren en het klimaat - Een zuidelijk perspectief"
29.04.2010


Danish Ministry of the Environment
Denmark
29.04.2010


Commission Sees No Need to Extend Scope of Article 2 of Directive 2003/35/EC of 26 May 2003 At the Moment
Report from the European Commission on the Application and Effectiveness of Directive 2003/35 Providing for Public Participation in Respect of the Drawing Up of Certain Plans and Programmes Relating to the Environment
29.04.2010 | Anke Stock


Commission Sees No Need to Extend Scope of Article 2 of Directive 2003/35/EC of 26 May 2003 At the Moment
Report from the European Commission on the Application and Effectiveness of Directive 2003/35 Providing for Public Participation in Respect of the Drawing Up of Certain Plans and Programmes Relating to the Environment
29.04.2010 | Anke Stock


Children's Environmental Action Plan for Europe
Aiming to implement the European strategy for healthy citizens through a healthy environment
29.04.2010 | WECF Campaign


Local Climate Change Action - Germany
Moving climate protection closer to the people
28.04.2010


EU - Fact Sheet Common Agricultural Policy
Information on organic farming, conventional agriculture and policies in the EU.
28.04.2010


Eco-Efficiency and Sustainable Development
Women promoting the environmental pillar of the Lisbon Strategy and the EU SDS
28.04.2010


WECF Award Ceremony at CSD 18 "Uranium Mining – Clear Perspectives on a Dirty Business”
Award Ceremony and testimonies by Indigenous Peoples from uranium mining communities
27.04.2010 | WECF Invitation


Tapping Our Ressources - Sustainable Development and Poverty Elimination
Safe Drinking Water, Safe Sanitation, Safe Food
27.04.2010


Samen voor een Gezond Leefmilieu
‘Together for a healthy environment - advocacy for enhancing substances policy and reduce health risks’
27.04.2010


Ukraine - Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
27.04.2010


WECF Germany: “Umweltgerechtigkeit von Geburt an" (Environmental justice right from the beginning)
A consultative program for deprived families and migrant families in the vicinity of Berlin and Munich
27.04.2010


WECF Germany: “Umweltgerechtigkeit von Geburt an" (Environmental justice right from the beginning)
A consultative program for deprived families and migrant families in the vicinity of Berlin and Munich
27.04.2010


Commission for Sustainable Development
WECF facilitates the participation of its members at UN conferences. WECF members present their experiences and recommendations to policy makers during the UN CSD every year
27.04.2010


Roundtable Dialogue on wastewater solutions for Bulgaria and Romania - Report
New European Member States Romania and Bulgaria address the looming impossibility of achieving their obligations under the EC Urban Waste Water Directive and Water Framework Directive – roundtable in Sofia looks at solutions
24.04.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Roundtable Dialogue on wastewater solutions for Bulgaria and Romania - Report
New European Member States Romania and Bulgaria address the looming impossibility of achieving their obligations under the EC Urban Waste Water Directive and Water Framework Directive – roundtable in Sofia looks at solutions
24.04.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Commémoration des 24 ans de la Catastrophe de Tchernobyl
Pourquoi l’énergie nucléaire n’est pas une solution dans la lutte contre le changement climatique
23.04.2010 | WECF France


Chernobyl Day, April 26
Nuclear Energy can never be a solution for Climate Change!
23.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


Chernobyl Day, April 26
Nuclear Energy can never be a solution for Climate Change!
23.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


News from Armenia from WECF Partner AWHHE: Emergency situation around the burial site of obsolete and banned pesticides in Armenia
Emergency situation on burial of obsolete pesticides, which could pose enormous threats to human health and environment, will come to solution
20.04.2010 | AWHHE


News from Armenia from WECF Partner AWHHE: Emergency situation around the burial site of obsolete and banned pesticides in Armenia
Emergency situation on burial of obsolete pesticides, which could pose enormous threats to human health and environment, will come to solution
20.04.2010 | AWHHE


100% renewables 'feasible by 2050', EU told
EU could cut its emissions by more than 90% by 2050 by moving to produce all its energy from renewable sources, according to the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), an industry group
20.04.2010 | Euractiv.com


Media Tour: Green Energy against Climate Change in Leningrad Region
Green Energy against Climate Change
19.04.2010 | Climate Secretariat RSEU


ToNi-Finder
WECF's map for sustainable school Toilets and establishing Nitrate levels in ground, surface and drinking water
19.04.2010


Romania - Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
19.04.2010


Kyrgyzstan - Decentralised and Sustainable Wastewater Management
Consulting and supporting NGOs in Kyrgyzstan to develop ecolocial sanitation and wastewater management in rural areas
19.04.2010 | WECF Project


Internationales Projekt Nestbau - Eine gesunde Umgebung für gesunde Kinder
Eltern dabei helfen eine gesunde und sichere Umgebung für ihr Neugeborenes zu schaffen
19.04.2010


Gender Equality
Putting Gender Equality Central; a project to promote a gender and human rights perspective in WECF's activities
19.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Uzbekistan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Uzbekistan
19.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Georgia
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Georgia
19.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Kazakhstan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Kazakhstan
19.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA)
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas
19.04.2010


Democratization of the governance of the Dniester river basin
Local authorities, NGOs and citizen's communities work together in trans-boundary cooperation between Moldova, Transdniestria and Ukraine towards sustainable management of Dniester River Basin
19.04.2010


Bulgaria - Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
19.04.2010


Bulgaria / Greece – WECF Project Healthy Schools
School children are given the opportunity to learn about their environment and possible ways to improve and protect it by developing their own ideas.
19.04.2010 | WECF Project


Belarus - Citizens involvement
Developing multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of water, waste and energy efficiency in Belarus
19.04.2010 | WECF Project


Gestörte Weiblichkeit
Endokrine Disruptoren und das weibliche Fortpflanzungssystem - Ein Bericht über den Workshop „Women’s Reproductive Health and the Environment”
15.04.2010


Abestos and POPs in Kazakhstan
Civil society and sound hazardous waste management, asbestos and POPs, in Kazakhstan
15.04.2010 | WECF Project


Energy efficient stoves and policy gaps under CDM
Article by Sabine Bock, WECF Energy Coordinator and Robert Mueller from Atmosfair for PICA bulletin
14.04.2010 | Sabine Bock and Robert Mueller


Energy efficient stoves and policy gaps under CDM
Article by Sabine Bock, WECF Energy Coordinator and Robert Mueller from Atmosfair for PICA bulletin
14.04.2010 | Sabine Bock and Robert Mueller


CSD 18: UN Commission for Sustainable Development 2010
WECF chairs women’s major group at the 18th session of the CSD in New York from 3 - 14 May 2010
14.04.2010 | WECF Event


Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
13.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Afghanistan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Afghanistan.
13.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Armenia
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Armenia.
13.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Kyrgyzstan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Kyrgyzstan
13.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Moldova
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Moldova
13.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Tajikistan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Tajikistan
13.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Ukraine
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in the Ukraine
13.04.2010


