Financing Gender Equality, Human Rights and Economic Justice:
Getting the Right(s) Balance in the FfD Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Monday, 13 July 2015
8.15 – 9.45am
Radisson BLU Hotel, Sholla 1 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) will affect the ability of States to fulfill their human rights, including women’s human rights obligations and to achieve the realization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
The event will present the latest analysis of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda from a feminist and women’s rights perspective and highlight key issues that are at stake given the potential of the FfD process to either contribute to achieve economic justice and advance the realization of human rights for all or to further entrench human rights abuses and to exacerbate gender inequality.
The session will also draw on the recommendations from the publication of the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development – Realizing Women’s Human Rights in Development- which will be launched at the event. Highlights from the Women’s Forum on Financing for Development and the CSO Forum will also be presented.
This moderated session will have an open discussion among women’s/CSO representatives and government/UN officials.
Speakers and discussants include*:
Anne Schoenstein, Economic Justice Lead Advocacy Associate, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
Ms. Marina Durano, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
H. E. Mr. Enrique Loedel, Ambassador, Government of Uruguay
H.E. Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iceland
Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Benjamin Schachter, Human Rights Officer, Right to Development Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Moderator: Rosa Lizarde, Global Director, Feminist Task Force
* Further speakers / discussants to be confirmed.
** Any person without a Conference pass will need to be issued a special ticket. Please R.S.V.P. wwgonffd (@) gmail.com