Financing for Development (FfD)

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13 to 16 July 2015. It will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) was formed in October 2007 as an alliance of women’s organizations and networks to advocate for the advancement of gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights in the Financing for Development (FfD) related UN processes. In the context of the financial and economic crises, those UN processes presented opportunities to make significant structural changes in the global development architecture. The WWG on FfD seized this political moment to move towards advocating for a rights-based global development architecture that recognizes the central role of the care economy, social reproduction and sexuality.

In the context of preparation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the WWG on FfD is intended to be an extensive arena for networking, strategizing and alliance building on FfD related issues, bringing a feminist and women’s rights perspective to the discussions and deliberations ahead of Addis Ababa Conference.

DAWN is co-coordinator of the WMG on FfD. 

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01 Jun 2016
31 Mar 2016

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea co-host the First High-Level Follow-up Dialogue on Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific on 30-31 March 2016 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Nine representatives from civil society organizations, including DAWN executive committee member Cai Yiping, were invited to attend the event and deliver the intervention.

30 Oct 2015

Re-claiming Space: Challenging knowledge hierarchies and re-framing women, peace and security The Asia-Pacific Women's Alliance for Peace and Security (APWAPS)


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