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Dear all,

Further to Kate’s email about the forthcoming UNCTAD meeting, I wanted to share that a number of my ActionAid colleagues will be attending as well as Sargon Nissan from the Bretton Woods Project. AA and BWP are hosting an event that may be of interest: Powering through the crisis: how a focus on women will bring economic development. 

It will be held at the UNCTAD 14 CSO Forum on Tuesday 19th July, at 3pm. The site will be in the grounds of the Convention Centre hosting the summit.  Flyer attached.

For further details, please contact Lila Caballero (Lila.caballero@actionaid.org or Sargon Nissan (snissan@brettonwoodsproject.org). I’m sure they will be interested in hooking up when there and I believe are in touch with AWID already.

In case people hadn’t seen it, I also wanted to share the report from the recent UNCTAD Expert Meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women that took place in Geneva in June. See: http://unctad.org/meetings/en/SessionalDocuments/ciem8d3_en.pdf?utm_source=Gender_section&utm_campaign=2c1804fea9-Economic+Empowerment+of+Women&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f2d19390ef-2c1804fea9-70237273

Thanks and warm wishes

Rachel Noble | Women’s Rights Policy Adviser | ActionAid UK

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On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Kate Lappin <kate@apwld.org> wrote:

Dear all,

During our strategy meeting in March we established a ‘Trade and Corporate Power’ working group that identified advocacy at UNCTAD as a target for our collective advocacy.

UNCTAD will take place in Nairobi from the 17th to 22nd July. You can look at the programme here. 

APWLD, TWN, IBON, Femnet and AWID are attending UNCTAD and we’d like to know if any other WMG members are attending. IF there is interest we could find a time for a meeting of WMG members there who would like to further the plan for the working group.

If you are not attending but would like to still be part of the meeting / working group please also let me know. I will set up a google group.

UNCTAD has produced some country specific analysis of the impact of trade liberalisation on women. The reports vary in their analysis but some of it looks quite problematic to me so it would be good to hear from members in those countries:

Angola, Gambia, Rwanda, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Uruguay, Bhutan to be found here.

Cheers, Kate

Kate Lappin

Regional Coordinator

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EMERGING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN
COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A VIEW FROM THE UN

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Simone Monasebian is the Director of the New York Office of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UNODC is the guardian of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, and manager of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Monasebian coordinated the UN Secretariat’s negotiations of the landmark UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2010. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Human Trafficking and the Law, and International Criminal Law at Seton Hall Law School’s Zanzibar and Cairo programs. Monasebian has additionally served as CourtTV’s on an air legal analyst on international criminal trials and terrorism, and as Principal Defender at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, as well as Trial Attorney at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she was one of the prosecutors responsible for the 2003 landmark convictions of three media executives who fanned the flames of genocide in their newspaper and radio station. Monasebian’s work was prominently profiled in the book: Justice on The Grass: Three Rwandan Journalists, Their Trial for War Crimes and a Nation’s Quest for Redemption by Dina Temple-Raston (2005). In the 1990s, Monasebian practiced law in a New York firm specializing in complex national and international criminal and human rights matters. Monasebian began her professional career in the early 1980s, as one of the first journalists to cover hip hop culture and rap music.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 
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Step it Up for Women’s Economic Empowerment!

Dear Empower Women Community,
Happy International Women’s Day!
The theme of International Women’s Day 2016 is “Planet 50-50: Step it up for Gender Equality”. This day offers an opportunity to call for action to empower women. UN Women will leverage the Day to underline the urgent need to accelerate concrete actions towards a more equitable world. Empower Women, as the leading global movement for women’s economic empowerment, will focus on highlighting how economic empowerment is at the heart of the SDG agenda.
As the facts below demonstrate, Women’s Economic Empowerment is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and advance gender equality. As we take time to celebrate the achievements of women world wide and acknowledge how far we still have to go, we hope you will join us in stepping it up for women’s economic empowerment.
Visit EmpowerWomen.org to find resources on women’s economic empowerment and discover how you can join the movement and become a change maker today!
Warm wishes,
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Securing Women’s Rights Related to Land, Health and Work – CSW60 side event

Please view the  web cast video- I was able to interject a general  comment about land taxation at the  Securing Women’s Rights Related to Land, Health and Work –

CSW60 side event on 22 Mar 2016 -

Securing Women’s Rights Related to Land, Health and Work – CSW60 side event

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The ESCR-Net Women and ESCR Working Group, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, is pleased to bring together women’s rights advocates from different regions of the world to discuss how the framework of women’s economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), incorporating a substantive equality approach, can be used to promote gender equality in the implementation and monitoring of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
This discussion will focus particularly on land, health and work, and the ESCR-Net Women and ESCR Working Group’s new briefing papers analyzing these rights within the substantive equality framework will also be launched.

