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Advocacy 2018-10-02T11:22:27+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

CSW65: Challenging and exciting global women’s rights negotiations at UN

by Rose Heffernan This year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) had the priority theme of ‘women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.’ As we have engaged in the CSW in previous years, we were pleased to be part of the official delegation of the German government alongside other civil society representatives and to host two parallel events on this year’s [...]

Virtually in New York at the UN: WECF events during the Commission on the Status of Women

A year ago, just before the CSW, the corona pandemic changed everything. But now we have found new ways of movement building. So, we can connect virtually from all over the world to CSW65. In addition to the negotiations, in which government delegations have discussions on what it takes to improve gender equality, a lot more is happening! Through the virtual platform of NGO CSW, we let our feminist voices be heard. In addition to the negotiations, in which government delegations and women’s organisations [...]

Ending Violence Against Women Requires Systemic Change

by Jeanette Sequeira (Global Forest Coalition) and Audrey Ledanois (Women Engage for a Common Future) This year, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th comes toward the end of a particularly difficult one for women across the world, who with COVID-19 have faced domestic violence during lockdowns and financial struggles due to job losses and increased unpaid care work. UNWomen has found that 35% of women globally have suffered physical or sexual violence. This statistic—already a few [...]

On International Day of Rural Women celebrate women-led struggle for gender-justice

Originally posted by the Global Forest Coalition in English, Spanish and French October 15th marks International Day of Rural Women. Today, along with eight of our member groups, we are celebrating the role and invaluable contributions of women and girls all around the world towards protecting forests and biodiversity, producing healthy and sustainable food and providing for their families and communities. However, rural women are still among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, showing that there is much work to be done in [...]

Achieving Gender Equality in Africa: Women2030 Africa Regional Report

This publication compiles the results of gender assessments and Sustainable Development Goals’ policy monitoring by the Women2030 partners in Africa in the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Tchad, Liberia and Tunisia. The gender assessments and policy monitoring carried out by Women2030 partners assessed the situation of women in the target countries regarding political participation, violence against women, redistributive and economic justice, climate and environmental justice and gender stereotypes. The report highlights where Africa stands on the realization of gender equality [...]

Global shadow report: Gender equality on the ground – Feminist findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda 2030

This global shadow report aims to capture the inspiring and diverse range of work that has taken place through the Women2030 programme over the past five years. It provides bottom-up and evidence-based civil society perspectives on SDG and gender equality progress with a focus on key feminist priorities, structural barriers and opportunities for change. The report ends with feminist recommendations and a call to action for governments, international organisations, women’s rights movements and other civil society to make sure we achieve Agenda 2030 [...]