Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Participation and Decision-Making: Shifting Power; Recommendation 4

a)      Implement measures to achieve an equal distribution of decision-making power between women and men, including parity/quotas in political leadership, economic governance and all other sectors, and ensure leadership that advances women’s rights

b)      Adopt proportional representation or mixed systems as preferred electoral systems to achieve gender parity in decision making.

c)      Ensure adequate financial, moral, social support and opportunities for all women’s effective participation and decision-making in political and public life

d)      Strengthen mechanisms for young women’s participation in political leadership.

e)      Support civic dialogue and protect human rights activists/defenders.

f)       Deliver a Fifth World Conference on Women to address emerging gender equality issues and women’s access to power and decision-making.

g)      Ensure strong and robustly funded institutional mechanisms, national and international human rights machineries, independent human rights institutions, ombudspersons and comprehensive monitoring frameworks to protect achievements from being eroded and to further advocate and advance gender equality and women’s rights.

h)      Ensure public sector and parliamentary accountability to women’s rights and empowerment through gender-responsive policy, budgeting and programmes.

Recommendation 4 from the NGO Forum review of the Beijing Platform for Action

The Geneva NGO Forum appreciates the extensive volunteer support and contributions of women’s and feminist organizations and individuals, as well as all the partners that supported the Beijing+20 NGO Review especially the Governments of Switzerland, the State of Geneva, the City of Geneva, Canada, the Netherlands, and the USA, among others. We deeply extend our gratitude to the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) and UN Women for their collaboration. The forum was convened by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), Geneva. Further information is available on http://beijing20.ngocsw-geneva.ch/.

Fragmento de obra de Roberto Noboa  
http://www.no-minimo.com/2012/08/tramando-el-azar /

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