Gender Equality

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.

Goal 5  +

Women and men remain on unequal footing - and these inequalities have worsened in the wake of COVID-19. Globally, women are almost two times more likely to lose their jobs as a result of COVID-19. Women are also shouldering a disproportionate amount of unpaid domestic work, and an estimated 20 million girls around the world are at risk of not returning to school. Job cuts, income loss and lack of access to education will prevent the economic advancement of women and girls, particularly those from underserved communities, for generations to come.

These alarming realities require swift and powerful action.

We have a collective responsibility to make sure that generations of women and girls, from all walks of life, can live in a world where they are treated equally and reach their full potential.

Case Studies

Google org

The Impact Challenge has committed US$25 million to fund organisations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls

Bank of America

Bank of America, the US Department of State and Kiva have joined forces through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund


Accenture is aiming to achieve a gender-balanced workforce by 2025, to further advance a culture of equality

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Join the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

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