Gender in Financing for Development

The Women's Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) is an alliance of women's organizations and networks that advocates for the advancement of gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights in UN processes related to FfD and the global financial and economic crises.

The WWG on FfD is coordinated by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and includes the following networks/organizations: African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Feminist Task Force-Global Call to Action against Poverty (FTF-GCAP), Global Policy Forum (GPF), International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Network for Women's Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and WIDE Globalising Gender Equality and Social Justice.

The WWG on FfD listserv gender-in-ffd@googlegroups.com is a vehicle to exchange information, updates and feminist analyses on FfD issues and to advance development alternatives. To join the listserv or for more information please contact: info@dawnnet.org.

The WWG on FfD is seizing this political moment to move towards a rights-based global development architecture that recognizes the central role of the care economy, social reproduction and sexuality. The following UN processes present opportunities to make significant structural changes in the global development architecture:

June 28 to July 02, 2010

Policy Coherence with Gender, Equality and Rights in Development Cooperation

  • WWG Statement at the ECOSOC High Level Segment [English ]
Jun 29, 2010

MDGs and human rights in development cooperation: Looking beyond 2010 and
2015


  • Cosponsors: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Center of Concern/ CIDSE
  • Date: June 29, 2010
  • Time: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
    Location: CR E (NLB)(United Nations Headquarters)
  • In recent years the Financing for Development Conference Review and the Accra Agenda for Action have referred to the role of human rights in development cooperation. Nonetheless, controversial issues remain around the specific relevance of different human rights to the achievement of the MDGs, the efforts of different actors in development cooperation and the mechanisms for their operationalization. This event will provide a platform for dialogue on the following questions: How can human rights commitments helped advance the MDGs agenda in the 5 years left towards the critical deadline of 2015? What efforts should be made to better account for them in a post MDG (after 2015) development cooperation architecture? What role can the ECOSOC DCF play in both of these efforts? What recommendations can be made for the MDGs+10 Summit to support them?
  • Speakers (does not necessarily reflect order in which they will speak):
    James Turpin, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Dan Seymour, UNICEF
    World Bank (TBC)
    Martin Dahinden, Director General of Swiss Agency for Development and
    Cooperation
    Josefa Francisco, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

 

Jun 4, 2010

Helsinki High-Level Symposium in Preparation for the 2010 Development Cooperation Forum

  • All Development Goals are Gender Goals Presentation Delivered by Natalia Cardona in the meeting, "Coherent Development Cooperation: Maximizing Impact in a Changing Environment" [English]
Mar 4, 2010

WWG Statement at the 54th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Concerning Beijing +15 process Review at Commission on the Status of Women
New York, March 4th, 2010

[English Español]

Nov 9, 2009

WWG on FfD Statement at the Vienna High-level Symposium on
“Accountable and Transparent Development Cooperation: Towards a More Inclusive Framework” to prepare for the 2010 Development Cooperation Forum

  • Making governments accountable and aid transparent for women’s rights and gender equality [English]
Sep 24-25, 2009

2009 G20 Pittsburgh Summit

  • WWG on FfD Statement 'G20 & the IMF: Peddling cosmetic changes while hounded by illegitimacy' [English /Español ]
Jun 24-26, 2009

High Level Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

  • Post-HLC WWG on FfD Statement [English /Español ]
  • WWG on FfD Presentation at Roundtable 4: 'Contributions of the UN development system in response to the crisis' by Gigi Francisco, DAWN [English ]
  • WWG on FfD Declaration 'Time to Act: Women Cannot Wait-A call for rights based responses to the global financial and economic crisis' [English /Español ]
May 18-19, 2009 UNCTAD Symposium on ‘The Global Economic Crisis and Development - The Way Forward’
  • WWG on FfD Presentation at Panel Discussion on 'The Global Economic Crisis Its Causes and Its Multiple Impacts' by Diana Aguiar, IGTN [English ]
Apr 27, 2009

ECOSOC-BWIs-WTO-UNCTAD Spring Meeting

  • WWG on FfD Declaration 'A call for structural, sustainable, gender equitable, and rights based responses, to the global financial and economic crisis' [English / Español ]
  • WWG on FfD Intervention at ECOSOC Panel Discussion on ‘Civil Society Perspectives on the FfD Agenda’ by Marina Durano, DAWN [English ]
Mar 5, 2009

Commission on the Status of Women

  • WWG on FfD Intervention at ‘Interactive Expert Panel on the Emerging Issue: The Gender Perspectives of the Financial Crisis’ by Marina Durano, DAWN [English ]
  • ‘Food Crisis and Sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa’ presented at ‘Financial Crisis Workshop: Policy Issues and Priorities’ by Zo Randriamaro, DAWN [English ]
  • ‘Initiatives that Bring Justice in the Financial Meltdown’ presented at ‘Financial Crisis Workshop: Policy Issues and Priorities’ by Magda Lanuza, Agribusiness Accountability Initiative [English ]
Feb-Mar 2009

Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System

  • WWG on FfD Summary of Proposals to Reform the International Monetary and Financial System [English ]
  • WWG on FfD Submission to the UN-NGLS NGO Consultation [English ]
Nov 29-Dec 2, 2008

Doha Review Conference on Financing for Development (Nov 2008)

  • Post-Doha WWG on FfD Statement ‘Good But Not Enough: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality’ [English ]
  • Pre-Doha WWG on FfD Statement ‘Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Financing for Development’ [English ]
Jun 18, 2008

Hearings of Civil Society on FfD

  • WWG on FfD Intervention by Gigi Francisco, DAWN [English ]
Jun 16-17, 2008

ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum

  • Women’s Consultation Declaration [English ]
Apr 17-25, 2008

UNCTAD XII and Civil Society Forum

  • WWG on FfD Statement by IGTN and NETRIGHT [English ]

 

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