Gender responsive environmental policy

Women4Biodiversity is working in addressing women’s rights in biodiversity related discussions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The main goal is to ensure a gender-responsive biodiversity agreement. It further aims to harness the strength of the collective voices of women groups, networks and their agencies to develop and follow-through an advocacy strategy at the CBD to achieve the goal with the realization of the needs to identify and strengthen synergies with other relevant biodiversity related agreements to be coherent, supportive, collective in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in these international discussions.

Women’s Leadership

Women4Biodiversity coordinates the CBD Women Caucus and recognizes the fundamental need for women’s equal participation in biodiversity related decision-making. There are always efforts being put forth to advocate to the SCBD the need to support the participation and leadership of women in the UN biodiversity negotiations, particularly from countries most impacted by environmental degradation and climate change.

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"Rural women cultivating good food for all."
Last weekend, Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Secretary Elizabeth Maruma Mrema delivered a statement fitting not just for #InternationalDayofRuralWomen but also for #WorldFoodDay.

Women should be included in biodiversity solution @UNBiodiversity @mremae @BasilevanHavre @epsycampbell @beatrizargimon @SREnvironment @Sida @WWF @farnargentina @IWRAW_AP

Women's roles in biodiversity use and conservation are essential, and thus a separate target on gender is needed in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This was emphasized by the #CBDWomenCaucus at the #COP15 in Kunming, China.


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