In March 2014, Womankind and our partner organisations, including representatives from the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya); the Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC); and Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF–Ghana) travelled to New York where we launched the “Don’t roll back on women’s rights” campaign during the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58). The campaign called for women’s rights to be a central element of the universal framework which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. Whilst we were pleased that the Agreed Conclusions reflected our joint call for a standalone goal on women’s rights and gender equality in the Post-2015 framework, as well as our call for gender equality and women’s rights to be mainstreamed through the new development framework, there is still more work to be done.

Womankind and our partners left CSW-58 determined to ensure that gender goals were not rolled back or traded away in future intergovernmental negotiations on the final Post-2015 development framework. We have therefore continued to support FIDA Kenya, LIWOMAC and WiLDAF-Ghana as they work to ensure their respective governments take a strong position on women’s rights in these negotiations. In this news post FIDA Kenya reports on their recent work around the Post-2015 development framework.

FIDA Kenya co-hosts Post-2015 Development Agenda National Conference:

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