The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must work for the world’s women


The Australian National Committee for UN Women recently released a discussion paper “Accelerating Gender Equality through the Post-2015 Development Agenda” which “outlines the significance of the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda for gender equality and the empowerment of women.”

“The paper calls on women’s organisations and advocates to maintain pressure on Member States to ensure that the SDGs are transformational for women and girls. The report details some areas where the current SDG framework is promising for women and girls, including the stand-alone goal on gender equality and the inclusion of targets around women’s leadership and ending violence against women. The report does also note that there are areas where the SDGs do not meet expectations, particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive rights.”

Read more about the report and download the report as a PDF.