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Azerbaijan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Azerbaijan
13.04.2010


Eliminating toxic chemicals globally
Working to ensure that by 2020 all consumer products are free of hazardous chemicals
13.04.2010


International Year of Sanitation
Safe and affordable sustainable sanitation at the top of the European political agenda during the International Year of Sanitation 2008
13.04.2010


Poland: Between the Rivers Bug and Narew
WECF and SIE are developing local partnerships in order to manage and cultivate 15 rural Masovian communities along the river Bug sustainable.
13.04.2010 | WECF Project


Germany. 8000 anti-nuclear activists demonstrate in 53 cities
WECF supports demonstration in Munich (text in German)
12.04.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Germany. 8000 anti-nuclear activists demonstrate in 53 cities
WECF supports demonstration in Munich (text in German)
12.04.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


The Copenhagen Accord - the way forward
Press Statement by the Women’s and Gender Constituency, Bonn, 10 April 2010
10.04.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


The Copenhagen Accord - the way forward
Press Statement by the Women’s and Gender Constituency, Bonn, 10 April 2010
10.04.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF's Golden Fuel Rod of April 2010 goes to German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
In diesem Monat geht der Preis an Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel
10.04.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


WECF's Golden Fuel Rod of April 2010 goes to German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
In diesem Monat geht der Preis an Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel
10.04.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


WECF and Kyrgyz partner Unison postpone climate conference on Central Asia until further notice
All partners and staff in Kyrgyzstan of WECF unharmed
09.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


WECF and Kyrgyz partner Unison postpone climate conference on Central Asia until further notice
All partners and staff in Kyrgyzstan of WECF unharmed
09.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


Sustainable and cost-effective wastewater systems for rural and peri-urban communities up to 10,000 PE
New WECF guidance paper in English, Bulgarian and Romanian for decision makers, water operators and engineers
01.04.2010


New WECF Publication: Construction of solar collectors for warm water
Practical guide in English and Russian
31.03.2010


Durchsuchung bei Ökologischer Baikalwelle. Staatsanwaltschaft gängelt Umweltgruppe
Russische Behörden gehen gegen Aktivisten vor, die den Baikalsee vor giftigen Abfällen schützen wollen.
30.03.2010 | Bernhard Clasen


The Second Central Asian–European Forum on Climate Change” POSTPONED
Due to polical situation in Kyrgyzstan the conference has been postponed up untill further notice
30.03.2010 | Sabine Bock


Denmark: Ban on Bisphenol A in Food for Young Children
On the basis of a new assessment by the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Food), the Danish government has, together with the Danish People's Party, decided to invoke the principle of precaution and introduce a temporary national ban on bisphenol A in materials in contact with food for children aged 0 – 3 years
30.03.2010 | Flexnews


Обыск в офисе Байкальской Экологической Волны
Российские власти выступают против активистов по защите озера Байкал от токсичных отходов. Без ордера на арест был обыскан их офис и конфискованы компьютеры.
30.03.2010 | Бернард Клазен


Democratization of the Dniester River Basin
16 Demonstration community projects are implemented in this Matra project
29.03.2010


Nizhyn pupils no longer run to the toilet on the street!
A new indoor toilet was opened on the eve of World Water Day in Nizhyn 19 March 2010. 42 pupils and teachers queued up for the longest line in the word - to the toilet!
26.03.2010 | Mama '86, Ukraine


Video: CEHAPE Awards at the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the WHO European Region on Environment and Health
Eight winning projects have received Children's Environment and Health Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) Awards at the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the WHO European Region on Environment and Health
25.03.2010


Ivanovka School #2 in Kyrgyzstan Celebrated the Opening of Their New Eco-San Toilet Facilities
Nearly fifty people attended the dedication ceremony of the facilities made possible with the generous funding and tireless efforts of Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), ALGA, CEF UNISON and the Governments of the Netherlands and Germany.
25.03.2010 | WECF & UNISON


Belarus MATRA Project: Policy Recommendations
Lessons Learned During 3-Years Project in Belarus
24.03.2010 | Anke Stock


WECF Publication: The Challenges of Solid Waste Management in Rural Romania
Findings of a survey in four Romanian villages on the management of solid waste such as plastics, animal and hazardous waste.
24.03.2010


Closing conference Sharing lessons learned in Belarus WECF project
Closing conference Sharing lessons learned in the project “Developing Multi-stakeholder Co-operation in the Areas of Water, Waste and Energy Efficiency in Belarus“
24.03.2010 | Bistra Mihaylova


WECF Georgian Partner Greens organises rally on World Water Day
“Greens Movement of Georgia” and “Water Global Partnership – Georgia” jointly held rally on March 20-21 to clear the Alazani riverside of rubbish
23.03.2010 | WECF Partner Press Release


WECF Georgian Partner Greens organises rally on World Water Day
“Greens Movement of Georgia” and “Water Global Partnership – Georgia” jointly held rally on March 20-21 to clear the Alazani riverside of rubbish
23.03.2010 | WECF Partner Press Release


WECF in Parma: Interview in The Lancet with WECF Executive Diretor Sascha Gabizon
European ministers signed a declaration on environmental health last
21.03.2010 | The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9719


Indian delegate obstruction on measures concerning Endosulfan
15-19th March 2010: Sixth Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention
20.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


Indian delegate obstruction on measures concerning Endosulfan
15-19th March 2010: Sixth Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention
20.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


The Golden Nuclear Fuelrod Award for worst comments
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy. Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
20.03.2010 | WECF Campaign


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats März 2010
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy. Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
20.03.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats März 2010
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy. Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
20.03.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Der Goldene Brennstab
Mit dem Goldenen Brennstab des Monats prämiert die Umwelt- und Frauenorganisation WECF (Women in Europe for Common Future) jeden Monat eine Person öffentlichen Interesses für einen herausragenden Ausspruch zum Thema Kernenergie.
20.03.2010 | WECF Campaign


Women and Biodiversity meeting in Bonn, Germany
German "Women and Life on Earth" association announces new office and organises meeting on women and biodiversity, March 19 in Bonn
18.03.2010 | Magdalena Black


Parma 2010: The right to safe water and sanitation in schools
WECF Side Event at Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Parma 2010
17.03.2010 | WECF press release


Parma 2010: The right to safe water and sanitation in schools
WECF Side Event at Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Parma 2010
17.03.2010 | WECF press release


Pollution: Amsterdam to be sued over Trafigura fiasco
The city of Amsterdam is to be prosecuted over the dumping of toxic waste by a ship in Ivory Coast in 2006
17.03.2010 | IPEN


Round Table Dialogue with European Commission March 18, Grand Hotel Sofia
How to reach sustainable and cost-effective sanitation and waste water treatment in Bulgarian and Romanian rural areas?
16.03.2010 | Claudia Wendland


Parma 2010: Report of 5th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
Strengthening implementation of children’s environmental health programmes – 53 countries of the European, Caucasus and Central Asian region adopt ministerial declaration with clear targets and commitments
16.03.2010 | WECF report on Parma


