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The Global Goals

IN 2015, WORLD LEADERS AGREED TO 17 GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - A UNIVERSAL CALL TO ACTION TO END POVERTY, PROTECT THE PLANET AND ENSURE THAT ALL PEOPLE ENJOY PEACE AND PROSPERITY BY 2030.

Shiwan Ahmed Rasool, an IDP from Makhmour, Iraq at her home in Daratu.

Filling the Data Gap

We have committed to using the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for sharing our data and our contribution towards the implementation of the Goals.

Photo: Serrah Galos
Photo: Serrah Galos

Interactive Dataset

Alongside our printed and digital report cards, we have created an interactive dataset to illustrate the impact of our programme on targets within the Global Goals.

Explore our data to see our contribution towards the implementation of the Goals.

2019 HLPF and the UK Voluntary National Review

The 2019 High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) took place in July 2019 in New York. The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda encourages member states to conduct reviews on their progress towards achieving the SDGs, and this year, the UK government presented its first Voluntary National Review (VNR).

As part of our advocacy on the SDGs, Women for Women International attended the HLPF and contributed to UK civil society efforts on providing its own analysis of the UK’s progress on the SDGs, including through our contribution to a recent report by Bond, the UK international development network. We also responded to the UK VNR and the UK parliament's International Development Committee’s on the Review.

Our Response

Are We Leaving Women And Girls Behind? Ask Them.

Our Global Advocacy Manager, Stephanie Siddall, discusses global progress towards gender equality and what more we must do to ensure that the most marginalised women and girls aren't left behind.

A Women for Women International programme participant in Rwanda. Photo: Serrah Galos
A Women for Women International programme participant in Rwanda. Photo: Serrah Galos

Leaving No Woman Behind

The Global Goals are underpinned by a commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’ – which means that the very success of the Goals is dependent on reaching the most marginalised. Three years into the Goals, and ahead of the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report, Women for Women International is concerned that women affected by conflict are being failed by the Goals and are continuing to be left behind.

Photo: Alison Wright

Our work delivering the global goals

The Global Goals provide us all with the opportunity to do more to support women affected by poverty and conflict, to enable them to determine the courses of their lives and reach their full potential. Read more about how we are working towards achieving The Global Goals.

How does our work support the Global Goals?

OUR WORK WITH MARGINALISED WOMEN AFFECTED BY CONFLICT DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTES TO THE AMBITIOUS AGENDA OF THE GLOBAL GOALS.

The following case studies illustrate how our programme has affected women's lives for the better. Explore the case studies below to understand the way our programme promotes network building, rights knowledge, nutritional education and vocational skill building - key components of the Global Goals.

In Her Own Words

Zarghuna

One of my friends told me about Women for Women International and how it provided training for women. That’s when I learned that I wasn’t alone in my suffering. There are other women, who have the same pain.

Claudine

I know that I should take courage because I survived a hard situation. Every day, I have to wake up and pray and say, thank you God, for I’m still alive. It was hard but now I’m here.

Zainab

During the sessions on decision-making and women’s rights, my eyes were opened. It made me appreciate myself more as a human being.