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Dec. 8th is Gender Day at COP21

Tuesday, December, 8th is Gender Day at #COP21. It’s the second week of COP. Although negotiations towards the expected legally-binding “Paris Treaty” began five years ago in Durban in 2011, ‘gender equality’ is still not included in the operative section in the new climate agreement. The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice needs your help to demand gender equality in the UNFCCC climate negotiations.

We’ll be taking action for #womenclimatejustice inside and outside of the negotiations on Gender Day. Join us IRL or online to take action for the climate. Here’s how:

INSIDE

+ 9:00 – 10:00 am, Women’s Caucus, Hall 4, Observer Room 9 – A daily meeting of delegates advancing gender rights in the UNFCCC. Learn more about the crucial elements of including gender rights in the agreement text and use the prep time to write a demand for world leaders to take action for #GenderCOP21 #womenclimatejustice.

+10:15 – 10:45 am, Stand for Gender Equality, Red Eiffel Tower at the end of “Champs Elysees” Pathway – Singing with choreography, individual testimonies from women climate leaders, multilingual signs with our demands, and an invitation to delegates to stand for #genderequality. Wear purple and green.

+11:00 – 13:00, Women Gender Equality, and Climate Change, India Pavilion, Le Bourget
– A side event showcasing women and gender issues with regard to agriculture, disaster risk reduction and energy in India. Talks and presentations focusing on women’s work with climate-sensitive natural resources, the impacts of climate change and of adaptive agriculture on women as well as gender in India’s climate policies. Inaugural Remarks by Honorable Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mr. Prakash Javdekar, and additional speakers.

+11:30 – 13:00, Gender Just Climate Solutions, Hall 4, Observer Room 1
– Presentations from women and men around the world on their practical solutions for climate change; the launch of a new publication highlighting more than 30 transformative solutions for climate action; speakers will discuss the principles and policies needed to ensure that solutions advance rights, equality and environmental integrity.

+16:45, From Global Commitments to Local Action: National Approaches to Mitigating Climate Change and Advancing Gender Equality, Observer Room 1 The Government of Liberia, in collaboration with the Government of Finland, Peru and Mozambique, IUCN, ENERGIA and WOCAN are hosting the event.

+18:00 pm – 13:00pm, Gender Day Press Conference, Press Conference Room 3 or stream it live here – What is Gender Day? Why does it matter? What are some top solutions that women leaders from around the world have created for climate change? Tune in to find out more.

OUTSIDE

+10:30 – 18:30, Endorse The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice, Climate Generations Area, Women & Gender Constituency booth – Come over to the WGC booth to endorse the call for #womenclimatejustice! Take a photo, endorse the call, and share on social media to encourage your community to join.

+11:00 – 12:30, Promoting Low-Carbon Development Pathways with a Gender Focus, Salle 3 – Join this discussion organized by All India Women Conference (AWIC), INFORSE, and Climate Action Network with remarks from Kalyani Raj, an expert on mitigation and technology from AWIC.

+13:30 – 16:30, Policy & Action for a Just World, Climate Generations Area, Women & Gender Constituency booth – A showcase of the linkages between gender and climate change, highlighting a narratives for system change, and stories from women’s rights activists from around the world. Speakers include: Ulrike Roehr, Kate Lappin, Titi Sorentoro, Sabine Bock, Ursula Rokova, Flavia Cherry, Alina Saba, Tess Vistro Reem, Gotelind Alber.

+14:00 – 15:00, Film Screening: Effects of mining on indigenous people in the Philippines, Climate Generations Area, Women & Gender Constituency booth
– Hosted by Tess Visotro of Amihan.

+16:00 – 18:00, Film Screening: Women & Climate Change, Climate Generations Area, Women & Gender Constituency booth – Hosted by Claire Greensfelder, The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice.

+18:00 pm – 13:00pm, Gender Day Press Conference, Press Conference Room 3or stream it live here
– What is Gender Day? Why does it matter? What are some top solutions that women leaders from around the world have created for climate change? Tune in to find out more.

Not in Paris? Not a problem! Join us on social media for an all-day tweet-a-thon.

+Keep your eyes on the following accounts: @womenglobalcall @WEDO_worldwide @femtaskforce @worldwewant2015 @WGC_climate

+Use the campaign hashtags: #womenclimatejustice #WhatWomenWant #GenderCOP21 #COP21 #AfricaWomenCOP21

+Try some of these sample tweets or use your own!

I’m joining @femtaskforce @womenglobalcall @worldwewant2015 tweetathon today to envision #womenclimatejustice #WhatWomenWant #COP21

It’s time to tell world leaders #whatwomenwant #cop21 – we want #womenclimatejustice @femtaskforce @womenglobalcall @worldwewant2015

Join me @femtaskforce @womenglobalcall @worldwewant2015 tweetathon and share your vision #womenclimatejustice #WhatWomenWant #COP21

December’s campaign theme is Climate Justice. What other events and actions do you have planned in December? Share them now on the campaign website.

We do not give up on our beautiful planet. We do not give up on a future for every species. We will never give up on our campaign for climate justice.