BORDA
Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association
16.03.2010


Countries pledge to eradicate asbestos diseases
Ends daily reports on WECF's work at Ministerial Conference in Parma
15.03.2010 | Ends daily


Women: Agents of Change
Women in Europe for a Common Future gave its input in creating Women: Agents of Change publication
15.03.2010


Parma 2010: A small step forward on asbestos
Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asia countries - producers and users of chrysotile asbestos – have committed to work on elimination of asbestos related diseases in cooperation with WHO and International Labour Organisation.
12.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


Parma 2010: A small step forward on asbestos
Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asia countries - producers and users of chrysotile asbestos – have committed to work on elimination of asbestos related diseases in cooperation with WHO and International Labour Organisation.
12.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


Parma 2010: Un prix pour les Projets environnementaux qui sauvent des enfants
5ème Conférence Ministérielle Santé-Environnement en Europe, Parme
11.03.2010 | WECF France Press Release


Parma 2010: Un prix pour les Projets environnementaux qui sauvent des enfants
5ème Conférence Ministérielle Santé-Environnement en Europe, Parme
11.03.2010 | WECF France


Parma 2010: Competition rewards environmental projects that save children’s lives
Eight winning projects have received Children's Environment and Health Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) Awards at the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the WHO European Region on Environment and Health
10.03.2010


Nusa Dua Declaration and Governing Council decisions adopted by the eleventh special session of GC/GMEF
Over 100 Ministers of Environment agree on declaration to strengthen international environmental governance, biodiversity management and global access to information, participation and justice on environmental measures
09.03.2010 | UNEP civil society


Why are women being left out of climate decision-making?
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced an important new climate change financing group last week, but out of the 19 people named, no women were included.
08.03.2010 | The U.N. Men's Club


Call for a Child Norm
Call for a 'child norm': a standard to improve the quality of life for children starting from their needs and not those of adults
06.03.2010 | COFACE and Gezinsbond


Parma 2010: WECF responds to attack by Russian Asbestos Industry Association
The Russian Asbestos Industry attacks WECF for promoting substitution of chrysotile asbestos, in the last days leading up to the Parma Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
05.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


Parma 2010: WECF responds to attack by Russian Asbestos Industry Association
The Russian Asbestos Industry attacks WECF for promoting substitution of chrysotile asbestos, in the last days leading up to the Parma Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
05.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


Binnenlucht: verborgen gevaar in baby’s slaapkamer
Europees vrouwen- en milieunetwerk WECF publiceert resultaten van studie naar binnenlucht kwaliteit in kinderkamers in vier Europese landen volgende week op Ministeriële Conferentie “ Milieu en Gezondheid” in Parma , Italië
05.03.2010 | WECF the Netherlands Press Release


Parma 2010: “Binnenlucht: verborgen gevaar in baby’s slaapkamer”
Europees vrouwen- en milieunetwerk WECF publiceert resultaten van studie naar binnenlucht kwaliteit in kinderkamers in vier Europese landen volgende week op Ministeriële Conferentie “ Milieu en Gezondheid” in Parma , Italië
05.03.2010 | WECF the Netherlands Press Release


Parma 2010: Воздух внутри помещений – скрывающаяся опасность в детских комнатах
WECF опубликовывает результаты Европейского исследования качества воздуха внутри детских комнат, которое будет представлено на Министерской Конференции по Окружающей Среде и Охране Здоровья в Парме.
05.03.2010 | WECF Press Release in Russian


Parma 2010: Воздух внутри помещений – скрывающаяся опасность в детских комнатах
WECF опубликовывает результаты Европейского исследования качества воздуха внутри детских комнат, которое будет представлено на Министерской Конференции по Окружающей Среде и Охране Здоровья в Парме.
05.03.2010 | WECF Press Release in Russian


Parma 2010: Indoor air - a hidden danger in children's bedroom
Babies and young children exposed to high doses of formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in indoor environments: WECF publishes results of European study on indoor air quality in children's rooms, to be presented at next week’s Ministerial Conference "Environment and Health" in Parma
04.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


Parma 2010: Indoor air - a hidden danger in children's bedroom
Babies and young children exposed to high doses of formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in indoor environments: WECF publishes results of European study on indoor air quality in children's rooms, to be presented at next week’s Ministerial Conference "Environment and Health" in Parma
04.03.2010 | WECF Press Release


How to change the world with women? WECF in Geneva at International Women's Day
Author and film maker Coline Serreau invited to the UNO in Geneva on International Women’s Day- March 8. 2010
04.03.2010 | WECF France Press Release


How to change the world with women? WECF in Geneva at International Women's Day
Author and film maker Coline Serreau invited to the UNO in Geneva on International Women’s Day- March 8. 2010
04.03.2010 | WECF France Press Release


Case study on Lessons from Water Safety Plans (WSP)
Case study on Lessons from Water Safety Plans (WSP) for small-scale water supply systems as developed by schools in Romania
03.03.2010


A l’occasion de la journée internationale de la femme, le 8 mars 2010 « Comment changer le monde avec les femmes ?
L’association With Women, en collaboration avec l’Office des Nations Unies de Genève et le PNUD, invite Coline Serreau à présenter son nouveau film dans la grande Salle des Assemblées du Palais des nations à Genève
02.03.2010 | WECF France Press Release


A l’occasion de la journée internationale de la femme, le 8 mars 2010 « Comment changer le monde avec les femmes ?
L’association With Women, en collaboration avec l’Office des Nations Unies de Genève et le PNUD, invite Coline Serreau à présenter son nouveau film dans la grande Salle des Assemblées du Palais des nations à Genève
02.03.2010 | WECF France


Herbert Danner
Consultant Sustainable Energy (Munich)
01.03.2010


Wildcard Research and Communications
25.02.2010


BEF Estonia
Baltic Environmental Forum: provide environmental protection and management
25.02.2010


UNISON
Civic Environmental Foundation
23.02.2010


FoE Georgia
The Greens Movement of Georgia
23.02.2010


Agerkech
Safe and Affordable Sanitation Access for Everyone
23.02.2010


UGAM
Demonstration Center, Ecosan Idea Advancement, Ecotourism
23.02.2010


Habitat Kyrgyzstan Foundation
Making dreams of simple, decent, affordable housing come true.
23.02.2010


WECF participated on workshop under the protocol on water and health
In Geneva, on 16-17 February, WECF participated on the workshop on reporting under the protocol on water and health (PWH), organised by the PWH secreatariat of the WHO regional office for Europe and the UNECE
22.02.2010 | Margriet Samwel


Women's Caucus presented its message to Ministers of Environment present in Bali
Today the Women's Caucus presented its message to the Ministers of Environment present at this years UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministers for the Environment Forum in Bali, Indonesia, February 23-26 2010
22.02.2010 | WECF Press Release


