GOAL 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Information sourced from the UN SDGs |  https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

WHAT IS IT

Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Everyone is affected by gender inequality – women, men, trans and gender diverse people, children and families.

Based on surveys from 2000 to 2018 confirm that nearly 1 in 3 women, that is 736 million women, have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a husband or intimate partner or sexual violence by a non-partner at least once in their lifetime since the age of 15 – a number that has remained largely unchanged over the past decade. 

On an average day, women spend about 2.5 times as many hours on unpaid domestic work and care work as men, according to the latest data from 90 countries and areas collected between 2001 and 2019.

Globally, 750 million women and girls were married before the age of 18 and at least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone FGM.

TARGETS

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

5.C Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

COVID EFFECTS

The socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 have adversely affected progress made in recent years in relation to gender equality: violence against women and girls has intensified; child marriage, on the decline in recent years, is also expected to increase; whilst increased care work at home is affecting women disproportionately.

EMPOWERMENT

Empowering more women with mobile phones has been shown to accelerate social and economic development.

WHAT CAN YOU DO

Break stereotypes

Reduce socialization by parents and other adults of girls and boys into traditional gender roles.

Confront gender stereotyping by the popular and news media.

Listen to women and girls around you.

Share household chores and childcare equally.

Support women in power.

Take humanitarian Action

Donate to social organizations or programs that empower women and reduce violence against them

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WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING

How do we stop aboriginal women from disappearing? | Beverley Jacobs | TEDxCalgary

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Calling upon us to recognize the epidemic of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, Beverley Jacobs reminds us of our collective responsibility to end this violence first by acknowledging the tough truths about colonization, racism and sexism in our communities. She is the former President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Breaking the silence on FGM | Naimah Hassan | TEDxExeter

Every year 3 million girls suffer female genital mutilation (FGM), with 200 million around the world at risk of being cut. Naimah Hassan reveals how brave campaigners are using the power of the media to change the minds of those who support the practice, and why she hopes an end to FGM is possible.

Kidnapped Brides: The Vietnamese Women Sold As Wives In China

Women from poor rural areas in Vietnam are being kidnapped or lured across the border to China, to be sold off as wives. China's huge gender imbalance - it has 40 million more males than females - means that many men have to look beyond China for wives, and this demand is fuelling the trafficking of women. (WATCH: China's 'leftover men' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4orQ...) Officially, more than 3,000 people in Vietnam, most of them women and children, were trafficked between 2012 and 2017, mostly into China - but the real number of unreported cases is believed to be much higher. #Insight speaks to two survivors of the kidnapping rings, a "matchmaker", and those trying to stop the trafficking. WATCH the full episode: https://cna.asia/2YBTmlN

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