This year's UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to track progress on the 2030 Agenda - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was particularly important to the Movement as Goal 16 - Peace and Inclusive Good Governance - was on the agenda. (Featured photo with the star of the "Citizen-generated Data" session, 14-year-old Roslinda from Indonesia) A … Continue reading Our time at the 2019 UN High-level political forum
Our world is changing from the ground up. Whether a community-owned pub in the UK, participatory budget-making in Spain, a community endowment fund in Zimbabwe, or a post-earthquake bare-foot volunteer programme in Nepal, local communities are finding new ways of deciding things and doing things for themselves.
Every year, thousands of women’s rights activists from around the world converge on UN Headquarters in New York to push world leaders ever closer - inch by inch - to realizing the vision of women’s full and equal participation. This year’s 63rd session on the Commission on the Status of Women paid special attention to … Continue reading Dignity, Equality and Social Protection: A Call for Integrated Strategies at CSW
2019-02-27 Special Learning Event https://youtu.be/k8bb_Q6m04w Full recording This was the first Learning Session organized by the newly-formed CLD Learning Working Group, which evolved from the Locus Learning Working Group. Co-chairs: Matt Lineal (Nuru International) and Sia Nowrojee (3D Program for Girls and Women) Brian Viani, Leadership & Training Strategic Advisor, Nuru International, From ‘Capacity Building’ … Continue reading Capacity Development
PRESS RELEASE The Community-led Development (CLD) Movement Launches Kenya Chapter NAIROBI, 30 January 2018 –The Community-led Development (CLD) Movement today unveiled the CLD Kenya Chapter at the Heifer International grounds in Nairobi. The Movement is an alliance of civil societies seeking the widespread adoption of grassroots initiatives to empower communities to become the authors of … Continue reading Breaking News – Kenya Launch!
The final post in our series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Photo: United Nations. On December 10, 1948 the newly established General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR). No nation voted against it, although a few, like Saudi Arabia, abstained. That means today is the … Continue reading All Human Beings
Thirteenth in the series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Photo: NASA December 7, 1972 - On the last Apollo mission to the moon, astronauts took a photo now known as the “Blue Marble” photo - very likely the most reproduced photo in history - the first ever “whole earth” photo. As a … Continue reading Women Saving the Earth
Fifteenth in our series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day. #UnitedAgainstCorruption. According to Transparency International, there are millions of courageous women fighting corruption worldwide. The United Nations reports that “Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion is stolen annually through corruption … Continue reading Women Fight Corruption
Fourteenth in my series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Photo - public domain - of the painting by Francisco Rizi. December 8 is observed by some Christians as the “Feast of the Immaculate Conception” and honors Mary, the mother of Jesus of Nazareth. Mary plays a major role in both the Christian … Continue reading Is God a Feminist?
Twelfth in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Photo by by ZhengZhou of the sculpture "Non-Violence" by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, in front of UN headquarters at New York City. December 6, 1989 was the Montreal massacre - a mass shooting at the École Polytechnique specifically targeting feminists. Since then, December 6 has become a … Continue reading Guns make gender-based violence deadly.