Concept Note: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/160322pm-women-finland.pdf

Also see :  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressing the meeting

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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) – 2nd meeting
Priority theme: Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

1. Election of officers [item 1]
2. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters (E/CN.6/2016/1 and E/CN.6/2016/1/Add.1) [item 2]
3. Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century” [item 3]
(a) Implementation of strategic objectives and action in critical areas of concern and further actions and initiatives (E/CN.6/2016/3 and E/CN.6/2016/4)
(i) Priority theme: women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development
(ii) Review theme: the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
(b) Emerging issues, trends and new approaches to issues affecting the situation of women or equality between women and men
(c) Gender mainstreaming, situations and programmatic matters

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indeed to embrace the whole of creation in all its diversity, beauty and
 wonder. Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy and peace 
are indivisible is an idea whose time has come."-- Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, 1 April 1940 - 25 September 2011

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Invitation to Review Guidance document on Gender Mainstreaming under the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

For those members interested in gender, this is an invitation to review the guidance document on gender mainstreaming under the Convention on Biodiversity, deadline before or by March 18., 2016
Pam
Dear colleagues,
Please find attached an invitation from the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity to participate in a peer review of a guidance document on mainstreaming gender into work under the Convention (attached).  Your views and comments are appreciated and are requested by or before 18 March 2016.  As noted in the letter, you are welcome to share this document with other colleagues who may be well-positioned to review.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks and best regards,
Tanya
Tanya McGregor
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United Nations Environment Programme
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Orange your day, break the cycle of poverty and violence against women

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Happy #OrangeDay!Throughout 2016, UNiTE will focus on how ending violence against women and girls is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. On 25 February, we are talking about how to break the cycle of poverty and violence against women. Take action!The Sustainable Development Goals apply to all countries, and include a goal to end extreme poverty by 2030, and reduce by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty. While billions of people live in poverty, women are more vulnerable for a variety of reasons, including unequal access to paid work, lower earnings than men, lack of social protection and reduced education opportunities.

Living in poverty exposes women to heightened risk of violence and sexual exploitation. Lack of economic autonomy can reduce their choices and create additional barriers to accessing health care, legal or social services. Poverty in turn can be a consequence of violence, causing women to lose income and affecting their capacity to complete their education.

Ending gender discrimination is key to ending poverty and violence against women and girls. Investing in women’s economic empowerment is a step in the right direction to eradicate poverty and prevent violence against women.On 25 February, Orange Day, learn more about how to break the cycle of poverty and violence against women:
  • Wear orange, start discussions in your community about the issue. Share your messages on social media using #OrangeDay. Find us on Twitter and on Facebook. Download the action kit for ideas, resources and messages.
  • Visit EmpowerWomen and become a Champion for women’s economic empowerment.
  • Support economic empowerment of women in your communities.
  • Follow the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment at the UN.

Thank you for oranging your day with us!

Sincerely,

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Curiosity?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Issue:
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Curiosity

Maintenance of International Peace and Security

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Commission on the Status of Women 60 Preview

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Introducing the WPS Global Study: Highlights Part 1 – Context and Framework

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Preventing conflict

The Cover of the Global Study Report. Photo Credit: UN Women

PeaceWomen is happy to inform you that we will be sharing highlights derived from the 2015 High Level Review’s Global Study over the next months in our ENews in an attempt to strengthen understanding of the evidence base we use for moving actions forward. Today’s article will provide key takeaways from Chapters 1 and 2.

The Global Study underlines that the nature of conflict, peace, and security has changed since 1325 was passed. Wars today have left the world with the largest number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees since the Second World War. On the other hand, the adoption of UNSCR 1325 has laid the framework of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in protecting women against sexual violence in conflict, increasing women’s participation in conflict prevention as well as peacebuilding. Some of the key improvements include the emergence of resolutions that focus on preventing, recognizing and responding to sexual violence in conflict (UNSCRs 1820, 1888, 1960, 2106) as well as the invention of new roles and UN bodies to help implement UNSCR 1325 such as Gender Advisors and Women’s Protection Advisers in peacekeeping missions, and UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict. Additionally, 55 states have developed National Action Plans and Regional Action Plans which set out a guideline for action to address WPS issues in their state or region.

Unfortunately, the Global Study demonstrates that only a small percentage of women are involved in peace processes. The positive results of the women’s active leadership and participation in peace processes are clearly proven by empirical data. However, the numerous logistical, financial, and cultural barriers to women’s full participation are still evident. In this regard, Member States, the involved UN bodies, and Special Envoys should commit to ensure women’s real and effective participation in all decision-making processes and to raise, as a matter of routine, specific gender issues related to the agenda.

Read the full chapter 1 here>>

Read the full chapter 2 here>>

For brief analyses of the remaining chapters of the Global Study, stay tuned for the next edition of ENews. In the meantime, have a look at the Fact Sheet of the Global Study produced by UN Women!


WILPF INITIATIVES:

Webinar: Toward the Goal of Social Justice: Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development

Blog: Bloodbath in Syria: Where from the Weapons?

