WIDE+ member KULU’s resources around their project: ‘Financing Gender Equality and Women’s Rights – Close the Gap’

KULU Women and Development have shared a compilation of resources, alliances, strategies and advocacy areas to both deepen your knowledge of the UN Financing for Development process and advocacy from a gender justice perspective, as well as to highlight strategies for mobilization and campaigning which could be leveraged for further collaboration. They are divided into an introductory level and an advocacy level. The resources are collected as part of the project “Financing Gender Equality and Women’s Rights – Close the Gap’. The project was part of the Citizens for Financial Justice project consortium that is financed by EU DEAR funds and HERMOD LANNUNGS FOND.

Financing Gender Equality: Introductory level

Primer 1: Gender Lens on Financing for Development: Equality and Women’s Rights Impacts
Primer 2: Gender Lens on Financing for Development: Tax Justice for Gender Equality (coming soon)
Primer 3: Gender Lens on Financing for Development: Beijing+25 and CEDAW Nexus with Gender Just Finance and SDGs (coming soon)


Join an alliance:

  • Generation Equality Action Coalitions to accelerate gender equality
  • Feminist Task Force – focus on feminization of poverty with entry points into the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) and the UN Generation Equality Action Coalition on Economic Justice & Rights Action –  rosalizarde@feministtaskforce.org  info@feministtaskforce.org
  • K.U.L.U. – Women and Development – for women’s and girls’ rights in development, poverty eradication, and trade-, finance, and related issueskulu@kulu.dk,  janice@kulu.dk
  • Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development – mail to: wwgonffd@gmail.com
  • Global Alliance for Tax Justice’s Tax and Gender Working Group: Globaltaxjustice.org – Make taxes work for women
  • Tax Justice Network: http://www.taxjustice.net
  • Gender and Trade Coalition: http://www.genderandtradecoalition.org
  • WIDE+ (Women in Development Europe+): www.wideplus.org
  • FEMNET – Macroeconomic gender dimensions: www.femnet.org
  • Gender and Development Network – Macroeconomic gender dimensions: www.gadnetwork.org
  • Global Debt Solutions (Eurodad) Post: Global_debt_solutions@lists.mayfirst.org; List info: https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/global_debt_solutions
  • Women & Gender Constituency: One of nine stakeholder groups of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) https://womengenderclimate.org/how-to-join/

Gender Justice: Advocacy level

Strategies for going forward collectively

  • Increase sharing of information and resources on the FfD process among civil society organizations (CSOs), so they have equal opportunities to access budget discussions and decision-making processes
  • Work regionally to build solidarity and regional and bilateral partnerships
  • Create more synergies in the intersection between gender issues and green budgets, and examine the implications for the reallocation of domestic resources
  • Connect youth in different countries to make a more representative model which can be used to understand each other better
  • Partner with trade unions

Advocacy areas

  • Leverage CEDAW as a tool for raising awareness and calling on states to deliver on their commitments to CEDAW
  • Create more awareness on unpaid work, the care economy and women’s time poverty
  • Use macro-economics to build the case for (delete: more) equitable financing, tempering that with case studies and anecdotes, responding to real life experiences
  • Ensure greater accountability, increase attention to the history of funds that come into hands of International Financial Institutions (IFIs)
  • Highlight the importance of indigenous people’s knowledge and contributions
  • Lobby governments to revise trade agreements
  • Lobby to ensure gender equality education in the curriculum of primary school children, so they are educated about the importance of gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment


  • Trade agreements, including how they affect different constituencies and if/how inclusivity has been implemented (see UNCTAD under tools). Trade liberalization takes revenues from countries’ social protection measures
  • Debt justice initiatives
  • Macro-economics and systemic issues
  • IFIs (WB, IMF, etc.)
  • Gender and Tax: VAT’s regressive impact on people, and especially women
  • Gender Responsive Budgeting


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