DAWN Informs 2016

The Montevideo Consensus

Five authors examine the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus:

Learning and Reflection on the Montevideo Consensus

Cai Yiping (China)
First and foremost, the Operational Guide for implementation and follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus sets up a comprehensive, human rights-based framework to achieve gender equality and women’s human rights with focus on action and implementation, linking the International Conference on Population and Development Program of Action (ICPD, 1994), the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995), the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, 1979) and the sustainable development goals (SDGs, 2015).
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Implementing the Montevideo Consensus on SRHR

Lourdes Bascary (Argentina)
The challenge of complying with the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development, adopted at the First Regional Conference on Population and Development held in August 2013 in Uruguay, is huge. It involves the need to create spaces for agreements and coordinated efforts between all state actors involved and, of course, feminist organizations and social movements that supported it and witnessed its birth with great hope. It becomes strategic to make efforts to use the Operational Guide1 for implementation and follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus on population and development in order to improve the conditions for its effective compliance.
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Advances and Challenges in Implementing the Montevideo Consensus – experience from Caribbean region

Julia Terborg (Suriname)
In Suriname, the monitoring of the implementation of the PoA of ICPD started in 1998, when civil society in Suriname joined forces with the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) to develop a collective instrument and database, named Athenea, for the monitoring of ICPD., which Dutch speaking Suriname was the only Caribbean country in this regional team, which was further composed of 6 Latin American countries: Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia and Bolivia.
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Why regional agreements can go further than global ones?

Oriana López Uribe (Mexico)
We have common challenges, common technical bodies, a common desire or vision of what development looks like. In Montevideo, governments were up to the task: they had political will; they were responsible with the information of policies that we know work and the ones that don’t. 
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Montevideo Consensus: Side Event at CPD 2016

Kumudini Samuel (Sri Lanka)
The Permanent Mission of Uruguay and DAWN co-sponsored a side event at the 49th session of UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD49) on the 14th of April 2016. The event discussed “Meeting the SRHR of all people: Advancing the Montevideo Consensus Agenda”. 
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Photo Galleries

Photos from DAWN's public forum in Montevideo on November 9, 2015. Also from side events at CSW60 and CPD49.
Photo Gallery

DAWN Alumnae

DAWN’s training institutes and meetings have provided tools to many young feminists around the world to apply feminist and interlinkage analysis in their everyday work, which takes place at local, national, regional and global level. In this issue we feature two stories from them:

Transforming the world by 2030: the challenge for women

by Carmen Capriles (Bolivia) [read >>]

Women’s Rights to Greater Access to Adequate Basic Social Services

by Sophearet Roth (Cambodia) [read >>]

Political Economy of Globalization (PEG)

The role of secret financial jurisdictions in undermining gender justice and women’s human rights

As part of the follow up of the Financing for Development agenda, DAWN is exploring some of the links between tax justice and gender justice at the global level. PEG team members are researching the role of financial secrecy jurisdictions and global networks of facilitators in enabling the illicit financial flows resulting from trafficking in women. The preliminary findings were presented in three main fora with experts on tax and feminism.
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Political Restructuring and Social Transformation (PRST)

Innovation, Transformation, and Sustainable Futures in Africa

Ayesha Imam (Senegal)

An extract from a keynote speech given at the inaugural joint conference of the American Anthropological Association and African Studies Association “Innovation, transformation and sustainable futures in Africa” in Dakar, Senegal, June 1-3, 2016. Hosted by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the West African Research Center (WARC).
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Project team members provide an update on two of DAWN’s current research projects:

Mapping the political economy of conflict and gender based violence
by Kumi Samuel

The analysis will seek to juxtapose three inter-related components – the politics of economics; the struggle for political power and the gender order in the discussion of the Political Economy of Violent Conflict and Gender-Based Violence Against Women. [read>>]

Equality, Quality and Accountability in Advancing SRHR in China, India and Indonesia
by Cai Yiping

A planning workshop was held on January 21-22, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the next phase of DAWN’s contribution to advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda: the EQA (Equality, Quality and Accountability) Project. [read>>]
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