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Report: European stakeholders provide their views on making the future EU budget more sustainable – but is the European Commission listening?

Report: European stakeholders provide their views on making the future EU budget more sustainable – but is the European Commission listening?

By Klára Hajdu, CEEweb for Biodiversity Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger has been touring the Member States in the last months to debate the future of the EU budget post 2020. He also says he has listened to the views of stakeholders during citizens’ dialogues. However, the debate has focussed on the new priorities from the […]

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Civil society vital to scrutinize governments’ progress on SDGs: NGOs develop new engagement mechanism for UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

By Patrizia Heidegger, EEB When governments from across Europe gathered in Geneva on 1 and 2 March to exchange about how they are progressing on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), civil society was ready to scrutinize their performance. This year’s Regional Forum for Sustainable Development for the UNECE (RFSD) – shorthand […]

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WECF publication: Municipalities as active drivers of gender-just and sustainable development

By Katharina Habersbrunner, WECF Germany Together, the European Charta for Gender Equality and Agenda 2030, with its transformative character, offer useful guidance for local and regional governments to create more equal and sustainable cities and communities. As a result of the increasingly accessible and green city developments, and more knowledge and openness to the concepts […]

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WOMEN OF THE WORLD ON STRIKE: the Spanish Platform of NGDOs (CONGDE) supports and joins the International Feminist Strike on 8 March

By Maria Gonzalez, Futuro en común Last year Argentine feminists called for an international partial strike under the slogan “Not one less, we want ourselves alive”. Millions of women went out into the streets in 70 countries to make visible our demands for productive and reproductive work, areas in which our presence is essential and […]

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Portuguese Civil Society committed to promote women’s empowerment

By Pedro Cruz, NGDO Platform. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is, rightfully, at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That is why, besides SDG 5, there are gender objectives in eleven other Development Goals. Civil society organisations are clearly frontrunners in promoting women’s empowerment as a social justice issue and to achieve […]

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World Vision: Communications Campaign on Women and Girls in Peace and Security

By Lorena Mohr, World Vision For this year’s International Women’s Day, the World Vision EU Office wants to draw specific attention to the contributions of young women and girls to peace and security, as well as their specific needs in conflict contexts. Young women and girls have unique insights and experiences living through all phases […]

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Celebrating Women Farmers – the Gatekeepers to Food Security – on International Women’s Day

By Niamh Holland-Essoh, IFOAM Women farmers play a fundamental role in ensuring food security particularly in rural societies but lack of access to training and resources often results in yields up to 30% lower than those of male farmers. Although women are responsible for about half of the world’s food production, female nutrition indicators, across […]

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Building momentum: the need of including all women for real gender equality

By Alba Gonzalez, CBM Every year on 8 March, the international community celebrates International Women’s Day, which, according to the UN, recognises women’s achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Currently, women rights are being more and more recognised. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes the need for […]

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To Achieve Agenda 2030, We Must End Gender Discrimination

By Sascha Gabizon, WECF The Agenda 2030 calls for the universal achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aiming at the well-being of all. In particular, the agenda focuses on “not leaving anyone behind” thus concentrating on the most marginalised and excluded. This requires strong policies to address inequalities in the European Union and globally, […]

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