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CPDE Feminist Group

 CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Feminist Group


The Feminist Group at the CPDE is an open and organised constituency with a common purpose: contributing to ensure that the CPDE, GPEDC and other relevant development effectiveness policy arenas apply a feminist approach to development cooperation and fulfil the list of asks collected in the “Key Demands from Women’s Rights Organisations and Gender Equality Advocates to the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and the Development Cooperation Forum. It falls under the ‘sectoral groups’ structure of the CPDE and is an evolved version of previous forms of informal self-organisation, collaboration and coordination of WROs and feminists in the aid and development effectiveness journey  prior to Accra 2008.

The group is self-regulated and self-organised. In other words, the structure, functioning and success of the group depend on what its members decide. The group which represents the feminist constituency is currently made up of WROs and feminist organisations from six regions – Africa, Asia, Europe, LAC, MENA and the Pacific that are members of CPDE. The FG  is open to any women’s rights and feminist organisation or representatives of other CSOs or networks that fully endorse the WKDs and  CPDE’s mission and vision including all other commitments that CPDE has signed on to as a global platform.

The current FG representatives on the Global Council are:

  1. Mama Koite Doumbia, Malian Women’s Network for Development and Communication- Africa region
  2. Patricia Blankson Akakpo, Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT)- Africa region
  3. Shanta Laxmi Shrestha, Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC)- Asia region
  4. Nurgul Dzhanaeva, Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan- Asia region
  5. Lorena Fríes Abogada, Corporación Humanas Centro Regional de Derechos Humanos y  Justicia de Género- Latin America and the Caribbean region
  6. Monica Novillo, Coordinadora de la Mujer (Bolivia)- Latin America and the Caribbean region
  7. Rosa Belen Aguirremezkorta, Women In Development Europe Plus (WIDE+) and Centro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres (CEIM)- Europe region
  8. Nevine Ebeid, New Women Foundation- Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region
  9. Susana Tuisawau, Pacific Foundation for the Advancement of Women- Pacific region

Would you like to join the Feminist Group? Contact the coordinator!

The coordination of the FG rotates on a two-year basis. As of October 2018, the coordination falls under the organisation:  Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan. The person you can get in touch with is: Nurgul Djanaeva at nurguldj@gmail.comforumofwomenngos@gmail.com.

More detailed information about CPDE FG work you can find in the Development Effectiveness Feminist GUIDE, Key demands and other related documents regarding to the Feminist Group work.

More information of CPDE you can find at  www.csopartnership.org  about Feminist Group www.csopartnership.org/feminist

CPDE Feminist Group Flayer>>>

Documents for reading


Vision of Feminist and Women’s Rights Advocates on DE and DC>>>

Feminist Sector Development Effectiveness (DE) Guide 2019>>>


 CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), an open platform that unites CSOs from around the world on the issue of effective development cooperation (EDC). We strive to make development more effective by reshaping the global aid architecture and empowering CSOs working on the ground.

 In promoting EDC in all areas of work, both our own and the work of others, we contribute to the achievement  to human rights and sustainable development. We work with a strong focus to support country, regional, and sectoral civil society, combining this with the coordinated regional and global work.

 EDC introduces a new form of development cooperation governance and accountability. It requires creating engagement mechanisms for different stakeholders involved, as well as strengthening the capacities of weaker stakeholders that they may actively participate on a level playing field. Entry point of stakeholders to these mechanisms should be found at the national level. As such, the  CPDE focuses on outreach, capacity development, and delivering impacts at the country level.

 To carry out independent leadership roles, CSOs need to put forward CSO Development Effectiveness as the core thrust in building stronger consistency and coherence in optimizing global, regional, and national spaces. The CPDE acts as a platform for involved CSOs to share the good practices, lessons learned, and tools used for the implementation of the Istanbul Principles at the country level and beyond.

 Our membership spans across regions and sectors and is open to all CSOs who abide with the CSO Key Asks and the Istanbul Principles. We believe that our niche in uniting and empowering CSOs worldwide is a step forward in realizing a truly democratic and inclusive society.

 Learn more about the CPDE by reading about our structure 


Read about the CPDE here.