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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Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)

WEDO is a global women’s advocacy organization aimed at promoting human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. Through building alliances among a range of stakeholders, WEDO works to ensure women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles are central to national and international policies, programs and practices. WEDO has been active in the COP negotiations since 2009; facilitating speakers, running advocacy initiatives, and coordinating the Women Delegates Fund (WDF) that supports women from developing countries to attend. WEDO also successfully co-coordinated an alliance to advocate gender considerations and language in the negotiation process.

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LIFE- Education Environment Equality e.V.

LIFE e.V. works to raise awareness of gender equity in environment and sustainability policy and to integrate it into research, policy-making and environmental organisations, particularly on mitigation in industrialised countries. We prepare position statements and strategies to implement gender mainstreaming, and support effective influence of environment policies from a gender perspective. As WGC founder organisation we have been re-organising women’s involvement in the COP negotiations since 2003, which has led to greater gender integration lobbying and the Women for Climate Justice network which presented a joint position to the COP negotiations in Bali, 2007.

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International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

The International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) is a global network of NGOs and networks which promote the right to learn. By supporting lifelong learning for people to contribute to communities and support social and economic justice, including in gender equality, the environment, cultural diversity and peace. At the COP negotiations in Cancun the ICAE contributed to debates on building more harmonious, democratic relations between communities and the environment.

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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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Global Forest Coalition

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples. The coalition participates in international forest policy meetings and advocacy campaigns, including contributions to the Agricultural Work Programme debates at the UNFCCC, and is a key member of the Environmental NGO constituency.

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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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Asia-Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APFWLD)

APWLD is a network of organizations and groups from across the Asia-Pacific region. The network aims to promote women’s human rights internationally and to empower women and their movements in Asia to claim equality, justice, peace and sustainable and inclusive development. The network supports its members’ capacity, research, advocacy and activism, and is working with the UNFCCC, including strengthening the Loss and Damage mechanism.

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