United nations flag caught by the wind.
Institutionalising the global goals.

2030 Agenda

From goals to indicators in a framework of sustainable change.

Another turning point came in 2015 when the United Nations adopted a 15 year plan to achieve sustainable global development - the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For the first time one of these goals was devoted to gender equality.

SDG 5 - Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls identifies six key priorities:

  • gender rights through legal processes
  • violence against women
  • child marriage
  • female genital cutting
  • burden of unpaid care and domestic work
  • parliamentary representation of women.

Each of these areas has targets to monitor progress towards the goal.

Gender and Equality infographic

© United Nations 2015, Sustainable Development Goals: 17 goals to transform our world, accessed 31 May 2017 http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/news/communications-material/.

Your task

Read SDG 5 Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls. Read ‘Progress & Info (2018)’ and tab across to see GOAL - TARGET - INDICATOR.

Take one of the Targets that interests you and in the comments suggest activities that a government or non-government organisation could promote to help achieve this goal.

Read other participants suggestions and like comments that you think would be most effective.


UN 2015, ‘SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, retrieved 11 June 2019, https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg5.

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