WILPF Academic Network: Call for Members from Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia Pacific

Report from WILPF African Regional Conference in Cameroon

POLICY BRIEFS/REPORTS:

Monthly Action Points – February

Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis

No Safety for Women on the European Route

CEDAW Shadow Report: “Unfinished Business: Women’s Rights In The Netherlands”

The Women, Peace and Security Agenda – 15 Years On

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Processes (DDR): The Gender Asset

WHAT THE WOMEN SAY. We Will Survive: Women’s Rights and Civic Activism in Yemen’s Endless War

EXTERNAL INITIATIVES

GJC Letter to the ICC Asking to Investigate Genocide and Gender Crimes Against Yazidi Women and Girls

Statement in Condemnation of Terrorist Attack Targeting Media Organizations in Afghanistan

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The World’s Women 2015 – Trends & Statistics

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The World’s Women 2015 – Trends & Statistics

 

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Chapter 1 – Population and families   

Chapter 2 – Health

Chapter 3 – Education

Chapter 4 – Work

Chapter 5 – Power and decision-making

Chapter 6 – Violence against women

Chapter 7 – Environment

Chapter 8 – Poverty

Moving forward on gender statistics

 

At the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which “seeks to promote and protect the full enjoyment of all human rights and the fundamental freedoms of all women throughout their life cycle.” Guided by these principles, the World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics presents the latest statistics and analyses of the status of women and men in areas of concern identified by the Platform for Action. It also reviews progress towards gender equality over the past 20 years. The publication is the sixth edition in a series.

 

The World’s Women 2015 comprises eight chapters covering critical areas of policy concern: population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment, and poverty. In each area, a life-cycle approach is introduced to reveal the experiences of women and men during different periods of life—from childhood and the formative years, through the working and reproductive stages, to older ages.

The statistics and analyses presented in the following pages are based on a comprehensive and careful assessment of a large set of available data from international and national statistical agencies. Each chapter provides an assessment of gaps in gender statistics, highlighting progress in the availability of statistics, new and emerging methodological developments, and areas demanding further attention from the international community. In addition to the data presented in the chapters, a wide selection of statistics and indicators at the global, regional and country levels can be found in the Statistical Annex of this report.

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Dear Helene h.,

This Sunday, Chelsea Clinton will help us kick off our fifth Health Matters Annual Activation Summit – and I’d love to have you join us. You can watch live online starting at 7 p.m. PST / 10 p.m. EST.

The Health Matters Summit will convene more than 500 prominent national and community leaders to discuss our country’s overall health and wellness as well as how health care transformation and systemic approaches to change can create healthier communities across the United States.

Please see the invite below for more information.

See you on Sunday!

Rain Henderson
Chief Executive Officer | Clinton Health Matters Initiative

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Sunday, January 24
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Town Hall: Addressing Health Disparities Through Technology and Innovation

Monday, January 25
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Opening Plenary: The Quest for Longevity and Our Rising Death Rates

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Feature Conversation with Abby Wambach: How the Inclusion of Women and Girls in Sports Improves Their Health

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Closing Plenary: Communities as Centers of Health Innovation

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You and I share a common belief – the belief that we can really do something about improving health, defeating poverty, and making gender equality a reality.

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Your contributions are vital to the Clinton Foundation’s ongoing work around the world. Your generous support will benefit the Clinton Foundation’s programs and operations.

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Give a gift to end violence against women

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Hello Worldview Mission / (Ms. H. H. Oord) Headquarter Holland,

This holiday, give a gift that will keep women and girls safe from gender-based violence.Yuwei, a company that is rooted in the experience and awareness of  violence against women and girls,  has created an exclusive jewelry collection, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Shop from this limited edition collection and be part of the global effort to end violence against women: http://yuweidesigns.com/opportunity/If festive orange is more your style for the holidays, get Soko bracelets for under $50 hand-crafted by Kenyan artists to support the financial and physical security of women and girls and to raise funds for the UN Trust Fund: http://shopsoko.com/collections/untfThe UN Trust Fund is the only grant-making mechanism at the United Nations that is exclusively dedicated towards ending violence against women and girls, and relies on voluntary donations. It currently funds projects in more than 75 countries and territories, supporting survivors of violence and working to prevent violence against women and girls. Learn more here>> .Happy Holidays and best wishes,Urjasi Rudra
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Revisiting CCAFS 2015 highlights including gender and social inclusion highlights

CCAFS highlights for 2015. Best wishes for the new year.

Cheers, Catherine, CCAFS

CCAFS

A nice wrap up of CCAFS’ work in 2015 – including some highlights on gender and social inclusion work.  Thanks to Lili Szilagy for preparing this. See the link for more: http://bit.ly/1NBGX5p
Regards,
Catherine

Catherine Hill | Gender and Social Inclusion Program Manager | CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) | Tel: 1-250-792-0579 | Email: c.hill@cgiar.org  | ccafs.cgiar.org/gender

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 2015 Year Wrap-Up

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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Women Peace & SecurityEditorial: 2015 Year Wrap-Up
By: Ghazal Rahmanpanah, Programme Associate (PeaceWomen)

2015 has been both a tumultuous and important year. With milestones from the fifteenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, to the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, to the 100th anniversary of WILPF, commitments have been loud.

