The Women 2030 Programme is being implemented in 50 countries across different regions of the world. It is run by a coalition of 5 women and gender network organisations cooperating to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a gender-equitable and climate-just way. 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).
Countries: Worldwide in 52 countriesDonors: European Union; German Cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety; Heinrich Böll Stiftung; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the NetherlandsPartners: WECF; Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Africa; Gender and Water Alliance (GWA); Global Forest Coalition (GFC); Asia Pacific Forum on Women; Law and Development (APWLD), Asia-Pacific
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 the international, regional, national, and grass-roots level, the coalition integrates many of the SDGs in its work. A 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
The global aim is to advance local and regional equitable, inclusive & environmental sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda & climate change processes. On a national level, Georgia's goal is to build on the capacity of women’s civil society organisations within the country, while also aiming to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Paris climate Agreement by advancing local and regional sustainable development. To achieve this on both the international and national levels, Women2030 currently facilitates participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilizes citizen’s support, and shares 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)