In 2018 the International Alliance of Women framed areas of concern for women across the globe. A focus has been put on the challenges of Indigenous women in Canada and their struggle with violence directed toward them.
Accountability of Governments on Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equality. A new form of feminist activism to strengthen CSOs and feminist organisations
Political declaration adopted by the 37th Congress of IAW October 2017: One crucial way of strengthening CSOs including women’s organisations is through their participation in accountability processes.
Women must build a radical movement that is based on a genuine re-distributive agenda. This agenda should also include policies that fight institutionalized racism, economic inequality, climate change and gender inequality and violations of women’s human rights.
The women’s movement must demand a new development model that is not based solely on economic growth but prioritizes people over profits as well as social solidarity.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a vast improvement on the Millennium Development Goals, says IAW in its statement for CSW 60
We call on politicians to show renewed political will and move from commitment to accomplishments. We call on them to work to adopt a new paradigm of accountability that can make the entire process of sustainable development more transformative and responsive to the peoples’ needs
IAW will work for the adoption and implementation of participatory monitoring and accountability mechanisms that will make possible the fulfillment of promises held in the Beijing Platform for Action and the post 2015 Development Agenda hoping that this time commitments by duty bearers will prove credible.
Women’s rights and gender equality are central to the world’s attainment of equality, sustainability, development and peace (Beijing Platform for Action)
Strong mechanisms of accountability at the national and regional level are necessary for the realization of gender equality and women’s human rights