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Women's rights and gender equality

Women’s rights groups react to key financing input for post-2015 development agenda

In this document, Women’s groups offer a response and analysis to the report issued by the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing.

While welcoming the Committee’s recognition that its work must be founded on key Rio principles, including human rights and gender equality, among others, “we are concerned that the Committee has not sufficiently integrated these principles into its analysis and recommendations, and that it ultimately does not do enough to challenge a model of development that perpetuates inequalities between rich and poor, men and women, and between developed and developing countries,” the signatory groups said.

Key areas of concern addressed in the report relate to the impact on women’s human rights and gender equality of the Committee’s discussion of private sector financing, tax policy and cooperation, trade and investment, social protection and environment.

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