VIRTUAL DIALOGUE: Gender-Responsive and Socially Just NDCs (Interpretation into FR/ES)


Virtual dialogue hosted by the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) & members of the YOUNGO Gender Working Group Interpretation into French and Spanish will be provided.  Se proporcionará interpretación al francés y al español. L’interprétation en français et en espagnol sera assurée. Ambitious climate action demands climate justice- and national plans and policies that center… Read More

Webinar Series on Funding Gender-Just Climate Solutions (with interpretation into French and Spanish)


The Women and Gender Constituency together with partners is organizing our next three-part webinar series: “Funding Gender-Just Climate Solutions”, taking place throughout April. The first webinar, Exploring the funding landscape, will discuss funding opportunities for feminist (grassroots) organizations fighting climate change and building resilient communities. Our second webinar, Improving capacities to access funding, will offer… Read More

Upcoming Funding Opportunities


Women’s led projects and feminist advocacy for climate justice need financial resources. In particular during the on-going Pandemic and interconnected crises we hope that the following information is useful for ensuring proper funding for your activities. Find the upcoming funding opportunities below – sorted chronologically by application deadlines – and more informations by following the… Read More

Feminist Climate Activism in 2021 – events, submissions and information


We continue to live with muli-layered crises globally. Although many conferences and events had been postponed to this year, they will not take place in person but online and call for well-organized virtual feminist advocacy. In this post you will find key important dates, submission deadlines and information to build up strong feminist climate activism… Read More

Gender Just Climate Solutions: Celebrating the accomplishments of 15 award winners on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement


PUBLICATION LAUNCH: Five years after the signature of the Paris Agreement,the Women and Gender Constituency is proud to present the accomplishment of 15 award winners who implement Gender Just Climate Solutions all around the world. They showcase climate resilient and transformative development models that bring multiple social and environmental benefits. We know that real solutions… Read More

The WGC at the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues


The UNFCCC Climate Dialogues were organized by the SB chairs Tosi Mpanu Mpanu (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Marianne Karlsen (Norway), in collaboration with the COP 25 Presidency and incoming COP 26 Presidency and  took virtually place between 23 November to 4 December 2020. During the dialogues the network of the Women and Gender Constitueny… Read More

Race-to-Zero Events: Gender-Responsive and Socially Equitable Resilience


Our events have been part of the Race-to-Zero dialogues that took place from 9-19th November 2020. The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) co-organized these events. We convened three times to discuss how to ensure gender-responsive and socially equitable resilience with slightly different focus each date to… Read More

The WGC’s Webinar Series: “Communications for Gender Just Climate Action”


The Women and Gender Constituency organized a three-part webinar series on “Communications for Gender Just Climate Action” in October 2020. This series was designed for anyone working on gender and climate change, regardless of your previous communications experience. Webinar 1: Digital Advocacy, introduced the series. Neha Gupta of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law… Read More

The WGC’s “Advocacy for Gender Just Climate Action” Virtual Event


The Women and Gender Constituency organized the webinar “Advocacy for Gender Just Climate Action” on July 31st from 11:00-12:30 UTC. This was the first of several planned events this year both showcasing and addressing designers and implementers of gender just climate solutions. Climate ambition does not only refer to mitigation commitments but to transforming climate… Read More

Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes


photo credit: NAP Global Network, International Institute for Sustainable Development The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network has published it’s second synthesis report Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process provides an unprecedented opportunity to reduce vulnerability to climate change, while also redressing social and gender… Read More

New Video Launched: Global Feminist Climate Advocacy


April 21, 2020 The current COVID-19 pandemic reveals the inequalities and weaknesses of our existing exploitative economic and societal models. Now more than ever before we have to build in solidarity with our communities and form power and strength in global movements that offer answers to the injustices we face. For decades, feminists from around… Read More

Feminist climate activism in 2020: dates, submission deadlines and information


A new year has got started and we hope that 2020 will raise ambition and bring us closer towards a feminist, just and 1.5°C world! In this post you will find key important dates, submission deadlines and information to build up strong feminist climate activism in 2020. 2020 is filled with major milestones also outside… Read More

For Climate Justice, We Need People Power


Photo by: Anabelle Avril/ WECF The COP25 climate talks concluded in the late afternoon on Sunday – almost two days after its scheduled end time. Civil society watched as Parties attempted to water down commitments to action and ambition in the Paris Agreement, thrust responsibility for loss and damage onto those countries suffering first and… Read More

Advances for Gender Equality at COP25


Photo by: Annabelle Avril-WECF Women and Gender Groups Applaud Gender Action Plan at COP 25 After nearly two weeks of negotiations at COP 25 climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain, the governments have adopted a new 5-year Gender Action Plan (GAP) that progressively builds upon the first GAP, and works to address many of the concerns raised… Read More

Testimonies By Women and Gender Rights Defenders at the Peaceful Protest


‘As I peacefully held onto a banner, several police officers tried to rip the banner from my hands by prying my fingers open and dragging me with them as they pulled the banner but I refused to let go’ Kavita Naidu, Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law & Development —— While in the hall the… Read More

Police Turns Violent at Peaceful Protest by Women


For immediate release 12 December 2019 COP25, Madrid Feminists joined Wednesday’s peaceful protest with indigenous peoples, youth, trade unions and other climate activists to call for more ambition in the current climate negations. The peaceful action calling for human rights and gender equality in climate negotiations turned violent by the police when they used excessive… Read More