Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the Global Justice Center (GJC), and the International Civil Society Action Network’s (ICAN) Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) are supporting an open letter to the co-chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs and participating UN Member States urging them to continue to strengthen the link between the sustainable development processes and the conflict prevention and peace-building agenda from a gender perspective.
Militarism, gender-based violence, and economic and social rights (and the lack thereof) strongly affect the lived realities of women around the world. These issues must be part of the discussion as the international community moves toward defining sustainable development processes, it is important to note that no progress can be made without addressing women's human rights and gender equality in all future development goals, targets, and indicators. Strengthening the link between the development agenda and the conflict prevention and peacebuilding agenda supports a better future for women throughout the world. Click here for the letter!
Statement by Associate Director Savi Bisnath at the Sixth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Human Rights, the Right to Development and Global Governance, United Nations, New York, NY, December 12, 2013
Statement by Associate Director Savi Bisnath at the Special Event of the President of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations, New York, NY, September 25, 2013
Feminist Reflections on the United Nations’ High-Level Panel's Report: A New Global Partnership - Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economics Through Sustainable Development
Given that the High Level Panel's report will inform the report of the United Nations Secretary General, the deliberations of the Member-States and international and national policy making and programming through 2030, we think it is critical that feminist voices on the range of issues related to sustainable development and the realization of women's rights and gender equality be articulated. We hope that these critical reflections will be useful to you as you advocate for the realization of women's rights, gender equality and social justice.
This review reflects the combined efforts of the drafting team - Katia Araujo, Huairou Commission; Heather Barclay, International Planned Parenthood Federation; Marta Benavides, Feminist Task Force; Savi Bisnath, Center for Women’s Global Leadership; Eleanor Blomstrom, Women’s Environment and Development Organization; Clare Coffey, ActionAid; Kate Lappin, Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and Development; Rosa Lizarde, Feminist Task Force; Abigail Ruane, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Alejandra Scampini, Association for Women’s Rights in Development.
Towards the Realization of Womens Rights and Gender Equality Post 2015 Sustainable Development
This summary report is the culmination of a two-day strategic meeting which took place in Florham Park, New Jersey from June 11-12, 2013.
- The Integration of Gender and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework (2013)
This report is based on the discussion that took place at the “Post-2015 Expert Group Meeting” held at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) from December 13-14, 2012.
- The Post-2015 Development Framework and the Realization of Women’s Rights and Social Justice (2012)
by Balakrishnan, R & Elson, D. The article offers reflections on the post-2015 development framework, based on their views of the strengths and weaknesses of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework; key changes since 2000; and ideas on how to address the challenges of the post-2015 period.
- High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Stakeholder Responses to the HLP Report
- Major Groups and Post 2015 constituency consultation on post Rio +20/Post 2015
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): Human Rights and Post-2015 Development Agenda - Resources
- Post-2015 Women's Coalition
- Report of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Women's Major Group
- World We Want 2015