Gender Equality on the Ground: Feminist findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda 2030

By wcef

We are proud to share with you our #Women2030 global shadow report titled ‘Gender equality on the Ground: Feminists findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda2030’.

This report contains the findings from national assessments on how to ensure a gender-just and transformative #Agenda2030 in the key priority areas of climate and environmental justice, redistributive and economic justice, political participation, Gender Based Violence, and gender stereotypes. It also highlights structural barriers across countries, as well as best practices and opportunities for change. Check out the demands, recommendations and practical examples of what grassroot feminist solutions look like on the ground.


Over the past five years (2016-2020) Women2030 partner-countries have produced 38 shadow reports to government Voluntary National Reviews on the status of SDGs implementation. These reports are based on desk research, multi-stakeholders’ consultations and participatory gender assessments involving 2,414 people across 20 countries, based on a bottom-up methodology captured in the Women2030 gender impact assessment and monitoring tool.


The global shadow report aims to capture the inspiring and diverse range of work that has taken place through the Women2030 programme over the past five years. It provides bottom-up and evidence-based civil society perspectives on SDGs and gender equality progress with a focus on key feminist priorities, structural barriers and opportunities for change. The report ends with feminist recommendations and a call to action for governments, international organisations, women’s rights movement and other civil society to make sure we achieve Agenda 2030 for all.


The country reports provide an evidence-base for monitoring government action and progress on women’s rights and, are used as advocacy tools in different policy processes including the High-Level Political Forum and Commission on the Status of Women. Four regional reports covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia were produced by the coalition partners. This global shadow report provides a synthesis of the findings within national and regional reports and the experiences of Women2030 over the past years.


Recognizing the diversity in country reports in terms of focus and data availability, the report highlights key feminist priorities, progress and structural barriers across countries, as well as best practices and opportunities for change. A systemic, feminist and intersectional lens has helped to analyse systemic barriers and dynamics of power, inclusion and exclusion that are crucial to address when working to achieve the SDGs – SDG 5 in particular.


The Women2030 partners are proud to share this work with you and keen to work together towards a gender just sustainable world.

You can download our report here.

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