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{Women_Major_Group} WMG HLPF update on publucations incl. systemic barriers to gender equality in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Dear Women Major Group
A quick update from the Women Major Group delegation at the High Level Political Forum at the UN in NY for those who can not follow it closely.
The WMG has launched a „color“ outreach campaign to the delegates, each day we wear different colour scarfs. Yesterday the colour red indicated our topic of the day „systemic barriers to gender equality in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development“ — I am enclosing the Policy Brief on this topic distributed today, and also available on the WMG website http://www.womenmajorgroup.org
The WMG has had excellent speakers during the plenary with speakers from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and we are uploading their interventions are being uploaded on the website. They can also be seen on un.tv webcast and on our twitter account @women_rio20
The WMG side events were a success, presenting 2 reports:
- analysis of the 22 voluntary country reports on the implementation of the SDGs (report to be uploaded soon)
- global base line information on the gender dimensions of the environmental SDGs „Global Gender and Environment Outlook“ http://web.unep.org/ggeo
Today we have speakers on MOI, National SDG plans.. etc
Best greetings from New York– 

The Women’s Major Group (WMG) was created as one of nine Major Groups after the 1992 UN Conference on Environment & Development held in Rio. This list serve of the WMG provides information on the Post 2015 & SDG process (incl. Finance) as well the Environment processes (UNEP). The Organizing Partners (OPs) rotate periodically. The current WMG OPs for the Post-2015 process are Women Environmental Programme (WEP) Nigeria, Global Forest Coalition (GFC), based in Colombia, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) based in USA, Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) Netherlands, International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) based in USA, Equidad de Género, based in Mexico and Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD) based in Thailand. The co-facilitators of the WMG at UNEP are currently Niger Delta Women’s Movement for Peace and Development, GFC and focal points Soroptomists Kenya, WECF, APWLD and Earth Care Africa. 

Sascha Gabizon   I   Executive Director WECF International

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WECF International is an international network working in over 50 countries for a just, healthy and sustainable world www.wecf.org
WECF International co-facilitates the 2030 Agenda Women’s Major Group (WMG) for the United Nations, UN Sustainable Development and Environment processes www.womenmajorgroup.org follow us on twitter @Women_Rio20 

WECF International and WMG partners are implementing a framework agreement with the European Commission for the gender-responsive implementation 
WECF International supports the Women and Gender Constituency at UNFCCC http://womengenderclimate.org
WECF International promotes transparency and access to information including for consumers via programs such as www.projectnesting.org  

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REPORT: http://web.unep.org/ggeo

WMG Brief #1 – Systemic Barriers

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Young Feminists Tackling Climate Justice

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Dear Friends,
As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8th, WEDO shares this
MUST READ on how young feminists are building collaborative action & analysis to combat climate change– working to shed light on our interlinked systemic crises.
WEDO also takes this moment to honor those powerful voices & activists who fight with their lives on the line each and everyday- for their communities and planet. In particular, we honor the tireless and courageous indigenous environmental activist, Berta Cáceres, who was killed last week. Allies around the world feel the pain of this injustice, and are working to take urgent action in their communities and cities. Find out more here and stay tuned for updates on activities to honor Berta Cáceres, and support ongoing struggles, during the upcoming CSW60 in New York.
By Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha
We are increasingly recognizing and exposing that climate change is not about carbon emissions alone, but about an economic and political system that churns out emissions to keep its cogs turning and its growth unabated. The same system that, despite its capacity for generating financial wealth, has maintained and exacerbated poverty and inequality in its various forms.
 From a climate justice perspective, addressing the root causes of the climate crisis also requires tackling social inequalities and eradicating forms of oppression that movements can also reproduce, including gender inequalities. This includes honoring the fact that the frontlines inhabited by women around the world are not just lines of crisis, but also frontlines of changenull
Click here to read the full article by Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha, Peruvian climate activist, anthropologist and Young Feminist Fellow at WEDO & FRIDA,
featured 
in the Huffington Post Impact Blog.
Help us in amplifying the voices of young feminists and share the article with your networks!
Suggested Tweets: 
  • How #young #feminist are tackling #climate justice? Find out now: huff.to/21SmS6R@WEDO_worldwide 
  • @majandrraa on how #young #feminists are leading the way in intersectional and gender-aware forms of advocacy: huff.to/21SmS6Rd
  • On #IWD2016 let’s honour courageous #women everywhere fighting for a better world. Read the full article: huff.to/21SmS6R
To further engage in young feminist activism on climate justice: click here to join the Young Feminists for Climate Justice Facebook group and here to join the mailing list.
Thank you for sharing,
WEDO
To the living memory of Berta Cáceres. Courageous woman, environmental defender, feminist, mother and inspiration to many. 
Photo_ Courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize

