Mudanças climáticas são uma questão de gênero?
Mudanças climáticas são uma questão de gênero?
Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power and influence and challenges the limited and often disparaging portrayals of women in media.
The film Miss Representation exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths.
In response we created MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action campaign that seeks to empower women and girls to challenge limiting media labels in order to realize their potential.
We are uniting individuals around a common, meaningful goal to spark millions of small actions that ultimately lead to a cross-generational movement to eradicate gender stereotypes and create lasting cultural and sociological change.
It’s 2011, and inequality is still a lifelong experience for girls and women. Women make up the majority of unpaid workers worldwide. Only 15% of landowners and one in five lawmakers globally are women. One out of every 10 babies is born to mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 –almost all of them in developing countries. Violence against women is still widespread.
It’s time to increase women’s economic opportunity and their voice in decision making. But how do we get to equal?
Join the conversation at the World Bank’s Open Forum: Gender – Getting to Equal. The event begins September 20 with a 24-hour global chat and concludes on September 21 with a two-hour webcast debate.
Participate in 3 ways:
1) SUBMIT IDEAS about ways “to get to equal” and overcome gender inequality in your community. Tell your friends to agree with your idea – the most popular ones will be debated during the Open Forum.
2) PARTICIPATE IN THE CHAT FORUM beginning Tuesday, September 20 at 12 pm Washington, DC, time. The ideas will feed into discussions during a 24-hour online global chat forum hosted by gender activists, entrepreneurs, and academics. Sign up for an email reminder on the right.
3) WATCH THE LIVE DEBATE on Wednesday, September 21 at 10 am Washington, DC, time. Hosted by CNN International’s Hala Gorani, a distinguished panel of experts including World Bank President Robert Zoellick and Nike Foundation’s Maria Eitel of the Girl Effect campaign, among others, will continue the discussion about your ideas in a live webcast debate.
More info: http://thinkequal.worldbank.org/
In late October 2011, world population will reach 7 billion people. It is critical that we unleash the power of women and girls to alleviate poverty and accelerate progress on all of our global development goals.
When women are healthy and educated and can participate fully in society, they trigger progress for themselves as well as for their families, communities and countries. Help us raise the profile of women and girls, unleashing their potential and empowering them to be engines of change.
Tomorrow, UNFPA and partners will be hosting a discussion on this matter, and you can be part of it!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
3:00-5:00 p.m. EDT
Lois Quam, Executive Director, Global Health Initiative, U.S. Department of State
Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
A panel of youth advocates including: Phil Hay (moderator), Human Development Network, World Bank; Monique Coleman, Actress, High School Musical, and United Nations Youth Champion; Ronan Farrow, Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State; Alexandra Garita, Program Officer, International Policy, International Women’s Health Coalition; Natalie Imbruglia, Singer, Actress and Ambassador, Virgin Unite; Kakenya Ntaiya, President and Founder, The Kakenya Center for Excellence
A special letter from Ashley Judd, Actress, Humanitarian and PSI Global Ambassador
This event will be live-streamed and posted afterwards at http://www.7billionactions.org.
Or even share your story on the 7 Billion Actions Facebook Wall.
Gender and Sexual Reproductive Rights and Health are definitely in the agenda here at the DPI. I’m at the side-event: “Giving a Voice to Grassroots People – The Fulda-Mosocho Project in Kenya” that is working to prevent Female Genital Mutilation and by preventing FGM is connecting the dots between protecting the planet and giving people the change for a better life.
(You can find more information about the experiences in Fulda-Mosocho Project – www.fulda-mosocho-project.com)
And for those who would like to learn more about the topic, they just shared a UNICEF report called: “The Dynamics of Social Change – Towards abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting in five African countries.” you can download it at the link: http://www.unicef.at/fileadmin/medien/pdf/fgm_insight_eng.pdf
But if you are still not clear about why sexual and reproductive health and rights are imperative to ensure a real sustainable development, check this article with a very clear economic argument also shared in the session! http://www.weibliche-genitalverstuemmelung-ueberwinden.com/Dateien/Release-Konsens-2007.pdf
I just landed in Bonn, for the 64th Annual United Nations Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations associated with the Department of Public Information, on the theme“Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens”.
I´m here to work as a rapporteur for UNFPA particularly trying to advocate for a greater youth participation as well as exploring the linkages with the ICPD mandate. I´m very excited about the next couple of days.
And since the conference works start only tomorrow.. I wanted to share this great article written by my friend Dominic Stucker together with Lisa Marika Jokivirta, that is super worth readying as well as very useful in our advocacy efforts!!!
