This session will look at the implementation of goal 5 as well as interlinkages with the rest of the goals – examining a gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Despite extensive efforts made by governments to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, they continue to be subjected to discrimination, violence and harmful practices and denied the full realization of their human rights. The gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda presents an enormous opportunity to achieve gender equality, end poverty and hunger, combat inequalities within and among countries, build peaceful, just and inclusive societies, protect and promote human rights, and ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources. Through an interactive discussion facilitated by a moderator, the session will identify strategies and measures to effectively implement SDG 5, including through exploring good practices, lessons learnt, challenges and effective solutions.
Proposed Guiding Questions
- Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, what progress has been made in ending discrimination against women and girls in laws, policies and practices and what are good practice examples by governments and other stakeholders to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls?
- What are key recommendations to ensure the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda and how can accountability for gender-responsive implementation of the SDGs be enhanced?
- What are successful multi-stakeholder partnerships at the global, regional, national and sub-national levels for accelerated gender-responsive implementation of the SDGs? What made the partnerships successful?