GADN Response to UN Secretary General's Synthesis Report on Post-2015 & GADN Briefing: A World Without Violence

GADN Response to UN Secretary General's Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda

GADN has released this response to “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet: Synthesis Report of the Secretary General on the Post-2015 Agenda”.

GADN and our members are very concerned with the approach towards gender equality within the Secretary General’s Synthesis report. Throughout the post-2015 process it has been widely recognised that gender equality should be a central ambition, and that the structural barriers to achieving this should be specifically addressed, for example with a standalone goal.

Instead the approach is reminiscent of a pre-MDGs era where women were one ‘vulnerable group’ amongst many, and gender inequality was subsumed within a cluster of other inequalities. We therefore are concerned that from the point of view of gender equality, the report lacks ambition and in some aspects is leading the debate backwards. Gender equality must be a central ambition of the Post-2015 process in order for the framework to have any hope of eradicating poverty and setting the path for a sustainable future.

GADN Briefing: A World without Violence

The Violence Against Women and Girls Working Group have released a briefing: A World Without Violence Briefing which details suggestions on how the UK government can move forward in helping to end violence against women and girls internationally.