Women's Caucus presented its message to Ministers of Environment present in Bali
Today the Women's Caucus presented its message to the Ministers of Environment present at this years UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministers for the Environment Forum in Bali, Indonesia, February 23-26 2010
22.02.2010 | WECF Press Release


WECF and nine partners present at start up meeting Project Nesting the Netherlands
"Parents themselves are responsibles for the choices they make for their children and should be more active for better legistlation concerning hazardous chemicals in baby products"
19.02.2010


"Het is onbegrijpelijk dat er zo weinig mensen interesse hebben in duurzame baby producten"
WECF organiseerde start up bijeenkomst voor het driejarig SMOM project " Een Veilig Nest" in Utrecht voor negen partners
19.02.2010


Yvo de Boer steps down as UN climate chief to work for accountants KPMG
UN official who oversaw four years of climate talks claims disappointing Copenhagen outcome was unrelated to decision
18.02.2010 | The Guardian, UK


Release of the Hashimoto Action Plan II
Letter by the Chair of UNSGAB, HRH Prince Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange
16.02.2010 | UNSGAB


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats Februar 2010
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy . Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
10.02.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats Februar 2010
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy . Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
10.02.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Parma: WECF coordinator for environmental NGOs at 5th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Parma, 10-12 March 2010
The preparations for the next WHO Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health are fully underway. Here is a letter to the NGO's concerned.
10.02.2010 | Olivia Radu


Japan: Colored plastic bags contain high levels of lead
A number of tinted plastic bags used in Japanese supermarkets contain high levels of lead, with some of them recording 250 times the safety standard set by the European Union, a study by Kyoto researchers has found
10.02.2010 | Philippines News Agency


Was je baby nooit met gevaarlijke stoffen!
10.02.2010 | Telegraaf, bijlage Veiligheid


SanWat Sektorerhebung
SanWat Sector Survey of German NGO's: WECF Sanitation and Water Group supports the initiative by the German Forum Environment and Development (WG water).
09.02.2010 | Claudia Wendland


WECF and partner Ecoproject organise closing conference
Closing conference will present results from the MATRA project: “ Developing Multi-stakeholder Co-operation in the Areas of Water, Waste and Energy Efficiency in Belarus“
08.02.2010 | Bistra Mihaylova


Toxic toys - International Toy Fair in Nuremberg
WECF presents international Coalition on Toy Safety at International Toys Fair
05.02.2010 | WECF Press Release


Toxic toys - International Toy Fair in Nuremberg
WECF presents international Coalition on Toy Safety at International Toys Fair
05.02.2010 | WECF Press Release


Gift im Spielzeug
Internationale Koalition zur Spielzeugsicherheit gründet sich auf Initiative von WECF
04.02.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Gift im Spielzeug
Internationale Koalition zur Spielzeugsicherheit gründet sich auf Initiative von WECF
04.02.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Solar collector training in Lenger, Kazakhstan
From 10 to 14 november 2009, WECF, together with its Kazakh partner UGAM, organized a training on solar collectors in Lenger, Kazakhstan. Around 30 participants received not only theoretical but also practical knowledge on solar water heating systems.
04.02.2010 | Regina Drexel


WECF publication presents 4 renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions for low income rural areas
The new WECF brochure presents how WECF experts and partners developed and adapted technolgies for solar water heaters, local insulation materials, biogas and solar food driers.
04.02.2010


Eco Beauty: de winterboost voor je huid
Article on WECF's work on cosmetics
04.02.2010 | Eco Chic Magazine


WECF Strategic Approach 2010-2015
Working for a Healthy Environment for All
03.02.2010


IMF working on plans for "green fund"
The International Monetary Fund is working on proposals for a multibillion dollar "green fund" to help countries tap funds to deal with the effects of climate change, the head of the institution said on Saturday
02.02.2010 | Reuters


Union for defence of the Aral Sea and Amudarya (Udasa)
Women for sustainable development
31.01.2010


Unser Land
Weil wir wissen, wo's herkommt
31.01.2010


Terra 1530
Local Action - Global Impact
31.01.2010


SAFOi Sughd
31.01.2010


Rural Sustainable Development
31.01.2010


Public Association "Medical Alliance"
31.01.2010


Nagy Családok Országos Egyesülete
31.01.2010


Khazer
Ecological and Cultural NGO
31.01.2010


ACT
International Educational NGO
31.01.2010


Institutul de Cercetari Pentru Culturile de Cimp "Selectia"
31.01.2010


Euro Teleorman
31.01.2010


Environmental Protection and Health Network
31.01.2010


EKOBA
31.01.2010


Ecolur
31.01.2010


Eco-Museum
31.01.2010


Earth Forever Foundation
Promote community sustainable development through proper environmental management, efficient economic practice
31.01.2010


Charitable Women
Center of Support to Socially Needy Families
31.01.2010


CAMP (Central Asian Mountain Partnership) Alatoo
Promote sustainable development in the mountain regions of Kyrgyzstan
31.01.2010


Digital Development
31.01.2010


Association Eco World 2007
31.01.2010


Asociatia Obsteasca CUTEZATORUL
31.01.2010


Tauziehen um die solare Zukunft
Gegen die Pläne der Bundesregierung für eine vorzeitige „Anpassung“ der Solarstromvergütung mobilisierte die Münchner Umweltschutzorganisation Green City zusammen mit weiteren Umweltschutzverbänden die Münchner Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Auf dem Münchener Marienplatz warnten die Demonstranten vor den Folgen einer Kürzung im zweistelligen Bereich, die den deutschen Mittelstand hart trifft, einen massiven Rückschritt für den Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien in Deutschland bedeutet und in erster Linie den großen Energieversorgern und Befürwortern der atomaren- und fossilen Energieversorgung in die Hände spielt.
28.01.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Tauziehen um die solare Zukunft
Gegen die Pläne der Bundesregierung für eine vorzeitige „Anpassung“ der Solarstromvergütung mobilisierte die Münchner Umweltschutzorganisation Green City zusammen mit weiteren Umweltschutzverbänden die Münchner Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Auf dem Münchener Marienplatz warnten die Demonstranten vor den Folgen einer Kürzung im zweistelligen Bereich, die den deutschen Mittelstand hart trifft, einen massiven Rückschritt für den Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien in Deutschland bedeutet und in erster Linie den großen Energieversorgern und Befürwortern der atomaren- und fossilen Energieversorgung in die Hände spielt.
28.01.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Association between Residential Proximity to PERC Dry Cleaning Establishments and Kidney Cancer in New York City
abstract published on Hindawi
28.01.2010 | www.hindawi.com


China: Trying to Ban Plastic Bags
Effectiveness of plastic bag ban policy is questionable - researcher
27.01.2010 | Interfax


ASDP Nau
Sustainable development and increase in social and economic position of rural population in Sugd province
27.01.2010


Agentura GAIA
Cultivate new attitudes toward the environment and among people themselves
27.01.2010


New videos on sustainable ecosanitation projects in Central Asia
two new videos from WECF partners MCMJ and CAAW in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan show ecosan as viable option
26.01.2010 | WECF news


WECF beaten by Foundation Niketan in toilet photo competition
WECF took part in a ' toilet competition' organised by Mambapoint TV in the Netherlands to raise more awareness for the lack of proper and sustainable sanitation in Europe and in developing countries
25.01.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF beaten by Foundation Niketan in toilet photo competition
WECF took part in a "toilet competition" organised by Mambapoint TV in the Netherlands to raise more awareness for the lack of proper and sustainable sanitation in Europe and in developing countries
25.01.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Tauziehen um die solare Zukunft
Report on Green City action, in cooperation with WECF Germany, on Munich's Marienplatz
25.01.2010 | cleanenergy-project.de


Biodiversity loss to cost Europe €1.1 trillion per year in 2050 unless an ambitious EU target is adopted now
Today the European Commission published a communication listing four different target options for biodiversity beyond 2010, differing mainly in ambition. In the International Year of Biodiversity, WWF urges the EU to lead with a strong target and clear, measurable objectives, in order to preserve biological diversity in Europe and on our planet earth.
19.01.2010 | World Wildlife Fund


WECF a lancé avec la CLEF et de nombreuses ONG la Campagne « With Women »
Le 8 janvier WECF a lancé avec la CLEF et de nombreuses ONG la Campagne « With Women », soutenue par Corinne Lepage, Nicole Fontaine et Michèle André, ainsi que par l’UNESCO. Un lancement très réussi au Sénat, en présence de nombreuses associations de femmes
18.01.2010 | WECF France


WECF joins new campaign "With Women"
On January 8, WECF launched the Campaign "With Women", together with the french Coordination of EWL and the support of Corinne Lepage, Nicole Fontaine, Michèle André, and UNESCO
18.01.2010 | WECF Press Release


WECF joins new campaign "With Women"
On January 8, WECF launched the Campaign "With Women", together with the french Coordination of the European Women's Lobby and the support of Corinne Lepage, Nicole Fontaine, Michèle André, and UNESCO. A successful launch meeting took place in the Senate in Paris, with the presence of many women's associations and NGO's.
18.01.2010 | WECF Press Release


FDA says it's unable to regulate BPA. As 'indirect food additive,' substance is exempt from scrutiny
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials say they are powerless to regulate BPA, although they have declared the chemical to be a safety concern for fetuses, babies and young children.
17.01.2010 | Journal Sentinel


First Indoor UDD Toilet Georgia opened in school for socially vulnerable children by WECF partner RCDA
The first indoor Urine Diverting Dry School in Georgia was opened on 18 December 2009 by WECF partner Rural Community Development Agency (RCDA) in the frame of the ELA project
16.01.2010 | Anna Samwel


Report on the results of drafting the ministerial declaration of the 5th Environment and Health conference, to be held in Parma, Italy 10-12 March 2010
More than 100 representatives of member states, IGOs, NGOs and other organisations came to the final round of negotiations of the draft ministerial declaration in Bonn, on January 13 and 14. 2010
15.01.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Invloed Weekmakers op Spel Jongetjes 2
Een artikel van Demi Theodori, WECF, op NRC
15.01.2010 | Demi Theodori


Cancer-linked pesticides used in schools - New survey
Children may be exposed to at least four potentially cancer causing pesticides that are being used in UK schools, according to the findings of a new survey released today by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Pesticides Action Network (PAN)
14.01.2010 | HEAL & Pesticides Action Network


Elisabeth Ruffinengo
Chargée de mission plaidoyer WECF France
13.01.2010


Veronique Grassinger
Graphic Design, Corporate Identity & Publication (Munich)
12.01.2010


Anna Samwel
Field Officer Caucasus (Utrecht)
12.01.2010


Fedde Jorritsma
Consultant Sustainable Sanitation and Energy (formerly field officer Central Asia -Utrecht)
12.01.2010


Regina Drexel
Energy Project Coordinator Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia (Munich)
12.01.2010


Maureen Brouwer
International Operational Director (Utrecht)
12.01.2010


Dr. Claudia Wendland
Coordinator Sanitation (Hamburg)
12.01.2010


Alexandra Caterbow
Coordinator Chemicals & Health (Munich)
12.01.2010


Stefan Deegener
Consultant Sustainable Sanitation (Hamburg)
12.01.2010


Olga Plekhanova
Project Coordinator EU Energy (Utrecht)
12.01.2010


Chantal Van den Bossche
Coordinator Public Relations & Press WECF International & the Netherlands (Utrecht)
12.01.2010


Anne Barre
Présidente WECF France
12.01.2010


Johanna Hausmann
Coordinator Public Relations & Press Germany (Munich)
12.01.2010


Dr. Anke Stock
Coordinator Gender & Rights (Munich)
12.01.2010


Sabine Bock
Director Germany, Coordinator Safe Energy & Climate Change (Munich)
12.01.2010


Sabine Hanisch
Finance & Administrative Officer Germany (Munich)
12.01.2010


Bistra Mihaylova
Policy Officer Bulgaria, Belarus and Azerbaijan (Munich)
12.01.2010


Ingrid Elbertse
Consultant REACH
12.01.2010


Annemarie Mohr
Member of the Board (Munich)
12.01.2010


Margreet Munneke
Accounting Officer (Utrecht)
12.01.2010


Margriet Samwel-Mantingh
Senior Adviser Water and Food Safety (Utrecht)
12.01.2010


Sascha Gabizon
Executive Director (Utrecht/Munich)
12.01.2010


Report on the EHAP Consultative Forum
On December 3rd 2009, the European Commission organised the annual Consultative Forum on the Environment and Health Action Plan. WECF participated with Sascha Gabizon, Demi Theodori and Anne Corinne Zimmer.
02.01.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


Een Veilig Nest
Het bouwen van een veilige en gezonde leefomgeving voor zwangere vrouwen en pasgeborenen
01.01.2010 | WECF Nederland


Safe Toys Coalition
The "Safe Toys Coalition" aims to protect children's health by striving for a world free of toxic and unsafe toys
01.01.2010 | WECF Campaign


Live from Copenhagen: Women discouraged by COP outcome - but committed to hope and action for 2010
The women’s organizations comprising the Women and Gender Constituency under the UNFCCC– including WECF, GenderCC, WEDO, LIFE e.V. and others– are dismayed by the lack of progress
22.12.2009 | WECF news


Ministers worried about hazardous chemicals cocktails, but postpone action
Environment, health, women’s and consumer organizations welcome ministers' recognition but warn that urgent measures are needed
22.12.2009 | Joint NGO Press Release


Ministers worried about hazardous chemicals cocktails, but postpone action
Environment, health, women’s and consumer organizations welcome ministers' recognition but warn that urgent measures are needed
22.12.2009 | Joint NGO Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: Four hours of testimonies from people affected by nuclear energy
Nuclear energy goes against human rights and is unsustainable
18.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: Four hours of testimonies from people affected by nuclear energy
Nuclear energy goes against human rights and is unsustainable
18.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: Earthkeeping instead of Housekeeping
Climate Petition from Dutch Women's Council (NVR): Women as Agents of Change
16.12.2009 | NVR Klimaatpetitie


