Gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda: where does it stand?

Alexandra Spieldoch.  (Photo:
Global food for thought.)

This publication analyses the role gender equality plays in the post-Rio+20 process for a new development agenda centered around a set of SDGs. It looks at proposals and efforts to integrate gender equality and women's rights into efforts to define the SDGs and argues that a new global women's coalition of committed advocates and women's rights activists to focus more aggressively on governance and policy reform in the post-2015 development agenda, particularly on macro-economic policy reform.

The post-2015 Development Agenda and the SDGs have potential to make a positive, long-lasting difference in addressing today’s myriad of challenges. Whether they will is another story - and there is room for skepticism.

What is absolutely clear is that women cannot continue with more of the same. Any new formulation of a global order must reflect their reality and their priorities, and will have to be accompanied by adequate funding and full political support. If post-2015 is to go anywhere, it will require major institutional reform and rethinking of the value of the economy in support of women’s human rights – this is the work ahead.

Gender Equality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Where Does it Stand? By Alexandra Spieldoch. Download the publication at: