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Women, Girls, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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In 2000, the United Nations established eight international development goals, called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were a diverse set of objectives—from eradicating extreme poverty to improving maternal health—that the U.N. wanted to reach by 2015. As this deadline approaches, the international community is looking ahead to define what’s come to be known as the Post-2015 Development Agenda, or “post-2015.”

IWHC and our partners are working with government leaders and U.N. agencies to ensure that women and girls have a principal spot in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. We know that sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and women’s empowerment are essential for sustainable development. Efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve economic prosperity cannot succeed when women and adolescents, especially girls, are denied full rights and participation in society. 


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Governments Fall Short on Fulfilling Commitments to Women and Girls

At the UN's Commission on the Status of Women last month, governments missed the opportunity to to make concrete commitments to support the promises of the 2030 Agenda for women and girls.

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Women’s Groups Call on Governments to Follow Through on Commitments to Gender Equality

Advocates are calling for governments to commit financial resources to organizations that advocate for women’s human rights.

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Empowering Girls Is Key to Sustainable Development

A recent panel at the Wilson Center discussed how achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda rests largely upon how successful the world is in advancing the rights of adolescent girls.

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Women’s Groups Applaud UN Sustainable Development Goals

The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals truly meet the needs and consider the rights of women and girls.

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Global Development Plan Signals a Turning Point for Women and Girls

The commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights made in the Sustainable Development Goals reflect much of what is needed to ensure that all women and girls can lead full and healthy lives.

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Women’s Participation and Leadership are Critical to Achieving the 2030 Agenda

Women's full and effective participation in political, economic, and public life is essential to achieving gender equality; the 2030 Agenda holds great promise to achieve this goal.

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Can We End Child Marriage Once and for All?

The 2030 Agenda has committed to ending harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. Governments must now examine the causes and consequences of these practices in order to face them head-on and eliminate them.

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2030 Agenda: What Does it Mean for the U.S.?

The U.S. has committed to achieve the 2030 Agenda domestically, but it also has an important role to play as a global leader in ensuring that this ambitious agenda stays true to its commitment to women and girls worldwide.

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Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Accessible for Everyone, Everywhere

Women's health and rights advocates will have to collaborate with the public sector to ensure the goals to ensure universal sexual and reproductive health care are achieved.

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How Do We Make the 2030 Agenda Meaningful for Adolescents and Youth?

Comprehensive sexuality education has demonstrated that when young people are educated about human rights, gender equality, and the role of power in relationships, they are better-equipped to make a safe, healthy transition to adulthood.

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A Real Victory for Women and Girls

After three years of intense debate and negotiations, governments agreed to a robust, 15-year agenda for global development that promises transformative change for women and girls all over the world.

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New Global Development Agenda a Victory for Women and Girls

A historic new agreement has the potential to be truly transformative for women and girls around the world.

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The United States Could Undermine Sustainable Development Agenda

As governments convene this week to finalize plans for the Sustainable Development Goals, actions by the United States and Canada threaten to derail progress.

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Let’s Keep the Sustainable Development Goals Strong for Women

With the deadline to achieve an agreement just days away, governments must continue to fight for a strong focus on women and girls.

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Women’s Groups Alarmed by Financing for Development Plans

The Action Agenda fails to address profound inequalities in economic policies and institutions that undermine human rights and gender equality.

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Financing Discussions on Global Development Miss the Mark

Despite much hype, the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa lacked the ambition and strong leadership needed to tackle barriers to women's economic equality and wellbeing.

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Will Development Financing Finally Level the Playing Field for Women and Girls?

Next week, governments, NGOs, and business leaders will meet to hammer out funding for the Sustainable Development Goals, the strongest global consensus on recognizing women's rights and addressing the causes of gender inequality and poverty.

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Women’s Groups Raise Red Flags on Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations

The Women’s Major Group, representing more than 600 women’s groups from over 100 countries, is calling on governments to commit to a transformative agenda to ensure just, sustainable, and rights-based development.

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Scaling Up the “Whole Girl” Approach to End Child Marriage

A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.

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Despite Colorful Language on Rabbits, It’s More of the Same From the Vatican

In a provocative statement, Pope Francis said Catholics should not think they have to breed "like rabbits."

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