GGCA Members Celebrate International Women’s Day

GGCA Members from around the world are taking actions and making statements to honor International Women's Day:

Maria Alejandra (Majandra) Rodriguez Acha, the Young Feminist Fellow at WEDO, penned an article for the Huffington Post on young feminists and climate change, "How Young Feminists are Tackling Climate Justice in 2016, WEDO/FRIDA."

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves put together a social media toolkit to help others spread the word on International Women's Day and collected quotes from influential men on the importance of clean cooking.

WECAN is on the ground in Ecuador helping women of the Amazon defend their homeland. You can sign their petition to stand in solidarity with the women of Ecuador here.

CARE published profiles of five women who are stepping up for climate action and shared their submission for the UNFCCC SBI on gender-equitable, rights-based, participatory adaptation.

WOCAN has answered Melinda Gates' call for a focus on time poverty with W+.

IUCN is reminding us of the importance of biodiversity in women's lives and how women's role as primary land and resource managers is the key to successful biodiversity policy.

The CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network shared recent research on overcoming gender-restrictive norms in agriculture to help women benefit more from the work they do. The CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) also released a photo essay on its website, "Women Taking Action on Climate Change in Agriculture." CCAFS's Sophia Huyer published an op-ed to shed light on African women's role in saving agriculture from climate change.

Cristina Triado from the International Union for Nutrition Scientists made a statement focusing on climate change, the right to health, the right to food and gender equality at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council discussion on climate change.

The Convention on Biological Diversity has a new fact sheet on Gender Perspectives on Biodiversity. Did you know that gender-balanced community groups perform consistently better in all forestry functions?

RECOFTC used awareness-raising e-cards on social media to get the word out about why women matter in forestry. They also shared a news brief on their work in gender-inclusive communication.