Gender Justice

Iolanda Fresnillo

A call to action for CSOs: Stop the new debt crisis from derailing women’s rights

by Iolanda Fresnillo, Eurodad and Verónica Serafini, LATINDADD

This blog outlines the serious barriers women are facing due to the unfurling debt crisis in the global south. As debt payments increase, resources are diverted from public services investments and towards the outsourcing and privatisation of these services. This poses a threat to women’s rights and equality. CSOs across the world can help tackle this injustice, but, as this blog states, a greater gender focus for our actions is essential.

  • Gender Justice

#IWD2020 - Stop the news debt crisis derailing women's rights

International Women's Day 2020


#2020 #IWD #Devex #Gender #EachForEqual #JobVacancy

  • Development Finance

#IWD2020 - Stop the news debt crisis derailing women's rights

International Women's Day 2020


#2020 #IWD #Devex #Gender #EachForEqual #JobVacancy

  • Development Finance

The impact of PPPs on gender equality and women's rights

As public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly promoted, concerns about their impact are rising. 

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Jean Saldanha

Eurodad's priorities for 2020

2020 starts the ten-year countdown for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also a critical period for a just response to climate change, ensuring that those who are the least responsible do not pay the greatest price.

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

CSO FfD Group (including Women’s Working Group on FfD) Declaration High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD)

Background
 
As the UN meets this September to discuss the climate crisis and sustainable development, it is evident that meaningful progress is only possible if world leaders commit to fix a broken global financial system. Those impacted the most by inaction as the world confronts the multiple crises at our doorsteps - financial crises,
debt crises, climate crisis, and crisis of multilateralism - are those at the bottom rung of structural inequality ladder. This is in violation of the fundamental principles of human rights, especially women’s rights and gender equality.
  • Climate Finance
Jan Van de Poel

A new European Commission: What are the implications for Development Finance in the next five years?

Following the European elections in May, former German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has assumed the role of President-elect of the European Commission. In July, von der Leyen, the first woman to take this post, released a concept paper titled “A Union that strives for more” and on Tuesday this week she unveiled the names of the new Commissioners.  And with these releases, the policy agenda of the next European Commission, mandated to govern until 2024, is slowly taking shape. In response, we ask what are the implications for development finance?   

  • Development Finance
Eurodad

A new European Commission: What are the implications for Development Finance in the next five years?

#DevelopmentFinance #EUCommission #austerity #DFIs #Oxfam #ActionAid #Fairtrade

  • Gender Justice
Jan Van de Poel

G20 – a chance for solutions, or a part of the problem?

As G20 leaders meet this weekend to debate the state of the global financial and economic system, there is no shortage of problems to discuss. 

  • Gender Justice
Cecilia Gondard

Eurodad in Action at the UN Financing for Development Forum

The United Nations convened in New York last week for the Financing for Development Forum. While the outcome document has been negotiated in advance, the Forum itself offered lots of opportunities to discuss what change we need to finance the sustainable development goals. 

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance