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Review of the Beijing+25 National Reports for the Europe Region

UNEP Gender and Safeguards Unit (GSU)

13 Feb 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
13 Feb 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Task
Background and objectives
Requirements
The volunteers will review the Beijing +25 national reports submitted by member States to: i) Identify key emerging issues/trends in gender and environment at sub regional level ii) Identify the regional challenges affecting integration of gender perspectives in environmental management iii) Identify regional areas of success in integrating of gender perspectives in environmental management iv) Assess regional progress in women's active involvement in environmental decision-making at all levels v) Assess regional progress of integration of gender concerns and perspectives in policies and programmes for sustainable development vi) Assess regional progress in strengthening or establishing mechanisms at the national, regional, and international levels to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women
Research
Gender equality and the advancement of women
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (adopted in 1995) is a visionary agenda and guide to the global struggle against constraints and obstacles to the empowerment of women and girls around the world. The Beijing Declaration and Platform (BDPA) identified 12 critical areas of concern where urgent action was required to ensure greater equality and opportunities among the sexes. Women and the environment is one of these 12 critical areas of concern with the following strategic objectives: 1. Involve women actively in environmental decision-making 2. Integrate gender concerns and perspectives in policies and programmes for sustainable development 3. Strengthen/establish mechanisms at the national, regional and international levels to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women In light of its 25th anniversary, member States undertook comprehensive national-level reviews to facilitate the appraisal of its implementation. The reviews included an assessment of current challenges; the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Volunteers: 8 needed
6-10 hours per week / 4 weeks
The volunteers should possess at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Gender Studies, Environment Studies, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field. They should also have strong writing and analytical skills. Familiarity with the gender and environment nexus is preferred.
Europe
English, French, Spanish

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