Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference to be held in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference to be held in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

    Prime Minster Justin Trudeau Announces that  Women Deliver has chosen Vancouver, Canada as the site for their next global Women Deliver Conference – the world’s largest gathering on the health, rights, and wellbeing of women and girls. Ottawa, Canada, 13 June 2017 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada is proud to have been chosen as the host country for the global Women Deliver Conference, which will bring over 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists from more than 160 countries to Vancouver 3-6 June 2019. Joined by Women…Read more
Call for Action –  Ipswich, Queensland 19th & 20th June – Come along and be heard

Call for Action – Ipswich, Queensland 19th & 20th June – Come along and be heard

In 2012 eS4W / JERA International conducted a study ‘Women’s Voices from the Flood Plains’ an economic gender lens on responses in disaster affected areas in Queensland.  A period of time which has seen further floods in the areas covered in Queensland in 2012, 2013 and 2015.  During this time many things have changed for those who participated in the original study.   This year we are following up with communities in Queensland who participated in the original study to determine if the recommendations made immediately following up from the disaster have been carried…Read more
Samoa hosts Pacific Human Rights Seminar on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Samoa hosts Pacific Human Rights Seminar on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

  6 June, 2017. Samoa – The 2015 Samoa State of Human Rights Report neglected to include Fa’afafine and Fa’afatama as a ‘vulnerable’ population in need of better safeguards for equality and respect. This omission will no doubt be rectified in the next  Human Rights report as a result of a seminar being held this week in Apia, hosted by the Samoa Office of the Ombudsman. The week-long Seminar is on Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics (SOGISC)” in the Pacific. It is facilitated…Read more
Pacific Island Civil Society Organisations Respond to Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Agreement.

Pacific Island Civil Society Organisations Respond to Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Agreement.

  SUVA FIJI — Pacific civil society groups say that the move by Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a grave moral injustice. His decision is a clear sign of his continued support of the fossil fuel industry which directly threatens the lives of communities living in the Pacific islands. The group of Pacific Island civil society organisations under the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) state that while this move by the US President Trump would isolate the US from any ambitious action on…Read more
Evaluation: a missed opportunity in the SDGs’ first set of Voluntary National Reviews

Evaluation: a missed opportunity in the SDGs’ first set of Voluntary National Reviews

Carole Shaw, JERA International at HLPF 2016   The sixth briefing on effective evaluation and the SDGs is out now! At the 2016 UN High Level Political Forum, 22 countries presented Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) — status reports on their efforts to implement national-level follow-up and review frameworks for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). VNRs are meant to cover the status of the 17 SDGs in each reporting country and to provide an overview of processes planned to assess national progress towards them. This briefing reports on a review of the 22 VNRs,…Read more