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UNSCR 1325As part of our monitoring work to strengthen accountability, PeaceWomen continues to monitor and analyse Member States National Action Plans (National Action Plans) on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

Tools You Can Use in 2016:
Women, Peace and Security Advocacy Toolkit
2015 Social Media Packet
2015 Call to Action: Member State Commitments to Women, Peace and Security
Coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals
70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

 

Amplifying Women’s Voices in 2015 & Call for Participation in 2016 AWID Forum

By: Cynthia Sularz

Tools You Can Use in 2016:
The Pieces of Peace: Realizing Peace Through Gendered Conflict Prevention
Through the Lens of Civil Society: Summary Report on the Public Submissions to the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security
Report on the 15th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
WILPF100: Women’s Power to Stop War Conference Summary

POLICY BRIEFS/REPORTS:
Human Rights Watch: Central African Republic: Amid Conflict, Rape
Recommendations on Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equality
ISIL: Nationals of ICC states parties committing genocide and other crimes against the Yazidis

EXTERNAL INITIATIVES:
Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace and Security, December 2015
On International Migrants Day (18 December), the UN remembers thousands who lost their lives this year trying to reach safe harbor
Advancing the Women, Peace and Security agenda: 2015 and beyond
Escola de Cultura de Pau: Gender and Peace, October 2015

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Gender Equality: Year in Review 2015 (Interactive Timeline)

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As the year comes to a close, we invite you to take a moment to reflect on a selection of   gender equality achievements, milestones and noteworthy moments from around the world in 2015 through UN Women’s interactive timeline — Gender Equality: The Year in Review 2015.

The timeline is available in English and Spanish. We hope that you enjoy and share the #equalitymilestones with your friends and networks on social media!

Happy New Year and warm regards,

Urjasi Rudra
UN Women

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 Anniversary Report

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Dear Colleagues,
In gratitude to our allies and partners, Regions Refocus is pleased to share with you our 2015 Anniversary Report and accompanying video ”Why Regions Refocus 2015.”  Drawing on the first year and a half of our transformational regional to global policy work, this report serves as both an overview and an introduction of our work to advance heterodox and feminist policies in eight sub-regions of the world.
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About Us
An initiative housed at Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Regions Refocus 2015 fosters regional and feminist solidarities for justice through dialogue on progressive policies among civil society, governments, sub-regional alliances, and the UN. Since June 2014, we have co-organized eleven policy workshops in eight sub-regions, participated in five regional and global policy processes at the UN, officially launched the initiative at the Ford Foundation, and facilitated our first Cross-Regional Exchange.

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Climate Wise Women at COP21 — Day One

Tracy Mann <info@climatewisewomen.org>

Subject: Climate Wise Women at COP21 — Day One
Date: December 2, 2015
To: Tracy Mann <info@climatewisewomen.org>

Dear Friends:

The last few days have been nothing short of amazing for the Climate Wise Women.

A week ago, we believed that our colleague Ursula Rakova would not be able to travel from her small corner of Papua New Guinea to Paris to speak on behalf of her Carteret Island community, the world’s first climate migrants.  Through an heroic effort mounted by the European Climate Foundation, the Center for International Environmental Law, and the French consular service at the eleventh hour, Ursula was able to get to Sydney and received an expedited visa.  As I write to you now, she has already started her journey to Paris and will join us on Friday.

Thil and I arrived this morning and found Constance patiently waiting for us, unaccompanied by her luggage, which had not made the switch fast enough in Amsterdam to arrive with her in Paris.

Constance had a CNN interview scheduled for the evening so, as the luggage made its leisurely trajectory towards our rented apartment in the 2nd arrondissement, Thil and I took her shopping to find something colorful and appropriate to wear on TV.

You all know what a powerful speaker Constance is. Tonight she had Thil and I in tears as she spoke about her optimism that the world will reduce Co2 emissions enough for the places most affected by the impacts, like her village in Uganda, to recover and adapt to what they have lost.  “People will realize,” she said, “that we are just like you.”

The three of us ended the evening prepping Thil for her panel tomorrow with Mary Robinson and Ministers from France, Morocco and Peru. and deciding that our definition of success in Paris would look like a genuine start, not an ending.  We would roll up our sleeves and get to work.

With gratitude for your warm support,

Tracy

Tracy Mann
Climate Wise Women

https://www.facebook.com/climatew2/ <https://www.facebook.com/climatew2/>
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Invitation COP 21 (December 8th): Women – Active and Engaged in the Fight Against Climate Change at the Government of Morocco Pavilion

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Art & Activism: #WomenClimateJustice

