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The objective of the new five-year project is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) until 2030 with a focus on Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Mitigating Climate Change (SDG 13)

04.04.2016 | WECF Project

Countries: Global
Donors: European Commission DEVCO
Partners: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (AWPLD), Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Women Environment Program (WEP), Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)
Issues: Gender & Rights;
Duration: 04/2016 - 12/2020

The #Women2030 project is being implemented in 52 countries across different regions of the world. It is lead by a coalition of 5 women and gender network organisations collaborating to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a gender-equitable and climate-just way.

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The start of #Women2030

On March 18, 2016, a coalition of five global and regional women and gender networks signed a 5-year partnership agreement with the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO) to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This coalition, known as #Women2030 supports the implementation of the Agenda 2030. With activities at international, regional, national, and grass-roots level, the coalition integrates many of the SDGs in its work. Particular focus is on Gender Equality (SDG 5); Universal access to Water and Sanitation (#SDG6); Sustainable Energy (#SDG7); Decent Work (#SDG8); Sustainable Production and Consumption (#SDG12); Climate Action (#SDG13); Conserving Forests and Biodiversity (#SDG15).

Goal and aim

Our aim is to advance local and regional equitable, inclusive &environmental sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda & climate change processes. Our goal is to build capacity of women’s civil society organisations. We also aim to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Paris climate Agreement by advancing local and regional sustainable development. While ensuring it is equitable and inclusive. To achieve this we currently facilitate participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilize citizen’s support, and share best practices.

Three key areas

The three key areas of the programme are: capacity building; strategic cooperation and policy advocacy; media and social outreach. The women’s networks in this coalition have been part of the sustainable development process from the very beginning as part of the Women’s Major Group. It was created by UN Member States in 1992 as a key social constituency for sustainable development.


The #Women2030 coalition furthermore supports the implementation of SDG 17 to “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development” and recognizes that an “empowered civil society […] can contribute to more effective policies, equitable and sustainable development.” (EU Commission)

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