Learnings from the #WhatWomenWant campaign are published in a new report, #WhatWomenWant: A Transformative Framework for women, girls and gender equality in the context of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights. It outlines the political alignment of the stars that has put gender equality squarely on the global development agenda, and what women and young women have said that they need it order to make these commitments real in their own lives.
We launched the #WhatWomenWant campaign1 with women's civil society in May 2016 to amplify women's voices, highlight our realities, and power our solutions. It is a dynamic and ever-evolving vehicle to bridge women into policies, practices, and interventions to improve our lives. The campaign provides a platform and creates space for women and young women to speak out and to shape their own agenda.
#WhatWomenWant has mobilized thousands of advocates and thought leaders across issues of gender equality, HIV, gender based violence, women's rights, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women in all of our diversity, to expand who is in the conversation and who has access to it. Through Twitter Chats, virtual consultations leveraging new media, a Young Feminist Blog Series, and a photo campaign, #WhatWomenWant seeks to answer the question, what do adolescent girls and young women, and women in all of our diversity, need to remain safe and healthy, and to be able to pursue our dreams?
1 The campaign originates from organizing by the Women's Major Group during the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals inter-governmental negotiations, to influence policy that advances women and girls' rights and leadership. #WhatWomenWant was re-galvanized at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, when activists united to call for change, to ensure that governments are held accountable to international agreements and commitments set.