Social and gender equality and environmental justice must form the heart of sustainable development, and of the outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
This international summit from 20- 22 June 2012 marks 20 years after the first UN conference on sustainable development. Yet 20 years later, great social and economic inequalities still remain, especially for rural, indigenous and other marginalised women.
Our campaign uses a rights-based approach to promoting just development. Development will not be sustainable without fulfilling the human rights of marginalised women.
APWLD is helping lead the way as part of the Women’s Major Group, a network of over 50 women’s organisations worldwide, and is adding the voices of Asia Pacific women into the Rio+20 outcome document.
Through issues and recommendations identified at all levels will be developed into policy recommendations. They will further inform initiatives on sustainable development goals and feminist architecture for expansion to ensure initiatives match the development priorities of marginalised women.