28 04, 2021

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

By | 2021-05-06T14:55:08+00:00 April 28th, 2021|Advocacy, Climate, Gender equality, News, WECF|0 Comments

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, [...]

30 03, 2021

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

By | 2021-05-26T11:20:28+00:00 March 30th, 2021|Advocacy, Gender equality, News, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 11, 2020

Ending Violence Against Women Requires Systemic Change

By | 2020-11-25T16:10:06+00:00 November 25th, 2020|Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, GFC, News, Reports & studies, Shadow reports, WECF|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 07, 2020

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

By | 2021-03-19T18:21:02+00:00 July 14th, 2020|Advocacy, APWLD, Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach, Policy paper, Reports & studies, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2020, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 07, 2020

Georgia factsheet: SDGs and gender equality

By | 2020-07-13T17:43:23+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Shadow reports 2020, WECF|0 Comments

Georgia has made significant progress in terms of improving and harmonizing the legislative framework for the defense of human rights. However, there is still work to be done in terms of its implementation.  According to official data, women represent only 15 % (23 members) of the parliament. Although this is about a 9-percentage point increase since [...]

18 02, 2020

Testimony – what is it like being a winner of the Gender Just Climate Solutions award?

By | 2020-02-18T11:59:59+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Advocacy, Climate, News, Our stories, WECF|0 Comments

“The award winners annual meetings continue to be the highlight of the year in our lives and to rejuvenate our energies to continue to strive for gender-just climate solutions”. Bertha Chiroro is the Senior Project Coordinator at GenderCC – Southern Africa – a non-governmental organisation that works for women’s rights and gender justice. Here is [...]

14 02, 2020

Monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia

By | 2020-02-14T17:02:17+00:00 February 14th, 2020|Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Reports & studies, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2020, WECF|0 Comments

The main purpose of this shadow report is to synthesize research data and case studies in order to draw attention to gaps in the SDG implementation process in Georgia and highlight successful cases where appropriate. Focusing specifically on SDG 5 – Gender Equality as well as several additional targets, such as  SDGs 6 and 7, [...]

28 01, 2020

Local Gender Equality Initiatives in Uganda

By | 2020-01-28T15:00:05+00:00 January 28th, 2020|Gender equality, News, WECF|0 Comments

Together with ARUWE, our partner organisation in Uganda, five organisations have been awarded €1000 each to support their projects on gender equality. Under our partnership programme with the European Commission, Women2030, we selected organisations based on their local initiatives on gender and Sustainable DevelopmentGoals (SDG’s).  Each of the organisations that received the grants took part in training [...]