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Art & Activism
Global Women’s Campaign Showcases Climate Justice Posters
November 20, 2015
New York, NY – Last week, The Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), in partnership with The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice announced the six winners of a climate justice poster design contest. Congratulations to Juliette Delorme, Nela Meriguet Martínez, Jeramy Turner, Josephine Ferorelli, Vanessa Cardenas and Maya Bhardwa for their powerful illustrated posters, which will help build momentum for the United Nations (UN) Climate Conference (COP21) this December in Paris, France.
As an organized action under the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice campaign, WEDO officially unveiled the six winning poster designs and runners-up in a high-level event in New York City’s WeWork Bryant Park on Thursday, November 12, 2015 and launched them online on Friday, November 13, 2015 http://womenclimateart.tumblr.com/
Josephine Ferorelli – “Conceivable Future”
The campaign is building momentum worldwide – with over 7,000 supporters – in the lead up to the COP21, where governments are expected to produce a global agreement to stop climate change. This campaign, representing women from every region of the world, demands sufficient action and just solutions on climate change to stop and reverse our global climate crisis.
The international contest garnered more than seventy design submissions from six continents in multiple languages. “The poster contest is an incredible opportunity to showcase the work of artists from around the world, the power of imagery to tell stories and inspire change, and to build momentum in the grassroots movement for climate justice,” said Bridget K. Burns, Advocacy and Communications Director of WEDO.
Artist, Camille Hoffman shared:
“I believe that art has the ability to advance the call for climate justice by serving as a tool for reimagining an alternative existence in the face of a devastating reality. Imagination and creation, at its best, can be both a political act and an alchemical process – manipulating antiquated materials, challenging stale ideas, remembering contentious histories, and transforming these three things into something new, urgent, and transcendent. Effective art challenges the way in which we rationally evaluate our world and ourselves by asking us to think and react not solely from an intellectual headspace, but also from a visceral core.
The posters will also be prominently featured in Paris at the “Gender Just Solutions Exhibition” in the Climate Generations area of COP21, organized by women’s civil society, alongside a showcase of climate actions and solutions of women and activists from around the globe.
About the Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
A global women’s advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. To contribute toward its vision for the world, WEDO ensures women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles-as well as the linkages between them-are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices. For more information, please visit http://www.wedo.org
About the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice
The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice is an international campaign organized by regionally diverse women’s rights and feminist organizations, brought together by the urgent need for just action on climate change. For more information, please visit http://www.womenclimatejustice.org
Contact
Prachi Rao
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Last week, WEDO, in partnership with The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice, unveiled the six winners of the climate justie poster design contest at a high-level event in New York. See photos from the event on WEDO’s Facebook page and view the art here: bit.ly/1PCHFTD

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October and Beyond: Shifting the Gaze from Government and UN to #FemDefenders as Builders of Peace

October and Beyond: Shifting the Gaze from Government and UN to #FemDefenders as Builders of Peace

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Women for Climate Justice Prepare for COP21 – WECAN Newsletter

Thank you for your continued support of our work for climate justice and care for the Earth and all generations, 
 
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Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards – We want your contributions!

Dear Friends and colleagues,
We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards‘ initiative for the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP21) in Paris!
The Women and Gender Constituency of UNFCCC and other women, gender and human rights advocates have been actively pushing world leaders to ensure a just outcome, one which works for people and the planet, and which responds to injustice among and within countries in relation to climate impacts and resilience. We know the solutions to a more sustainable future already exist- and it’s time to showcase them far and wide, and demand change.
As world leaders meet at COP21 this December, we must act to build momentum and highlight the importance of gender equality, women rights and women’s contribution to climate solutions.
The Gender Just Climate Solutions Award will make gender responsive and equitable solutions visible at the COP21 in Paris and central to just climate action!
WE WANT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!
We are asking you to describe your women & gender initiative for climate solutions, in one of three categories:
  • Technical climate solutions from a women’s rights or gender perspective (e.g. in area of renewables, water-saving adaptation technologies etc.)
  • Non-technical climate solutions from a women’s rights or gender perspective (e.g. in area of efficiency, consumption changes etc.)
  • Transformational climate initiatives from a women’s rights or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional change, planning processes etc.)
The 3 award winners, each per category, receive 1.000 USD as award and will be showcased at the Gender Just Climate Solutions Exhibition at the Climate Generations Area of the UNFCCC in COP 21/CMP 11 in Paris. 10 nominees per category will be published in the Gender Just Climate Solutions Publication.
Attached is a flyer for further details on criteria for submissions.
Deadline to APPLY is 8 November 2015.
Miriam, WECF, on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency


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Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women – 12 October 2015

Madam/Sir,
Please find attached, for your information and wider distribution,  a message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias,  on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women – 12 October 2015.
Thank you and kind regards.
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Center
413 St. Jacques Str. Office 800
Montreal, QC H2Y 1N9
Canada

Website: http://www.cbd.int/

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Gender and Climate Change

Dear Colleagues,

Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, has posted her recent blog on “There Is No Justice in Climate Change”,
“Today is the Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action–a day for women and our allies to mobilize around the world, to show resistance to false solutions to the climate crisis, and to demonstrate the many viable options that are just and equitable and that honor frontline communities. This is a crucial opportunity to spotlight that striving for gender equality is not only the right thing to do, but it is the smart thing to do in relation to climate change.”
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UNSD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Co-Coordinators Climate Change
with Tiahoga Ruge, Jim Taylor, Tich Pesanayi, Suzana Padua, Kavita Myles
Youth Coordinators: Fumi Kikuyama, Meg Daupan
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Environmental & Human Systems Management
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{Women_Major_Group} Please spread the letter with concerns about the way SDGs are reinterpreted through icons and title

Dear Women Major Group
Many of you have signed on to the letter in which we note our concerns about the way the SDGs are reinterpreted.
We are sending them out right now to the ASGs Amina Mohammed and Thomas Gass, and please spread widely as well.
For any endorsements coming in after this afternoon, we will add them on later and post the full list of endorsements on our website.
Many thanks!
Sascha


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.

