Integrating Gender Equality into Financing for Development
by Soroptimist International, Zonta International
Making gender equality a reality and realizing women’s and girl’s human rights is critical for the achievement of the SDGs as part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Equally, achieving the SDGs will not happen without thorough and accountable Financing for Development (FfD) and Methods of Implementaton (MoI) therefore FfD and Post-2015 processes must be recognized as complementary and steps must be taken to ensure that the transformative nature of the SDGs is supported practically by FfD; the means of implementing and financing the SDGs is not gender-neutral. All countries hold the same responsibility to ensure the full implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda within their own borders, and to support other countries in achieving the SDGs which includes reaffirming and contributing to the fulfillment of gender equality. These commitments should be made with the acknowledgement that no country has achieved gender equality and that there is a critical need to expedite processes and programmes to that end, even in development countries.