Over the summer, Women Thrive Alliance members launched a global campaign for gender equality, #AchieveSDG5.
The AWID Forum was a time for celebration, reflection and creativity.
This year marks the one-year anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious global agenda to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
Our first #FeministFridays discussion today explored how development organizations can better support women human rights defenders. We talked with two prominent campaign organizers supporting women human rights defenders in Egypt and Iran who shared their strategies, insights, and needs.
Women Thrive is a strong supporter for a feminist UN Secretary General. With the Security Council’s support behind António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister and former UN high commissioner for refugees, the next UNSG will be a man.
Women Thrive has worked with gender equality advocates from around the world and supported several campaigns to try and secure the nomination of a feminist female candidate for the position. While we are disappointed that a female candidate was not supported to replace Ban Ki-Moon, it is our hope that Mr. Guterres will be a champion for gender equality.