GADN was invited to co-host a keynote speech by Rt. Hon Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development on March 4, 2013 ahead of International Women's Day. The speech, entitled "Putting girls and women at the heart of development", announced the UK's commitment to stepping up support for girls and women in the poorest countries and unveiled a series of new measures to ensure this commitment. These include an emphasis on Afghanistan's Country Plan on initiatives to tackle violence against women and girls, as well funding for a new 'Generation Lab' in partnership with the World Bank to increase access to economic resources for women across Sub-Saharan Africa.
To find out more, you can watch the full speech here. GADN plans to follow this up with discussions on the department’s strategic framework, political participation, violence against women and girls (VAWG), post-2015 and economic empowerment.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to prioritise violence against women and girls -
The Comission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principle global policy-making body dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women. CSW takes place each year in New Year, and in 2013 ran from 4-15 March. The priority theme in 2013 is the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
The GADN website has a page dedicated to resources and events for CSW this year which you can reach by clicking here.
We have prepared various resources around the key themes of this year’s CSW, all available on our website.
For the GADN background note on CSW and post-2015 click here.