Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
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.
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)
- France’s international strategy for gender equality (2018-2022)
- Gender and development
- Plateforme genre et développement (in French)
Publications by implementing agencies
- SDG 5 on the UN website
- SDG 5 on the website UN Women
- SDG 5 on the website of Wikigender
- Gender equality and development on the website of the OECD
Updated: May 2017