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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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Announcement: Kicking-off the pan-European campaign for EU2019 elections

By European Civic Forum On 19 February from 14:00-17:30 European Civic Forum will launch our #MEGAcampaign – Make Europe Great for All at the EESC, Brussels in advance of the EU 2019 elections. Between risk of disintegration and proposals for reform, Europe today is navigating through murky waters. Democratic representation is confronted to a crisis […]

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The EU’s Multi Stakeholder Platform on SDGs

By Deirdre de Burca (IFP) & Leida Rijnhout (Friends of the Earth Europe), SDG Watch Europe Steering Group Members In late 2016, the European Commission announced its intention to establish a Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) on SDGs linked to the EU’s implementation of Agenda 2030. SDG Watch Europe made a comprehensive submission to the Commission on […]

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Proyecta Valencia – Hacia el 2030 initiative

By Irene Vivas, Proyecta Valencia – Hacia el 2030 Proyecta Valencia – Hacia el 2030 is an awareness raising initiative promoted by five young people in the city of Valencia (Spain). Emilio – an oceanographer and founder of Bioagradables; Rocío – an architect; Julia – a graphic designer and social entrepreneur; Jesus – an architect […]

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