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Women’s rights and gender equality in development finance

Event Details

Organized by:

Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD)


Gender equality and women’s human rights have been identified as key cross-cutting issue to the entire FfD process. In 2015, a series of international instruments were agreed to promote sustainable development and advance a paradigm shift in the social, economic and environmental dimensions. However, it was only in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda that women’s human rights were highlighted as a critical component in tackling structural challenges to transformation. The side event will explore how to possibly operationalize this recognition in active interplay with all other elements of the FfD framework and in the context of a possible proposal for a multi-year program of work for the FfD follow-up process that could enhance the achievement of the FfD commitments.

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Mr. Stefano Prato, stefanop@sidint.org