National climate strategies are forgetting about girls, children, and youth
Despite how vocal young people are about climate change, few national climate strategies position children as stakeholders in climate decisionmaking and action. Christina Kwauk, Jessica Cooke, Elisa Hara, and Joni Pegram explain why excluding children, and girls especially, from climate talks and negotiations is a mistake.
Many thanks to Romy Listo, ERA's Project Coordinator, for her attendance/representation at this meeting, & for her informative report.
Commentary: Australia has won high praise for outspoken Aussie determination to prevent weasel words and the language of backlash creep into a key United Nation's document that aims to safe guard women's rights and promote gender equality. ... ... See MoreSee Less
Australia has won high praise for outspoken Aussie determination to prevent weasel words and the language of backlash creep into a key United Nation's document that aims to safe guard women's rights a...
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ERA is currently leading the preparation of the gender section of the shadow report to Australia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and we need you help.
The UPR is a mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) that reviews the human rights records of all UN member States. It is a chance for Australia to engage in a dialogue with other States, NGOs and national human rights institutions about the progress Australia has made in implementing its human rights obligations. As part of the process, we have an opportunity to encourage and influence the Government to improve the protection of human rights in Australia. The UPR process includes a shadow report to the HRC prepared by Australian NGOs. In November next year the UPR working committee will consider Australia’s report, our shadow report and other materials, meet with an Australian delegation to discuss key issues and then make recommendations about actions which should be taken to improve human rights in Australia.
ERA is leading a working group of more than 40 organisations interested in gender equality to prepare a section on the human rights of women and girls for the NGO report. The amount of space allocated for each subject area in the report is very limited - we will have only 300 words in total and can make only 3 recommendations. Other areas have even smaller word limits.
This means we will only be able to report on the most urgent and strategic issues of women's human rights / gender equality. Consequently, we need your help to identify the currently pressing issues affecting women or gender equality and the recommendations you think are most strategic to include in the shadow report.