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Petitioning The Australian Government and Opposition

Support Post2015 UN Goal Empower Girls & Women to Achieve Gender Equality

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This petition is asking for the Australian Government's bipartisan support for UN High Level Panel’s Recommendation that the Post2015 UN Development Goals include the Goal to “Empower Girls and Women to Achieve Gender Equality”.

Presented to the Secretary General on the 30th of May this year, this goal includes the crucial sub goals of:

a. Prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against girls and women
b. End child marriage
c. Ensure equal right of women to own and inherit property, sign a contract, register a business and open a bank account
d. Eliminate discrimination against women in political, economic, and public life

As the recommendation states "Far too many women continue to face oppression and deeply embedded discrimination....Half of the world’s people are women – and a people-centred agenda must work to realise their equal rights and full participation..."

Australian Girl Guides and our community in Australia and across the world know that the key to eliminating poverty worldwide is educating girls and women, providing them with equitable access to income, and having girls and women involved in decision making at the local and national level.

The world that we want for girls is one where they are free from violence, able to determine their own destiny and respected as equal citizens.

Letter to
The Australian Government and Opposition
On behalf of my colleagues and friends across the world, I am asking you to support the UN High Level Panel's recommendation to the Secretary General (30th May 2013) that the future set of Post2015 Development Agenda Goals include the recommended Goal 2 "Empower Girls and Women and Achieve Gender Equality". We ask that this recommendation is supported, including the sub goals of:
a. Prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against girls and women
b. End child marriage
c. Ensure equal right of women to own and inherit property, sign a contract, register a business and open a bank account
d. Eliminate discrimination against women in political, economic, and public life

We thank you in advance of considering this request and your support for girls and women across the world.