We’re In This Together
Five reasons why young people are needed to solve the climate crisis.
By Lisa Marika Jokivirta, Doctoral Candidate, Finnish National Graduate School of Environmental Social Sciences, and DominicStucker, Coordinator, Sustainability Leaders Network
We were recently blown away by a young woman from Siberia who singlehandedly took on a group of white-haired experts on climate change. The group of scientists were lauding the use of GPS in monitoring land use change when this young woman politely raised her hand.
“But what use is the GPS to poorer rural communities? The reindeer herders of my native Sahka Republic already know their land. Why develop a dependency on yet another piece of technology, when it seems to me that there are more important development issues at hand?”
Silence around the table; one of those silences that speaks louder than words. Suddenly, this twenty-something year-old defies all the connotations that might come with her “youth” status. She is not apathetic, inexperienced or naïve. She has seen the direct impacts of climate change on her homeland and knows the finger has been pointed in the wrong direction for too long. She doesn’t belong to the almighty “old boys club,” but that is precisely her greatest asset. She also isn’t scared to take them on.
And this young woman from Siberia is not alone. She is part of a larger, global body of young people—students, graduates, researchers, educators and environmental activists between 18-25 years old—who are taking on the world.
Some are even younger. At 15, Mohamad Axam Maumoon of the Malidives was selected from among participants in the Children’s Climate Forum, organized by UNICEF and the City of Copenhagen to participate in the 2009 UN climate change negotiations. In this role, Axam was interviewed by radio host Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!” Concerning the impacts of climate change on vulnerable countries, cultures and peoples, he pointedly asked listeners and negotiators: “On the basis that you know what you are doing is wrong, and you can see that the victim is begging for mercy … would you commit murder?” Reminiscent of then 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s impactful speech at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Axam represents the first of “all generations to come” that she invoked.
If you think we should include young people for tokenistic purposes, think again. There is an unprecedented need to engage them and collaborate across generations for effective climate action. Here are five reasons why.
The numbers speak for themselves. There are more than 1.2 billion people under the age of 25. If they all formed a country, they would be the second largest one in the world. For those who ask why we should take on board their needs, experiences and views, we instead ask: How could we not? There is great power in numbers; and it will be necessary and beneficial to include young people in the mobilization efforts for effective climate change mitigation and adaptation. This is particularly true in the Global South. Almost 90 percent of the world’s young people live in poor countries, those least responsible for and most adversely impacted by climate change. The educational attainment of young people, their decisions about lifestyles, sexual behavior and childbearing, and the transmission of ecological values, knowledge and practices have profound effects on their own lives and on generations to come.
The green economy is largely in young people’s wallets. Young men and women constitute close to one-fifth of the world’s population and their combined purchasing power translates into significant market control. Youth in the U.S. spend or influence the spending of an estimated $300 billion per year, or one-third of all consumer expenses. It would be a mistake not to include young people in the design and implementation of sustainable lifestyles campaigns and awareness raising efforts. Beyond consumption, young people need to be encouraged to take up green jobs. This can simultaneously address unemployment and disenfranchisement among the large youth demographic, and turn linear production systems into sustainable cycles. The UN Environment Program estimates the global market for environmental products and services will double by 2020.
Science alone hasn’t been the solution. Young people and future generations have the most at stake in the climate policy debate. Until now, science-based arguments alone have not produced strong policies. Widespread appeal from young people could make policy-makers reframe their interests in the spirit of intergenerational responsibility and respond with more meaningful climate action. Data coupled with narrative—science with story—may help inspire sound climate policy. Youth represent and can articulate that story, a story that bridges into a future that many current policy-makers will never experience. In so doing, young professionals should not remain outside of decision-making processes but get involved in environmental governance.
Young professionals are a largely untapped resource. Globally, there is a largely untapped resource base of young professionals—highly educated students, educators, and environmental and social activists who want to get more involved. At Earth Charter International, the Costa Rica-based sustainability NGO where we both previously worked, the volunteer-based youth program quickly became the most active arm of the organization. Young people from around the world took initiative to translate policy documents, organize climate rallies, launch tree-planting programs and inspire other volunteers to act both online and on the ground—a diverse range of climate change action at multiple levels of impact. We see similar enthusiasm and talent among young professionals in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Education and Communication, where we volunteer as members of the Young Professionals Leadership Team.
