Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women
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Steering Committee
Members & Contributors
Name Organization
Ali AlsamawiThe University of Sydney
Andreia DasilvaWomen in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)
Anne-Marie Wioland-SahabanaMont-Blanc Meeting association - Rencontres du Mont-Blanc
Anush AghabalyanWorld Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
April AlconisCampaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development
Benedikt Nerger Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit e.V.
Carlos MarentesLA VIA CAMPESINA - International Peasant Movement
Deborah RogersInitiative for Equality
Elizabeth LockwoodChristian Blind Mission (CBM)
Felipe CalaChildFund Alliance
Francesca RhodesGender and Development Network
Ivan Phell EnrileIbon International
Jaymie HenryInternational Federation of Surgical Colleges (IFSC)
Katie EllisChronic Poverty Advisory Network
Larisa ZelentsovaInterregional Union of Life Help for Mentally Handicapped Persons
Marcella O'Connell Future we Need Group
Marie-Paule OgereauCIDSE
Matthew Reading SmithStakeholder Forum
Orla MartinInternational Social Science Council (ISSC)
Priscilla Mbarumun AchakpaWomen Environmental Programme
Priscille GeiserHandicap International
Richard WingfieldEqual Rights Trust
Ross BaileyWaterAid
Sascha GabizonWomen in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)
Susan AlznerUnited Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN NGLS)
Yossef Ben-MeirHigh Atlas Foundation

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Trafficking human beings is a global problem that demands similar answers to their size in order to safeguard and control both the offer and the demand of sexual exploitation. It is extremely importan...
We hereby offer language for revised or additional targets, developed in January 2014 through a collaborative process to achieve consensus by members of Initiative for Equality (IfE), a network of civ...
Initiative for Equality on 6:28 pm, 13 Jun, 2014
The process of globalization affects both urban and rural women, testing the strength of their ability to adapt. At first glance urban women with their active liberal-feminist attitudes have adapted ...
The OWG has begun to engage in detailed consideration of individual goals and targets. At this important moment however CIDSE believes a number of over-arching issues must be taken into account if thi...
CIDSE on 9:31 am, 5 May, 2014
Stakeholder Forum has produced a 'Summary of targets from proposals in the SDGs e-Inventory under the OWG’s 19 Focus Areas'. A section is devoted to targets and indicators related to promoting equal...
Stakeholder Forum on 6:33 am, 7 Apr, 2014
Stakeholder Forum has produced a 'Summary of targets from proposals in the SDGs e-Inventory under the OWG’s 19 Focus Areas'. A section is devoted to targets and indicators related to gender equality...
Stakeholder Forum on 6:08 am, 7 Apr, 2014
Opening Remarks for the OPGA High Level Event on

‘The Contributions of Women, the Young and Civil Society

to the post-2015 Development Agenda’

6 March 2014

By Paul Quintos

Campaign ...
This paper describes the proceedings from the UN side event held last February 6, 2014 on empowering women and children through essential surgery as a sustainable development goal post-2015.
Although, women make up half the world, they do not enjoy an equal claim to freedoms and opportunities. In the household, school, the workplace, and in politics, women continue to face violence, sexua...
Promoting Equality for Sustainable Development
Remarks at the OWG8
Feb. 7, 2014
By Paul Quintos
IBON International

Good morning to everyone and thank you for inviting us to join this panel an...
Ibon International on 5:04 am, 12 Feb, 2014
This paper is IBON International's response to the Draft Report on the Global Thematic Consultation on Inequalities
Ibon International on 2:56 am, 12 Feb, 2014
This paper presents a wide range of policy proposals to tackle inequalities in all domains, which serve as structural barriers in achieving development goals premised on human rights, social justice, ...
Ibon International on 1:58 am, 12 Feb, 2014
Gender inequality is acknowledged as the most pervasive form of inequality, and failure to achieve gender equality, impacts on the rights of women and girls everywhere, and slows growth and progress f...
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) on 4:25 pm, 5 Feb, 2014
Initiative for Equality (IfE) is a grassroots network advocating the adoption of sustainable social, economic and political systems and institutions that promote socioeconomic equality and equal right...
Initiative for Equality on 9:32 pm, 1 Feb, 2014
The policy paper, which is based on consultations with girls and young women, reviews the gaps and omissions from the MDGs and suggests how the priorities and aspirations of girls and young women shou...
In this position paper, German Development and Disabled Persons’ Organizations stress the need for equality and empowerment of women with disabilities.
German Development and Disabled Persons’ Organizations emphasize equality as a core principle for inclusive and sustainable development post-2015.
In order to inform the deliberations of the Eighth Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Stakeholder Forum has conducted an analysis of t...
Stakeholder Forum on 1:29 pm, 31 Jan, 2014
The third Chronic Poverty Report proposes a new framing for a post-2015 goal to eradicate extreme poverty, focused on improving poverty dynamics – bring poor people up to and across the poverty line...
Chronic Poverty Advisory Network on 11:11 am, 30 Jan, 2014
The recommendations on women’s human rights and gender equality presented here have been compiled from two civil society consultations conducted by UN-NGLS in 2013: a teleconference-based consultati...
Orientation text of the 6° edition of the Mont-Blanc Meetings - International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs. (Side-event dedicated to social and solidarity economy during t...
The Future We Need group was set up after Rio+20 to promote education and advocacy on sustainable development issues. We are a Christian faith-based group comprising seven religious congregations, end...
Future we Need Group on 5:43 am, 22 Jan, 2014
Celine Paramunda from Medical Mission Sisters at the 5th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

In this video, Ms Paramunda lays particular emphasis on the theme of ine...
Stakeholder Forum on 1:36 pm, 9 Jan, 2014
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced many important gains for people around the world, but these improvements have often failed to reach those marginalised or discriminated against. T...
WaterAid on 10:33 am, 7 Jan, 2014
A lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) affects women and girls disproportionally, due both to biological and cultural factors. In addition to meeting women’s needs around menstrual...
WaterAid on 10:28 am, 7 Jan, 2014
According to the World Bank (WB) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2011 World Report on Disability, “people with disabilities experience inequality—for example when people with disabilities ...
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) on 9:50 am, 7 Jan, 2014
The Arab Spring marks a time of great urgency to address the primary challenge now facing governments in the region: to advance human development at a rate and effectiveness not before seen, and that ...
High Atlas Foundation on 11:40 am, 15 Nov, 2013
In a study of the views of children on the issues of violence and exploitation, ChildFund Alliance conducted over 50 focus groups in 41 countries so that their voices can be heard as part of the post-...
ChildFund Alliance on 2:17 pm, 24 Oct, 2013
ERT’s paper – published as the UN General Assembly meets to discuss the post-2015 Development Agenda – argues that a failure to address inequality has been one of the undeniable failings of the ...
Equal Rights Trust on 11:42 am, 3 Oct, 2013
The Women's Major Group (WMG) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) New York Office together with UNWOMEN organised the side event, "Strengthening Gender Justice and Human Rights to Achieve Sustainable D...
Initiative for Equality (IFE)
IFE is a global network of activists and academics working on issues related to the three pillars of sustainable development; environmental, social and economic/ politic...
Women Environmental Programme on 10:57 am, 28 Sep, 2013
The Women Major Group gave 2 interventions during the OWG on SDGs at the UN in NY on 18 and 19 of April 2013, with recommendations regarding the scope and process for the Sustainable Development Goals...
Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) on 12:00 am, 25 Apr, 2013
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