Gender bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us.It is not just a human rights issue; it is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. Political, economic and social equality for women will benefit all the world’s citizens. Together we can eradicate prejudice and work for equal rights and respect for all.
Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these nine targets to create action for gender equality.
END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
ELIMINATE FORCED MARRIAGES AND GENITAL MUTILATION
Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
EQUAL RIGHTS TO ECONOMIC RESOURCES, PROPERTY OWNERSHIP AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
ADOPT POLICIES AND ENFORCE LEGISLATION FOR GENDER EQUALITY
Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.
END ALL VIOLENCE AGAINST AND EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN
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.
VALUE UNPAID CARE AND PROMOTE SHARED DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS
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.
PROMOTE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.