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Sustainable Development Goals E-InventorySustainable Development Goals E-Inventory

Crowdsourcing proposals for post-2015 to feed into the intergovernmental process on SDGs
 
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    The High-Level Task Force for ICPP's Policy Brief and RecommendationsThe sustainable development agenda must be rooted in principles of human rights, human security, equality and equity, with emphasis on poverty eradication, non-discrimination, social inclusion and gender equality. The framework should include a stand-alone goal on the human rights and empowerment of women and girls and gender equality, and as a cross-cutting aspect of the new development agenda.The Global Sustainable development Agenda should also include in the area of health, universal access to quality, integrated and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information, education and services throughout the life-cycle, with priority attention to women, adolescent girls and youth, poor and marginalized communities. The Global Sustainable development Agenda should also include a goal on education.The Global Sustainable development Agenda should also include a goal in the area of employment, decent work and livelihoods.
Author/organisation/coalition:
High-Level Task Force for ICPD
Website:
http://www.icpdtaskforce.org/
Sector/Stakeholder Type:
NGO
Email:
info@icpdtaskforce.org
Twitter:
@ICPDTaskForce
Location of author:
United States, NORTHERN AMERICA
Date of publication:
13/12/2013
Proposal : The High-Level Task Force for ICPP's Policy Brief and Recommendations


Summary : The High-Level Task Force for ICPP's Policy Brief and Recommendations focuses on three key pillars for achieving social, economic and environmentally sustainable development:
  • Advancing the human rights of women and girls and gender equality;
  • The rights and participation of adolescents and youth; and
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.


High-Level-Task-Force-for-ICPD-Policy-Brief-and-Recommendations.pdf  
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Goal : The sustainable development agenda must be rooted in principles of human rights, human security, equality and equity, with emphasis on poverty eradication, non-discrimination, social inclusion and gender equality.


Targets and Indicators:
  • Guaranteeing equality before the law and non-discrimination for all people in the exercise of their human rights and fundamental freedoms, across the range of social, cultural, economic, civil and political rights, including in accessing social benefits, health services, educational and employment opportunities, in forming a family, in fulfilling their right to self-expression, to seek and impart information, to freedom of organization and assembly, and to freedom from violence and harassment, regardless of sex, age, race, ethnicity, income, occupation, marital, HIV, disability or migrant status, sexual orientation and gender identity, or any other grounds.
  • Amending or enacting laws and policies to respect and protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all individuals without discrimination, coercion or violence, supporting public education campaigns to create an enabling environment for their exercise, and removing all discriminatory barriers to sexual and reproductive health information, education and services, including to sexuality education.


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Goal : The framework should include a stand-alone goal on the human rights and empowerment of women and girls and gender equality, and as a cross-cutting aspect of the new development agenda.



Targets and Indicators:
  • Enacting and revising legislation and policies to protect the human rights of women and girls and revoking all discriminatory legislation to eliminate gender- and age-discriminatory provisions across social, cultural, economic, civil and political rights;
  • Eliminating female illiteracy and continuing to close gender gaps at all levels of education;
  • Protecting women’s equal access to economic and income-earning opportunities, and social protection (see Recommendation 5 on employment);
  • Expanding leadership in decision-making, including affirmative action measures to increase political participation at local and national levels, and to further inclusive, participatory governance and democracy;
  • Respecting, protecting and fulfilling the sexual and reproductive rights of women and adolescent girls through legal, policy and regulatory provisions, and prohibiting violations of these rights, including spousal and parental consent requirements that limit access to health services; prohibitions on contraceptive methods; forced sterilization and forced abortion, including of women living with HIV, indigenous women or women with disabilities; and mandatory testing for pregnancy or HIV;
  • Enacting and enforcing legislation against all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment, sexual violence and trafficking, domestic violence and marital rape, including revising laws and practices that exonerate perpetrators from punishment, such as if they marry the victim or are partners or husbands of the victim, and by eliminating sexual violence from amnesty provisions in post-conflict settings;
  • Ensuring legal measures, policies and public education to protect the human rights of girls and eliminate all forms of violence, exploitation, abuse and harmful practices, including early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, by ending gender disparities in the legal age of marriage and raising and enforcing the minimum legal age of marriage where needed;
  • Adopting and implementing adequately-resourced national multi-sectoral plans of action to prevent and respond to gender-based violence against women and girls and ensure access to justice;
  • Undertaking sustained primary prevention programmes and social mobilization campaigns, with particular attention to engaging men and young people, including through comprehensive sexuality education programmes;
  • Ensuring universal access to critical services for all victims/survivors of gender-based violence, to include, at a minimum: 24-hour hotlines; psychosocial and mental health support; treatment of injuries; post-rape care, including emergency contraception, post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention and access to safe abortion services in all cases of violence, rape and incest; police protection, safe housing and shelter; documentation of cases, forensic services and legal aid; and referrals and longer-term support for women and their children.


