Supporting Women's Leadership Amidst Pushback
Women are defending their rights and democratic values, often at great risk. They are organizing mass protests, spearheading social media campaigns, and working within institutions and with allies to prevent rollback of women’s gains. In using their power for purpose, expanding civic space, and exercising their vote, women are proving they are a force that will defend both gender equality and democracy itself.
Inclusive Climate Action
While it is well established that climate change disproportionately affects women, girls, and marginalized communities, women are also uniquely positioned to contribute to climate solutions. Gendered divisions of labor mean that women are already on the frontlines of resource management in their communities.
Responsive and Inclusive Frameworks for Gender Equity
1995’s Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action became the essential blueprint for advancing women’s rights. Since then, there have been important gains for women and girls – parity in education in many countries, fewer deaths in childbirth, more women elected to parliament and in leadership, and reduced discrimination under the law. However, major gaps persist and, in many places, progress has stalled and reversed.
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