This submission outlines IWDA’s recommendations to strengthen Australia’s approach to women’s empowerment and gender equality, in order to deepen relationships with Pacific countries and improve outcomes of Pacific Step-up activities.
This joint submission from five leading gender equality focused Australian NGOs makes the case that Australia should adopt a feminist approach to all areas of its foreign policy, including international development.
IWDA joined with the International Centre for Research on Women and Professor Anne Marie Goetz of New York University’s Centre for Global Studies to explore the principles and accountability mechanisms needed for feminist foreign policy.
The global goals have enormous potential for transformative impact on the root causes of gender inequality but to achieve this we need governments to meet their existing global commitments to progressing women’s rights and gender equality. This is the purpose of IWDA’s work on the Global Goals.
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development provide an important moment to accelerate global action on gender inequality and women’s empowerment. Meeting the Australian Government’s commitments under these goals requires a coordinated approach across Australia’s work – domestically and internationally – which must include increased investment, improved data collection and active consultation with women’s rights organisations…