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Goal : The Global Sustainable development Agenda should also include in the area of health, universal access to quality, integrated and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information, education and services throughout the life-cycle, with priority attention to women, adolescent girls and youth, poor and marginalized communities.


Targets and Indicators:
  • Increasing and sustaining investments in sexual and reproductive health as a priority of national health plans and health system strengthening, public budgets and development cooperation;
  • Ensuring equitable access and affordability for all individuals to sexual and reproductive health information, contraceptives and services, including as a core component of universal health coverage schemes, by improving geographical distribution of services, and through technological innovations (such as mobile phones, telemedicine);
  • Adopting or strengthening national plans and implementation for delivering an integrated, essential package of sexual and reproductive health information and services through the primary health care system, focused on prevention, that includes: availability of a wide range of effective, voluntary family planning and modern methods of contraception, including male and female condoms and emergency contraception; quality maternity care for all pregnant women and adolescent girls, including to address anemia, malnutrition, malaria, STI and HIV prevention, and newborn health and survival; access to compassionate treatment of unsafe abortion complications and expanding access to safe abortion services; prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care related to HIV and sexually transmitted infections; prevention, care and support for survivors of gender-based violence, including post-rape care for victims of sexual violence; prevention, early detection of and referrals for non-communicable diseases of the reproductive system, in particular breast and cervical cancers; and information and referrals for infertility and assisted reproduction;
  • Rapidly expanding access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health information, education and services for adolescents and youth that is nonjudgmental and protects their rights to privacy and confidentiality, with a focus on adolescent girls and prevention of pregnancy, maternal deaths and morbidities, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and timely support in cases of sexual assault and other forms of violence;
  • Ensuring services are equipped to meet the information and service needs of older women and men, including to prevent sexual health problems and address the life-long effects of cumulative reproductive health problems in women.


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Goal : The Global Sustainable development Agenda should also include a goal on education.


Targets and Indicators:
  • Access to quality education, including universal access to secondary education for all children, with particular attention to girls’ retention and completion rates;
  • Improving functional literacy skills for all children, adolescents and youth;
  • Prohibiting the expulsion of girls from school due to pregnancy, motherhood or marital status, and providing special supports for pregnant girls, young mothers and fathers, to enable them to complete their education and balance education, work and family responsibilities;
  • Improving the quality and content of education for today’s employment market, including by eliminating gender stereotypes and biases in curricula and teaching practices, as well as regarding occupational aspirations;
  • As part of overall improvements in the quality and relevance of education, providing universal access to comprehensive sexuality education for all adolescents and youth, in and out of school, linked to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, as a basic right and to help young people stay healthy, prevent pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, complete school, prevent tobacco use, alcohol and drug abuse, avoid violence and abuse, plan their lives and navigate their passage into adulthood, while acquiring values of respect for human rights, tolerance, gender equality and non-violence;
  • Protecting children and adolescents from violence, discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying in schools, with particular attention to all forms of sexual violence against girls in and en route to and from school; and providing all girls and boys with confidential, youth-friendly supports and services in cases of violence, abuse and harassment;
  • Facilitating young people’s successful school-to-work transitions, and expanding training and access to ICTs, with particular attention to equal opportunities for young women, including through partnerships between schools, businesses, the private sector and community organizations.


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Goal : The Global Sustainable development Agenda should also include a goal in the area of employment, decent work and livelihoods.


Targets and Indicators:
  • Strengthened policies, legislation and enforcement to protect human and labour rights and eliminate exploitation in all its forms, with particular attention to children, women, low-income workers and migrants;
  • Women’s equal access to economic, employment and livelihood opportunities, including through legal and policy provisions, for decent work and equal pay with men; social protection, including for informal sector workers; equal land, property and inheritance rights; access to farming supports, productive assets, banking and financial services, technologies and ICTs, and the ability to start and register a business; and creation of employment opportunities for older women, especially important in countries without strong pension or social security systems;
  • Prohibiting employment discrimination against women based on pregnancy or motherhood;
  • Adopting and strengthening gender-responsive, family-friendly labour policies and social protection systems that can support women’s equal opportunities for full, productive and decent work, by addressing their disproportionate burden of unpaid care work, inter alia, through maternity and paternity leave policies, flexible work arrangements, the provision of affordable child and elderly care and supports for the care of people living with HIV, disabilities or illness;
  • Investments to reduce time-use burdens on women and girls in managing household tasks and family basic needs (e.g. for water, fuel), that also limit female labour force participation and productivity;
  • Creating full, productive and decent employment and livelihood opportunities for youth, with decent wages and attention to young women’s equal opportunities, including expanding access to productive assets and financial services to foster youth entrepreneurship, and skills-building that can also help spur technological innovation and ‘green’ solutions;
  • Undertaking public education on the importance of gender equality and shared rights and responsibilities of men and boys, including in household management, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and childrearing;
  • Adopting legal, policy and institutional employer-based measures to prevent sexual harassment and any form of gender-based violence in workplaces, including through complaint and redress mechanisms, and establishing supportive and flexible policies and programmes for women subjected to domestic abuse and violence.


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