08 March 2018
For Immediate Release
The Women2030 global coalition launched our website, women2030.org today on International Women’s Day. This website will be a one stop resource to build capacity of women’s and gender civil society organizations to advance local, national and regional gender-responsive sustainable development policies through participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilizing citizen’s support and demonstrating best practices.
Our theme for International Women’s Day ‘Press for Progress’ is reflected on our website through women’s stories of change called #HerstoryOfChange. Together with our local partners we are building capacity, pressing for progress at local, regional and international level and bringing local issues to the global space.
To implement the Sustainable Development Goals with a gender equality lens, our website will aim to question structural inequality and entrenched gender roles. The website will have training materials, a resource database, bottom-up gender disaggregated data, information about gender equality and the SDGs, guidelines for gender analysis, and policy and advocacy tools.
It will be a central source of information on progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development , focusing on Gender Equality (SDG 5), Universal access to Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Sustainable Energy (SDG 7), Decent Work (SDG 8), Sustainable Production and Consumption (SDG 12), Mitigating Climate Change (SDG 13), and Conserving Forest and Biodiversity (SDG 15).
Additionally, the website will showcase engagement of our civil society organizational partners and Women’s Major Group networks with over 900 member organisations in over 100 countries at various levels to realise these goals, thus proving a useful resource for donors, governments, and general public on CSO engagement in the SDGs.
The Women2030 project is being implemented in 52 countries across different regions of the world. It is led by a coalition of 5 women and gender equality network organisations collaborating to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a gender-equitable and climate-just way. The coalition is part of a 5 year framework partnership agreement with the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO) called “Women CSOs implementing SDGs Agenda 2030.” The coalition consists of WECF International, Women Environmental Programme, Gender and Water Alliance, Global Forest Coalition, and Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development.
This project receives assistance of the European Union. The contents of this campaign are the sole responsibility of the #women2030’s implementing partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
For any press queries, interviews and further information, please contact
Hanna Gunnarsson, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)
Languages: English, Swedish
John Baaki, Women Environmental Programme (WEP)
Neha Gupta, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
+66 53 284527/+66 95-528-2396
Languages: English, Hindi