BetterAid psition on the proposed Busan Joint Action Plan on Gender Equality and Development

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BetterAid women's organizations drafted a response to the Busan Joint Action Plan on Gender Equality and Development.

The women’s groups welcome the effort of the Korean and US Governments to produce the Busan Joint Action Plan on Gender and also recognised the efforts of the Korean Government to promote Gender Equality as a central principle of the HLF4 and the Busan Outcome Document. They also welcome any efforts of states to increase funding to women’s rights and empowerment and urge governments to make substantial financial commitments to the advancement of women’s rights. However, women’s groups are not able to endorse the draft action plan in its currenct form, as it does not sufficiently promote the enjoyment of fundamental human rights and substantive equality.