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WECF and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Breast Cancer: Policy and Prevention

WECF training programmes and capacity building on gender and sustainability

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

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

WECF representation in international and UN policy processes

Safe and Sustainable Sanitation for Women and Girls

EDC Free Coalition Public Consultation

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

WHO European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

EVENT: WHO 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Ostrava

EVENT: Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Conference of the Parties, 2017

EVENT: Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards, COP22, Marrakesh

EVENT: WECF on the road to the COP22

Women and Gender Constituency at UNFCCC

Women's Global Call for Climate Justice

EVENT: WECF at the COP21

Don't Nuke the Climate - Paris 2015

Gender E3 Working Group in the European Parliament

Women and Gender Constituency at COP20 Lima, Peru

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

The Golden Nuclear Fuelrod Award

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

Children's Environmental Health Award 2010

Children's Environmental Action Plan for Europe

REACH - Eliminating Toxic Chemicals in the EU

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)

| WICF Campaign

Countries: Worldwide
Issues: Climate & Energy; Gender & Rights
Duration: 09/2014 - 09/2016

Women’s rights and gender justice should be core elements of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). That is the view of the Women and Gender Constituency, which is doing its best to ensure this will become true.

Over the past several years of the international climate change negotiations it has been established and agreed by governments across the world, who are Parties to the UNFCCC, that gender equality and ensuring women’s human rights are necessary to effectively act on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The UN’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will only succeed through the promotion of rights and justice and the full participation of women. We are working to ensure that women’s rights and gender justice are core elements of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Representing women’s and environmental civil society organizations at the annual Conference of the Parties,

The Women and Gender Constituency is fighting to ensure women’s voices and their rights are embedded in process and results of the international framework for a sustainable and just future.As one of the nine formal constituencies to the UNFCCC, the Women and Gender Constituency is working hard to ensure that the voices of women and a gender perspective will be included in the process and results of the international framework that should secure a sustainable and just future.

According to the Women and Gender Constituency the full participation of women and the promotion of rights and justice is needed in order to ensure that the efforts of the UN to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will become a success.

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Members of the Women and Gender Constituency are All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) Asia-Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APFWLD), Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st), ENERGIA, part of the ETC,  FoundationLIFE- Education Environment Equality e.V.GenderCC, Global Forest Coalition,  Huairou Commission, International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), Youth Action for Development (AJED-CONGO)

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