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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

Albania: local NGOs exchanged experience on their work on health, environment, employment, education and gender in respect to the SDGs

The conference “Social and gender aspects of local development priorities linked to SDGs” was hosted on March 6th in Shkoder, Albania by CSO “Women in development Shkoder” in cooperation with WECF with the goal to achieve the objective of the WOMEN 2030 program and to help local CSOs reach the objectives in the frame of their own activities, while at the same time combining forces for a common future. About 30 people from NGOs, municipalities and students attended the meeting to exchange their working experience on issues linked to topics like health and water, environment and gender, employment or education.  The conference started with an introduction from Johanna [...]

3 years of the global goals: act today, for a gender just tomorrow

 Today is the global day of action to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (and Agenda 2030). This last year in Europe has really made us think, are we doing enough and are we doing it soon enough? We are seen the coal industry trying to destroy the last bit of the Hambacher forest in Germany; the sweating summer heat and the wildfires that came with it. Then there is Merkel pushing back against higher EU climate change targets; Poland trying to ban abortions and silence environmental defenders; Hungary banning funding for gender studies, [...]

Are we on the right road to COP24? A reflection on the Bangkok intersessional climate change conference

The additional intersession of the climate negotiations this year resumed in Bangkok this week, 4-9th September. The extra high level meeting was scheduled to further further the preparations needed by negotiatiors before they come to take decisions at COP24 in Katowice Poland later this year. In spite of this extra session, our message is clear: we are nowhere close to what we need to achieve for the future of our planet! We need a clear and transparent Paris Agreement working programme – and [...]

From Bangkok to Katowice: In whose interests are the climate negotiations?

Photo: protest at the Bankgok UNFCCC negotiations in 2009 (copyright: Souparna Lahiri) Written by Souparna Lahiri (Global Forest Coalition), 3rd September 2018 This week the negotiations over the Paris Rulebook and Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) recommence in Bangkok. It reminds me of the 2009 Bangkok intersessional, in the run up to the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties (COP), where there was much expectation in the air and great mobilisations on the streets. Back then, the US and big developing countries including China and [...]

Together for sustainable sanitation and water security worldwide!

Stockholm, 26-31 Aug 2018: WECF participated in the World Water Week 2018 to further support the worldwide implementation of SDG 6 United we can tackle the SDG 6 (water and sanitation for all) – the World Water Week (WWW) made an important contribution to this by expanding and strengthening networks and sharing knowledge and experiences. This year, WECF was again among the nearly 3,500 participants from about 135 countries. The WWW was themed "Water, Ecosystems and Human Development". It included numerous varied and exciting sessions [...]

HLPF2018: national reviews or holiday commercials?!

"While HLPF is a great space for feminist solidarity, networking, awareness raising and knowledge sharing of best practices, you cannot really shake the feeling of: are we really doing enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?" As you walked the corridors of the United Nations headquarters during HLPF, you could feel the tension of distress from various actors. At the end of the first week, for example, several countries broke the silence on the Ministerial Declaration.  The outcome document of the conference, which [...]