Strengthening Gender Justice. Recommendations for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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◦ Twenty years after the 1992 UN Summit in Rio, gender equality and women’s rights are still being inadequately framed as ›mainstreaming‹ concerns, rather than as a transformative necessity for the realization of sustainable development. 

◦ The recently-published report from the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Develop- ment Agenda has been criticized by the Women’s Major Group (WMG) for heighten- ing and re-orienting development toward the interests and priorities of corporations while marginalizing the concerns of women all over the world. 

◦ The processes involved in the negotiation of a new Development Agenda lack clarity concerning their mode of interaction, the question of which one will lead, and how they will frame one another. All of this hampers both the effective participation and the impact of civil society organizations and social movements. 

◦ To ensure transparent and democratic processes, feminist, women’s, human rights, environmental and social justice movements should all be given effective and mean- ingful channels of participation. It is therefore essential to strengthen and deepen the capacity of Major Groups to contribute to the creation of an inclusive, sustainable and equitable development agenda. 

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