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Mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

  “I want women’s voices to be heard about how climate change is affecting their livelihoods”    

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Moving from commitments to actions: Generation Equality Economic Justice and Rights leaders convene in South Africa

UN Women and the South African government co-hosted the Economic Justice and Rights (EJR) Action Coalition Leaders Retreat from 3 to 5 May 2023, in Pretoria, South Africa. The EJR Action Coalition is one of six Action Coalitions under Generation Equality meant to accelerate gender equality over a five-year timeline. The gathering brought together the 17 entities of the leadership structure of the EJR Action Coalition and was the first in-person meeting since the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico and Paris in June/July 2021.

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Urgent letter in support of Beatriz #JusticiaParaBeatriz

We write this letter in support of a ruling in favor of Beatriz by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of Costa Rica (IACHR) in the Beatriz vs. El Salvador case.

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Supporting women’s entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan

Women’s economic empowerment is an investment with high returns. It improves the conditions of individual women and their families. It lays the groundwork for global gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. It brings fresh perspectives, ideas and energy to businesses and industries. And yet, around the world, women remain underrepresented in formal employment and unable to access the resources necessary to start their own businesses.

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Submission to the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology on the Global Digital Compact

Under The Common Agenda, the UN Secretary General called for a Global Digital Compact to be agreed at the Summit of the Future (September 2024) to “outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all.” Ensuring that women’s rights organizations in all their diversity feed into this process is critical to shape a vision of digital cooperation and governance based on human rights and feminist principles.  In his report to UNGA77, on the 

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Overcoming gender-based violence as a barrier to human rights and environmental sustainability

Our globe counts on each of us to sustainably manage nature—and in every part of the world, women and girls play key roles in nature conservation and climate change action. They are users, managers, and stewards of the land and its resources, leaders raising their voices for the protection and defense of nature, and environmental specialists addressing the most pressing and concurrent crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and degradation.