EU Donors under Women’s Watch

EU Donors under Women’s Watch – WIDE Checks up on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda on the Road to Busan 2011, published in 2011.

This report maps the degree to which European Union donors from Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK comply with the commitments they made in the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action, and the impact this has on gender equality and women´s human rights.While each of the five Paris Declaration principles offers concrete opportunities to advance the gender profile, the report focuses on democratic ownership and mutual accountability as the most political and with the biggest potential to reduce the gaps and empower women. The WIDE-check is about the intentions and actions of donors, not about the concrete results in developing countries.The report highlights positive cases and initiatives, criticises the gaps, and points out the opportunities for improvements, reflecting the evidence-based voices of women´s organisations from the EU. The countries reviewed in the report were selected on the basis of WIDE membership and the platforms´ engagement in the aid and development effectiveness process.

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