WEDO AT THE INTERSECTION
Gender equality has been recognized as intrinsic to peace and justice since the founding of the United Nations (UN), but challenges to achieve the same have remained strong within UN negotiations. WEDO was formed when it became clear that women’s voices were missing in the sustainability agenda, even though at the grassroots level, women were leading the struggle to protect forests and rivers, biodiversity and land. Over the last 25 years, WEDO has held governments accountable to their commitments, raised awareness of emerging issues and identified new solutions to global challenges by closely following and engaging in international processes. By connecting the dots between people and policy across regions, WEDO makes transformative change possible.