Landesa

Landesa (Rural Development Institute) is an international non-governmental organization that fights poverty and provides opportunity and security for the rural people living in extreme poverty through the power of land rights. The impacts of secure land rights cut across the spectrum of global development and human rights concerns– from health to economic growth, from women’s empowerment to political stability. Landesa is one of few global organizations dedicated to promoting secure land rights as a path to social justice and gender equality. Founded in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Landesa has helped secure land rights for more than 120 million families in over 50 countries. In 2015, Landesa was awarded the Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the largest humanitarian prize in the world, in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering. Landesa currently has active projects in India, Myanmar, China, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique. The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights reinforces Landesa’s commitment to gender-responsive land reforms and advocacy.

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All India Women’s Education Fund Association (AIWEFA)

AIWEFA is an NGO founded in 1929 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi to inculcate a scientific temper in women’s education. In 1932, AIWEFA established the Lady Irwin College, New Delhi.
Today AIWEFA campaigns and mobilizes nationally and internationally through its field projects, seminars, workshops, conferences, publications and networking to bring about a sustainable approach to human development and advancement of weaker sections.

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Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)

WOCAN is a women-led international network that supports agriculture and natural resource management organizations to strengthen women’s leadership and mainstream gender into their internal structures, programs, projects and policies, with the overall goal of contributing to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. WOCAN has been active at the COP negotiations, including hosting a side event on the establishment of a W+ Standard to measure results for women.

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Huairou Commission

The Huairou Commission builds the capacity of grassroots women’s organizations to wield collective influence for sustainable, gender equitable and pro-poor development, including at international levels. The Huairou Commission supported the grassroots leader Winrose Nyaguthi Mwangi, of GROOTS Kenya, to speak at the COP in Durban for a high-level event on gender-sensitive climate finance.

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GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice

GenderCC aims to fully integrate gender justice across climate change policy. It works to raise awareness, build knowledge and capacity of decision makers, and empower women, youth and grassroots organisations to develop effective climate protection and adaptation policy. At the COP in Bali, GenderCC published several position papers which contributed to expressions of commitment to gender justice from a number of stakeholders.

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ENERGIA, part of the ETC Foundation

ENERGIA works in Africa and Asia with gender and energy networks to build sustainability of energy services and human development opportunities for both women and men. In 2009 ENERGIA co-coordinated an international alliance to include gender considerations and language in the negotiation process towards the COP negotiations in Copenhagen; achieving the first ever gender responsiveness in negotiation texts. In 2010 ENERGIA continued its work at the COP negotiations in Cancun, to ensure gender responsive measures in mitigation and technology transfers.

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