WECF publication: Municipalities as active drivers of gender-just and sustainable development

By Katharina Habersbrunner, WECF Germany Together, the European Charta for Gender Equality and Agenda 2030, with its transformative character, offer useful guidance for local and regional governments to create more equal and sustainable cities and communities. As a result of the increasingly accessible and green city developments, and more knowledge and openness to the concepts […]

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Launch website Women2030

By Chantal Van den Bossche, WECF On 8 March, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) will launch the Women2030 website, on the day we celebrate women across the world and our mother planet. The #women2030 project is being implemented in 52 countries across different regions of the world. It is led by a coalition of 5 women and […]

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WOMEN OF THE WORLD ON STRIKE: the Spanish Platform of NGDOs (CONGDE) supports and joins the International Feminist Strike on 8 March

By Maria Gonzalez, Futuro en común Last year Argentine feminists called for an international partial strike under the slogan “Not one less, we want ourselves alive”. Millions of women went out into the streets in 70 countries to make visible our demands for productive and reproductive work, areas in which our presence is essential and […]

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Portuguese Civil Society committed to promote women’s empowerment

By Pedro Cruz, NGDO Platform. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is, rightfully, at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That is why, besides SDG 5, there are gender objectives in eleven other Development Goals. Civil society organisations are clearly frontrunners in promoting women’s empowerment as a social justice issue and to achieve […]

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Celebrating Women Farmers – the Gatekeepers to Food Security – on International Women’s Day

By Niamh Holland-Essoh, IFOAM Women farmers play a fundamental role in ensuring food security particularly in rural societies but lack of access to training and resources often results in yields up to 30% lower than those of male farmers. Although women are responsible for about half of the world’s food production, female nutrition indicators, across […]

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Building momentum: the need of including all women for real gender equality

By Alba Gonzalez, CBM Every year on 8 March, the international community celebrates International Women’s Day, which, according to the UN, recognises women’s achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Currently, women rights are being more and more recognised. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes the need for […]

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