To contribute toward its vision for the world, WEDO’s mission is to ensure that women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles-as well as the linkages between them-are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.


WEDO maintains that diversity in leadership drives better policy; that women, as a result of socially constructed gender roles, are often more directly or severely impacted by negative environmental change while also having a unique perspective for creative and appropriate solutions; and that addressing complex environmental problems must incorporate women’s human rights to avoid increasing gender inequality and violence against women and to secure sustainable development for future generations. WEDO’s goals illustrate what that world looks like.


1. Women are empowered to claim their rights as decision-makers, advocates and leaders, especially on issues related to environment and sustainable development

2. Sustainable development policies, plans and practices are gender-responsive, environmentally and socially just, and effectively implemented


Download WEDO’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan here

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