New York- May 23rd, 201

Partnership Forum at Rio+20 – Partnerships for Advancing Gender Equality and Sustainability

Thursday, 21 June 2012, 10-1pm

Rio Centro

On the occasion of Rio+20, IUCN, UNEP and UNDESA are co-organizing a session of the Partnership Forum, focusing on Partnerships for Advancing Gender Equality and Sustainability.

WEDO is pleased to collaborate with Sustainlabour – with input from Energia, WOCAN, UN Women, UNDP Gender Team, IFC and more – to coordinate the Jobs hub, exploring one of seven critical cross-cutting themes.

An interactive learning and networking space, the Jobs hub will share overview information and case studies of effective partnerships that both create new livelihood opportunities, as well as empower women and aim to mitigate a gendered ‘green job’ gap. Examples will span North and South, urban and rural, and formal and informal sectors.

WEDO and Sustainlabour have compiled a ‘recommended reading’ list to explore these issues. Download the Resources List here.

Overview factsheets from WEDO and Sustainlabour coming soon – stay tuned!


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