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GCAP Statement on Forests, Food, & Nutrition

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Forests are Key to Ending Malnutrition & Hunger

But UN Members Would Allow 10 More Years of Deforestation!!

Forests can reduce, end global hunger, according to the new report launched on 6th May, 2015 during the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York. It is a bold claim, and the report, published by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), doesn't shy away from the enormity of the problem it seeks to address.

Some 805 million people — one in nine citizens of Earth — are undernourished, primarily in Africa and Asia. At the same time, between 1.2 and 1.5 billion people worldwide depend on forests for all or most of their diet and livelihood, according to the report. This suggests that if countries with big forest-dependent populations adopt national policies and land-use strategies that support the planting of multi-functional trees to provide food, timber, fuel wood, medicine, and a host of environmental services, they could do much to ensure access to safe, nutritious food for all. Agro-forestry, like agro-ecology, is important to achieving UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge!

Click here for the full statement.

GCAP Solidarity with Nepal

A call to prioritize marginalized and excluded people in Nepal

After the earthquake in Nepal: Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) calls on the  international community to work with local civil society to reach and deliver aid to marginalised and excluded communities  in remote areas.

“Even after a week, immediate relief has not reached remote areas” reports Daya Sagar Shrestha today, the Director of the NGO Federation of Nepal. “People in 10 districts are facing serious humanitarian challenges. The number of deaths has crossed over 5000 and hundreds of thousands of people have been wounded.”

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) expresses wholehearted solidarity with the people of Nepal and hopes that the nation gains the strength to overcome this disaster. GCAP recognises the efforts of the Government of Nepal but the extent of the humanitarian crisis and limited resources there needs timely and quality support from international organizations.

For full statement click here.

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Release the five Women Activists now!

               

 

We condemn the illegal detention of young feminist activists in mainland China and call for their immediate release!

Instead of reminding the world of the historic importance of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and its own contribution and commitment to the same, the Chinese state chose to illegally detain five young feminist activists. In a clampdown, prominent activists, Li Tingting (also known as Maizi), Wei Tingting, Wang Man in Beijing, Wu Rongrong in Hangzhou, and Zheng Churang (also known as Datu) in Guangzhou, have been detained.

The arrests were triggered by the five young women preparing stickers printed with sentences in Chinese such as “Stop sexual harassment, let safety be with you, me and her” and “Run police run, arrest those who commit sexual harassment!”, which they planned to distribute on 7 March in the streets of their cities.

Launch of action/2015!

30 GCAP National Coalitions participated in the launch of action/2015 (in addition to GCAP Europe, the Global Secretariat and Council, the Feminist Task Force and the Socially Excluded Task Force of GCAP) - on the streets and on social media.

30 GCAP National Coalitions participated in the launch of action/2015. Also GCAP Europe, the Global Secretariat and Council, the Feminist Task Force and the Socially Excluded Task Force of GCAP launched action/2015 - on the streets and on social media.

A Red Flag for the United Nations

Ahead of this year's Post-2015 negotiations, GCAP is issuing a Red Flag to the United Nations:

 

A RED FLAG FOR THE UNITED NATIONS

The Good, Bad & Ugly 

of the UN Secretary General's synthesis report, "The Road to Dignity"

What UN Member States Need to Know

 

Action/2015 - Launching Today

BE PART OF THE ACTION! 
 
We are launching the action/2015 campaign today! Across the globe, in some 50 countries - from Nicaragua to Indonesia to Tanzania - GCAP National Coalitions and Task Forces together with other civil society activists launch action/2015 to end poverty, inequalities and climate change. 
 
  • Join the digital launch with GCAP on twitter on 15th January from 2:30-3:00 GMT for a discussion of 15 solutions for 2015.  Bring your questions, answers, comments and share with your coalitions, organisations, friends, family and colleagues. 
  • Use the #action2015 and help us Tweet about how to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.