Feminist UN Recommendations

This paper articulates a vision for a more feminist UN and recommends both transformative and practical steps that can be taken by a number of actors, including the next Secretary-General, to achieve it. The principles and recommendations outlined here have been offered by leading, feminist thinkers in civil society, philanthropy, academia, as well as current and former UN staff. They were collected and collated by Sarah Gammage, Lyric Thompson and Rachel Clement of the International Center for Research on Women.

We are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations, including the following, who have agreed to be recognized for their contributions:
• Radhika Balakrishnan, Faculty Director Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University
• Bridget Burns, Advocacy and Communications Director, WEDO
• Paula Donovan, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue Campaign
• Lisa McGowan, Solidarity Center
• Jennifer Olmsted, Professor of Economics, Drew University, Madison, NJ, and former Gender Advisor, UNFPA
• Kavita Ramdas, Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy, Ford Foundation
• Joanne Sandler, Senior Associate, Gender at Work and former Deputy Executive Director of UNIFEM
• Aisling Swaine, Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
• Natalia Escruceria, Program Coordinator Power & Protection of Women Activists, JASS (Just Associates)

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