Published 29 August 2019 in News
Coordination SUD is the French national NGO platform, representing over 170 French NGOs working on development. A respected partner and actor on international development and the SDGs, Coordination SUD plays a central role in coordinating civil society work on development in France.
Coordination SUD’s work is two-fold:
Gender equality has long been a strategic priority forCoordination SUD. This particular project is built with the French G7 Presidency in 2019 in mind, which Coordination SUD saw as a both a media and political opportunity to promote gender equality by and within French NGOs. Supported by Focus 2030, Coordination SUD therefore launched a project entitled "Mainstreaming Gender in Development and International Solidarity Policies".
Achieving gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment requires coordinated action from government and non-government actors, and the adoption of ambitious development policies which fully integrate gender equality as both a transversal approach and stand-alone goal. In order to achieve such policies, French civil society - beyond specialist organisations - must be able to understand and adhere to all of the technical, scientific and political angles of gender equality, so that together NGOs are clear and coherent - and ambitious - in their work to influence promised new positions on gender equality during the G7 in 2019.
Thus Coordination SUD’s project has two main objectives:
During the first months of the grant, between September and December 2018, Coordination SUD already achieved the following:
In 2019, for the following months of the grant, Focus 2030 will continue to support Coordination SUD particularly through sharing our own research and analyses on gender equality to inform and support position papers or recommendations for the G7, relaying Coordination SUD’s actions, or those of its member organisations, through our own networks, and finally providing support and expertise in particular for the organisation of the C7 event, financed in part by the grant with Focus 2030.