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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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.

Global Employers That Focus on Goal 5


United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.


United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF works globally to ensure the rights and well-being of every child, with a focus on gender equality and protection from discrimination.


Amnesty International

Addresses human rights globally and actively works to combat discrimination and violence against women and girls.


Human Rights Watch

Investigates and reports on human rights abuses worldwide, including issues related to gender discrimination.


Plan International

A development and humanitarian organization that advances children's rights and equality for girls, with a focus on ending gender discrimination.


Global Fund for Women

Supports women's rights groups worldwide, providing grants and resources to empower women and fight against discrimination.


Equality Now

Promotes and protects the rights of women and girls around the world, addressing issues such as violence, discrimination, and legal inequality.


Women's World Banking

Provides financial services and resources to empower women economically and reduce gender-based discrimination in financial systems.


HeForShe (UN Women Campaign)

Encourages men and boys to stand up against the inequalities faced by women and girls.


Girls Not Brides

A global partnership committed to ending child marriage and ensuring that every girl can fulfill her potential, free from discrimination and violence.


Find a Goal 5 charity you want to support. Any donation, big or small, makes a difference!

Be aware of gender stereotypes. Recognize them, avoid them and educate others about them.

Women earn 10 to 30 per cent less than men for the same work. Pay inequality persists everywhere. Stand up for equal pay for equal work.

Stand up to harassment. If you see or are aware of harassment - in school, the workplace, the streets, at home or online, raise your voice against it.

Find female mentors and leaders. Be sure that some of your role models are women. There’s a lot you can learn from women in positions of authority.

Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals.

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Under each target, you'll find employers, organizations and learning pathways.
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