Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20

Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20: critical reflections from our Post-BRICS & Pre-G20 Dialogue Workshop with SANI members & partner stakeholders Johannesburg | 30 September 2015 Blog by the South African Network Inequality (SANI) ‘Comrades, there is one thing that we must remain cognisant of and that is that the BRICS […]

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Gender equality becomes a key focus of civil society asks of G20 leaders

A guest blog from Regina Kiriutina, Gender Networker at the Consortium of Women’s Nongovernmental Associations in Russia On September 15th-16th, 2015 Civil Societies from 42 countries from all around the globe gathered to talk about the issues they all work with from day to day. The injustices, inequalities and violations, unlawful usage of resources and harmful attitudes towards […]

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WTO negotiations are central to discussions of agriculture in the global south

In this short video presentation, Adhemar Mineiro from REBRIP outlines why WTO negotiations can have a huge impact on agriculture and particularly small farmers. The next WTO Ministerial meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2015, and civil society´s role in highlighting issues of food security and food sovereignty will be key if […]

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Where is the real power within the BRICS and G20? A mapping of actors and spaces

This report is designed to support the international advocacy efforts of CSO networks by examining the policy landscape across the G20 and BRICS groupings in relation to the priority thematic areas that have been identified: 1) Food security, climate justice and sustainability; 2) Access to public services, public funding and access to health care; 3) Economic […]

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Meeting of the G20 in Brisbane: where one would least expect to find something…

…nothing is found.If you did not have great expectations for the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, you were right. By Adhemar S. Mineiro Journalist and humorist Apparício Torelly, from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, known as “Baron Itararé,” famously said “Where one would least expect to find something, nothing is found.”I don’t know […]

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Addressing Gender Inequality in the G20

Guest Blogger Victoria Stetsko | Project Officer Oxfam GB in Russia In the Los Cabos Declaration in 2012 the G20 leaders committed to advance women’s equality in all areas, especially in those related to economic participation. In 2013 in Moscow the G20 leaders agreed to focus on fair and inclusive growth. However economic growth can’t […]

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‘It’s No Longer Funny’: The Funding Wars That’ll Dictate Our Future

Pooja Pavati from Oxfam India, reflects on funding commitments for the post-2015 development agenda Originally posted at http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/ In the recently-concluded G20 Meet (15-16 November) in Brisbane, Australia, US President Barrack Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe committed to $4.5 billion towards a Green Climate Fund (GCF), a U.N. fund to help developing nations cope with global […]

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Russian Civil Society Engages on Gender Issues in G20 Agenda

By Guest Blogger: Victoria Stetsko (Oxfam GB in Russia) In October, the Consortium of Women’s Organizations together with Oxfam GB in Russia convened 26 civil society experts, activists and lawyers to discuss how to advance gender issues in the G20 agenda. While G20 countries achieved significant success in moving forward to curb illicit financial flows […]

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Tackling Inequalities in Access to Healthcare: Will the G20 Take up Global Leadership?

Civil society organizations network in the BRICSAM, presented by Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) Russia, GCAP China, International Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), and People’s Budget Initiative (PBI) India are calling on the G20  to take up global leadership in tackling inequalities in access to healthcare. BACKGROUND In recent years, Russia, India, China, and […]

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Civil Society from the Global South calls on G20 leaders to address Unequal Food Systems

Civil society networks from Mexico, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Russia leading the ECSN BRICSAM programme ´s work on inequality and food have presented a position paper to the G20 Development Working Group calling for G20 leaders to build more equitable and sustainable food systems. This group of CSO networks believes that the G20 needs to address issues related […]

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