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Women’s Hub daily events at CBD COP 15

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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  was part of the Action Zone set by the  Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for active participation of all stakeholders present at CBD COP 15 in 9-19 December 2022.

To advance gender equality in biodiversity policy, the UNCBD Women’s Caucus held and hosted various activities at the Women’s Hub from 8-18 December. See an overview of the schedule below:

Below are events particularly organized by Women4Biodiversity and the UNCBD Women’s Caucus

1. Gender and Biodiversity: UNCBD Women’s Caucus policy briefs launch session for COP 15 (8 December)

2. Data Reporting Tool for MEAs – DaRT and Gender  (8 December)

3. Meet and greet with CBD Executive Secretary Elizabeth Mrema (9 December)

4. UNCBD Women’s Caucus conversation with David Boyd on women, girls and their right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment (12 & 14 December)

5. Women4Biodiversity orientation on Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) (14 December)

6. UNCBD Women’s Caucus breathing and reflection circle (18 December)

Other events held by partner organizations and UNCBD Women’s Caucus members

  1. The dangers of state capture and false solutions by Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) (9 December)
  2. Capacity Development as an ingredient for operationalizing the post-2020 Gender Plan of Action, with the case of CABES initiative, by Capacity Development for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (CABES) (9 December)
  3. Together We RISE: Addressing gender-based violence in conservation, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (9 December)
  4. Mobilizing resources for genuinely gender-just, right-based conservation, Global Forest Coalition (11 December)
  5. The GEF Gender Partnership: Contributions to a gender-responsive implementation of the GBF and the GEF projects and programmes, The Global Environment Facility (GEF) (13 December)
  6. Mainstreaming Biodiversity Finance by Climate and Company
  7. Towards an Environmental Democracy with Gender Perspective, FARN and ECO MAXEI (14 December)
  8. Integrating SRHR and family planning to biodiversity, Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD) (15 December)
  9. The responsibility that unites us: Women’s role in bringing justice to the tar sands, Environmental Defence Canada
  10. Exploring youth and women opportunities in biodiversity conservation, Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) Rwanda

See a preview of the Women’s Hub here!

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