We, the representatives of African women’s rights organizations, trade unions, civil society organizations including peace-building, indigenous, faith-based and community based organizations, media and academia from across 17 countries working in the spheres of environment, agriculture, finance, health, leadership, governance, law and trade met in Nairobi from 6 – 8 May 2015 to reflect on the current debates and negotiations taking place in the Financing for Development (FfD) and the Post 2015 Agenda processes. We wish to add our voices to these deliberations to ensure that crosscutting issues that have an impact on the positive progression of women and girl’s rights and gender equality are addressed.

Ahead of the 3rd International Review Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) that will be held in July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as well as the adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda in September 2015; we acknowledge the need for models of financing for sustainable development underpinned by principles of economic and social justice with a gender-responsive approach. In addition, African women must be meaningfully included in policy discussions, in the articulation, development, implementation, and the monitoring and evaluation of these processes.

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