They still think outside the box. Perhaps the greatest power of young people is their tendency towards creativity, innovative thinking and not simply accepting older ideas. Like adults, not all young people are destined or even interested in becoming sustainability leaders. But today’s youth are perhaps the most technologically savvy, socially connected group in history; and their power to envision a sustainable world, identify high leverage strategies, mobilize individuals and affect positive change should not be underestimated. The point is not to train young people to work within the system. The challenge is to open up new spaces for them to share their unique perspectives and transform the systems they have inherited.
According to Albert Einstein, “No problem can be solved by the same level of thinking that created it.” Perhaps this can be extended to question why the “old boys club” that is largely responsible for our present socio-environmental crises remains the dominant voice at the climate policy table. Opportunity lies in cultivating young people’s abilities to engage in systems thinking and analysis, coupled with visioning new ways of being and doing that bring balance to our relationships with one another and our environment. We must give each other permission to be creative and experiment, make mistakes and learn our way together into a sustainable future.
The good news is many organizations, corporations and governments are waking up to the potential of young people to contribute to climate action. Much work, however, remains. The rights and decision-making capacities of young people remain largely unrecognized and they are often denied participation in (particularly higher-level) governance processes where their unique perspectives and innovative ideas could help shape more effective policies.
This is a defining moment, a defining opportunity. We encourage you to ask yourself what your organization is doing to engage young people in climate change action. What opportunities might exist for increasing youth engagement and intergenerational partnership?
Vale a pena conferir o trabalho incrível do Andre Matarazzo e do Gustavo Ferri no curta “Não gosto dos meninos”
O curta foi feito inspirado no movimento “It Gets Better” iniciado nos Estados Unidos depois de uma assustadora sequência de suicidios entre adolescentes que sofriam bullying por serem gays, lésbicas, bissexuais ou transgêneros.
E claro, todas as histórias do curta são reais… pessoas de carne e osso, como eu e você… pessoas com seus sonhos, suas famílias, seus empregos e sua vida… como deveria ser.
Sim, deveria.. mas para algumas pessoas infelizmente não é!
Estamos em 2011, e ainda hoje vivemos em um mundo onde 76 países ainda considera o amor um crime! E mesmo em países menos extremistas, ser da comunidade GLBTT pode custar as pessoas suas casas, seus empregos, suas famílias e infelizmente muitas vezes suas próprias vidas.
E não faltam histórias para ilustrar essa triste realidade!
E apesar de ser um tema ainda tratado como tabu, finalmente está virando política pública aqui no Brasil! O que eu acredito ser um importante passo para a democracia e a cidadania no nosso país.
Reconhecer a união homoafetiva ja foi um grande passo, mas agora vem o principal desafio! Garantir que os direitos da comunidade GLBTT sejam vividos plenamente no dia a dia de nosso país. E pra isso acontecer, precisamos de educação!
Em meio a tanta confusão sobre o tal do “Kit Anti-Homofobia”, que foi vetado pela presidenta Dilma (cedendo a pressão da bancada evangélica no Congresso Nacional, mesmo sem ter ao menos analisado o conteúdo do kit pessoalmente!)… acho que acabamos nos perdendo na discussão!
A mídia esta repleta de artigos, vídeos, acusações… tem lado dizendo que os gays estão querendo “converter” nossas crianças… o outro lado denunciando a homofobia… muitas informações desencontradas, várias versões diferentes do tal conteúdo do kit.
E em meio a tudo isso, esquecemos que o único objetivo – acho que para TODOS nos cidadãos brasileiros – é garantir que todo mundo possa viver bem e ser feliz… vivendo uma vida repleta de amor, respeito, livre de ódio, discriminação e abusos de qualquer natureza.
Realmente uma pena que o tal “Kit Gay” tenha sofrido tanta resistência e oposição… talvez um curta como o “Não gosto dos meninos” possa servir pra lembrar as pessoas, que falar de direitos gays é falar de pessoas reais, de carne e osso, com sonhos, familias, empregos… como eu e como você!
O jornal judaico ultra-ortodoxo “Der Tzitung”, editado pela comunidade hassídica em Nova York, apagou Hillary Clinton da agora famosa imagem na Casa Branca durante a morte de Osama bin Laden por proibir a publicação de fotos de mulheres em suas páginas.
Além da secretária de Estado dos EUA, outra mulher foi apagada na imagem “photoshoppada”. Trata-se da diretora nacional de operações contraterrorismo americana, Audrey Tomason, que aparece mais ao fundo da equipe na sala de controle em Washington.
A comunidade hassídica (também conhecida pelo termo chassídica) é um dos ramos do judaísmo ultra-ortodoxo, e tem suas próprias interpretações dos costumes e leis judaicas. Um blogueiro membro da comunidade postou a imagem em seu site e comentou que anos atrás as mulheres de rabinos ou da comunidade apareciam no jornal de forma censurada, para não serem identificadas. Agora, elas são simplesmente apagadas.
Um rabino ouvido pela CNN disse que o jornal não publicas fotos de mulheres “porque poderiam ser sexualmente sugestivas”.
Claro, Tirar Hillary Clinton da foto faz notícia! mas me questiono quantas outras mulheres simplesmente passam negligenciadas, excluídas ou mesmo “photoshoppadas” diariamente em varias partes do mundo.
Realmente me pergunto, como é possível garantir igualdade entre gêneros e o empoderamento das mulheres em lugares onde nem mesmo nos jornais (feitos para reportar a vida diaria da comunidade) as mulheres podem sequer aparecer. Acho que precisamos refletir mais sobre os limites entre a proteção e exclusão.
The ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspaper “Der Tzitung”, edited by the Hasidic community in New York, erased Hillary Clinton from the famous White House picture during the death of Osama bin Laden because the publication of pictures of women is forbidden on their pages.
Besides the U.S. secretary of state, another woman in the “Photoshopped” picture was deleted. It is the American national director of counterterrorism, Audrey Tomasoni, which appears a bit further behind the team in the control room in Washington.
The Hasidic community (also known by the term Chassidic) is one of the Ultra-Orthodox branches of Judaism, and they have their own interpretations of the customs and
Jewish law. A blogger from the Hasidic community posted a picture on his blog and commented that years ago women from the community appeared in newspapers somehow censored, as not to be identified. Now, they are simply erased.
A rabbi heard by CNN said the newspaper do not publish photos of women “because they could be sexually suggestive.”
Sure, taking Hillary Clinton out of the picture can make some news! But I wonder how many other women are simply neglected, excluded or even “Photoshopped” daily in various parts of the world.
I really wonder how we can ensure gender equality and women empowerment in places where not even in newspapers (made for reporting the daily life of the community) women can appear. I think we need to reflect more about the boundaries between protection and exclusion.
Beliefs apart, governments can no longer ignore the evidences!
16 million girls aged 15 to 19 give birth every year! They are not necessarily prepared to raise a child, but the challenges of teenage pregnancy get even more problematic in developing countries, complications during pregnancy or childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls aged 15-19 in the global south.
Young people aged between 15 to 24 years old also account for 40% of all new HIV infections among adults worldwide in 2008. Which means that globally, we have currently more than 5.7 million young people living with HIV/AIDS. And exactly because of lack of access to protetion and education, every day, 2500 more young people get infected with the disease.
In order to tackle this emergent issue, and fully recognize young people’s sexual and reproductive rights we must achieve universal access to safe and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health care services, which includes access to evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education, in formal and non-formal settings.
According to a United Nations study, sexuality education is far more cost-effective when it’s mandatory and integrated in the formal educational systems.
The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the this six-country study at the meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The study shows that the cost per learner in well established programmes in countries like Nigeria and the Netherlands are significantly cheaper if compared to small pilot programmes in Kenya and Indonesia.
Mark Richmond, UNESCO’s Global Coordinator for HIV and AIDS celebrates that now we have the data and analysis to make a stronger and better informed case for investing in school-based sexuality education programmes!!! He added that this landmark study gives an economic basis to our belief in sexuality education as a key platform for HIV prevention amongst children and young people in the years to come. And this will be a very powerful tool in our advocacy efforts!
But we still have a looooooonnnng way to go!
More and more we are getting creative in strategies to raise awareness among young people, education can be interactive and fun…
And every place has it’s on style:
But there are plenty of good examples online, like this Portuguese TV add, for the HIV Prevention Campaign led by the Health Comissionary in Portugal.
The text of 5 reasons to not wear a condom add in English below:
“a condom – spoils the moment
a condom – takes away the pleasure
a condom – is unconfortable
a condom – is hard to put on
a condom – reduces sensibility
Think twice – Go for adventure – Use a condom”
We just need to facilitate so these kind of information can reach the people who need it!
It’s time for people to loose the fear of talking and about sex and sexuality, specially in formal institutions…
In the very end, things are happening, times have changed, and we need to change and adapt to it!
My friends have sex! I have sex! And we all plan on having much more!
It’s our right to have our sexual and reproductive health respected!
Check out http://www.youact.org/news-article.php?show=m&id=32 for the Joint Youth Statement on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People, created for the UN International Year of Youth, by YouAct, Y-PEER and other partners.