The Commission on the Status of Women Alliance has made submission to the Consultation of the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the Government’s plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5. Please see excerpt below:
UK NGO CSW Alliance welcomes this timely enquiry and thanks the Select Committee.
There is no evidence of general awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is not mentioned in the media and in Government language.
The UK Government’s and UK civil society’s contribution to the SDGs framework was integral to their inclusive content. It is crucial that this is continued to ensure the most marginalised voices are heard throughout the implementation process. The UK Government must recognise the value of its work with civil society on gender, drawing onthe experience of platforms such as GADN and UK NGO CSW Alliance to ensure the diverse voices of women are heard. The full and properly resourced involvement of civil society is ofparamount importance.
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