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MARTA AT CSW 59– WOMEN RIGHTS NOT HONORED BY GOVTS PLS SEE-SHARE

GRACIAS CHERYL.AND ALL OF YOUR DEAR FRIENDS.. . PLS SSEE AND SHARE THE INFO BELOW.. THE PROCESS OF COMMISSION OF STATUS OF WOMEN 59 , GOING ON RIGHT NOW..HAS SEEN MANY LOSSES.. PLS SHARE THE INFO BELOW..SO, THE IDEA IS IN OUR DOC THAT NOTHING WITHOUT US, HAS ANY VALIDITY AND WE ARE CALLING WOMEN TO EXPRESS IT.. LOVE..MARTA

Nothing about us with us
As representatives of feminist and women’s organizations and organizations working to promote the full realization of the human rights of women and girls, we express our outrage at the way that we have been excluded from both the negotiation of the political declaration and the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) Methods of Work resolution.
In a context of increasing attacks on the human rights of women and girls and closing space for civil society at all levels, from the national to the global, we had held up the CSW as a place where we could express our views and influence the development of critical policies that affect our lives and futures.
Instead, it seems that governments are intent on closing even that door by trying to limit the robust participation of non-governmental organizations, restrict recognition of the human rights of women and girls and the norm-setting role of the CSW in this regard and skirt responsibility for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.  It seems they are intent on discussing everything about us, without us.
Let us be clear:  we do not come to the CSW to attend side events. We come to the CSW to hold our governments to account to the commitments they have made to guarantee gender equality, eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against us and achieve the full realization of all of our human rights.  We come to the CSW to advance progressive policies that, if implemented, will make a meaningful difference in our lives. If the CSW no longer provides us with a forum for policy change and accountability that fully involves us, we will stay at home.
To ensure the continued relevance of the CSW to women’s lives, we demand that the Methods of Work resolution:

·      Recognize the role of the CSW in fully realizing the human rights of women and girls, including through its norm-setting role.

·      Ensure collaboration with the CEDAW Committee and the Working Group on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice.

·      Enhance the role of civil society in the Commission, including by making negotiations of the agreed conclusions open to observation by NGOs (and not just a select few); ensuring that NGO interventions are interspersed with those of governments in the general debate; and increasing participation of NGOs in panels, roundtables and other interactive dialogues;

·      Ensuring that the CSW plays a role in monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, which contain robust commitments to gender equality and will be a critical tool for advancing gender equality and the human rights of women and girls in the coming years.

Women’s organizations and feminist organizations fought for the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, for the creation of UN Women, and for every change at the local and national level that has led to improvements in gender equality and the enjoyment of our human rights.
We count on UN Women and member states to stand with us in ensuring our seat at the decision-making table  so that we can make sure that nothing is discussed about us without us.

Mar 17, 2015   Cheryl Desmond <ctaydes@gmail.comwrote:

Hola Marta,

Excellent article and important reading. Have sent to MU for your collection.
Thank you.
Cheryl

2015, Marta Benavides <tlalibertad@gmail.com> wrote:

SALUD TO EACH AND ALL.. BE WELL.. PLS READ AND SHARE..MARTA

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

 Global Education Magazine <globaleducationmagazine@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2015
Subject: Re: MARTA – THE VOICE OF RURAL WOMEN REACHING OUT TO ALL – MARCH 8 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY To: Marta Benavides <tlalibertad@gmail.com>
Dear Marta,
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

1st) Millennium 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> wrote:
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

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Climate Wise Women at COP21 — Day One

Tracy Mann <info@climatewisewomen.org>

Subject: Climate Wise Women at COP21 — Day One
Date: December 2, 2015
To: Tracy Mann <info@climatewisewomen.org>

Dear Friends:

The last few days have been nothing short of amazing for the Climate Wise Women.

A week ago, we believed that our colleague Ursula Rakova would not be able to travel from her small corner of Papua New Guinea to Paris to speak on behalf of her Carteret Island community, the world’s first climate migrants.  Through an heroic effort mounted by the European Climate Foundation, the Center for International Environmental Law, and the French consular service at the eleventh hour, Ursula was able to get to Sydney and received an expedited visa.  As I write to you now, she has already started her journey to Paris and will join us on Friday.

Thil and I arrived this morning and found Constance patiently waiting for us, unaccompanied by her luggage, which had not made the switch fast enough in Amsterdam to arrive with her in Paris.

Constance had a CNN interview scheduled for the evening so, as the luggage made its leisurely trajectory towards our rented apartment in the 2nd arrondissement, Thil and I took her shopping to find something colorful and appropriate to wear on TV.

