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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

#MindTheGAP demonstration: feminists calling for a robust Gender Action Plan (GAP) as an outcome of the climate negotiations (COP23)

Press Release: Women & Gender Constituency hosts an action during the climate negotiations  COP 23, Bonn, Germany 07 November 2017  WHAT On Tuesday November 7, 2017, the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC hosted an interactive ACTION at COP23 to highlight the importance of the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and reinforce our demands for the negotiations. We held an aerobics class to remind COP23 to metaphorically #MindtheGap. Gender inequality is exacerbated by climate change, and addressing the two issues in tandem is of extreme importance for [...]

Tajikistan

The level of gender inequality in Tajikistan remains high, despite the minor improvements from the previous year. The country’s performance and global ranking as regards economic participation and active involvement of women in policy-making also suffered a blow. Public trade unions acknowledge the work that the Tajik government has been doing to tackle gender inequality, but stress the set of problems that are hindering the achievement of gender-related SDGs in Tajikistan. Law implementation mechanisms are weak, the strategies and programs aiming to achieve [...]

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 [...]