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.
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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
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 GoalsPresentation 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
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