2030 Feminist Agenda
The 2030 Feminist Agenda and Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Strengthening capacities for advocacy in the 2030 global agenda and the Catalan agenda.
What is the 2030 Feminist Agenda?
The 2030 Feminist Agenda is a Platform led by Creación Positiva and L’Associació Drets Sexuals i Reproductius, two Catalan organizations advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Between December 2017 and February 2020 it was funded by the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation as a Program of Action.
The 2030 Feminist Agenda works towards the real guarantee of Sexual and Reproductive Rights as the core of Women’s Human Rights included in the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development, and wants them to determine crosscutting public policies through the implementation process of this International Agenda at both local and global levels.
The 2030 Feminist Agenda aims to be a Meeting platform for organizations, groups, networks and social movements sharing that the defense of Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Women’s Human Rights and Feminism are at the top of our agendas for action and daily work of influence, incorporating the intersectional feminist and human rights perspective into the 2030 Agenda.
Why do we need a 2030 Feminist Agenda?
The 2030 Agenda establishes one specific SDG to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ (SDG 5) and gender targets on other SDGs, however it does not the explicit recognition of women’s human rights that are left out of the official document and are only included in its political declaration. However it must be said that the political declaration recognizes the importance of gender crosscutting issues in the Beijing Platform for Action and the Program for Action of the International Conference on Population and Development as founding instruments.
Also, sexual rights of women and other groups of people are not recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and reproductive rights are barely there.
Sexual division of labor is barely present and the fact that this Agenda fully trusts the economic growth as the way to achieve development generates many doubts among feminism.
Goals and Actions of the 2030 Feminist Agenda
The main goal and crosscutting action of the 2030 Feminist Agenda Program is advocacy at a Catalan, Spanish, European and Global levels through citizenship and political participation, generating alliances, common alignment with organizations, associations and networks of associations from Catalonia, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.
We advocate for the incorporation and guarantee of Sexual and Reproductive Rights into local and global public policies. We actively participate locally as well as at the key multilateral spaces such as the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) that take place yearly (globally and regionally) among others. We always work on a gender and human rights approach and from a feminist and intersectional perspective.
One of the main actions to achieve the program’s goal is the elaboration of Monitoring Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Catalonia’s 2030 Agenda: an instrument of feminist advocacy, a tool to monitor and track public policies in Catalonia regarding Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR). It proposes feminist indicators to help measure, compare and ascertain the scope of progress on SRR matters and the 2030 Agenda implementation in Catalonia from a feminist perspective.
It has been drafted by Creación Positiva and L’Associació Drets Sexuals i Reproductius and the Monitoring Group of the 2030 Feminist Agenda (which includes 11 feminist entities in Catalonia working on the defence of SRR: Assexora’tgn; Consell Nacional de la Joventut de Catalunya; CooperAcció; Dona Balàfia; Dones amb Empenta; Fundació Aroa; Fundació SURT; Mujeres Pa’lante; Platafoma LGTBIcat; Sida Studi and Xarxa de Dones per la Salut,) in a participative fashion through thematic working sessions, boosted by Almena Cooperativa Feminista and the backing of experts in international monitoring and political advocacy instruments from Latin America and the Caribbean such as RSMLAC and REPEM. (This document is available in catalan, spanish and english)
In order to understand why an instrument to monitor public policies in SRR in Catalonia is needed, a legal-regularity report has been drafted by the Antígona Research Group entitled ‘Overview of Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Catalonia and their relationship with Catalan Public Policies’ (only available in catalan and spanish).
In order to make visible the link between SDGs, Women’s human rights and Sexual and Reproductive Rights, we have elaborated sets of SDGs sheets with a feminist and intersectional perspective as an alternative answer to the official SDGs approved by the United Nations.
You can find them in Catalan, Spanish and English on our website:: http://www.agenda2030feminista.org/ods-feministes/
The Feminist SDGs have been elaborated in different periods of time and many of them in partnership with feminist organizations such as CooperAcció (SDG intro; SDG 3; SDG 4; SDG 5; SDG 10; SDG 11; SDG 13; SDG 16 and SDG 17), Enginyeria Sense Fronteres (SDG 6), Alianza por la Solidaridad (SDG 1 and SDG 12), For Gender Seal (SDG 2) y Fundació Aroa (SDG 8), and with the support and funding of the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation.
2030 Feminist Agenda Alliance and Manifesto
The 2030 Feminist Agenda aims to build and consolidate an International alliance to defend Sexual and Reproductive Rights and make them visible in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This alliance is a partnership of women and feminist organizations, groups, networks and social movements from Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe that was created during the CSW62. Since then, the alliance has worked together collaboratively to consolidate the Manifesto ‘Sexual and Reproductive Rights at the center of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ as a common instrument for advocacy and dissemination to make sure Women’s human rights are in both local and global agendas. The Manifesto focuses on the following key issues:
- Comprehensive sexual education
- The Care Economy
- Secularism and fundamentalism
- Abortion and contraception
- Violence against women
- Hate speech, stigma and discrimination
The Manifesto promoted by organizations and networks of associations representing more than 1500 organizations, members of the 2030 Feminist Agenda alliance was launched in the framework of the CSW63 and is now open to endorsements.