If climate change policies are going to be effective, women have to be at the negotiating table. Established in 2009 by WEDO, the Global Gender Climate Alliance (GGCA), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the support of the Government of Finland, the Women Delegates Fund (WDF) supports the participation and leadership of women at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.
Since it’s inception, the WDF has worked with a group of core participants to strengthen leadership capabilities by enhancing the delegates’ knowledge and skills with training in media, communications, and negotiations. These WDF sessions have brought together women from around the world, women who are all working to ensure that women’s rights and human rights remain central to climate change policy.
“Empower Women, Impact Climate
” details the stories of four amazing participants in the WDF. In the brochure, you will meet Patience, an “officially retired” activist from Ghana; Ulamila, who works on behalf of women in the extremely climate vulnerable Pacific Islands; Meena, a women in the overwhelmingly male Nepalese government; and Judie, one of the first women to run for President of Haiti. Their stories of achievement, perseverance, and continued activism serve as inspirations to us all.