SDG 5. Gender equality


Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Presentation - State of affairs

Gender equality is one of the major human development challenges around the world. Equality is not merely a political and ethical issue, but it also serves to guarantee the effectiveness of development policies. Strengthening the rights of women and girls helps all of society move forward.

SDG 5. The goal to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” is a cross-cutting theme for all 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Empowering women and girls, defending their sexual and reproductive health and rights, eliminating of all forms of gender-based discrimination in all areas of social, political and economic life and fighting stereotypes, are all sustainable development drivers.

United Nations Targets for 2030

Ministry Projects

Key figures

46 200 000

dollars were loaned to Nigeria by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for a project to modernize the National Power Training Institute, which aims to have 40% female students and includes special steps to boost women’s access to training and teaching positions.

124 382 223

euros were pledged by the AFD for the year 2016-2017 for projects entirely focused on gender

Examples of projects

AFD Promoting gender equality and safety at work 2015 (in French)

Ministry publications

Publications by implementing agencies

Useful links

Updated: May 2017