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Wikigender online discussion
Mobilising financing for gender equality and women’s rights to deliver on the SDGs in practice
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Wikigender would like to invite you to participate in this online discussion on “Mobilising financing for gender equality and women’s rights to deliver on the SDGs in practice” from 22-26 June 2015. It will run in collaboration with the following lead discussants:


Participate from 9am (CEST) on 22/06 until 5pm on 26/06!



The final countdown to the adoption of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda in September 2015 has started. Throughout the negotiations, governments from all regions of the world have expressed strong support for putting gender equality and women’s rights at the centre of the post-2015 agenda. This strong level of ambition has been explicitly recognised in the report of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which contains a proposal for a standalone goal on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (SDG5) and integrates gender-sensitive targets throughout the other goals.

However, the experience of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) shows that political commitments must be backed by ambitious resources in order to translate into transformative change for women and girls in practice. Mobilising more and smarter investments for gender equality and closing financing gaps in priority areas for the post-2015 framework – including women’s economic empowerment and family planning – will be critical to deliver on political promises. The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (July 2015) represents a historic opportunity to endorse a comprehensive global financing framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Strong and effective partnerships will also be a critical modality to mobilise the political support, resources and expertise required to deliver on the SDGs. Investing in key partners including national gender machineries, national statistical offices, women’s rights organisations and civil society at the local level will also be key to achieve gender equality and women’s rights in the context of an ambitious post-2015 agenda.

In this context, Wikigender is organising an online discussion on Mobilising financing for gender equality and women’s rights to deliver on the SDGs in practice. This conversation will aim to bring together multiple stakeholders to share evidence, lessons learned, and discuss practical proposals on how to mobilise new and ambitious investments to operationalise the SDGs commitments on gender equality and women’s rights.


Guiding Questions

  • How can existing resources be used more effectively in support of the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights?
  • What strategies are effective in increasing domestic resources for gender equality and ensuring that fiscal policies are based on a sound gender analysis?
  • How can we better mobilise “non-traditional” donors such as the private sector to step up investments in gender equality? How can agreed standards be used to strengthen accountability for gender equality results in these partnerships?
  • What other new initiatives, funds or partnerships are needed to implement the gender equality agenda of the SDGs?


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