Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

GRASSROOT WOMEN UNITE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

A two day grassroot`s women conference on climate change was organized by Gender CC- Women for climate justice in conjunction with Land Access Movement of South Africa (LAMOSA) on 24 and 25 November 2011 at Saints Hospitality Centre, St. Philomena`s, Durban, South Africa. The conference which was organized in prior to the UNFCCC`S COP17 aimed at Providing a platform for women from different backgrounds to share their challenges and experiences on issues of climate change; to highlight the key needs of grassroots women, particularly in terms of climate financing; to explore opportunities for lobbying and advocacy for inclusive and gender-sensitive national and international climate change policy; to strengthen and rejuvenate grassroots women`s movements and networks; and finally to develop a conference statement in order to bring the demands and interests of grassroots women to the attention of COP 17 and future international climate change negotiations.
The conference which has over 40 grassroots women and 3 grassroots men in attendance drawn from West Africa- Nigeria and in which Nigeria was represented by Centre for 21st Century Issues East Africa, Latin America, Islands and South Africa and representatives of development organisations, NGOs and other groups working on the issues of gender and climate change. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Yvette Abrahams, South African Commission on Gender Equality, she inspired the grassroots men and women
Working groups was established and some key issues were identified some of which include land grabbing, access to resources, access to information, corruption, unemployment etc. After the identification of key issues, strategies, advocacy and networking were recommended to achieve the objectives of the conference. A copy of the statement from the Grassroot women's conference is attached

Downloads

Comments

olutosin's picture

Welldone my Sister

E ku ise o

More blessing on your works...

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative