Gender Equality and Women's Rights. Key for Success of Sustainable Development Goals Post 2015

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 19:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security

This side event will look at the key priorities for SDG's regarding gender equality and women's rights including SRHR, conflict and violence and the intersection of systemic issues that create pervasive gender inequalities, particularly in the informal work economy and the unpaid care economy. Panelists will also provide analysis and ways forward on comprehensive development models rooted in equality, rights and inclusivity where gender justice is supported and upheld by reforming governance and policy, including macroeconomic policies and addressing insecurities in land, food, health, education, resources, climate and participation.

Gender equality must be addressed through the ways in which international financial, economic, and trade architectures impact the rights and equality of women and girls. Such an integration of gender analysis is of utmost importance if we are to achieve a genuine development agenda that is founded on the principles of economic, social and human rights, inclusivity and the three pillars of economic, social and environmental sustainability.


  • Welcome and Introduction by: Women's Major Group representatives
  • H.E. Ambassador, Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico
  • H.E. Ambassador Argentina (tbc)
  • Reflections: Ms. Saraswathi Menon, Director of Policy Division, UNWOMEN
  • Reflections: Ms. Kathryn Tobin, UN NGLS
  • Moderated Discussion

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Organizers: Women's Major Group, Third World Network (TWN), Bahá'í, RESURJ, AWID, IWHC, WECF International, Feminist Task Force, African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) Soroptomists, WEDO, Global Forest Coalition, Temple of Understanding , PSDA, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Fiji, Huairou Commission, SIGLO XXIII/GCAP, WILPF, Equidad de Genero

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Gender Equality and Women's Rights