Investing in Girls: Realizing gender equality through fair finance for girls

The inclusion of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, is a testament to the importance of gender equity in realising the SDGs’ ambitious vision. Not only does it recognise that “the achievement of full human potential and of sustainable development is not possible if one half of humanity continues to be denied its full human rights and opportunities”, this commitment to equity also supports the obligations to girls set forth in Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC).

This policy brief outlines Save the Children’s stance on achieving fair finance for girls, including a review of barriers to public investment in girls, related child protection issues, and what action is necessary from national and local governments.

Published 2017-11-13