VAWG and Post-2015 working groups call for removal of age caps in SDG indicators

January 2016

GADN’s working groups on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the Post-2015 agenda have called for the removal of age caps in SDG indicators on violence against women.

Writing to Baroness Verma, Ministerial Champion for Tackling VAWG Overseas, the two GADN working groups emphasise the importance of ensuring women and men of all ages are adequately represented in measuring the goals and targets of the SDGs. 

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Measuring progress on women’s participation and influence in decision-making in the SDGs: Recommendations to the Inter-agency and Expert Group and UN Member States

Measuring progress on women’s participation and influence in decision-making in the SDGs: Recommendations to the Inter-agency and Expert Group and UN Member States

July 2015

The GADN Women’s Participation and Leadership Working Group has published a paper setting out recommendations on global indicators on women’s participation and leadership. The paper is intended to inform the process for developing a global indicator list for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Summary of positions on negotiations for the post-2015 framework

July 2015

While some important advances have been made, and must now be protected, the Gender and Development Network (GADN) argues that there are some areas where improvement is still needed. The paper is our response updated in the light of the ‘Final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda’.

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Post-2015 Working Group Propose Indicators for SDG Goal 5

July 2015

Members of the Gender and Development Network (GADN) Post-2015 working group propose indicators for the suggested targets under Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the zero draft outcome document of the Open Working Group.  These reflect their substantial analysis of the Post 2015 framework which can be found at www.gadnetwork.org.

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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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Summary of positions on negotiations for the post-2015 framework

February 2015

Throughout the discussions around the post-2015 framework some major advances have been made towards the achievement of gender equality, and there are a number of proposals that we believe are essential to protect as we move towards the final deliberations. However, the Gender and Development Network (GADN) remains concerned about various issues that are continuing to undermine the creation of a truly progressive framework strong enough to tackle the deep rooted and persistent gender inequalities that exist.

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Turning Promises into Progress: Gender equality and rights for women and girls - lessons learnt and actions needed

Turning Promises into Progress: Gender equality and rights for women and girls - lessons learnt and actions needed

February 2015

Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either.  In our report, Turning Promises to Progress, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground.  Detailed recommendations for concrete action to turn rhetoric into change are outlined throughout the report.

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Gender equality and women's rights at the UN General Assembly post-2015 discussion

September 2014

In this paper we reflect first on the overall current state of the post-2015 debate and then comment on the final Outcome Document of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals, suggesting what could be usefully kept or improved.

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Unpaid Care: A priority for the post-2015 development goals and beyond

July 2014

This briefing provides evidence of the many benefits of tackling women’s disproportionate burden of unpaid care work, and suggests practical proposals for implementation and indicators for measuring progress. While we suggest that the current wording of the proposed target could be improved, the recognition of unpaid care in this global development agenda would in itself represent an important advance, and therefore our main concern is to preserve its inclusion.

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Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Post-2015 Framework

Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Post-2015 Framework

January 2013

This report argues that to achieve real and sustainable change, the post-2015 framework must tackle the underlying causes of gender inequality and promote women’s empowerment. The most effective way to achieve gender equality is through a ‘twin track’ approach, combining a standalone goal with mainstreaming throughout the framework. Targets across the framework must be transformative so that they reflect a lasting change in the power and choices women have over their own lives and tackle the root causes of inequality.

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Gender equality and the post-2015 framework

July 2012

This briefing argues that it is critical to maintain a strong and explicit focus on gender equality in any new global framework, with priority given to reaching the poorest women and girls. Achieving this will require a two-pronged approach of mainstreaming gender in targets and indicators across the board, and a standalone goal or domain for gender equality. 

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