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Press Release: International Women’s Day [2 Attachments]

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: ‘PLANET 50-50 BY 2030: STEP IT UP FOR GENDER EQUALITY’

DATE: 8TH MARCH 2016

“It’s the fire in my eyes, and the flash of my teeth, the swing in my waist, and the joy in my feet. I’m a woman phenomenally. It’s in the click of my heels, the bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, the need of my care, ‘Cause I’m a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me. ”

~ Maya Angelou ~

Women encounter challenges every day. Apart from sharing their communities, struggles over limited resources like jobs, many systematically face discrimination simply by virtue of being female. Young women around the globe possess the collective power to change their lives, their communities and even the world that we live in. Alas, that potential is often disregarded.

International Women’s Day is annually held on the 8th of March to celebrate women’s achievements in the past, present and future days. It is a day when women are acknowledged for their accomplishments without regard to their individual division, nationality, ethnic, linguistic, cultural and economic background. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

This Day aims to highlight the importance of creating conditions for the elimination of discrimination against women and their full as well as equal participation in social development. Since its celebration in early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global facet for women in developed and developing countries

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’. The idea of this theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number five -Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls- and number 4 –Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. The theme will also focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) believe that empowerment for women and girls are vital to the development of societies. Women and girls that are empowered to basic education are better equipped to fulfil their potential and contribute their best effort to the societies. They are essential for a sustainable development and constructive progress of all of their family members, the household, communities and their nation as a whole. By achieving gender equality, sustainable development will be inclusive leading to a balance in every aspect at all levels of the societies.

So, let us this year step it up together in both promoting and espousing the practice of gender equality in every of our daily activity

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Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
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Incredible women

Change.org
Helene H. Oord –In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women who are telling their stories and changing the world.Women like Jaha Dukureh, a female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor and mother of two in the U.S., who successfully petitioned President Obama to start a task force to investigate the prevalence of FGM, and went on to help drive the ban of FGM in her native country of The Gambia.

And women like Sara Wolff, who was born with Down syndrome, and who made incredible change happen by working with Congress to pass the ABLE Act, allowing people with disabilities to easily save for their futures.

It is these women and girls, and all the people who raise their voices to support them, that give me hope for the future of my daughters and women everywhere. While there is a long road to equality, with our own stories as inspiration and using technology to spread those stories to others, women everywhere can be as powerful as Jaha, Sara, the inspiring women in this video, and the millions of other women fighting to make the world a better place.

Thank you for all that you do,

Jennifer Dulski
President, Change.org

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Event at CSW60: Role of Women Human Rights Defenders & Feminist Organisations in Realizing SDG16

Event at CSW60: Role of WHRDs and Feminist Organisations in Realizing Goal 16

Joint parallel event CSW60:
The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and
Feminist Organizations in Realizing Goal 16

15 March 2016, 10:30AM-12PM, Chapel of UN Church Center

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Opportunities w/ WEDO

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the below opportunities to work with WEDO. Please feel free to share with your networks.
Best,
Bridget
WEDO is developing a roster of consultants who may be considered for a range of research and advocacy opportunities on an ad-hoc basis. The consultancies will vary from short-term to long-term and may be policy- or sector-based. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to: technical inputs to policy proposals and documents from international processes and forums; research papers with both quantitative and qualitative analysis; strategic proposals on alliance-building and network development.
WEDO is looking for a creative, dedicated, and self-reliant individual with excellent communication, writing, and research skills. Working with the Advocacy Coordinator, the Fellow will conduct research on women’s leadership, representation and participation, as well as gender mandates across a range of environmental policies, and particularly in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Analysis will be both qualitative and quantitative in nature and will support building a number of interactive databases for advocacy objectives as well as enhanced monitoring and reporting. Graduate students are preferred.
WEDO is looking for a smart, creative, and strategically-minded campaigner to support the next steps of the growing Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice campaign, building a mass movement for just and ambitious action on climate change at all levels, which protects people and the planet.

Bridget K. Burns

Advocacy and Communications Director 

Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)

www.wedo.org / bridget@wedo.org  

t:+ 212.973.0325 ext.221 / f:+ 212.973.0335

skype: bridget.k.burns

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MARTA – THE VOICE OF RURAL WOMEN REACHING OUT TO ALL – MARCH 8 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

 

Dear Marta and Colleagues,
very nice and interesting stories! still too much to do to achieve gender equality… let´s build a better world all together!
I am copying you here our special publication for the International Women´s Day at Global Education Magazine for those that may be interested in.
Best regards from Brazil
Javier
THIS EDITION IS A TRIBUTE TO THE WOMEN WHO GIVE US LIFE
“I saw that displaced women had many difficulties; they lived through atrocities and had enormous trauma. I realised that learning to write and training will help them forget the trauma, and what they had to go through. This is what pushed me to help these women and help them become independent”
2013 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award: Sister Angélique Namaika
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PRESENTATIONS:

The Feminine Condition: From Homo Sapiens in the Prehistoric Era to the Homo Conscienciatus in the Cosmodernity

La Condición Femenina: Del Homo Sapiens en la Época Prehistórica al Homo Conscienciatus en la Cosmodernidad

Javier Collado Ruano, Director of Global Education Magazine

SPECIAL: Reflections for the 21st Century: On how to discern on the importance of International Women’s Day, Marta Benavides

Única solución: refundar unas Naciones Unidas capaces de establecer un nuevo orden mundial, Federico Mayor Zaragoza

 

International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee

Interview with Ms. Cecile Guidote-Alvarez Director, UNESCO DREAM Center, Philippines 

 

ACNUR: La igualdad es un derecho, la aceptación una decisión, Diana Díaz Rodríguez

Ma maman fait parti de ses nombreuses femmes aux grands cœurs, aux sourires enjôleurs et dotés d’un très grand courage!My Mom Is Part of a Long Line of Many Women With Big Hearts, Smiles and Endowed with Great Courage!

Sonia Colasse

ARTICLES

1stMillennium Development Goals of the United Nations Section:

Inspiring Change With the Women’s Directorship Programme, Amy Lau and Nick Marsh

Empoderamento feminino sem fronteiras, Valdir Lamim-Guedes, Eliane Santana, Luciene Silva Souza, Paulo Guilherme Martins da Rocha

Rape in Somalia: Women and ‘Double Victimisation’ , Patrick Mugo Mugo

Turning Policy into Action: One Adolescent’s On-the-Ground Activism,Julia Carter

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2nd) Global Education Section:

Mulheres Rurais: Cooperação Internacional para Estudos Multidisciplinares de Gênero, Educação, Cidadania e Responsabilidade Social da Universidade, José Cláudio Rocha e Denise A. B. F. Rocha

The Story of the Green Lane Environmental Diary: Uniting Children and Cultures through Environmental Education, Katy Orell

The Divine Nature of Women Naturally – A Challenge of 21st Century,Rashmi Chandran

And the Walls Come Folding Down: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Building Awareness, Balance, and Connection in Ourselves, Our Schools, in Our Communities, and in Our World, Karen Melaas

Education and Suicide, Anna Barchetti

 

3rd) Transversal Studies Section:

Mujeres: Narrar lo público-privado y la política del entre-lugar y el entre-tiempo, María Antonia Miranda González

Female Genital Mutilation – Truths and Lies, Athanasia Zagorianou

Vidas Sumisas: la Mujer Indígena, Lorena Yañez Ruano

Análises da contribuição harmônica da execução em piano do “Concerto Italiano-971 de Bach”Pedro Javier Gómez Jaime

In addition, we also have other interesting letters with useful information:

