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The Women and Gender Constituency

Acronym: 
WGC
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WEDO: 355 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017
AIWC: 6, Bhagwan Das Road New Delhi, India

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Knowledge Partner
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Type of organisation: 
Non-governmental organisation

The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 27 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices are heard and their rights prioritized in the fight against climate change. The Women and Gender Constituency represents hundreds and thousands of people across the globe, with advocates from over 60 countries working for gender justice within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Since 2015, the WGC has organized each year during COP the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award which aims at promoting gender responsive climate initiatives conducted in every part of the world. This award has enabled many great gender just climate solutions to be showcased in a publication of the WGC (http://womengenderclimate.org/2017-gender-just-climate-solutions-publica...) and 9 Award Winners to be festively celebrated during an official Award Ceremony at COP21, 22 and 23. You will find below the projects that have been nominated for the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award since 2015, as well as the Award Winners.

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