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1607, 2019

Peoples’ development justice movement gathered in New York

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, APWLD, Events, Gender equality, GFC, News, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

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 commitment to sustainable development. The event was held as a counter space to the High Level Political Forum at United Nations where governments have come together to discuss sustainable development without any space for civil society and grassroots communities to voice their concerns and the realities on the ground. Groups at GLPF said a vision of people-centered development solution that works for those at the margins of society is crucial, especially [...]

1507, 2019

Tunisia

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2019, WECF|0 Comments

Our partner organisation WEP Tunisie has prepared this shadow report in parallel to Tunisia’s Voluntary National Review, presented at the High Level Political Forum 2019. You can download it here: Tunisia's shadow report

1507, 2019

Serbia

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2019, WECF|0 Comments

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

1207, 2019

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

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

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, where indigenous women have control over the land they grow food on, their local economies and the decisions that affect them. They also recognise that without women’s rights, leadership and participation in decision-making there can be no meaningful progress in achieving sustainable development. This photo essay showcases the initiatives of indigenous women’s groups in Marsabit, West Pokot and Narok Counties in Kenya and their efforts to protect their community’s [...]

1107, 2019

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

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Gender equality, News, Press release, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

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 a preview for the Women’s Global Strikeon March 8, 2020, where women around the world will be walking out of work, withdrawing from care work and organising rallies to protest continued violence and discrimination. March 8th marks International Women’s Day each year. The United Nations Headquarters in New York City is currently hosting the High-Level Political Forumon Sustainable Development, a two-week global forum to review progress made on the [...]

1007, 2019

Chad

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Gender Assessments, Gender equality, News, Shadow reports, Shadow reports 2019, WECF|0 Comments

Our partner Colette Benoudji from the organisation Lead Tchad has prepared this shadow report in parallel to Chad's Voluntary National Reviews, presented at the High Level Political Forum 2019. You can download it here: Chad shadow report  

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