Financing Gender Equality, HR & Economic Justice

Getting the Right(s) Balance in the FfD Addis Accord


CSO FfD Group Side Event at the Third FfD Conference in Addis Ababa

Monday, 13 July 2015, 08:15-09:45 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Sholla Room 1

 

Abstract

What are the implications for financing gender equality, human rights and economic justice within the FfD process?  When all forms of development financing present specific threats and opportunities for gender equality and human rights, including women’s rights, how do we ensure a human rights balance while pushing for a transformative development agenda? This event will present the latest analysis and state of play of the outcome document of FfD3 and highlight key issues that are at stake given the potential of the FfD process to either contribute to achieve economic justice and advance the realization of human rights for all or to further entrench human rights abuses and exacerbate gender inequality. The panel will identify concrete proposals to overcoming the systemic imbalances that underpin poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and climate change, asymmetries and mal-distribution of power and resources in the global political economy. The session will draw also on the recommendations from the latest publication of the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, which will be launched at this event.

Organizers and co-sponsors

This event is organized by the Addis Ababa CSO Coordinating Group and the Women Working Group on FfD, on behalf of the CSO FfD Group, with the following co-sponsors: Government of Iceland (TBC), Government of Uruguay, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Women (TBC).

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