What’s at Stake for the World’s Women?

Building on the successes of women’s coalition efforts around the United Nations (UN), we are building a Coalition of feminist, women’s rights, women’s development, grassroots and social justice organizations to monitor and engage with these emerging processes as a political opportunity to challenge, reframe and contribute to the global development agenda. Within this context we aim to address the structural factors underpinning the multiple crises we currently face at the national, regional and international levels, which result in deepening inequalities, increased poverty and environmental degradation. In the longer term we aim to strengthen the movement for gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment.

We,  as  the  Coalition,  commit  to:

●  Analyze   outcomes   of   international   and   regional   processes   to   make   them accessible   and  relevant  to  women’s  groups  and  other  community-based organizations
●  Provide  alternative  modes  of  communication,  in  particular  through infographics,  social media  and  trainings  on  policy  literacy  and  advocacy,  with an intent  to  make  this knowledge  available  in  multiple  languages
●  Encourage   and   support   the   participation   of   women,   feminists,   and grassroots   activists   in  spaces  open  to  civil  society  consultation,  and continually  push  to  increase policy  space  for  women’s  allies
●  Facilitate   ongoing   regional   meetings   of   activists   to   ensure   that  networks  are   connected,  empowered  and  implementing  action  plans
●  Develop  policy  briefs  and  knowledge  products  to  increase  awareness  of  gender equality  and  women’s  empowerment  within  the  context  of  the  SDGs,  poverty eradication and  financing  for  development
●  Promote  and  enhance  the  visibility  and  legitimacy  of  regional  challenges and priorities in  international  decision  making  spaces
●  Raise  awareness  of  practices  at  the  local,  national  and  regional  levels  that enhance gender  equality   and   women’s   empowerment,   such   as   gender budgeting,   implementation   of  international   human   rights   conventions   at   the  city   scale,   and   citizen   led   monitoring  mechanisms  that  have  been mainstreamed  into  government decision making

(To read the full text of our Response to the 2030 Agenda, please click here.)