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

Report on National Workshop on SDGs in Georgia

On the Interlinkages of Environment & Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Read the full report here UN Environment, Women Engage for a Common Future “WECF” and “WECF Georgia” facilitated the National Workshop on Inter-linkages of Environment and Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Tbilisi, on 19-20 February 2018, in Tbilisi, Georgia followed by a half-day consultation on the inter-linkages with SDG5 on Gender-Equality and Women’s empowerment, which took place on 21 of February. The National Workshop was [...]

The Rural is Political: a brief summary of WECF’s activities at CSW62

CSW62 CONCLUSIONS On March 12th 2018, the 62nd CSW session was opened at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. WECF was represented by Anke Stock, Sascha Gabizon, Hanna Gunnarsson and our partner Agnes Mirembe (ARUWE, Uganda) and Sonia (BaliFokus). Many important conclusions were reached and agreed upon, among which: increased financing and official development assistance in order to leave no rural woman or girl behind, their full and equal participation at all levels of decision-making, and the enforcement of legislations to [...]

Women 2030 partners presenting at UN Women side event during CSW62

New York: Official Side Event to CSW62 12.03.2018 WECF together with UN Women and the German Ministry of Development Cooperation (Bundesministerium für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit) convened a side event with the title "Turning Promises Into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York. At the heart of the event was the presentation of the UN Women report “Turning Promises into Action” which had already been launched in Berlin, Nairobi and New [...]

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):