Funding local women’s rights organisations for transformative change

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Women's rights and trade

Women’s equal participation and leadership in all aspects of society are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, but what about the funding to make this happen?

With the Gender Action Plan (GAP III) (2021-2025) and less than 10 years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 5 for gender equality, CONCORD considers it crucial to address the lack of funding that reaches women’s rights organisations, feminist movements and national, local and grassroots organisations working to advance gender equality.

This paper builds on the work already carried out by women’s rights organisations – such as the Association for Women’s Rights in Development – by adding specific recommendations to the EU and Member States.