You all know what a powerful speaker Constance is. Tonight she had Thil and I in tears as she spoke about her optimism that the world will reduce Co2 emissions enough for the places most affected by the impacts, like her village in Uganda, to recover and adapt to what they have lost.  “People will realize,” she said, “that we are just like you.”

The three of us ended the evening prepping Thil for her panel tomorrow with Mary Robinson and Ministers from France, Morocco and Peru. and deciding that our definition of success in Paris would look like a genuine start, not an ending.  We would roll up our sleeves and get to work.

With gratitude for your warm support,

Tracy

Tracy Mann
Climate Wise Women

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Invitation COP 21 (December 8th): Women – Active and Engaged in the Fight Against Climate Change at the Government of Morocco Pavilion

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Art & Activism: #WomenClimateJustice

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Art & Activism
Global Women’s Campaign Showcases Climate Justice Posters
November 20, 2015
New York, NY – Last week, The Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), in partnership with The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice announced the six winners of a climate justice poster design contest. Congratulations to Juliette Delorme, Nela Meriguet Martínez, Jeramy Turner, Josephine Ferorelli, Vanessa Cardenas and Maya Bhardwa for their powerful illustrated posters, which will help build momentum for the United Nations (UN) Climate Conference (COP21) this December in Paris, France.
As an organized action under the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice campaign, WEDO officially unveiled the six winning poster designs and runners-up in a high-level event in New York City’s WeWork Bryant Park on Thursday, November 12, 2015 and launched them online on Friday, November 13, 2015 http://womenclimateart.tumblr.com/
Josephine Ferorelli – “Conceivable Future”
The campaign is building momentum worldwide – with over 7,000 supporters – in the lead up to the COP21, where governments are expected to produce a global agreement to stop climate change. This campaign, representing women from every region of the world, demands sufficient action and just solutions on climate change to stop and reverse our global climate crisis.
The international contest garnered more than seventy design submissions from six continents in multiple languages. “The poster contest is an incredible opportunity to showcase the work of artists from around the world, the power of imagery to tell stories and inspire change, and to build momentum in the grassroots movement for climate justice,” said Bridget K. Burns, Advocacy and Communications Director of WEDO.
Artist, Camille Hoffman shared:
“I believe that art has the ability to advance the call for climate justice by serving as a tool for reimagining an alternative existence in the face of a devastating reality. Imagination and creation, at its best, can be both a political act and an alchemical process – manipulating antiquated materials, challenging stale ideas, remembering contentious histories, and transforming these three things into something new, urgent, and transcendent. Effective art challenges the way in which we rationally evaluate our world and ourselves by asking us to think and react not solely from an intellectual headspace, but also from a visceral core.
The posters will also be prominently featured in Paris at the “Gender Just Solutions Exhibition” in the Climate Generations area of COP21, organized by women’s civil society, alongside a showcase of climate actions and solutions of women and activists from around the globe.
About the Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
A global women’s advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. To contribute toward its vision for the world, WEDO ensures women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles-as well as the linkages between them-are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices. For more information, please visit http://www.wedo.org
About the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice
The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice is an international campaign organized by regionally diverse women’s rights and feminist organizations, brought together by the urgent need for just action on climate change. For more information, please visit http://www.womenclimatejustice.org
Contact
Prachi Rao
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Please help us to share the word through the below sample tweets and posts:
  • Art is a “tool for reimagining an alternative existence in the face of a devastating reality.” See #climate art: bit.ly/1PCHFTD
  • Facebook Post:
Last week, WEDO, in partnership with The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice, unveiled the six winners of the climate justie poster design contest at a high-level event in New York. See photos from the event on WEDO’s Facebook page and view the art here: bit.ly/1PCHFTD

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October and Beyond: Shifting the Gaze from Government and UN to #FemDefenders as Builders of Peace

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Women for Climate Justice Prepare for COP21 – WECAN Newsletter

Thank you for your continued support of our work for climate justice and care for the Earth and all generations, 
 
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Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards – We want your contributions!

Dear Friends and colleagues,
We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards‘ initiative for the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP21) in Paris!
The Women and Gender Constituency of UNFCCC and other women, gender and human rights advocates have been actively pushing world leaders to ensure a just outcome, one which works for people and the planet, and which responds to injustice among and within countries in relation to climate impacts and resilience. We know the solutions to a more sustainable future already exist- and it’s time to showcase them far and wide, and demand change.
As world leaders meet at COP21 this December, we must act to build momentum and highlight the importance of gender equality, women rights and women’s contribution to climate solutions.
The Gender Just Climate Solutions Award will make gender responsive and equitable solutions visible at the COP21 in Paris and central to just climate action!
WE WANT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!
We are asking you to describe your women & gender initiative for climate solutions, in one of three categories:
  • Technical climate solutions from a women’s rights or gender perspective (e.g. in area of renewables, water-saving adaptation technologies etc.)
  • Non-technical climate solutions from a women’s rights or gender perspective (e.g. in area of efficiency, consumption changes etc.)
  • Transformational climate initiatives from a women’s rights or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional change, planning processes etc.)
The 3 award winners, each per category, receive 1.000 USD as award and will be showcased at the Gender Just Climate Solutions Exhibition at the Climate Generations Area of the UNFCCC in COP 21/CMP 11 in Paris. 10 nominees per category will be published in the Gender Just Climate Solutions Publication.
Attached is a flyer for further details on criteria for submissions.
Deadline to APPLY is 8 November 2015.
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Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women – 12 October 2015

