GENDER EQUALITY

Gender equality and women’s empowerment have advanced in recent decades. Girls’ access to education has improved, the rate of child marriage declined and progress was made in the area of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, including fewer maternal deaths. Nevertheless, gender equality remains a persistent challenge for countries worldwide and the lack of such equality is a major obstacle to sustainable development.

While some indicators of gender equality are progressing, such as a significant decline in the prevalence of female genital mutilation and early marriage, the overall numbers continue to be high. Moreover, insufficient progress on structural issues at the root of gender inequality, such as legal discrimination, unfair social norms and attitudes, decision-making on sexual and reproductive issues and low levels of political participation, are undermining the ability to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5.

Member companies & Organizations

Beetroot Academy

Beetroot Academy is a Swedish non-profit IT school that strives to make a substantial impact on Ukraine’s society through top-notch IT education. Founded in 2014 in Poltava, today Beetroot Academy operates in sixteen large and mid-size cities and has more than 1800 graduates. We help people build a great career in IT just within four […]

LadyLegend Media

LADYLEGEND MEDIA ÄR ETT MENTORSPROGRAM FÖR ENTREPRENÖRSKVINNOS SOM VILL DIGITALISERA SIN BUSINESS & BLI ETT STÖRRE NAMN ONLINE VISION Bill Gates vision var att en PC skulle finnas i varje hem. Min vision är att beröra 1 miljard människors liv med kvinnliga förebilder och företagsledare online som delar med sig av sitt företags kärnvärderingar och tjänster. ​ […]

RealStars

RealStars works for a better world free of trafficking. We work on a broad front to create debate and channel public opinion against sex trafficking. Our message is Fair Sex. This means that we think that sex should happen on equal terms, without coercion or violence, in all situations and for all people around the […]

MAD

WE ARE A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF MAD CHANGE MAKERS ​ EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, SHAPING EMERGING FUTURES ​ TRANSFORMING INNER & OUTER CONFLICTS STRATEGIZING & CATALYZING FOR IMPACT & INSIGHTS FIND YOUR WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE For You, Your Business, Organisation and the World MAD Changemakers operate in +40 Countries across Africa, Middle East, North […]

Girls in Sport

Girls in Sport arbetar med praktiska verktyg och metoder för att öppna upp för en idrottskultur som är skapad av, med och för flickor och kvinnor. Vi vill inte bara prata om de förändringar som vi tycker behövs, vi vill skapa praktiska förutsättningar för dem. Vi skapar, implementerar och säkrar stöd för nya synsätt och […]

Lauri Robbins Ericson

Lauri Robbins Ericson makes gender equity simple and safe to transform organizational culture so every individual feels connected, courageous and equal. Explore how to enhance leadership within your organization, conduct an inclusive gender audit, or support female executives looking for an advisor for increased employee satisfaction and retention, better decision making, increased brand credibility, greater […]

Accountability International

Accountability International’s vision is a world where there is accountability for the lives, human rights and wellbeing of all persons, across all spheres of society. Accountability International is an African-led civil society organisation that works to improve accountability to the most marginalised. From our head office in South Africa, we conduct research and advocacy that […]

Amref Flying Doctors

For nearly sixty years, the headquarters in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has become the hub for the African Medical and Research Foundation – Amref Flying Doctors – providing comprehensive and vital relief efforts. Among the approximately 600 people working with Amref Flying Doctors are doctors, nurses, pilots, educators and healthcare professionals. About 98% of the staff […]

Initiativet

Det är lätt att känna att världen är på väg åt fel håll. Dagliga rapporter om orättvisor, terrorism, flyktingar, psykisk ohälsa, problem i välfärden och klimathot gör att många idag upplever oro eller har tappat hoppet om framtiden. Samtidigt lever de flesta av oss i ett fritt, rikt och demokratiskt samhälle med fler möjligheter än […]