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Goals for girls post-2015: Win, lose or draw? Exhibition Guide

Overview

This guide accompanies the photographic exhibition Goals for Girls Post-2015: Win, Lose or Draw? as part of the European Week of Action for Girls 2015. Each photograph in the exhibition represents the importance of girls’ equal participation in the context of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The guide provides a summary of each goal and its targets. It outlines how the goal can transform girls’ and women’s lives and why they must be included equally in order for the goal to be achieved, as well as the relevant interlinkages between the goals. The guide concludes with specific recommendations to the European Union (EU) and its Member States.

Executive Summary

About the guide

This guide accompanies the photographic exhibition Goals for Girls Post-2015: Win, Lose or Draw? as part of the European Week of Action for Girls 2015. Each photograph in the exhibition represents the importance of girls’ equal participation in the context of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The guide provides a summary of each goal and its targets. It outlines how the goal can transform girls’ and women’s lives and why they must be included equally in order for the goal to be achieved, as well as the relevant interlinkages between the goals. The guide concludes with specific recommendations to the European Union (EU) and its Member States. 

To reach the SDGs by 2030, all governments must ensure gender equality, and girls and women must be empowered to play an equal part in the implementation of, and benefit equally from, all goals. This requires cross-governmental cooperation by all sectors. The post-2015 agenda challenges governments to go beyond business as usual to be truly gender transformative. None of the goals can be achieved without progress on other areas in the framework. As this guide demonstrates, they are all interconnected, and it is important that there is no cherry picking by states working on some goals but not others.

In order to ensure the universal achievement of these goals, the EU must take action in the full range of goal areas, in Europe and the wider world.

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