Goal 5: Gender Equality

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Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;


Target 5.1

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere;

  • Legal frameworks to promote and enforce equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex largely archived
  • Gender Pay Gap Significant positive
  • Gender Pension Gap Moderate positive

Target 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;

  • Prohibition orders to enter the home No review
  • Physical and sexual violence against women No review

Target 5.3

Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation;

  • Marriages of 15- to 19-year-old Significant positive
  • Girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting Data gap

Target 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;

  • Time spent on household and child care, women No review
  • Time spent on household management and child care, men No review
  • Childcare allowance No review
  • Part-time rate No review

Target 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;

  • Women in parliament Significant positive
  • Women in state governments Significant positive
  • Women as mayors Significant positive
  • Female executives (employed) Significant positive
  • Women among supervisory board members delegated by federal government in state-related companies Significant positive

Target 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;

  • Acces to informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care largely archived
  • Laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education largely archived