We Will Not be Mainstreamed into a Polluted Stream: Achieving Women's Human Rights and Gender Equality in the 2015 Development Agenda

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.

OWG inches closer to human rights for all post-2015, but still a long road ahead

The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), Amnesty International (AI), and the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) put together the following joint response to the Working Document which will be discussed by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development at the 11th session May 5-9, 2014 in New York.

April 30, 2014

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 takes stock of the post-2015 process so far

Achievements and challenges of the MDGs aside, we need to make the case for robust and transformatory change in the Post-2015 Development Agenda also noting that the international community is different - there are new and powerful actors in the room, with private sector and business having a bigger role than before.

AWID’s presentation at the Human Rights Caucus side-event on human rights and post-2015 process

Below are the talking points delivered by AWIDer Nerea Craviotto during the event "Human rights for all in sustainable development: Is the post-2015 process really delivering?", co-organized by Amnesty International, the Center for Economic and Social Rights and AWID on 11 September 2014.


AWID reports on day 1 of the 5th session of the Open Working Group on SDGs

"Given the continued unacceptable levels of poverty and the impacts of climate change, the sense of urgency is here" said the ambassador from Kenya and co-chair in the opening day of the 5th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A group of government representatives, civil society and other stakeholders are in New York to discuss how to shape a set of sustainable development goals as part of the implementing a Rio+20 recommendations and looking into the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015.

AWID statement to the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 - 21 March 2014. The priority theme was "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls". AWID submitted the following statement as an input ahead of the debates.

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.

What kind of a Post-2015 development framework will bring about the real change we need?: AWID reports on CSO side event

The side event "What kind of a Post-2015 development framework will bring about the real change we need?" was co-organized by CIDSE, the Global Policy Forum, and Social Watch on the opening of the UN General Assembly in New York on 23rd September 2013 to identify gaps in the official Post-2015 agenda when held against the views and aspirations expressed by civil society. AWID reports on the discussions that took place including on alternatives that could make a vision of greater justice and equity a reality.

From melancholy to a time for celebration: Report on the 20th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, (CSD 20)

Report from the last session on the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) as it transitions to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) including reflections on opportunities and challenges for women looking at a future development agenda post-2015.

Report by Alejandra Scampini, AWID20 September 2013, UN Headquarters

“Mission delivered. Next chapter open!” Said Achim Steiner, Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP.