On June 2, 2014, the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released a zero draft of the first list of Proposed SDGs to be attained by 2030. As negotiations over the final SDGs move forward, the international community must take strong action to ensure a human rights approach to development that builds on women’s realities and strengthens women’s human rights.
To uphold human rights obligations and realize the “transformational shifts” envisaged in current development discussions, business as usual is no longer an option. The red line for policymaking must be the realization of gender equality and human rights, rather than growth and profit as ends in themselves. This means moving power away from corporate interests and toward marginalized peoples, women and communities. It means championing political action to overturn current discriminatory, oppressive and violent social, political, and economic systems and develop, invest in, and implement those that create an enabling environment for women’s rights, equality, and sustainable peace. Read more here.
Source: Post 2015 Women’s Coalition