Recent News

June 1, 2012

WOCAN orgnized the inception meeting for WLC in South africa on 28 May, 2012. The main purpose of the meeting was to convene a small team to for a brainstorming session on how the Women’s Leadership Circles could be established in South Africa.

May 31, 2012

WOCAN South Africa Coordinator, Sefora Masia and South Africa team member Mr. Sikhalazo Dube attended the meeting held by FANRPAN on May 31, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.

May 28, 2012

The only statement delivered by the Civil Society on the agenda item entitled “Perspectives of Land and Water Resources in a Changing Climate” was by WOCAN.  It was timely because the background document and the ensuing discussions hardly made mention of women and their importance in...

May 2, 2012

Dibya Gurung, WOCAN's Coordinator for Nepal participated in the AWID Forum and shared experiences on rural women's leadership and actively participated in different sessions related to access to and control over resources, climate change, land rights and food security.

May 1, 2012

In partnership with PACT Cambodia, Abidah Setyowati and Phanlany Khamphoui, members of WOCAN's Training Team of Asia, recently facilitated a gender analysis study with staff of the Oddar Meanchey REDD+ project.

April 23, 2012

The civil society organizations, a total of 53 including WOCAN, signed up to IATP's (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy) letter that was submitted to the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) through the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). 

April 18, 2012

WOCAN members are urged to make comments and submit inputs towards the improvement and finalization of the HLPE (High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition ) Report on Climate Change and Food Security.

March 8, 2012

According to FAO, women represent half or more of employees in agro-industries in many countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Kenya and South Africa. Let's celebrate not to forget the women that will feed the ever increasing billions in world population.

March 7, 2012

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Led Negotiations for the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security has been re-opened in FAO, Rome, 5 March, but envisaged to conclude on 10 March. Adoption will...

February 28, 2012

WOCAN's five year Strategic Plan (2011-2015) has two main pillars: 1) Women's Leadership Development; 2) Policy Advocacy. Under the second pillar on Policy Advocacy, a core activity is that of establishing Women's Leadership Circles (WLCs) in several countries of Asia and Africa.