African Feminists Strategy Meeting: Financing for Development (FfD) & the Post 2015 Development Agenda


By Nyaguthii Maina*

Globally, governments from both the North and South have come to a succinct realisation through the soon to be expired Millennium Development Goals that collective efforts are required in achieving gender parity for now obvious reasons: 1) it is a human rights issue; and 2) it is one of the surest measures for poverty reduction, inclusive growth and prosperity. This realisation can be seen as reflected in the soon to be adopted Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 which envisions achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls universally.


A more in depth look at the proposed SDG 5 is below:

SDG 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls:

5.1. End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls
5.2. Eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls
5.3. Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced…

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