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Assessing Gender Concerns in Climate Change projects in Arab Countries

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In recent negotiations based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), international geopolitical power dynamics have been reproduced and economic lobby groups, although formally belonging to the group of civil society observers, have commanded a great deal of power. The influence of the rest of civil society on the negotiators has depended greatly on their ability to make themselves heard. This has been attempted by joining large coalitions, holding side events, exhibitions, mobilizations or whenever possible securing an invitation to join the official delegations of their governments. The status quo is unsatisfactory. It raises political, economic and social questions at various levels; from the small scale at the local community level up to the larger scale on the regional and global levels. In this article, the Jordanian agricultural engineer, Fidaa Haddad, reflects on the implication of climate change on gender in the MENA region. She also focuses on some cases such as Jordan who’s becoming a leading country in developing gender and climate change action plans; and Morocco who is taking real steps towards gender equality in climate actions. The author also explains how political fluctuations in Egypt are threatening gender equality.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Fidaa F. Haddad
  • Publishing house : Heinrich Boll Stiftung / Persepctives / Issue 9
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 3
  • Language : English


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Al-Bait Assamed Association Society
Center for Study and Research on Human Rights and Migration
Moroccan Association of Reproductive Health
Center for Women's Studies in Islam (CERFI)
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Benaz Batrawi
Helwan Association for Community Development (Bashayer)
Aman Society Centre for counseling, development and community health
Hope Village Society (HVS)
Jordanian Journalist Association
Horus Foundation for Development and Training
Trajectories for Peace and Development
The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL)
Faculty Affiliate, PHRGE, Northeastern College of Law
Sana Hafsa Consulting Office
Laboratoire de Recherche sur les rapports sociaux et les représentations socioculturelles dans l'espace méditerranéen
National Association for Youth Exchange
Building Bridge Association (BBA)
Libanaises pour l'Egalité
Egyptian Feminist Union – EFU
Women's Network for Mentoring / Networking (RFMN)
Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms M.A.L.I.
Ibsar Association for the Culture and Leisure of blind and visually handicapped people
Hillary Rodham Clinton Center for Women'    s Empowerment (HCC)
Association du Docteur Fatiha (ADF)
FLSH Ain Chock
Voix de la Femme Jemmeliya (VFJ)
Sawa Organization - All Women Together Today and Tomorrow
Sanaa El Aji
Musawa Women’s Study Center
Al Marsa for culture and creativity
Mouna Mtibaa
Université d'  Alger III
Libyan Women Forum (LWF)

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