Goal 05:

Gender Equality

The #metoo movement may have put gender equality in the spotlight, but the facts show that we still have a long way to go before women are on a level pegging with men.
Gender bias tears at our social fabric, reducing the value all of us. It is not just a human rights issue; it is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. Political, economic and social equality for women will benefit all the world’s citizens. Together we can eradicate prejudice and work for equal rights and respect for all.

The UN’s SubGoals for gender equality

  • End discrimination against women and girls
  • End all violence against and exploitation of women and girls
  • Eliminate forced marriages and genital mutilation
  • Value unpaid care and promote shared domestic responsibilities
  • Ensure full participation in leadership and decision-making
  • Universal access to reproductive health and rights
  • Equal rights to economic resources, property ownership and financial services
  • Adopt and strengthen policies and enforceable legislation for gender equality

How you can help


Be aware of gender stereotypes. Recognize them, avoid them and educate others about them.


Share the workload at home. Sharing domestic responsibilities ensures the work burden doesn’t fall only on one person and instills the value of gender equality and essential life skills in children.


Stand up against harassment. Whenever you see or become aware of harassment, whether in the workplace, streets, home or the online space, raise your voice against it.

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