First global agreement on gender and climate in sight at COP15
With just two days remaining before the end of COP-15, the world waits for a clear signal on the importance of human impacts of climate change via landmark agreement on gender equality and women's leadership.
16.12.2009 | Press Release WEDO


EU, We Need You!
The EU has held off on its -30% target and long-term financing in order to draw greater commitment from others. Now the EU must move just to save the Copenhagen summit
16.12.2009 | ECO, Climate Action Network


The Women’s Caucus at UNFCCC presented Gender Champion of the Week Award
Key global leaders have been referring to the need to focus on women as agents of change and gender-sensitive approaches in all aspects of climate policies and programmes, but little commitment remains in the current drafted texts
16.12.2009 | WECF news


The Women’s Caucus at UNFCCC presented Gender Champion of the Week Award
Key global leaders have been referring to the need to focus on women as agents of change and gender-sensitive approaches in all aspects of climate policies and programmes, but little commitment remains in the current drafted texts
16.12.2009 | WECF news


En direct de Copenhague : Succès de l’Appel des ONG internationales au Sommet des Nations Unies sur le Climat
Plus de 50000 personnes du monde entier demandent un "Accord sur le climat sans nucléaire"
15.12.2009 | WECF France


En direct de Copenhague : Succès de l’Appel des ONG internationales au Sommet des Nations Unies sur le Climat
Plus de 50000 personnes du monde entier demandent un "Accord sur le climat sans nucléaire"
15.12.2009 | WECF France


Live from Copenhagen: Successful call of International NGOs at UN Climate Meeting
Over 50,000 People from Around the World demand a “Nuclear Free Climate Agreement”
15.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: Successful call of International NGOs at UN Climate Meeting
Over 50,000 People from Around the World demand a “Nuclear Free Climate Agreement”
15.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Time a resource curse got lifted
Article on Equity Watch on Environmental Justice
15.12.2009 | Sunita Narain, Equity Watch


Constructed Wetland in Bulgaria
Constructed Wetland Implementation for On-site Treatment of Domestic Wastewater of a Children´s Home combined with Capacity Building for Professionals
15.12.2009


Pflanzenkläranlagen in Bulgarien
Konstruktion von Pflanzenkläranlagen zur örtlichen Aufbereitung häuslicher Abwässer eines Kinderheimes im Verbund mit Vermittlung von Fachkenntnissen
15.12.2009


Live from Copenhagen: Action for Nuclear Free Climate Postponed
Today at the Bella Center: Joint NGO Action for Nuclear Free Climate
15.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: Invitation for WECF side event on CDM
“How to access the CDM for household and community projects and a fair geographical distribution?”
14.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: 200 NGOs in Action in Asia & Africa for Sustainable Energy
Joint Side Event by WECF & Inforse at the Bella Center in Copenhagen
14.12.2009 | WECF News


Live from Copenhagen: 200 NGOs in Action in Asia & Africa for Sustainable Energy
Joint Side Event by WECF & Inforse at the Bella Center in Copenhagen
14.12.2009 | WECF News


WECF and 3 partners of Coalition for Climate Justice submit funding request to Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation
Climate Change: addressing the challenge
12.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Copenhagen: 968 detained at climate rally urging bold pact
thousands of protesters marched through the chilly Danish capital and nearly 1,000 were detained Saturday in a mass rally to demand an ambitious global climate pact, just as talks hit a snag over rich nations' demands on China and other emerging economies
12.12.2009 | Associated Press


Live from Copenhagen: Nuclear Energy is not a solution to Climate Change - WECF side event
"Nuclear is not a solution but a barrier for climate safe development"
12.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: Antinuclear action at the litte mermaid
Nuclear power masks real solutions to climate crisis
11.12.2009 | Joint Press Release dont-nuke-the-climate.org


Human Rights Day
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Treaty of Lisbon – Environmental Protection and the Right to Water
10.12.2009 | Anke Stock


Antinuclear action in the Copenhagen Conference area
" Don’t nuke the climate!" : Two days before the Copenhagen Climate Conference, the French Network for Nuclear Phaseout displays civil society's refusal of nuclear power in the Bella Center area
05.12.2009 | Sortir du nucléaire Press Release


Countdown to Copenhagen: WECF publishes book on Nuclear Energy "The Critical Question"
In both English and German, The Critical Question offers first hand reports from the frontlines of the nuclear fuel chain
04.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Eurobarometer: Climate change the second most serious problem faced by the world today
Europeans remain concerned about climate change and they believe fighting it can boost economic growth in the EU.
03.12.2009 | IP Brussels, Eurobarometer


Live from Copenhagen : WECF at the Climate Summit
With five side events, an exhibition a book-launch and 55 delegation partners, WECF emphasised the need for a strong and equitable outcome of the Climate negotiations
03.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Live from Copenhagen: WECF at the Climate Summit
With five side events, an exhibition a book-launch and 55 delegation partners, WECF emphasised the need for a strong and equitable outcome of the Climate negotiations
03.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


Lancement de la Coalition pour des Jouets sûrs
La formation sur les jouets organisée par WECF en Allemagne pour ses partenaires internationaux marque le début de la Coalition pour des Jouets sûrs
02.12.2009 | Sonja Haider


Lancement de la Coalition pour des Jouets sûrs
La formation sur les jouets organisée par WECF en Allemagne pour ses partenaires internationaux marque le début de la Coalition pour des Jouets sûrs
02.12.2009 | Sonja Haider


Giving birth to the Safe Toys Coalition
International toys training organised by WECF in Bavaria marks the start of Safe Toys Coalition
02.12.2009 | Sonja Haider


Toys guide goes China
WECF toys guide now available in Chinese
02.12.2009 | Sonja Haider


WECF's position on biofuels
WECF critical towards use of biofuels
01.12.2009


WECF the Netherlands: Help de sint zijn werk naar eer en geweten doen!
Help Saint Nicholas to do his job honestly and with conscience
01.12.2009 | WECF Press Release


First Indoor Urine Diverting Dry School Toilet inaugurated in Romania
This project demonstrates how, without a connection to public facilities, safe, comfortable and hygienic school sanitation can be realised
30.11.2009 | Margriet Samwel


TV France 5: "Jouets : des toxiques sous le sapin"
Enquête sur les produits utilisés pour les jeux de nos enfants.
26.11.2009 | France 5, C'est Notre Affair


Lood, cadmium, chroom en tin in speelgoed
Speelgoed is in Europa het meest gereguleerde product in de winkels zeggen productenen. Nee, zeggen Europese vrouwenorganisaties
26.11.2009 | Mondiaal Nieuws, Belgium


