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Advocacy 2017-09-15T15:03:17+00:00

We  advocate for stronger commitments to gender equality and women’s human rights within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); towards a gender just future. We advocate on the local, regional and international level for a bottom-up approach to the SDGs. Meaning, what is happening on the local level should dictate the dialogue on the global level: “global goals, local actions”.

 

Our advocacy work exists of

  • Capacity-building & meaningful public participation of women
  • Shadow reporting
  • An online gender & SDGs monitoring tool

 

Processes we follow

 

Latest updates

Calling Out Violence Against Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

Opinion article by Jeanette Sequeira published by Truth-Out.  November 29 marks the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. It is a tribute to the thousands of courageous women who stand up for human rights and the environment around the world. Let us call out the violence and repression that these women face in their daily struggles. Women everywhere face multiple forms of violence, and those who stand up to fight for their communities or the environment face unique challenges because of deep-seated discrimination against women [...]

UN summit on SDGs (Jul 2017): Eni Lestari

High Level Political Forum 2017: Eni Lestari, International Migrants Alliance (IMA), delivering an intervention on behalf of the Women's Major Group during session on the review of goals: "thematic review SDG 17: Investing in and financing for SDGs Q&A"Women’s Major Group call upon all the member states NOT TO TRADE WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS WITH MONEY AND VICE VERSA. Women’s rights and means of implementations are indivisible and nonexchangeable. Both are mandatory to achieve the Agenda 2030 and sustainable development. Read it here [...]

UN Summit on SDGs (Jul 2017): Rizal Rozhan

High Level Political Forum on "eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges". Our shadow report consultant from Malaysia, Rizal Rozhan (EMPOWER) speaking on behalf of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, asking his Government of Malaysia about their National Voluntary Review (starts at 2:55:48):

UN summit on SDGs (Jul 2017): Alla Kuvatova

High Level Political Forum  on "eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges". Our shadow report consultant from Tajikistan, Alla Kuvatova (NGO New Panorama) speaking on behalf of the Women's Major Group during the session "Thematic Review SDG 17:Advancing science, technology and innovation for SDGs - Q&A". Over 250 million fewer women are online than men. We want to urgently address the gender gap in access to ICTs and to make sure [...]

Climate Change Negotiations (Nov 2016): Titilope Ngozi Akosa

Climate negotiations (COP22), Joint Intervention at High Level Dialogue on Finance: our gender trainer Titilope Ngozi Akosa delivering a joint intervention on behalf of Youth, Women and Gender, Farmers and Environmental NGO’s. We demand that climate finance be 100% gender-responsive, as agreed in the Paris Agreement, with all obligations ensuring gender equality integration. Specific measures must be taken to ensure that climate finance will be consistent with existing human rights obligations and maximise poverty eradication commitments. At the same time, adequate public climate [...]

Climate Change Negotiations (Nov 2016): Hawa Nibi Amenga-Etego

Climate negotiations (COP22), COP 22 Opening: our gender trainer Hawa Nibi Amenga-Etego delivering an intervention on behalf of the Women & Gender Constituency (WGC). While the agreement in Paris may represent a starting point for collective action– the terms are still unclear, the ambition is too low, and the rights of peoples, the ecosystem and the planet have not been secured. People, namely indigenous peoples and local communities, and women in particular are both “at the frontlines of crisis and the frontlines [...]