Goal 5: Gender equality

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.

2018-01-15T21:29:35+00:0015 Jan 2018|Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

No man will reach full potential unless women reach theirs, UN says on Day of Eliminating Violence

Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message today for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

2018-04-22T11:47:47+00:0025 Nov 2017|Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

Women are looking for opportunities in business, UN forum told

Despite overwhelming challenges women face at the workplace, “they are not helpless,” they will follow their dreams, work to the hardest and achieve their business goals, was a core message on day two of a United Nations forum on sustainable development.

Security Council debate on ‘women, peace and security’ spotlights prevention and gender equality links

At the Security Council today, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women’s participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable.

2018-04-22T11:49:12+00:0030 Oct 2017|Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region's prosperity, the United Nations children's agency has said.

2018-04-22T11:49:47+00:0025 Oct 2017|Goal 5: Gender equality, News, Youth|