Juliana Vélez is currently Advocacy and Projects Associate at the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) where she provides strategic support to a key set of programs related to WEDO’s advocacy and women’s leadership programs on climate change in particular, the Mobilizing Women for Climate Justice Project. Some key aspects of this project include, coordinating the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice Campaign and the Young Feminists for Climate Justice Group as well as the following focus areas: just transition, peace and conflict, gender-just solutions, amplifying women’s voices from frontline communities, Indigenous Women’s rights, and environmental human rights defenders. Juliana, originally from Colombia, South America, holds an MS in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance with a Gender Studies specialization from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.
The proposed session approaches gender-responsive climate policy and action in a broad manner, focusing on both 1) the processes of drafting and implementing policies; and 2) the outcomes of such policies. The presentations by the convening organizations will provide an introduction to each of the discussion topics, through sharing relevant research findings and experiences from […]