The III Financing for Development Conference will be held between the 13 and 16 of July 2015 in Addis Ababa. The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) will resume its works providing a space 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 the III International Conference on FfD.
The WWG 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). On the road to the Doha Review Conference (2008), the WWG on FfD was coordinated by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and included the following organizations: the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), the Feminist Task Force (FTF), the Global Policy Forum (GPF), the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and Women in Development-Europe (WIDE). The WWG is one of the NGO Facilitators in the Financing for Development Process (Global Social Economic Group (GSEG). More information can be found at the UN FfD website.
In July 2014, following a call from the NGO FfD Facilitators group and a gathering of feminist and women’s rights advocates previewing the upcoming FfD process, DAWN, FTF and AWID decided to launch a consultation with former WWG members to reactivate the WWG on FfD. New Terms of Reference (ToR) were prepared and are available in English, Castellano and Français since outreach to further feminist and women’s human rights organizations to expand membership is a fundamental step forward. Interested feminist and women’s rights CSOs can join the WWG on FfD and engage in different levels. Please click on Ways of working and How to join