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Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Doha 2008
03 dicembre 2008

The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development welcomes the fact that the outcome document of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development in Doha goes far beyond the 2002 Monterrey Consensus with regard to gender equality.

The draft outcome document underlines that the promotion of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment is essential to achieving equitable and effective development. It reaffirms the importance of taking gender analysis to the wider public management arena; and calls for the elimination of gender-based discrimination in all of its forms, including in labour and financial markets as well as in the ownership of assets and property rights.

The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development is composed by the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), African Women’s Economic Policy Network (AWEPON), Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Feminist Task Force-Global Call to Action against Poverty (FTF-GCAP), and Women in Development Europe (WIDE), among others.