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Save the Children’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Policy Position

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Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains their right to survival, protection, development, and participation, in accordance with UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. To achieve this vision, Save the Children is committed to the most deprived and marginalised children. Rights are denied to children based on many intersecting factors, including economic situation, their gender, their ethnicity or disability. We also recognized that children have diverse sexual or gender identities or expression, which leads to different experiences of exclusion and marginalisation and can mean some children are among the most marginalized in any community.

This policy position sets out principles for Save the Children’s advocacy as it relates to the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). It aims to better protect the rights of children who are seen as not conforming to conventional norms relating to SOGIE. The SOGIE policy and Gender Equality Policy are mutually supportive—the SOGIE policy provides additional guidance for staff implementing the movement-wide Gender Equality Policy.

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