AWID reflections on the United Nations Secretary General Report “A Life of Dignity for All”

AWID presents this analysis of the Secretary General's report as a contribution to the UN debates from a feminist and human rights perspective, and also as a follow-up to our critical analysis of the Post-2015 High Level Panel report.

We, the Women: The United Nations, Feminism and Economic Justice

This paper aims to contribute to the debate around internationally agreed development and human rights goals not being met, what this implies for economic justice and women's engagement with the UN, and about the role of the UN.

Outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and its contribution to shaping a gender perspective towards the realization of the MDG´s

"By now is clear that most responses to the crisis have been gender-blind and therefore not effective in mitigating the effects of the crisis on women. It is key to ensure that responses to the crisis incorporate a clear analysis of its impact on women and are gender-sensitive, taking into account different dimensions, but particularly, the reproductive economy," said Lydia Alpízar Durán, Executive Director of AWID, in the CSW.

54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

United Nations Headquarters - NYC, March 1-12, 2010

AWID first reactions to CSW58 draft agreed conclusions

The draft agreed conclusions, or ‘zero draft,’ produced by UN Women to open discussions ahead of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which will be held in New York between 10 and 21 March 2014, was released on 4 February. AWID offers here initial reactions and analysis as negotiations begin.

AWID and WEDO First Reflections on the President of the General Assembly's Special Event towards achieving the MDGs

"Despite all the expectation, the event was a missed opportunity" concluded AWID and WEDO in reference to the Special Event organized by the President of the GA on 25 September that fell short of meaningful political discussion and was weak on mentioning women's rights as a priority for a post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

Shaping a gender perspective towards the full realization of the MDGs

This article is based on a speech delivered by AWID’s Executive Director, Lydia Alpízar Durán at a High Level Roundtable during the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

UNGA69: Human Rights and Financing for Development in the Post-2015 Agenda

FRIDAY FILE - Discussions on the new development agenda to replace the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in just over a year (with many goals not yet achieved), are reaching crucial stages. United Nations head Ban Ki-moon recently stated that the post-2015 development agenda will be a key part of the 69th UN General Assembly Session (UNGA), starting this week. We look at some of the ongoing concerns with the debates and negotiations ahead of the 69th UNGA.

Feminist Economics: Looking to the New Global Development Agenda

FRIDAY FILEAWID attended the recent Annual meeting the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), to find out what feminist economists are thinking and proposing on key economic justice issues, and remaining challenges for gender equality and women’s rights in the Post 2015 Development Agenda negotiations.

By Ana Abelenda

CSW 58 – What’s at Stake for Women’s Rights and the Future Development Agenda

FRIDAY FILE – The priority theme for the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58) taking place in New York from 10 – 21 March 2014 is Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Women and Girls.

Reflections on the UN General Assembly 2013, Looking Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda

FRIDAY FILE - The 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ended with renewed commitment to anti-poverty targets and agreement to adopt new development goals in 2015. Women's rights advocates, along with diverse civil society organizations, critically engaged in debates calling for structural transformation that puts human rights and sustainability at the centre of the new development agenda.