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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

Your task

Read SDG 5 Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls. 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.

More resources

The Global Goals 2015, ‘We The People’ for The Global Goals’


UN 2015, ‘SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, retrieved 19 June 2017,

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