Five reasons we should care about #SDG5: Gender equality

By CARE Australia July 16, 2015 4 comments
Girls running and playing in Timor Leste

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Did you know that the fifth proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aims to achieve gender equality? As an organisation with a special focus on women and girls it’s safe to say we’re more than a little excited.

Ask Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to continue to back a standalone gender equality goal, sign our petition today.

Unsure of what this could mean? Here are five great reasons why we should all get behind the fifth suggested SDG:

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With world leaders – including Australia’s – currently discussing these proposed SDGs, we believe this is a once-in-a-generation chance to get behind the empowerment of women and girls everywhere.

If you would like to add your voice to our call for Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to continue to back a standalone SDG for gender equality, you can sign our Change.org petition today.

4 Comments Leave new

Robert Sellars Aug 05 2015 at 12:08

I have three daughters who all received tertiary education & all have satisfying & well paid careers.I am therefore a firm believer in the value of education for women as not only they but their families & communities benefit greatly.

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David Larson Aug 03 2015 at 12:08

Great post :).

Can u please tell me the SOURCE of your stat that a child born to a literate woman has half the chance of dying?

THANKS!

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CARE Australia Aug 10 2015 at 11:08

Hi David,

Thanks for getting in touch and for your feedback about the post!

The source of the stat you're asking about is Education Counts (EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO, 2011). You can find the report online here: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001902/190214e.pdf

Warm regards,

Laura, CARE Australia

David Larson Aug 03 2015 at 12:08

Great post :).

Can u please tell me the SOURCE of your stat that a child born to a literate woman has half the chance of dying?

THANKS!

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