Similar to previous years, the Women’s Major Group’s members throughout the World, have prepared Alternative / Shadow Reports for their countries’ Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). The list of HLPF 2020’s VNR countries can be found here.

Unless otherwise stated, the parallel reports are the sole product of the authoring member or organization. The WMG does, however, support the valuable advocacy and mobilizing work done by the members on the local, national, and regional level through the process of holding their governments accountable.

In fact, developing a shadow report can be a powerful tool in any case. It provides a platform to work across civil society organizations, creates opportunities to engage with your government, helps determine a baseline to measure change over time, generates information and analysis to use in advocacy and media work, and helps to identify gaps and deficiencies in government policies and programs. If you are engaged in other types of international reporting, such as reporting to the CEDAW Committee, you may be able to use information and analysis from one shadow report to support another.” – WMG’s Engaging with the National Voluntary Review Process

Argentina

Advisory Council of the Civil Society of the Argentine Chancellery Commission on Gender Equity’s Executive Summary of Report (English)

Advisory Council of the Civil Society of the Argentine Chancellery Commission on Gender Equity’s Report (Spanish)

Alliance of Civil Society Organizations of Argentina’s Report (English)

Alliance of Civil Society Organizations of Argentina’s Report (Spanish)

Australia (not a 2020 VNR country)

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and SDGs: Priorities for Australia and the Pacific, by Family Planning NSW (English)

Bangladesh

Right Here, Right Now Bangladesh Platform’s Report (English)

Brazil

Civil Society Working Group for the 2030 Agenda’s Report Summary (English)

Civil Society Working Group for the 2030 Agenda’s Report (Portuguese)

Georgia 

Association for Farmers Rights Defense (AFRD)’s VNR statement (English) – not delivered at the official session because of time constraints.

Nepal

Right Here, Right Now Coalition (YUWA)’s Report (English)

Perú

Center for Economic and Social Rights, Colectivo Equidad y Diversidad Cultural, and Grupo Nacional de Presupuesto Público’s Report (Spanish & English)

Republic of Moldova

Gender-Center Moldova’s Report (English)

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

Caribbean Right Here, Right Now Coalition’s Report (English)