Why Gender Equality Matters for ALL 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals

Gender Equality needs to be the norm globally not the exception and our work as Soroptimists to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment does make a difference.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly: “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” That has been shortened to “2030 Agenda.” (source: Wikipedia)

“Turning promises into action” is UN Women’s global report on gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It makes an urgent call to step up efforts to end discrimination against women and girls everywhere. (source: unwomen.org.)

Why gender equality matters to achieving SDG 1

Why gender equality matters to achieving SDG 2

Why gender equality matters to achieving SDG 3

Why gender equality matters to achieving SDG 4

For a complete listing of all 17 SDG’s and why our work to transform the lives of women and girls, please go to http://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/multimedia/2018/7/infographic-why-gender-equality-matters-to-achieving-all-17-sdgs.

Thank you Cathy Standiford for submitting this information and for connecting us with the Women’s UN Report Network. 

The Women’s UN Report Network (WUNRN) “addresses the human rights, oppression, and empowerment of women and girls all over the globe.”




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