Oxfam Spain launches paper with political recommendations ahead of Generation Equality Forum

With the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) for gender equality being held in France from June 30-July 2, 2021, Oxfam Intermón (the Spanish branch of Oxfam, an NGO which aims to end global poverty) and ‘L’Associacio de Drets Sexuals i Reproductius’ (a sexual and reproductive health and rights organization) launched a position paper with political recommendations for the Spanish government to assume a leadership role in fostering gender equality worldwide.

This paper underlined the need for Spain to improve political coherence and to allocate 30% of Spain’s official development assistance (ODA) to the fight toward women's rights, 60% toward some projects that are especially "significant", and 6% toward sexual and reproductive health and rights programs. According to Oxfam Intermón, such measures are indispensable to effectively implement Spain’s feminist foreign policy announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation Arancha González Laya in March 2021.

Despite Spain co-leading GEF’s Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Foreign Minister González Laya did not make any significant new financial announcements at GEF.

Position paper on GEF 2021 – Oxfam Intermón