Goal 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

While some indicators of gender equality are progressing, such as a significant decline in the prevalence of female genital mutilation and early marriage, the overall numbers continue to be high. Moreover, insufficient progress on structural issues at the root of gender inequality, such as legal discrimination, unfair social norms and attitudes, decision-making on sexual and reproductive issues and low levels of political participation, are undermining the ability to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5.

Sponsors and responsible persons

A project of Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute for Science Education, Geography Education.

The project is supported by Engagement Global with funds from the BMZ and was developed as part of the country initiatives to implement the Curriculum Framework Education for Sustainable Development. Leibniz Universität Hannover is solely responsible for the content. The content does not reflect the views of the BMZ.