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This goal is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world even though the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals including equal access to primary education between girls and boys.

Gender equality is about a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large are needed to be provided to women and girls.

Here are the details of SDG5 Gender Equality according to the United Nations.

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

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 decisionmaking 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

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

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

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

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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG5 Gender Equality

 

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