Gender negotiations at COP25: from taking them for granted to celebrating them, article by ElDiaro

It was very close that COP25 would conclude without a Gender Action Plan. However, after hard advocacy work on these difficult negotiations by the Women & Gender Constituency, and allies such as Mexico, it finally was approved this Sunday. The Spanish newspaper El Diaro reports:

“It could not be that we left Madrid without a GAP. Now we are facing a success, says Sascha Gabizon, director of the WECF (Women Engage for a Common Future) and member of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC), one of the nine groups of stakeholders that are part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In the midst of this mess that seemed irresolvable, feminists got down to work and intensified the pressure. The Women and Gender Constituency began a campaign on Twitter under the hashtag #ActOnTheGap, a hashtag used by decision-makers, and wrote letters addressed to all ministers and ministers to do what is possible to keep the Gender Action Plan alive”

Read the full article by Eldiario here.