SDGs Goal 5

SDG5logoAchieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
5.2 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
5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
5.4 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
5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
5.6 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
5.a 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
5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
5.c 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



UNA Women, with its 600 strong Facebook group supports Cities for CEDAW and is looking for UNA Chapter Leads.

Download the fantastic UNA Women Cities for CEDAW Toolkit. This is everything you need to bring your UNA Chapter onboard.


UNA San Francisco

UNA SF Women’s Committee under the leadership of Chair Bronwyn Galloway has reached out to connect with UN Women SF Bay Area and with Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN) in support of the Cities for CEDAW campaign.

Voices of HumanityUNA San Francisco’s Voices of Humanity project explicitly addresses SDG 5.b, “Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women”. Gender equality is built into the very structure of Voices of Humanity. The Voice of Women at every level, but particularly the global level will have a wonderful effect and not just on gender issues. Women will unite for the good of humanity and will bring the men in as partners along with the generations, Youth, Experience and Wisdom.