Post 2015 Sustainable Development


CWGL signs on to Joint Civil Society Statement in response to the OWG proposal to omit the Stand-alone Goal on Equality (reducing inequalities)

CWGL signs on to  pdf Open Letter to the Friends of 1325: Recommendations on the Zero Draft of the Post2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the Global Justice Center (GJC), and the International Civil Society Action Network’s (ICAN) Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) are supporting an open letter to the co-chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs and participating UN Member States urging them to continue to strengthen the link between the sustainable development processes and the conflict prevention and peace-building agenda from a gender perspective.

Militarism, gender-based violence, and economic and social rights (and the lack thereof) strongly affect the lived realities of women around the world. These issues must be part of the discussion as the international community moves toward defining sustainable development processes, it is important to note that no progress can be made without addressing women's human rights and gender equality in all future development goals, targets, and indicators. Strengthening the link between the development agenda and the conflict prevention and peacebuilding agenda supports a better future for women throughout the world. Click here for the letter!

pdf Human Rights, Necessary for the Achievement of Sustainable Development
Statement by Associate Director Savi Bisnath at the Sixth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Human Rights, the Right to Development and Global Governance, United Nations, New York, NY, December 12, 2013

pdf Post 2015: Women’s Rights, Gender Equality and Sustainable Development  
Statement by Associate Director Savi Bisnath at the Special Event of the President of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations, New York, NY, September 25, 2013

Feminist Reflections on the United Nations’ High-Level Panel's Report: A New Global Partnership - Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economics Through Sustainable Development
Given that the High Level Panel's report will inform the report of the United Nations Secretary General, the deliberations of the Member-States and international and national policy making and programming through 2030, we think it is critical that feminist voices on the range of issues related to sustainable development and the realization of women's rights and gender equality be articulated. We hope that these critical reflections will be useful to you as you advocate for the realization of women's rights, gender equality and social justice.

This review reflects the combined efforts of the drafting team - Katia Araujo, Huairou Commission; Heather Barclay, International Planned Parenthood Federation; Marta Benavides, Feminist Task Force; Savi Bisnath, Center for Women’s Global Leadership; Eleanor Blomstrom, Women’s Environment and Development Organization; Clare Coffey, ActionAid; Kate Lappin, Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and Development; Rosa Lizarde, Feminist Task Force; Abigail Ruane, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Alejandra Scampini, Association for Women’s Rights in Development.

To date, 111 organizations from every region of the world have endorsed the review. If your organization would like to endorse this review, please send: (i) the name of your organization; (ii) country; and (iii) name of contact to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..