June 10, 2009

Engendering Climate Change

Posted in announcement tagged , , at 9:51 am by onlinewomeninpolitics

We are happy to announce our gender in climate change blog!

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This blog will provide data, information and other resources related to gender in climate change and disaster risk reduction.

If you would like your blog/web site to be included in our blogroll or if you want to contribute articles/announcements or photos related to gender, climate change and disaster risk reduction, please feel free to email us at onlinewomenregistry@gmail.com.

The blog’s url is http://genderinclimatechange.wordpress.com

Thank you!

May 27, 2009

CAPWIP at the International Conference on Gender and Disaster Reduction, Beijing, China

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CAPWIP’s Executive Director, Sylvia M. Ordonez, together with CAPWIP’s consultant, Lucita Lazo and CAPWIP’s Program Officer, Atty. Yei S. Joaquin, attended the International Conference on Gender and Disaster Reduction held last April 20-22, 2009 at Jianguo Garden Hotel in Beijing, China. The activity was organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the All China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and co-hosted by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs.

More than 260 participants from 43 countries at the ministerial and parliamentary level, along with senior officials responsible for issues related to gender, disaster, risk reduction, environment and development, participated in the conference.

Participants reviewed the progress and challenges of mainstreaming gender perspectives into disaster risk reduction, discussing the issues of decision-making on disaster risk reduction, poverty alleviation, adaptation to climate change and community development.

The conference passed the Beijing Declaration for Action: a set of priorities calling for international cooperation in mainstreaming gender into disaster risk reduction, climate change and poverty alleviation; also greater participation by women in disaster relief work and disaster assistance for women equal to that for men.

The declaration is to be submitted to the international conference on disaster risk reduction in Geneva this June.

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CAPWIP at the 53rd Session of the UNCSW

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CAPWIP, in partnership with the Korean Women’s NGO, hosted a Parallel Event on the topic “Gender Inequality vs. Sharing Responsibility in Asia” during the 53rd UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). The activity was held at the Church Center, UN Plaza New York City USA on March 4, 2009. Speakers in the said event were Dr. Jung Sook Kim, President of CAPWIP,  Hon. Lee Yun Sook, a former MP and Minister of Political Affairs, Republic of Korea, Dr. Joo Jun Hui, Chairperson of  the Women’s Institute of Negotiation and Leadership, Dr. Min Hyunjoo, a Research Fellow from the Korean Women’s Development Institute, Dr. Kay Fusano, President of the Japanese Association of University Women, Dr. Sorosh Roshan, President of the International Health Awareness Network, Dr. Carolyn Sobritchea, Professor at the University of the Philippines and Dr. Ferdous Ara Begum, Member of the UN CEDAW Committee. The activity was sponsored by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Republic of Korea.

Dr. Kim also spoke on the panel for “Gender and Climate Change—An Action Agenda” which was held on March 3, 2009. She presented the Manila Declaration on Gender in Climate Change.

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CAPWIP’s Executive Director Attended the Expert Group Meeting of UN Habitat on Developing the Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) at Nairobi, Kenya

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UN-Habitat invited CAPWIP’s Executive Director, Sylvia M. Ordonez, to attend an Expert Group Meeting that will help develop the Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) for 2008 to 2018. The activity was held at the UN Complex Nairobi, Kenya from January 12-15, 2009.

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The GEAP will guide UN-Habitat in strengthening gender equality and women’s empowerment during the implementation of the six-year Medium Strategic and Institutional Plans or MTSIP from 2008 to 2018. It aims to reduce gender discrimination and promote equal opportunities and outcomes for women and men in human settlements development and foster the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals 3 and 7 on poverty reduction, gender equality and women’s empowerment and environment sustainability.

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The EGM provided experts and UN partners an opportunity to make inputs into and contribute to setting priority areas for actions and defining the strategic direction for GEAP.

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May 22, 2009

Making Governance Gender Responsive (MGGR) Training

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Description: Making Governance Gender Responsive (MGGR) is a generic course that can be adapted and modified to suit the needs of the different countries. The goals of the training are:

  • To enhance the participants understanding of gender and development and governance concepts;
  • Gain appreciation of gender-related governance issues and concerns;
  • Identify gender biases in governance;
  • Acquire skills in identifying and analyzing gender biases and concerns through case examples of strategies and practices to address gender biases;
  • Identify gender biases in the participants’ sphere of influence (a change management approach); and
  • Formulate action plans, both institutional and individual

Inclusive Dates: July 23-30, 2009

Venue: Asian Institute of Management Conference Center Manila (ACCM) Makati City, Philippines

For more information and to download the training’s registration form, please visit:  http://www.capwip.org/training/mggr.htm