Key Messages on Financing for Development from GADN

June 2015

In our briefing paper Making Financing for Development Work for Gender Equality: What is needed at Addis and beyond the Gender and Development Network has outlined how gender equality and women’s rights should be addressed in the Financing for Development Process. In this summary document, we highlight our five key messages in relation to the ongoing negotiation on the Addis Ababa Accord, and make specific language suggestions based on drafts to date. 

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Making Financing for Development Work for Gender Equality: What is needed at Addis and beyond

Making Financing for Development Work for Gender Equality: What is needed at Addis and beyond

June 2015

Throughout the Post-2015 process, many governments have successfully championed gender equality within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is now vital that sufficient funding is secured and that, crucially, this is of high quality and raised in a way that promotes gender equality and women’s rights. The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) provides a timely opportunity. However, although there has been significant visibility of gender equality issues within the FfD3 process, there has been limited recognition that different sources of financing have differing impacts on gender equality or that gender biases within the economy continue to reinforce discrimination against women and girls.

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