This statement was delivered by women's rights organizations at the international NGO conference "Advancing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda" that was held from 20-22 March 2013 in Bonn, Germany.
Influencing Development Actors and Practices for Women's Rights
About this Initiative
AWID promotes the participation of women’s rights organizations in international development spaces to ensure that gender equality and women’s rights perspectives are central in development agendas.
Through advocacy work at the United Nations (UN) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), AWID amplifies the voices of women’s rights advocates and organizations in key development discussions. We build alliances and plan strategies with our partners to influence development policy and practices. Our team also produces and disseminates resource materials to increase the capacity of women’s groups to engage in economic and development policy processes.
To contribute to building a feminist response to the current economic and systemic crisis, we are producing briefs on the impact of the crisis on women’s rights as well as on feminist responses and alternatives.
What's new from this initiative?
We Will Not be Mainstreamed into a Polluted Stream: Feminist Visions of Structural Transformations for Achieving Women's Human Rights and Gender Equality in the 2015 Development Agenda
The following paper was submitted by AWID to the UNICEF/UN Women Global Thematic Consultation on post-2015 agenda "Addressing Inequalities" (October 2012)
Re-envisioning Development, Exploring Alternative Constructions Across the Globe Debates from the 2012 AWID Forum.
Diverse development models and strategies revisited
A special contribution to the 12th AWID International Forum
By Soma Kishore Parthasarathy. Edited by Natalie Raaber, AWID
Within development debates — and particularly discussions on women's "empowerment" — microcredit has and continues to be touted as a tool (indeed, at times, a "magic bullet") to reduce poverty and empower women. AWID asked feminist researcher, activist, and practitioner, Soma K. Parthasarathy, to share her experiences, reflections and analysis in a primer examining microcredit from a critical feminist perspective.
By Pamela Caro
Coordinated by Alejandra Scampini
The Feminist Perspectives Towards Transforming Economic Power series shares information, experiences from the ground, and testimonies from diverse groups of women. It provides analysis and builds knowledge on alternative visions and practices of development, with a vision of transformation.
Brief 11: Women’s economic empowerment in the Arab region: How chronic development challenges and the global crises triggered people’s revolutions
IDeA presents the newest Brief in the Impact on the Crisis on Women’s Rights: Sub regional perspectives series.
By Anne Schoenstein and Cecilia Alemany
Contributors: Natalie Raaber, Diana Aguiar, Alejandra Scampini, Fernanda Hopenhaym, Verónica Vidal, and Ivahanna Larrosa
FRIDAY FILE: Initiated in opposition to the exclusive World Economic Forum, the World Social Forum(WSF) has, since it began in 2001, become an important space for civil society movements to propose alternatives to the dominant system, under the banner “Another world is possible”.
Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
The 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) that took place in Busan, South Korea on November 29 - December 1, 2011 saw women's organizations together with CSOs, mobilizing and pushing for greater commitments to achieve gender equality in international development cooperation. See a collection of resources and updates on what happened and beyond:
- Whose Power Matters?
- Global leaders make aid deal, but business remains unfinished, say civil society organizations
- Getting the Busan Gender Plan back on the Rights Track
- Busan Global Women's Forum Political Statement
- Position on the proposed Busan Joint Action Plan on Gender Equality and Development
- Gender Equality and Womens Rights Beyond Mainstreaming
- Busan: World governments have failed to make aid work: civil society gives 3 ways to fix it
- Busan: UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai Says Upcoming Aid Forum Could Start Ripple Effect for Freer Global Civil Society
- Key Demands From Women’s Rights Organizations And Gender Equality Advocates To The Fourth High Level Forum On Aid Effectiveness (Busan, Korea, 2011) And The Development Cooperation Forum (2012)
- Women's Organizing: Key Demands on Development Cooperation towards Busan HLF-4 and Beyond
- Women mobilizing for profound changes in development cooperation