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Addressing women’s elitism in national politics requires us to start local

Written by Rachael Stokes, the Head of Global Advocacy and Research at Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) on Contestation- dialogues on women’s empowerment. “The case of the Costa Rican domestic workers perfectly illustrates the need to shift the debate beyond numbers to consider how inclusive and representative our political systems truly are – at all levels. Whilst … Continue reading

New measures, new insights: the 2014 Human Development Report

Written by Stephan Klasen, Professor of Economics at the University of Göttingen on Development Progress. “UNDP has published its new Human Development Report today, with its usual suite of human development indicators that are widely used to assess progress and rank countries. But this year it also introduces one new measure, the Gender Development Index (GDI), presents … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Human Development Report 2014 -  The 2014 Human Development Report ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resilience’ was launched in Tokyo, on 24 July 2014 by the UNDP. The report highlights the need for both promoting people’s choices and protecting … Continue reading

Why the SDGs must include older people to ‘leave no one behind’

Written by Rachel Albone, HIV policy advisor for HelpAge International on Devex. “In the discussions held over the last 18 months on the post-2015 agenda, member states, U.N. representatives and other stakeholders all agreed the future Sustainable Development Goals should “leave no one behind.” HelpAge International, together with the NGO Committee on Ageing in New … Continue reading

Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda?

Written by Rebecca Brown, the director of global advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights on World Views, PassBlue. “The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to tackle poverty and foster development in the world’s poorest countries. But as putting together the new … Continue reading

Building a post-2015 world fit for young women and girls

This post is written by Lucie Faucherre, Junior Gender Equality Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Adolescent girls have gained unprecedented visibility on the international agenda, sparked by the leadership of young women such as the Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. In 2012, the International Day of the Girl Child was … Continue reading

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

The latest report on progress on the MDGs, the Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 has now been released by the UN “Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration articulated a bold vision and established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has … Continue reading

GDP is macho and keeps women poor

Written by Alice D Kanengoni, Women’s Rights Programme Manager at OSISA on the IRF 2015 blog. “GDP as a measure of development is inaccurate and masks inequalities faced by women. As the world frames a post-2015 agenda, we need to explore alternatives that are more inclusive and recognize women and girls’ contributions to national economies. For decades, … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: 7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration – The outcome declaration from the Recent World Urban Forum conference in Medellin, Colombia as presented by UN Habitat. Exploring the Gender Dimension of Climate Finance Mechanisms – New briefing by the … Continue reading

Improving women’s conditions should go beyond the ticking of indicator boxes

Written by Shuvechha Khadka and Ajaya Dixit, researchers at the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Nepal (ISET-N). They have recently launched a new paper – The changing intersection of society and development goals: An examination aimed at improving policy-making– part of the Southern Voice Initiative. Too often MDG and other national-level development indicators … Continue reading


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