So here we are - this is the above-mentioned famous stand-alone goal SDG-5, aiming to achieve gender equality and empower all girls and women by 2030. Among its accompanying targets you will find: “End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere“ as well as „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.“
Yet, discrimination against women is still embedded in legal and political systems, gender-based stereotypes and social norms and practices all over the world. Women are suffering from gender-based violence and denied full access to resources in many countries. They still lack equal participation in the economy and equal access to decision-making processes and leadership. Still a long way to go.