Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls



Inspiration Targets

CZECH INSPIRATION:

Jako doma – project: Kuchařky bez domova (Homeless chefs)

The NGO Jako doma works with homeless women who are often invisible and vulnerable. Homeless women cook and sell healthy, affordable food in their canteen, at open air events and they also provide catering services. Not only they earn money, they can change the stereotypes of homelessness and create own supportive social network.

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První dámy mezi námi

At the beginning of January, right in the middle of campaigns before the Czech presidential elections, the majority of media paid a lot of attention to the candidates. The Association of Social Responsibility spent a whole evening with the candidates‘ wives and it organized a debate for them, potential first ladies. The very first debate of its kind in Czechia but also in the world drew a lot of attention and the ladies did not stay behind for the rest of the campaign.

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SDG 5 AMBASSADOR




Barbara Nesvadbová

Writer and editor-in-chief of the Harper’s Bazaar magazine, founder of Be Charity

Barbara Nesvadbová

Writer and editor-in-chief of the Harper’s Bazaar magazine, founder of Be Charity

Simona Krainová

Model

Jan Saudek

Photographer

GLOBAL INSPIRATION:

Afghan women learn IT

Fereshteh Forough, an Afghan pioneer in IT, runs the educational institute Code to Inspire. She helps young girls to learn to code and prepares them for the global IT labour market.

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Sustainable energy for all

An accelerator programme for all, launched by Sustainability energy for all, promotes gender equality, social integration of women and improvement of their position in the area of sustainable energy.

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Iceland introduced wage equality among men and women

In Iceland, a new law bans unequal pay for men and women who work at the same positions, effective from January 2018. Similar legislation is already in place in Sweden and some of the United States. However, Iceland is the first country where it is possible to demand wage equality directly through legislation.

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Economic gender equality key to fulfilling the SDGs

According to the OECD, economic growth is proportional to the percentage of women in the labour market. At the same time, the gap in perception of male and female labour is closing. However, women around the world still face gender-based discrimination. The improvement of women’s economic position on the ever-changing labour market is one of the main concerns the UN for this year.

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TARGETS

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

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

Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
Zdroj: Informační centrum OSN V Praze, 2018

TIPS:

Share posts instead of only liking them. When you come across an interesting post on women’s rights or climate change on social media, share it with your friends and family.

Do a small research online and buy products only from brands that use sustainable processes. Support companies that practise gender equality.

Speak up in public! Ask your local and national representatives to join planet-friendly initiatives. You can express your support of the Paris Agreement and demand your country’s ratification if it is not yet in place.

Tell us more about your own ways of supporting the global goals: use the #SDGs and #GlobalGoals hashtags on social media.

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