Shadow Reports 2017-09-19T16:29:09+00:00


Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) is a follow-up and report mechanism under Agenda 2030. In the VNRs, member states report on the status of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in their countries. Their voluntary nature means that not all countries are reporting every year and the quality of reporting varies. Women2030’s project partners are producing shadow reports (ie alternative reports written by civil society organisations, CSOs) to their government’s report. With the purpose to analyse and address the gaps in the VNRs on gender equality and women’s human rights. Each year member states who have produced VNRs present them during the High Level Political Forum. CSOs are then given the chance to ask their governments questions about their reports.


Intervention: Innovation and Impact Investment for the SDGs

Sascha Gabizon (executive director of WECF International, and organising partner of Women's Major Group Europe and Central Asia) delivered her questions on Technology for Local Systems at the Side Event: Innovation and Impact Investment for the SDGs: Tools for Advancing [...]


In Benin, agriculture, timber export and firewood-use underpin deforestation where women bear a disproportionate burden as a result. Key recommendations include involving women in decision-making, increasing access to information for the public and supporting civil society monitoring. The report was [...]

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