Celebrating Woman! Rita Eluwade

About Our Evolution To Everlasting World Peace, Melcir Erskine-Richmond and Catharina van Staveren

Indigenous Women of Eco-villages in Orissa Asserts their Rights,THREAD

Increasing Women and Community Knowledge About Gender Issues and their Capabilities to End VAW in Sudan, Huwayda Mohamed Ibrahim

Gandhiji My Greatest Hero, Jose Kalathil

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 , Marta Benavides <tlalibertad@gmail.com>
 SALUDOS.. THIS IS FROM WHERE WE MUST MEASSURE OUR STEPS, AND OUR TASKS AND EFFICIENCY.. WE GOT TO.. SO, OUR PRACTICE IS MIRRORED IN THESE REALITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD.. WE MUST, MUST BE THE DIFFERENCE WE URGENTLY NEED, AND THAT WE MUST PRESSURE GOVERNMENTS ATA LL LEVELS: LOCAL, NATIONAL, SUB REGIONAL, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL TO  BE ABOUT.. PLS SHARE  ABRAZOS..MARTA
On International Women’s Day, here are ten inspiring life-stories of rural women who are refusing to give into violations of their human rights. Especially their sexual and reproductive rights. SACHINI PERERA

What Did A Group Of Rural Women Write On A Journal That Travelled Across Asia?

On International Women’s Day, here are ten inspiring life-stories of rural women who are refusing to give into violations of their human rights. Especially their sexual and reproductive rights.

posted on March 6, 2015, at 12:16 a.m.

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13 year old Lina lives in a place of abject poverty where most of the villagers, including her father, are landless agricultural labourers. In many poor rural villages, it is a tradition to marry off girls after their first menstruation. Lina’s own mother was married when she was 11 and had Lina, her first child, at 12.
Lina herself was to be married off to a distant relative who is financially stable and whom she had never met but after attending a reproductive health education programme, she learnt that it was her right to decide when she would get married. Backed by educators and a religious leader, she was able to convince her family to call of her forced and child marriage. Inspired by the experience, Lina and her friends created a youth community campaign against child marriage and to raise awareness on sexual and reproductive rights.
“We call it langit biru which means ‘blue sky,’ because it symbolises hope. I hope that we can help other people who are or have been in my situation, and that we can help the Bondowoso government to stop underage marriages for young girls.”

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Hosne Ara Hasi, 49, was born in Shialia village in the south-western coast of Bangladesh. At a young age, Hosne Ara became witness to the maternal death of her aunt. But that incident made its mark and motivated young Hosne Ara. Today, she is the Chief Executive of Jago Nari (Women Awake), a community based organisation on women’s health rights that she founded with other women 16 years ago.

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Dear Friends,
As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8th, WEDO shares this
MUST READ on how young feminists are building collaborative action & analysis to combat climate change– working to shed light on our interlinked systemic crises.
WEDO also takes this moment to honor those powerful voices & activists who fight with their lives on the line each and everyday- for their communities and planet. In particular, we honor the tireless and courageous indigenous environmental activist, Berta Cáceres, who was killed last week. Allies around the world feel the pain of this injustice, and are working to take urgent action in their communities and cities. Find out more here and stay tuned for updates on activities to honor Berta Cáceres, and support ongoing struggles, during the upcoming CSW60 in New York.
By Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha
We are increasingly recognizing and exposing that climate change is not about carbon emissions alone, but about an economic and political system that churns out emissions to keep its cogs turning and its growth unabated. The same system that, despite its capacity for generating financial wealth, has maintained and exacerbated poverty and inequality in its various forms.
 From a climate justice perspective, addressing the root causes of the climate crisis also requires tackling social inequalities and eradicating forms of oppression that movements can also reproduce, including gender inequalities. This includes honoring the fact that the frontlines inhabited by women around the world are not just lines of crisis, but also frontlines of changenull
Click here to read the full article by Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha, Peruvian climate activist, anthropologist and Young Feminist Fellow at WEDO & FRIDA,
featured 
in the Huffington Post Impact Blog.
Help us in amplifying the voices of young feminists and share the article with your networks!

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