WGC Training Session with Moroccan NGOs


The Women and Gender Constituency, in collaboration with the National Human Rights Council Morocco, is pleased to announce a two-day capacity-building training on “Gender and Climate Change” from 19-22 July 2016 in Rabat, Morocco. The workshop will raise awareness of the interlinkages between gender and climate change and ensure that women’s voices are heard and their rights… Read More

Launching the 2nd Call for Gender-Just Climate Solutions!

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The Women and Gender Constituency is very pleased to invite you to participate in the ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ initiative for the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP22) in Marrakech! The Women and Gender Constituency of UNFCCC and other women, gender and human rights advocates have been actively pushing world leaders to ensure a just… Read More

The Women and Gender Constituency at SB44


BONN, Germany — The Women and Gender Constituency is active at the Forty-Fourth session of the UN Climate Change Conference beginning on Monday, May 16th in Bonn, Germany till Thursday, May 26th. The meetings mark a start in preparation of the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement which was signed by almost 150… Read More

WGC Welcomes New Member!


The Women and Gender Constituency is pleased to welcome its newest organizational member, and longtime advocacy partners, The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW). ARROW is a leading network in the Asia-Pacific, and within global networks, making connections between women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, economic and environmental justice.

A Reality Check on the Paris Agreement: Women Demand Climate Justice


A Reality Check on the Paris Agreement from the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) 12 December 2015 As the Women and Gender Constituency we came to this process asking one question: what is the purpose of a global climate agreement if not to save people and the planet? We see that the world wants hope, that… Read More

‘Gender-Just Solutions’ Publication

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PARIS, France (Dec. 8, 2015) – The Women and Gender Constituency is proud to launch a ‘Gender-Just Solutions’ publication, highlighting over 30 technical, non-technical and transformative solutions for climate action. We know the solutions to a more sustainable future already exist. It is time to showcase them far and wide, and demand change! The Gender Just… Read More

WGC Response to Draft Agreement

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NEW – 8 December 2015, 10am Please find attached the WGC Response to ‘Draft Paris Outcome’, Version of December 5th, 15.00, including the Reflections note. Please circulate it widely with your contacts in governmental delegations. WGCResponse7Dec

Opening interventions at COP21

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PARIS, France (Dec. 1, 2015) – On Tuesday, several interventions were held on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency during the opening plenaries at COP21. Bridget Burns from Women’s Environmental and Development Organization (USA) called in the COP opening plenary “for a true act of defiance” that would let us leave this COP committing… Read More

Press Conference: Women Present Key Demands for World Leaders at COP21

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PARIS, FRANCE, November 30, 2015​– On Monday, November 30 at 15:30-16:00, the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) held its first press conference at the Paris UN Climate Talks. Speakers presented their key demands for a just and gender-responsive climate agreement and included: Camille Risler, APWLD (A​sia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development) Kalyani Raj, AIWC… Read More

COP21: Key WGC Events


The Women and Gender Constituency and its members will host/ participate in a number of key events during COP21, please see some below:     A comprehensive mapping of all events by women’s rights advocates or regarding gender and climate change can be viewed here.

COP21: Women’s Pavilion/ ‘Gender-Just Solutions Exhibition’


From 30 November to 11 December, the Women and Gender Constituency will host a ‘Women’s Pavilion and Gender-Just Solutions Exhibition’ in the Climate Generations Area of COP21 in Le Bourget, Paris. The space will aims to: Highlight a ‘gender-just’ climate solutions agenda; highlighting decentralized, locally owned, safe and sustainable climate solutions which work for women and… Read More

A ‘Non-Paper’ for a ‘Non-Effective’ ‘Non-Just’ ‘Non-Equal’ Climate Agreement


As we head into the last negotiations session before COP21, the WGC has drafted a Statement in reaction to the co-Chairs ‘Non-Paper’. DOWNLOAD here A ‘Non-Paper’ for a ‘Non-Effective’ ‘Non-Just’ ‘Non-Equal’ Climate Agreement On October 5th 2015, the co-Chairs of the ADP process released a new “Non-Paper” document including a draft of the Paris agreement… Read More

Women and Gender Constituency Position Paper on the 2015 New Climate Agreement


A just and gender-responsive climate agreement can take different forms, but fundamentally it will; respect and promote human rights and gender equality: ensure sustainable development and environmental integrity; require fair, equitable, ambitious and binding mitigation commitments in line with the principles of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR); call for urgent and prioritized adaptation action and… Read More

Parties call for Gender Equality and Human Rights in Geneva Climate Talks


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (February 8, 2015) Original Post at www.wedo.org– The first meeting of the 2015 climate talks  kicked off today in Geneva, Switzerland. At this meeting, Parties will agree the draft text which will become the foundation for negotiations from now until Paris, COP21, in December– with an eye towards a new global climate agreement. The tone… Read More

RELEASE: Women at COP 20 Blast Failure for Real Action in Lima


Women at COP 20 Blast Failure for Real Action in Lima: “Time to Stop Calling and Start Doing. Leaders, You Have 12 Months to get it Right.” [Lima, Peru; Sunday, 14 December] As COP20 comes to a close, the members of the UNFCCC’s Women and Gender Constituency,representing hundreds of thousands of women and men from around the world, respond… Read More

COP20 Closing Statement: You have negotiated only which lives, communities and lands will be lost!


LIMA PERU (December 14, 2014)– At the close of COP20, two days behind schedule, Carmen Capriles delivered the statement prepared by Marina Parvin, from the Indigenous Mundas community in Bangladesh and representing the Asian Pacific Forum for Women in Law and Development (APWLD), to bleary-eyed delegates around 3:00 AM in the closing moments of the… Read More

COP20 High- Level Segment: support gender equality and climate justice!


LIMA, PERU (December 11, 2014)– Presenting at the close of the High-Level Segment at COP20, WGC co-Focal Point Usha Nair delivered a strong statement on behalf of the Constituency, calling all Parties to support gender equality and climate justice! Read the full intervention below: ————— Thank you, Mr. President. Honourable President, Distinguished Ministers, delegates and colleagues,… Read More

The urgency of our planetary emergency is completely missing in Lima!


LIMA, PERU (December 5, 2014)– As the SBI came to a close in Lima, the Women and Gender Constituency reacted to progress on a new work programme to support implementation of gender-responsive climate policy. Mirna Inés Fernández of Bolivia, underscored the critical importance of gender equality to climate policy. DOWNLOAD here.  We are pleased that Parties,… Read More

Can Lima Close the Gap? No, Not That One!

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Can Lima Close the Gap? No, Not That One! We all know that there are a lot of gaps – from emissions and ambition to finance and capacity – but we’re sorry to inform you that there is one you may have overlooked: gender. Gender is one of the foremost social categories in determining roles, experiences and perspectives in… Read More