WEDO reviews the global economic and political changes of the past decade and reframes priorities in light of the major forces shaping the world.
Women emerged as a strong force for social change in the 1990s. During the previous two decades, women from Africa to Europe and North America, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Asia and the Pacific had built an international movement and defined a far-reaching global agenda.
For more than ten years, WEDO has been a strong and unifying voice for women at the UN, pressing women’s demands and monitoring government implementation of policy agreements. In 2002-2003, the Board and staff of WEDO reviewed the global economic and political changes of the past decade and reframed WEDO’s priorities in light of the major forces shaping the world. In this document, we present our history, our analysis of the global context, and our goals and strategies for the future. Going forward, WEDO renews its commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women as a means of achieving a better world for all.