Members of the CPDE Feminist Group participated in the regional meetings of global review of the implementation of the commitments in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, known as the Beijing+25 process.
Taking part in the CSO pre-meeting and intergovernmental meetings, Rosa Belen Agirregomezkorta, Centro de Estudios e Investigación sobre Mujeres of Spain, Nurgul Dzhanaeva of the Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, Patricia Blankson Akakpo of the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana, Monica Novillo of Coordinadora de Mujer in Bolivia, and Shanta Shresta from the Beyond Beijing Committee in Nepal actively engaged in the planning and preparation processes based on the FG strategic plan.
Their participation in the processes contributed to the improvement of mechanisms for monitoring the Nairobi Outcome Document (NOD) Article 16, where States, development actors promised to allocate and track resources for women’s rights and gender equality, strengthen capacity for gender-responsive budgeting and planning, and increase the participation of women’s organisations in partnerships for development.
Members of the FG were able to use data from the GPEDC 3 MR, specifically data on indicator 8, data from FG own process of data collection and analysis, and additional data from the national governmental reports on implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. They developed a set of recommendations, and used the Beijing+25 to raise awareness and an interest in the FG advocacy for the transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness in the areas of women’s rights and gender equality and investments to women’s rights and gender equality agenda.
During the regional reviews, Nurgul Dzhanaeva made an intervention at the intergovernmental official session on smart investment and financing with key recommendations. She prepared an analysis on status of reporting on budget allocations for women’s rights and gender equality agenda and led this thematic area and facilitated discussion and development by an ad hoc group on financing implementation of the BPFA in Geneva.
“In order to ensure an adequate and effective financing to achieve gender equality and to empower all women and girls,” she said, “we advocate legal reforms to ensure that state makes obligatory, transparent and accountable budget allocations for effective implementation of commitments on women’s rights and gender equality taken in the Beijing Platform for Action, and call to put in place mechanisms to systematically track allocations to gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout the budget cycle and also to make these allocations public.”#.