Gender equality, restoration and land rights are interrelated issues that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions worldwide. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of land degradation, as they often depend on land for their income, food production, #water supply and fuel. Multi-faceted challenges limit their ability to protect and restore land and to benefit from its resources.
RESHAPING HER: A two-year reflection journey on the realization of a gender target in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
Sharon Ruthia, a former intern with Policy Team in Women4Biodiversity recounts her journey from being engaged in the GYBN Kenya Chapter to realising a gender targer in Kunming-Montreal GBF
Many stories of women’s traditional roles in biodiversity and agriculture are yet to be told. The limited visibility of women in policy and decision-making spaces related to natural resource governance and biodiversity is also mirrored in how their roles, knowledge and care for the land and its resources are often overlooked in many narratives.
Brief Report: The resumed first session of the ad hoc open-ended working group (OEWG) on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution
February 10, 2023 Reposted from Gender & Chemicals Article by Anna Holthaus Entrance OWEG-1.2, Bangkok, photo by IISD/ENB. The resumed first session of the ad hoc open-ended working group (OEWG) on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and… Read More »Brief Report: The resumed first session of the ad hoc open-ended working group (OEWG) on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution
GENDER AT COP 15: Weaving human rights and gender equality in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework
WHAT: A programme where Parties, stakeholders, and observers will talk about advancing women’s rights and gender equality in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Also in the programme is the exhibit of the She Shapes Biodiversity photo contest winners and finalists, and activities like mural painting.… Read More »GENDER AT COP 15: Weaving human rights and gender equality in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework
At the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), #WomenatCOP15 had a platform for their voices to be amplified, the Women’s Hub. The Women’s Hub at Room 220C in Place Quebec, Palais des Congrès de Montréal … Read More »Women’s Hub daily events at CBD COP 15
CBD COP15 Side event Date: 9 December 2022Time: 18:15 – 19:15 (GMT-5)Place: Marie Khan Room #513AMontreal, Canada *Interpretation to Spanish and French*Lunch provided OBJECTIVE Identify synergies between women’s organisations and national governments for the effective implementation of the post-2020 Gender Plan of Action. OPENING REMARKS… Read More »Ingredients to operationalise the post2020 Gender Plan of Action
This is a guest post by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) this 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has been conducting a series of activities to combat violence against Indigenous Women. We have conducted research on… Read More »AIPP and NIWA’s efforts to combat violence against Indigenous Women
The UNCBD Women’s Caucus held an open webinar on 26 October 2022, its last preparatory session toward CBD COP15, intending to introduce the basics of the Protocols and to reflect on key topics that will be discussed during Cartagena Protocol MOP 10 and Nagoya Protocol… Read More »UNCBD Women’s Caucus ROAD TO CBD COP 15: Webinar on Cartagena & Nagoya Protocols
Guest article by Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition Women’s groups and many other actors have frequently highlighted the need for more coherence between climate and biodiversity policy. Yet, sadly, several bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) continue to ignore discussions in… Read More »Women contribute to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance discussion on nature-based solutions