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2511, 2020

Ending Violence Against Women Requires Systemic Change

By | November 25th, 2020|Categories: 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 struggles due to job losses and increased unpaid care work. UNWomen has found that 35% of women globally have suffered physical or sexual violence. This statistic—already a few years old—is complemented by a new report by feminist organisations with bottom-up, evidence-based perspectives from communities around the world provides an informative picture of violence against women and the status of women’s rights. Crucially, the report also provides feminist priorities and solutions to combat systemic gender inequality and patriarchal norms, which drive sexual, physical, and psychological violence. Most often, violence against women is gender based; it is because they [...]

2610, 2020

Call for feminist storytelling experts for the end evaluation of our Women2030 programme

By | October 26th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Women2030 coalition partners are looking for (an) expert(s) in feminist storytelling who will support our end of programme evaluation in a participatory and innovative way, by putting forward and make visible the impactful stories of transformation of our target groups and their communities. The Women2030 programme is led by a coalition of 4 women’s rights and gender equality organisations: Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and Women Environmental Programme (WEP). Our goal is to build capacity of women’s and gender civil society organisations (CSOs) and engage them in the policy processes of Agenda2030, its corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate action. We collaborate with local partners by facilitating participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilise citizen’s support and sharing of best practices. What are we looking for? As our Women2030 programme is [...]

1510, 2020

On International Day of Rural Women celebrate women-led struggle for gender-justice

By | October 15th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Originally posted by the Global Forest Coalition in English, Spanish and French October 15th marks International Day of Rural Women. Today, along with eight of our member groups, we are celebrating the role and invaluable contributions of women and girls all around the world towards protecting forests and biodiversity, producing healthy and sustainable food and providing for their families and communities. However, rural women are still among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, showing that there is much work to be done in the struggle for gender equality. As our member groups show, women are self-organizing to overcome these challenges, demand their rights and bridge the gender gap. At the same time, they are contributing to the well-being of their communities and the ecosystems they depend on, as well as the planet overall. The photographs and descriptions below are a brief glimpse into the inspiring work that our member groups have been [...]

1507, 2020

Achieving Gender Equality in Africa: Women2030 Africa Regional Report

By | July 15th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Reports & studies, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2020, WEP|0 Comments

This publication compiles the results of gender assessments and Sustainable Development Goals’ policy monitoring by the Women2030 partners in Africa in the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Tchad, Liberia and Tunisia. The gender assessments and policy monitoring carried out by Women2030 partners assessed the situation of women in the target countries regarding political participation, violence against women, redistributive and economic justice, climate and environmental justice and gender stereotypes. The report highlights where Africa stands on the realization of gender equality through the lens of community-based data gathered by Women2030 partners. Download the report

1407, 2020

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

By | July 14th, 2020|Categories: 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 report ends with feminist recommendations and a call to action for governments, international organisations, women’s rights movements and other civil society to make sure we achieve Agenda 2030 for all. Download the full report (English) (French) Download the summary (English | español | français | русский | Nederlandse) Help us spread the word! View our social media pack Over the past five years (2016-2020) Women2030 country partners have produced 38 shadow reports to government’s Voluntary National Reviews on the state of the implementation of the SDGs. The reports are based on desk research, multi-stakeholders’ consultations and participatory gender assessments [...]

1307, 2020

Georgia factsheet: SDGs and gender equality

By | July 13th, 2020|Categories: 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 2008, the total number of women in parliament remains critically low. The situation is even worse at the local level where women hold no governorship, filling only one mayoral post out of 64 and just 13 percent of seats in local councils. The latest legislative initiative to enact gender quotas was supported by more than 37,000 Georgian citizens, but Georgia’s parliament rejected the bill in March 2018, because it did not receive enough support from Members of the Parliament. 1 in 7 women reported having experienced domestic violence in their lifetime (UN Women, 2017). In January 2018, the [...]

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