Leaving no one behind is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. However, by scaling down the RFSD as it is now proposed, UNECE is consciously choosing to leave the essential participation of civil society behind. Therefore, civil society organisations are urging the rescheduling of the UNECE RFSD 2020 to guarantee […]
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.
“In our context, a rural area is a place or area with no modern or better infrastructure for example; no access to modern roads, running/piped water, no modern markets or shopping malls, schools, hospitals.” Rwanda
Gender parity is essential in the struggle for equality, and it is the best way to overcome the resistance to women’s right that exists everywhere. The Secretary General is preparing a road map to gender parity thoughout the UN System by 2030
The agreed conclusions do not argue strongly enough that women’s economic empowerment also contributes to achieving other targets.
Globalization may have resulted in new avenues of growth, but it has also created the widest gap in history between the very rich and the very poor, with a very negative impact on women. Moreover it has increased dramatically the power of multinational corporations as agents in the international development field. But can corporations be a force of empowerment for women?
Mainstreaming gender equality, women’s and girls’ human rights and the empowerment of women in the entire 2030 Agenda is not enough to achieve the transformative changes that the 2030 Agenda must ensure.