Great news! Over 340 international, regional and national organizations in 143 countries have endorsed the Feminist Declaration for Post 2015, calling for a sustainable development agenda based on gender, economic, social and ecological justice. This is a strong message to the UN, calling for member states to come up with a truly transformative Post 2015 agenda.
Feminist Declaration for Post 2015 was the result of the Feminist
Strategy Meeting held in Tarrytown, New York, during the second week of
February. The meeting was organized by the Center for Women’s Global
Leadership (CWGL), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era
(DAWN), the International Planned Parenthood Federation – Western
Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), the Realizing Sexual and Reproductive
Justice Alliance (RESURJ), and Women in Europe for a Common Future
The three-day meeting brought together 60 representatives of feminist
and women’s rights organizations and networks, working on sexual and
reproductive rights and health, environment, agriculture, economic and
social rights, peace and security, gender-based violence and women’s
human rights generally, with the aim of producing a shared vision and
strategy toward 2015.
WPP actively contributed to the discussions during the meeting, and
to the formulation of the Declaration, by calling attention to the
connections between development, women’s rights, and peace and security
issues, and the need to invest in a Post 2015 agenda that includes a
transformative peace and security perspective.
During the past weeks, we disseminated the Feminist Declaration
widely within our global network, and are happy to see that so many have
signed on! Together we have created a strong signal of the need to
listen to the voices of the people, and the urgency of investing in a
Post 2015 framework, rooted in alternative models of development that
uphold peace, security, equality and human rights for all and for the
wellbeing of nature and of the planet in the coming decades.
We encourage you to disseminate this declaration further; to discuss
it within your organization, network and community; to use it in your
lobby and advocacy processes - whatever you deem appropriate!
To view the endorsements and read the full text of the declaration in English, please click here.
The declaration is available in the following languages:
= This message was originally posted on the website of WO=MEN member Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) who actively participated in the Feminist Strategy Meeting =
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