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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

WEBINAR: info session on the Gender Just Climate Solutions award

When: 4 September 2019, 15:00-16:00 CEST Where: online Translations: English, French, Spanish Register: https://portal.voiceboxer.com/events/k42vba/register?blm_aid=59428 The Women and Gender Constituency, a coalition of women’s rights and gender organizations working together at the UN climate negotiations, invites you to this information session for an overview on the 5th Annual ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards! The awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. All types of activists, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged [...]

Peoples’ development justice movement gathered in New York

Demanding governments to having a people-centred approach to development More than 100 civil society organisations, activists and human rights defenders from New York and across the globe gathered yesterday, Sunday, 15 July at a “Ground Level Peoples’ Forum” (GLPF) to share their struggles and reflect on the rise of macho fascist politics, amidst the growing levels of inequality and the climate crisis. The peoples’ movement gathered and vowed to find ways to work together in the future and hold governments accountable for their [...]

Serbia

Our partner organisation EASD has prepared this shadow report in parallel to Serbia’s Voluntary National Review, presented at the High Level Political Forum 2019. You can download it here: Serbia's shadow report. High Level Political Forum Aleksandra Mladenovic (Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development) delivered a combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, on Serbia's Voluntary National Review (VNR), at the 18th meeting, during the HLPF, held in New York, on 17th July 2019.  

Land rights and livelihoods key to achieving sustainable development for Kenya’s indigenous women

en español Governments gathered today at the High-level Political Forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York are discussing Sustainable Development Goal 13, on climate action. But whilst these discussions take place on what will clearly be another set of missed international goals, rural and Indigenous women in communities far removed from New York skyscrapers are self-organising at the local level. They are clear that their own climate action and resilience can only be achieved through securing their land rights and sustainable livelihoods, [...]

Feminists speak out on women’s labor rights at United Nations High Level Political Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Wednesday July 10th 2019, 2:30pm Contact: Mara Dolan 217-550-8433 mara@wedo.org [NEW YORK, NEW YORK] Feminist activists at the United Nations will speak out today against sexism and oppression in the workplace, to remind diplomats that in the global workforce,  “When women stop, the world stops.” At 2:30pm on Wednesday, women in the main lobby of the UN all will halt in their steps, freezing in place to symbolize the power of women’s labor strikes. The action will also be [...]