Goal 5: Gender Equality

  • Goal 1: End Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climat Action
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water
  • Goal 15: Life On Land
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice ans Strong Institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.

Ending all discrimination against women and girls not only supports their basic human rights, but is also crucial for a sustainable future. The empowerment of women is recognised as one of the best methods through which to achieve economic growth and sustainable development.

Recent years have seen considerable improvements in gender parity among global primary school enrollments, the percentage of girls continuing their studies after the age of 15 and the inclusion of women in labour markets. However, despite such achievements many inequalities persist today. Indeed, women continue to be systematically denied the same work rights as men, they are at significantly higher risk of sexual violence and exploitation, they face unequal divisions of unpaid care and domestic work, and experience more discrimination in the workforce than their male counterparts. In addition to such social barriers, issues of climate change and natural disasters continue to have a disproportionate effect on women and children, as do conflict and migration.

It is vital to give women equal rights land and property, sexual and reproductive health, and to technology and the internet. Today there are more women in public office than ever before, but encouraging more women leaders will help achieve greater gender equality.

Facts and figures

77 centsWomen earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men get for the same work.
1 in 335 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence.
13%Women represent just 13 percent of agricultural landholders.
750 millionAlmost 750 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday.
2 of 3Two thirds of developing countries have achieved gender parity in primary education.
24%Only 24 percent of national parliamentarians were women as of November 2018, a small increase from 11.3 percent in 1995.

Source: UN

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