This web-site aims to help women's
groups to use international agreements in their advocacy work and in
concrete projects on the ground, to monitor progress in implementation,
and to make these agreements become reality.
If we are involved in international
policy-making processes, we tend to follow one process, for example, the
Beijing process. However, very progressive agreements and commitments
pertaining to women's and gender issues are contained in documents other
than the Nairobi Forward-Looking Strategies, the Beijing Platform for
Action or the subsequent agreements from CSW, etc.
That is why the Stakeholder Toolkit for
Women web-site assembles UN agreements from
the whole cycle of UN Conferences and Summits in the 1990s and their
follow-up processes, helping people to use policy agreements and
commitments whichever conference or process they come from. The Toolkit
includes all conference outcomes and all subsequent
reports as well as relevant conventions,
It includes NGO documents which
were produced for the conferences and commission meetings, such as
position papers, background material, etc. This section will grow to
ensure that we can build on what women's groups have formulated at
previous meetings and can use it in our advocacy and our practical work.
The Toolkit additionally presents those documents for quick
download as TXT, ZIP and PDF files to enable you to easily keep the
material on your computer to work with.
It also provides relevant material from other
stakeholders to help us being aware of what others think and do
and to work with them.
It also offers extensive information for networking:
a directory of online discussion groups
(list servers) and scheduled online conferences; structured and commented
directories of links by stakeholders and by issues. The Toolkit also has a
directory of electronic newsletters on
women's and gender issues and action & campaigning sites.
Pages with training material
and training institutions as well as good
practices collections are currently under construction.
We produced a Toolkit
Booklet, based on the website; and conduct workshops
on the same basis.
Have a look at site and, if you can,
please let us know if you find it useful. Tell us what we should improve,
include, change, amend… A web-site is always under construction and we
will be happy to tailor this site as much as possible to your needs.
Thank you !
Contact: Minu Hemmati, UNED Forum, 3
Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL, UK
Tel +44 20 78391784, Fax +44 20 79305893, Email firstname.lastname@example.org