Gender and development in the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)
19. September 2018, 18:00 – 20:00
Otto Mauer Zentrum, Währinger Str. 2-4, 1090 Vienna
With: Eunice Musiime (Akina Mama wa Afrika, Uganda), Fabienne Van Den Eede (DG DEVCO, European Commission), Désirée Schweitzer (BMEIA, Director Section VII Development), Céline Mias (CARE International & CONCORD)
Women´s organizations play a crucial role in advancing women´s human rights, yet they are marginalized when it comes to donor funding. The EU is committed to play a leading role in supporting international initiatives to promote women's and girls' rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The adoption of a gender-responsive budget and adequate funding would be a prerequisite to match these ambitions and to ensure meaningful impact in the lives of women and girls in developing countries.
But how does the reality in EU development politics look like?
In this discussion, experiences of civil society organisations, especially of women´s rights organisations in developing countries, will be shared. Do they have access to EU funding? Are feminist organizations included in political dialogue processes with EU institutions? Are women´s needs on the ground taken into account? Which lessons can be drawn for the implementation of the EU Gender Action Plan until 2020 and for the negotiations of the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)?
The panellists will expose their views on how EU, member states and civil society organisations can contribute to fulfil women´s rights and reach the SDGs based on a gender-responsive approach and targeted action.