Goal 5: Gender Equality

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Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;


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

  • Legal frameworks to promote and enforce equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex largely archived
  • Gender Pay Gap Significant positive
  • Gender Pension Gap Moderate positive

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;

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

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;

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life;

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;

  • Acces to informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care largely archived
  • Laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education largely archived
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