Girls’ inclusion in the post-2015 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) was a landmark moment for girls globally, and we’re proud that the Girl Declaration helped make this happen. Here’s how.
In 2013 we made it our mission to secure girls’ place in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
These goals are the successor of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of 15-year targets put in place by UN member states to address and reduce poverty. Girls were left out of the original MDGs. We set out to put that right.
So, on 1 October 2013 we launched the Girl Declaration, a call for girls’ voices everywhere to be heard.
The Declaration was created in partnership with 25 development organisations, and in consultation wit more than 500 girls in 14 countries, across four continents.
It was the first time policy experts and girls themselves had united, ensuring girls’ real needs were identified and included in the SDGs.