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Feminist Task Force

The Feminist Task Force was launched in March, 2005 when leaders of international women's rights groups met in New York to attend the annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. This alliance aims to put gender equality at the core of poverty eradication, framing poverty as a women's issue and calling for "Gender Equality to End Poverty."

Learn more about the Feminist Task Force on their website, or scroll below to read action alerts from this GCAP Constituency member.

Contact Person: Rosa Lizarde 

 

Feminist Task Force Action Blog

  • 09/08/2013 - 08:14 | 0comments

    Leaders from the world's richest countries traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia for the 2013 G20 Leaders Summit to discuss quantitative easing, tax policies, commodity markets and other financial matters. But the question of possible US military strikes against Syria overshadowed the meetings.

    GCAP and the Feminist Task Force have issued a media release on the issue with several main points:

    1.  Don't bomb Syria.  

    2.  G20 countries and the United Nations must address the humanitarian crisis.  Over four million families have been displaced from their homes and 110,000 have died from conflict since the uprising against Syria's dictatorship started two and a half years ago.

    3.  A political solution is needed.  And the G193 (the UN) is the proper forum to address this.

    4.  Those responsible for using chemical weapons should be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court.

  • 03/28/2013 - 10:16 | 0comments

    Poverty justice campaigners, led by the Feminist Task Force, have sent the UN High Level Panel on Post 2015 a clear message: gender equality is essential to end poverty. But did the panelists receive it?

    The "Gender Equality to End Poverty" statement complements the "Red Flag" message and was drafted at the Bonn civil society forum "Advancing the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda".  Individuals and organisations are invited to endorse the statement.  Key messages include the need to

  • 06/20/2012 - 21:57 | Zach | 0comments

         

  • 06/12/2012 - 03:00 | Zach | 0comments

    The Feminist Task Force put the coal industry on trial in West Virginia recently for an abusive mining practice called mountaintop removal and verdict was clear: GUILTY.

  • 05/09/2012 - 23:28 | Zach | 0comments

    The Feminist Task Force, together with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), the Civil Society Institute and our partners at the UN, the Loretto Community at the United Nations, present the first Women and Climate Justice Tribunal in the United States.