Toxic toy warning for Xmas shoppers
Article on WECF France's Toxic Toys Campaign
24.11.2009 | The Connexion, France in English


Projet Nesting WECF – Comment bien choisir des jouets?
Just before christmas WECF France has launched a new edition of the WECF Toys Guide
24.11.2009 | WECF France Press Release


Knowledge Exchange on Sustainable Sanitation in western Georgia
41 participants from 9 EECCA Countries , the Netherlands, and Germany gathered in Khoni in Western Georgia
20.11.2009 | Gero Fedtke


19th of November 2009: World Toilet Day
School Sanitation in the focus of the brown bag lunch organised by GTZ for the world toilet day 2009
18.11.2009 | Claudia Wendland


Countdown to Copenhagen: Join the international campaign "Don’ t nuke the climate!"
Participate in the "Don’t nuke the climate!" day, slated to take place on the same date as the World Climate Day, on Saturday, 12 December 2009
17.11.2009 | Karin Adolph


65.000 Reasons for Better Chemicals
Publication of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency provides with eight practical advice pieces on how to create a healthy environment for our children
15.11.2009 | Danish Environmental Protection Agency


Un Plan cancer sans prévention primaire (A plan for cancer but without primary prevention )
France's Second Cancer Plan (2009-2013) – WECF’s position
12.11.2009 | Press Release WECF France


Un Plan cancer sans prévention primaire (A plan for cancer but without primary prevention )
France's Second Cancer Plan (2009-2013) – WECF’s position
12.11.2009 | WECF France


New European Pollutant and Transfer Register Launched
This week the European Commission and the European Environment Agency launched a new European Pollutant and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)
12.11.2009 | Anke Stock


"Vrouwen spelen een belangrijke en bepalende rol in de landbouw"
Article by WECF in Dutch Agrarian newspaper at the start of the World Food Summit in Rome
12.11.2009 | Sabine Brueckmann and Chantal van den Bossche, Agrarisch Dagblad


Climate Week in Georgia
From October 24-31 it was Climate Week in Georgia – The first large scale and coordinated Climate Campaign in this Caucasian country organised by WECF partner the Greens Movement of Georgia
01.11.2009 | Anna Samwel


Copenhagen Climate Summit 2009
WECF was present at the UN Climate Change Conference 2009
01.11.2009 | WECF Event


Dniester River Conference 2009
The International Conference "Transboundary Dniester River Basin Management and the EU Water Framework Directive" took place from 30th September to 1st October 2009 in Odessa, Ukraine
30.10.2009 | Anna Samwel


How to reduce toxins and 'green' your baby's nursery
Article on Project Nesting in UK's leading environmental magazine The Ecologist
30.10.2009 | Laura Sevier, The Ecologist


To the 20th Birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
In a changing world, WECF fosters the right to a healthy environment for all and especially for children
26.10.2009 | Olga Artamonova


"Die Kernfrage" - brauchen wir die Atomenergie?
Article on Die Kernfrage in German magazine Grand Tourism
26.10.2009 | Grand Tourism Worldwide


ECO Forum/WECF and HEAL report
EEHC and Ministerial Declaration drafting group meetings October 13-15, 2009 Parma, Italy, in preparation of the 5th Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment to take place in Italy,9 – 12 March 2010
26.10.2009 | Sascha Gabizon (WECF) and Genon Jensen (HEAL)


L'UNHCR en stage: Les Nations unies au Salève
Reportage
26.10.2009 | Dauphiné Liberé


Climate Action Network asks EU countries to commit to 40% reducting of CO2 levels by 2020
Letters to European Ministers of Environment and Finance and Heads of State
26.10.2009 | Climate Action Network


WECF launches new tool: To-Ni Finder
WECF provides information about nitrate contamination with new tool
26.10.2009 | Doris Moeller


Countdown to Copenhagen: The Golden Fuel Rod of the Week
Der Goldene Brennstab der Woche – WECF Germany awards each week a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy
22.10.2009 | Press Release WECF Germany


Video Report on Annemasse NGO WECF France
l’UNHCR – Haut Commissariat aux Réfugiés des Nations Unies a organisé dans la cité frontalière de Genève un stage de formation pour ses officiers. Retrouvez ici le reportage réalisé
17.10.2009


Video Report on Annemasse NGO WECF France
l’UNHCR – Haut Commissariat aux Réfugiés des Nations Unies a organisé dans la cité frontalière de Genève un stage de formation pour ses officiers. Retrouvez ici le reportage réalisé
17.10.2009


„Wrack ab!“ – 100 good reasons against nuclear energy (Publication in German)
WECF hilft beim Abwracken von Atomkraftwerken – machen Sie auch mit!
16.10.2009


"Een veilig en gezond nest voor baby's" (A safe and healthy nest for baby's - article in Dutch)
Dutch Door-to-door Magazine pays attention to Project Nesting
12.10.2009 | De Betere Wereld


Aarhus Convention news: Protocol on Pollutants Release and Transfer Registers
PRTR adopted at Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention in Kiev, October 2009
12.10.2009 | Anke Stock


Ecological sanitation and hygienic considerations for women (publication in English and Russian)
WECF factsheet on ecosan for women available now in both English and Russian
10.10.2009


Solar collector manuals developed by RCDA and WECF
"How to construct a solar collector" and "Solar energy applications in Rural Areas"
09.10.2009 | Regina Drexel


" Te droog, te nat" (Too dry, too wet - water problems in Romania, article in Dutch)
De waterproblemen op het Roemeense platteland zijn groot. Droogte,overstromingen,slecht drinkwater,onacceptabele sanitaire voorzieningen
09.10.2009 | Water Special, P+ Magazine


Children's Environmental Health: WECF calls for good project examples
Good Practice Award will be awarded during Ministerial Conference in Italy in March 2010
04.10.2009 | Olivia Radu


Improving school sanitation in a sustainable way - WECF publishes article in Science Direct
Article by Margriet Samwel and Sascha Gabizon, WECF
02.10.2009 | Margriet Samwel and Sascha Gabizon


"Atomat stellt Atomenergie in Frage"
Article on WECF's book "Die Kernfrage" on Klimaretter website
01.10.2009 | wir.klimaretter.de


ToNi-Finder
WECF's Map for Sustainable School Toilets and establishing Nitrate Levels in Ground, Surface and Drinking Water
01.10.2009 | WECF Campaign


TV Report Radio Netherlands World Service "Trading in duckies"
TV report by Radio Netherlands World Service on WECF Toxic Toys event in residential area of Utrecht
30.09.2009


"Een Veilig Nest" geeft workshops en informatie tijdens babybeurs Tiel
Three days of workshops and information at baby fair in the Netherlands at the Baby Beurs in the town of Tiel
29.09.2009 | WECF the Netherlands Press Release


French Report on construction of solar collectors in Georgia (Formation WECF: Construction de panneaux solaires, Georgie, mai 2009)
Les hivers rigoureux sont très courants dans la quasi-totalité de la Région EECCA, mais l’ensoleillement y est aussi très important, même en hiver, et l’énergie solaire reste donc utilisable.
22.09.2009 | Regina Drexel and Elisabeth Ruffinengo