Madam/Sir,
Please find attached, for your information and wider distribution,  a message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias,  on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women – 12 October 2015.
Thank you and kind regards.
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
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Gender and Climate Change

Dear Colleagues,

Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, has posted her recent blog on “There Is No Justice in Climate Change”,
“Today is the Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action–a day for women and our allies to mobilize around the world, to show resistance to false solutions to the climate crisis, and to demonstrate the many viable options that are just and equitable and that honor frontline communities. This is a crucial opportunity to spotlight that striving for gender equality is not only the right thing to do, but it is the smart thing to do in relation to climate change.”
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UNSD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Co-Coordinators Climate Change
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Youth Coordinators: Fumi Kikuyama, Meg Daupan
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{Women_Major_Group} Please spread the letter with concerns about the way SDGs are reinterpreted through icons and title

Dear Women Major Group
Many of you have signed on to the letter in which we note our concerns about the way the SDGs are reinterpreted.
We are sending them out right now to the ASGs Amina Mohammed and Thomas Gass, and please spread widely as well.
For any endorsements coming in after this afternoon, we will add them on later and post the full list of endorsements on our website.
Many thanks!
Sascha


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.

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MARTA AT CSW 59– WOMEN RIGHTS NOT HONORED BY GOVTS PLS SEE-SHARE

GRACIAS CHERYL.AND ALL OF YOUR DEAR FRIENDS.. . PLS SSEE AND SHARE THE INFO BELOW.. THE PROCESS OF COMMISSION OF STATUS OF WOMEN 59 , GOING ON RIGHT NOW..HAS SEEN MANY LOSSES.. PLS SHARE THE INFO BELOW..SO, THE IDEA IS IN OUR DOC THAT NOTHING WITHOUT US, HAS ANY VALIDITY AND WE ARE CALLING WOMEN TO EXPRESS IT.. LOVE..MARTA

Nothing about us with us
As representatives of feminist and women’s organizations and organizations working to promote the full realization of the human rights of women and girls, we express our outrage at the way that we have been excluded from both the negotiation of the political declaration and the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) Methods of Work resolution.
In a context of increasing attacks on the human rights of women and girls and closing space for civil society at all levels, from the national to the global, we had held up the CSW as a place where we could express our views and influence the development of critical policies that affect our lives and futures.
Instead, it seems that governments are intent on closing even that door by trying to limit the robust participation of non-governmental organizations, restrict recognition of the human rights of women and girls and the norm-setting role of the CSW in this regard and skirt responsibility for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.  It seems they are intent on discussing everything about us, without us.
Let us be clear:  we do not come to the CSW to attend side events. We come to the CSW to hold our governments to account to the commitments they have made to guarantee gender equality, eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against us and achieve the full realization of all of our human rights.  We come to the CSW to advance progressive policies that, if implemented, will make a meaningful difference in our lives. If the CSW no longer provides us with a forum for policy change and accountability that fully involves us, we will stay at home.
To ensure the continued relevance of the CSW to women’s lives, we demand that the Methods of Work resolution:

·      Recognize the role of the CSW in fully realizing the human rights of women and girls, including through its norm-setting role.

·      Ensure collaboration with the CEDAW Committee and the Working Group on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice.

·      Enhance the role of civil society in the Commission, including by making negotiations of the agreed conclusions open to observation by NGOs (and not just a select few); ensuring that NGO interventions are interspersed with those of governments in the general debate; and increasing participation of NGOs in panels, roundtables and other interactive dialogues;

·      Ensuring that the CSW plays a role in monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, which contain robust commitments to gender equality and will be a critical tool for advancing gender equality and the human rights of women and girls in the coming years.

Women’s organizations and feminist organizations fought for the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, for the creation of UN Women, and for every change at the local and national level that has led to improvements in gender equality and the enjoyment of our human rights.
We count on UN Women and member states to stand with us in ensuring our seat at the decision-making table  so that we can make sure that nothing is discussed about us without us.

Mar 17, 2015   Cheryl Desmond <ctaydes@gmail.comwrote:

Hola Marta,

Excellent article and important reading. Have sent to MU for your collection.
Thank you.
Cheryl

2015, Marta Benavides <tlalibertad@gmail.com> wrote:

SALUD TO EACH AND ALL.. BE WELL.. PLS READ AND SHARE..MARTA

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

 Global Education Magazine <globaleducationmagazine@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2015
Subject: Re: MARTA – THE VOICE OF RURAL WOMEN REACHING OUT TO ALL – MARCH 8 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY To: Marta Benavides <tlalibertad@gmail.com>
Dear Marta,
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

1st) Millennium 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> wrote:
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.

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