Recap: Day 2 of Round Table Discussions on past 2015 Development Agenda and +20 Beijing Review Process
By: Jane Godia
Here’s a brief of recap from Day 2 of the Roundtable Discussions:
- Hosting of the convening at Harvard Law School grounds and the intergenerational dialogues proved the theory of change at UAF-Africa based on collective and shared leadership.
- African women’s needs are diverse and there is need to think of new strategies as we review what Beijing brought out 20 years ago.
- Peace and security remains a key agenda for women’s empowerment and gender equality. Peace and security must also include human and economic security.
- Women’s voices must be documented as a way of enabling African women tell their own story.
- Need to identify where there are funding and resources for women’s organizing.
- UAF-Africa challenged to act urgently in organizing women into taking the lead to end the havoc being caused by Boko Haram who have now made killing women and girls their agenda.
- Feminists must find a way of branding and coming out with short clear messages in a simple language that everybody understands.
- Media and communications remains a necessity that women must be able to use in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.