The National Alliance of Women’s Organisation has produced a written submission to the Consultation of the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the Government’s plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5.
NAWO seeks commitment from Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) to the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 5 for the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030.
In this NAP, responsibility for domestic implementation should be with the Cabinet Office at the Ministerial level, with Ministers responsible and focal points in each Government Department. It should provide a robust framework that will establish clear outcome based targets for each Government department. This should be a public document. There must be consistency and transparency in the reporting methodology adopted on implementation of Goal 5 and the other goals including the ability to track progress year on year and an annual report to Parliament. The Plan needs to include full involvement of civil society. A national indicator framework is required as soon as possible to assist in identifying those furthest behind.
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