To celebrate the International Day of Biological Diversity and to promote the gender-responsive implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework through grassroots women working towards this goal through restoration and biodiversity governance, Women4Biodiversity held the event “From Agreement to Action: Ways forward for gender equality and women’s rights in building back biodiversity” on 18 May 2023.
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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
Women4Biodiversity, the UNCBD Women’s Caucus, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, offers this space where good practices, lessons learned, and concrete ways forward will be shared for all actors interested in implementing immediately and effectively the GPA on the ground in collaboration with women’s organisations and leaders.
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.
Event: IDB 2023, “From Agreement to Action: Ways forward for gender equality and women’s rights in building back biodiversity”
A hybrid event featuring a high-level moderated discussion to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity 2023
Indigenous Peoples around the planet play a key role in taking care of the world’s biodiversity for the goodness of all humanity. Indigenous Peoples’ territories are rich with biodiversity, and we nurture harmony between our existence and theirs.
A virtual roundtable on gender justice and biodiversity TEXT BY AMELIA ARREGUIN In 31 March, the UNCBD Women’s Caucus and the Convention on Biological Diversity hosted a virtual roundtable “How to update NBSAPs and develop national reports gender-responsively?” with the objective to provide concrete paths… Read More »HIGHLIGHTS: How to update NBSAPs and develop national reports gender-responsively?
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 in line with the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,” Women4Biodiversity held live interviews on 8 March, with women bridging technology and innovation to rural communities. Susana Arrechea, global programs director of Californian technology start-up New Sun… Read More »HIGHLIGHTS: Enabling Her with Tech International Women’s Day live interviews
The parallel event, Driving Land Restoration in Rural Communities through Feminist Climate Justice, organized and moderated by the Green Hope Foundation last 14 March at the recent Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 67), enabled a very important discussion and exchange on gender and climate justice, and land restoration in rural communities.
The 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5) wrapped up last March in Vancouver, Canada, on the traditional territories of the host First Nations – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) – following days full of inspiring and thoughtful discussions. While significant progress was made, especially regarding the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ central role in marine stewardship, the authors still feel that more could have been done to highlight broader issues of justice, including gender equity. This blog post offers some insights into what was said about gender, equity and justice at the Congress. It offers a few reflections on how we can ensure greater (re)focused attention on these topics in upcoming work on marine stewardship.