UNFCCC Climate Dialogue Special Event: Gender-transformative climate action from the ground

The Women and Gender Constituency and WECF invite you to celebrate with us the 5th anniversary of the ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions Awards’ in a Special Event part of the UN Climate Change Dialogues 2020: “Gender-transformative climate action from the ground” When: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CET Please register here: https://bit.ly/2Hxs51o Languages:… Read More

Race-to-zero event: Gender-Responsive and Socially Equitable Resilience

Our event has 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 this event. We have convened three times to discuss how to ensure gender-responsive and socially equitable resilience with slightely different focus each date… 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

COP 25 Decision On Markets More Important Than Human Rights

For Immediate Release 06 December 2019 COP 25, Madrid, Spain After the first week of climate negotiations at COP 25, it becomes clear that governments are willing to compromise Human Rights to adopt rules on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement that will endanger human rights and harm the environment in the name of climate… Read More

Women and Gender Rights Activists Demand Climate Justice at COP 25

Download Here: ENGLISH Women and Gender Rights Activists Demand Climate Justice at COP 25 For Immediate Release 04 December 2019 COP 25, Madrid, Spain Women and gender rights defenders from over 30 countries are at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain to demand governments deliver on the 5-year Lima Work Programme on Gender by implementing a… Read More

WGC Issue Briefs

You can access the Women and Gender Constituency Issue Brief PDFs below:

WGC Opening Intervention at COP25

  Thank you Chair, my name is Antonia Zambra, from Chile, and I speak on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency. We come today in solidarity with feministas who are with allies, hosting the Cumbre de los Pueblos. Women and feminists have been on the frontlines of the protests in Chile, as they are… Read More

WGC Feminist Demands at COP25

Download here: ENGLISH | SPANISH | FRENCH At COP25, the WGC demands Parties to: Deliver on a 5-year Lima Work Programme on Gender with a robust Gender Action Plan; Deliver on ambition, including finance; Effectively address loss and damage and climate-induced migrations; Place communities over markets; Preserve the ocean; Ensure gender-responsive action under the Koroniva Joint… Read More