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Petition: Women’s equality at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda

 

Dear United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Sustainable Development Working group,

Today, there are still 31 million girls who are denied an education, almost 300 000 girls and women who die from complications due to pregnancy or childbirth per year and 222 million women in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy but lack access to family planning services, information, and contraception.

Girls and women are at the heart of development. Women are 40% of the global labor force, 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, and more than half the world’s university students. On average, women reinvest up to 90% of their incomes back into their own households, compared to 30-40% by men and currently, women’s unpaid labor is estimated to contribute up to 50 percent of GDP in some countries.  Specifically, we are asking you to publicly endorse and include in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:

 

  • Measures to keep girls in school and reduce dropout rates.
  • Ensure every girl and woman has access to a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health information and services, including family planning.
  • Establish targets to track and achieve gender equality across all goals.
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Yael Feder
1/26/2014 8:08:24 PM
It's so great people are finally starting to reach out, these issues have been neglected for so long. We must make sure that everyone everywhere has access to good health and necessities. There is no limit for success!
Davison Nzembe
1/24/2014 5:46:48 AM
This is great , together we can accomplish the goal, and turn the world into a fair global home for everyone. Many thanks God bless you
Benedetta Treves
1/14/2014 10:48:08 AM
Finally! thanks so much for starting this campaign and realizing the root of so much suffering and poverty and deaths of both infants and women. I thought the previous popes should have been sued as criminals for going around preaching against contraception in developing countries. They caused the death of 1 child/per minute in all poor countries. That's sinful to me.

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Sign the petition at the top right of this page to help ensure increasing access to contraception for women and girls is a priority for the post-2015 agenda.