This metric covers Sustainable Development Goal 5 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Women and girls around the world struggle to exercise their rights, face discrimination and violence, receive unequal pay for equal work, and are underrepresented in power and decision-making roles. As entrepreneurs and workers, they are economically disadvantaged and face legal barriers. Empowering women strengthens democracy, contributes to innovation, and increases diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. It is key to attracting talent, thus advancing companies’ growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace. A worldwide increase in gender equality will improve social progress and development.
Gender Equality: Why it Matters