Construction de panneaux solaires, Georgie, mai 2009
Les hivers rigoureux sont très courants dans la quasi-totalité de la Région EECCA, mais l’ensoleillement y est aussi très important, même en hiver, et l’énergie solaire reste donc utilisable.
22.09.2009 | Regina Drexel and Elisabeth Ruffinengo


WECF France a lancé une nouvelle version du site Nesting
Conférence de Presse - Mardi 22 septembre à 10H00 au Zango Bar 15 rue du Cygne – Paris, 1er arrondissement, Métro Etienne Marcel, Bus 38, 29, 47 WECF France
22.09.2009 | WECF France Press Release


Preparation for Copenhagen – climate protection and renewable energy as a chance for economy, politics and civil society in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia through technology and knowledge transfer
Wegbereitung für Kopenhagen – Klimaschutz und Erneuerbare Energien als Chance für Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft in Osteuropa, Kaukasus und Zentralasien durch Technologie und Wissenstransfer
20.09.2009


Die Kernfrage - WECF und Campact auf Atom-Endlagersuche in München
Aktion in der Münchener Innenstadt
18.09.2009 | WECF Press Release


WECF Activity Report 2008 - "Working for a Healthy Environment for All"
17.09.2009


Atomtransport rollt durch Münchner Innenstadt! (Nuclear transport rolls through inner city Munich!)
Am Mittwoch, den 16. September rollt der „Castor-Transport“ auf seiner bundesweiten Atomtour durch 12 deutsche Städte durch die Münchner Innenstadt.
11.09.2009 | WECF Press Release


Trading in toxic duckies in Leidsche Rijn!
Woensdag 9 september, de Dag van de Duurzaamheid, fietst WECF met een bakfiets vol badeendjes door een Utrechtse jonge gezinnen woonwijk
08.09.2009 | WECF Press Release


WECF present at 3rd Dry Toilet Conference in Tampere, Finland
WECF well presented with 9 representatives and 6 partners
02.09.2009 | Claudia Wendland and Fedde Jorritsma


Children's Environmental Health Award 2010: "Protecting children's health in a changing environment"
Working towards the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Parma, Italy, 10-12 March 2010
01.09.2009 | WECF Event


'Babykamerrichtlijn'
Brussels Blog van het Financieel Dagblad over WECF's 'Test je nest!' campagne
31.08.2009 | Han Dirk Hekking, FD


'WECF et la formation'
WECF France sur la photo dans Le Messager
30.08.2009 | Le Messager


WECF publication on Sustainable and Safe School Sanitation in English and Russian
How to provide hygienic, affordable and indoor sanitation in areas without a functioning waste water system
24.08.2009


Curious about the indoor air quality of your babyroom? Test your nest!
WECF started a testing-campaign in 5 European countries
24.08.2009 | WECF


WECF featured on Blip TV during Stockholm Water Week
Interview with Dr. Claudia Wendland on sanitation in Europe
24.08.2009 | blip TV


Canada's ugly secret
CBC documentary about Canada's export of asbestos to India
24.08.2009 | CBC


Article in Dutch on WECF campaign on indoor air quality "Test Your Nest"
Test je Nest! Onderzoek naar luchtkwaliteit babykamer
24.08.2009 | duurzaamnieuws.nl


Stockholm World Water Prize for the first time ever to sanitation sector
Stockholm Water Prize awarded to Indian activist Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
24.08.2009 | WECF Press Release


Stockholm World Water Prize for the first time ever to sanitation sector
Stockholm Water Prize awarded to Indian activist Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
24.08.2009 | WECF Press Release


"Baby room directive"
Babykamerrichtlijn - artikel op het Brussels Log
21.08.2009 | Brussels Log, Financieel Dagblad


Aarhus Convention: UPDATE on Task Force on Public Participation
announcement extraordinary meeting April 2010
17.08.2009 | Anke Stock


Article on Toys Guide in Swiss Magazine
Mit was spielen unsere Kinder eigentlich?
16.08.2009 | Annabelle Magazine, Switzerland


Frequent use of household cleaning sprays important risk factor for adult asthma
Studie from 2007 in German and English
15.08.2009 | Annette Mende und American Thoracic Society


Humanitarian Roofing project in Prislop, Romania
Thanks to gifts from private donors in many countries 15 families received sheets for making their roofs water proof
14.08.2009 | Margriet Samwel


International Danube Day, 2009 – WECF awards prize for best Water Safety Plan
An activity within the Safe Sanitation Health and Dignity project in Romania co-financed by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest and Fondation Ensemble France
13.08.2009 | Olivia Radu, WECF project officer Romania


"Planet of Hope"
Delegation of European Commission to Russia will monitor situation human rights activist Nadezhda Kutepova and her NGO "Planet of Hope".
12.08.2009 | WECF Press Release


Delegation of European Commission to Russia will monitor situation human rights activist Nadezhda Kutepova and her NGO "Planet of Hope"
Nadezhda Kutepova, head of the Ozersk NGO "Planet of Hope" has just returned from Moscow, where she had a meeting with the representatives of the EC Delegation in Russia (Text in Russian and English)
12.08.2009 | WECF Press Release


German-Polish exchange to promote sustainable rural development; WECF and Bavarian partner visit Polish region of Mazovia (Text auf Deutsch)
Deutsch-polnischer Austausch zur Förderung nachhaltiger, ländlicher Entwicklung
07.08.2009 | Karin Adolph


Article on Toys Guide on Dutch fathers' website
Ikvader.nl: "Milieuvriendelijke speelwijzer geeft advies"
03.08.2009 | Ikvader.nl


Countdown to Copenhagen: "Linking local and global level" - a presentation by Sabine Bock in Ladakh, India
CDM recommendations and other possibly sustainable energy up-scaling tools
24.07.2009 | Sabine Bock - WECF paper


Domestic biogas technology as a solution to tackle energy poverty and lack of sanitation
A thesis by Eric Buysman from Wageningen University in cooperation with WECF
23.07.2009 | Claudia Wendland


Industry has to report on pollutants
PRTR Protocol will enter into force on 8 October 2009
21.07.2009 | Anke Stock


Report of the Meetings of the Task Force on Public Participation in International Forums and of the Expert Group on Public Participation, 6, 7 and 8 July 2009 in Geneva
WECF participated heading the NGO coalition on behalf of the European Eco-Forum during the Fourth meeting of the Task Force
15.07.2009 | Anke Stock


Nanotechnology and the environment: A mismatch between claims and reality
WECF signs press release on nanotechnology issued by IPEN, the global network for a toxic free future
15.07.2009 | IPEN press release signed by WECF


Developing water safety plans involving schools - a WECF manual
Romanian, Russian and English version ready for download
15.07.2009


WECF France lance aujourd’hui une version entièrement rénovée de son site internet Nesting