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Women2030 partners re-elected as operational partners for Women's Major Group

Our Executive Director Sascha Gabizon has been re-elected as Organizing Partner for the Women's Major Group Europe/Central Asia region (UNECE)

20.02.2017 |


Alongside Sascha Gabizon, also elected are our Women 2030 partners Priscilla Achakpa of Women Environmental Programme (WEP), and Kate Lappin of APWLD - Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development.

Sascha Gabizon has been one of the global Organising Partners. Together with the other 8 coordinators, she helped to give women’s organisations a strong voice in the global process on Sustainable Development, the SDGs and Agenda 2030!

With the Sustainable Development Goals now having to be implemented at the national level, Sascha believes we need to support our women’s organisations at national level to be recognised as key actors. Sascha, through her work with us, has an extended network of partner organisations and offices in the UNECE region. With activities covering 50 countries.

Sascha will aim to continue to develop the creation of a regional civil society engagement mechanism with its own regional “Women’s Major Group“ space, and to support WMG members in developing national activities to implement the SDGs, including SDG 5 on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls.

Women's Major Group elections started on February 7, and all organisations who are registered with the WMG-Advocacy group were invited to cast their vote.

Sascha and her co-coordinators have developed the new election procedures of the Women’s Major Group (WMG) with the regional Operational Partners. This is to ensure that there is a combination of rotation and continuity in the leadership. For Sascha, this will be the last time she has been nominated as OP for the Women's Major Group.


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