Women

The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is conducting a "Community Report Card" campaign to help people to grade their town or region in four different areas: the natural environment, political systems, social priorities and human development. There is a set of suggested criteria upon which to base the grading, but it is up to the individual community to select the basis for their grades. Once completed the Community Report Card can be used to lobby for change, locally, regionally and internationally.

An Interregional Workshop on the Role of Women in Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Development was held in Beijing, China from 9 to 15 September 1993. It was co-sponsored by the State Science and Technology Commission of China, the All China Women's Federation and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), under the auspices of the UN Department of Economic and Social Development. The workshop aimed to develop concrete project profiles addressing some of the significant issues raised in Agenda 21 as a follow-up to UNCED and run-up to the World Women's Council to be held in China in 1995.

The National Association for Resource Improvement (NARI) in Bangladesh held a Workshop on Women and Environment on 7 September 1993. Its objectives were to adopt Agenda 21 in the context of women in Bangladesh; to coordinate with women's groups involved in environment and development; to adopt an action plan that takes a project/skill sharing approach and to form a Task Force on Women, Environment and Development in order to have an institutional framework to implement Agenda 21.

An International Symposium on Women, Politics, Environmental Action was held from June 1 to 3, 1994, in Moscow, Russia. It was organized by the Russian Association of University Women, Women to Support Ecological Programs (Russia), Foreign Policy Association (Russia), National Peace Foundation (USA), University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Consortium (USA), International Federation of University Women (Switzerland) and some other institutions.

Advancing Conservation, Taking Leadership Action: Weekend Conference Designed for Women Conservationists was held from September 23 to 25, 1994 in Reno, Nevada and from October 21 to 23, 1994 in Fairlee, Vermont. The conference, which was sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and two of its affiliates, the Nevada Wildlife Federation and the Vermont Natural Resources Council, aimed to increase leadership roles of women in conservation.