Political Ecology and Sustainability (PEAS)

From the outset, DAWN's analysis has included an understanding of sustainable livelihood concerns of women in the global South. More recently as the margins of ecological survival are shrinking particularly for impoverished communities, and in many places nature is already 'answering back,' we recognize the need to pay greater attention to the health of the planet alongside our human rights. However, ecological issues cannot be disassociated from women's rights, including the adverse effects on their sexual and reproductive health, or from political and economic concerns over the inequitable allocation of natural resources. Our intention therefore is to develop DAWN's political ecology analysis from a southern feminist perspective and experiences, conceptually linked to our continuing critique of global trends in the body politics, governance, and political economy arenas.

28 Sep 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) negotiated painstakingly over two years by all UN Member States with thousands of public interest organizations providing their commitment and expertise have been copyrighted. And by whom? The UN you would think? But no. They have been re-branded as Global Goals (GGs) and the copyrighted by Project Everyone, a private company incorporated and registered in London.

30 Nov 2014

In a letter submitted to the UN Secretary General, RightingFinance addressed a number of requests in regards to financing aspects of the upcoming Synthesis Report that the Secretary General’s office is preparing as input for the intergovernmental negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Summit.

28 Nov 2014

The aftermath of the terrible deaths of women who underwent sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh has been full of stories about what actually happened. Spurious drugs and an overenthusiastic doctor who cut corners on ensuring quality vie for immediate blame. Beyond these, many have spoken about pervasive biases of gender and caste that wreak havoc on the lives of poor women, and also of family planning policies and programmes that appear to have gone back to the bad old days of the Emergency. Each of these explanations has more than a grain of truth. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/lessons-from-bilaspu...

23 Nov 2014

Bangladesh must have a ‘strong’ public health system to adopt the idea of universal health coverage (UHC) to protect people from slipping into poverty, Prof Gita Sen has said. “It does not mean that there will be no private system. Both should be there,” she told bdnews24.com on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific meeting on gender equality in Bangkok

18 Nov 2014

Nicole Bidegain Ponte, a member of the Executive Committee of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) participated at the first meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which took place from 12 to 14 November at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago de Chile.

16 Nov 2014

We live in a world of profound inequalities and unbalanced power relations, where rigid norms and values about how people should behave fuel and exacerbate injustices. We have to change that. This is why more than 1200 activists/professionals coming from 94 countries and with a broad variety of organisational backgrounds, convened the second MenEngage Global Symposium in New Delhi, India, from November 10-13, 2014.

15 Nov 2014

Nicole Bidegain Ponte, integrante del Comité Ejecutivo de Mujeres por un Desarrollo Alternativo para una Nueva Era (DAWN por sus siglas en inglés) está participando en la primera reunión de la Mesa Directiva de la Conferencia Regional sobre Población y Desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe, que se desarrolla desde el 12 hasta el 14 de noviembre en la sede de la CEPAL, en Santiago de Chile.

15 Nov 2014

It is my great pleasure to take part in this Forum and to be with all of you who travelled from different parts of the Asia Pacific region. Thanks to the hard work of the steering committee members and the co-secretariat in the past two months, we finally get to see the faces behind the names and the hundreds of emails we exchanged to have 480 of us here today.

14 Nov 2014

On November 14, 2014, over 400 feminist women activists working on women's rights will meet in Bangkok at the Asia-Pacific CSO Forum on Beijing+20 (APCSOB20) to discuss what their governments have done to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Activists from across the region will note if the reported progress by States has been sufficient and what States should be doing to tackle the challenges that remain on the 12 critical areas of concern identified twenty years ago in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA).

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