Women’s Groups* in BetterAid are pleased to announce an International consultation on development cooperation, women’s rights and gender equality: "On the road again: Feminist visions and strategies towards Busan and beyond", on 9th and 10th of June 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.
Representatives from women’s organizations and gender equality advocates from other fields are invited to join forces on the road towards the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in Busan, South Korea (29th November to 1st December 2011), to influence the HLF-4 process itself and beyond, putting gender equality and women’s rights at the forefront.
The Consultation follows from the International Strategy Meeting “On the Road to Busan- Towards the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4)” convened by AWID, FEMNET and WIDE in New York, February 2011, which resulted in the first draft of the roadmap to advance gender equality and women’s rights perspective in development cooperation debates. The Consultation in June aims to finalize the roadmap’s key messages and strategy, and is part of the broader process organized by civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure that civil society experiences and proposals are informing the aid and development effectiveness processes and the new post Paris and Accra agreement to come.
The program of the meeting will include thought-provoking plenaries, workshops and breakout sessions for discussion.
Funding to convene the Consultation is very limited, therefore the event is by invitation only. Around 50 participants are expected in total from North, East and South. However, interested and engaged civil society organizations are encouraged to mobilize funds to be able to join the event.
To express your interest in attending the Consultation please write to Kasia Staszewska: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
*Organizing groups: WIDE Network, the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and Coordinadora dela Mujer/Bolivia