Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Gender Equality


While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Unfortunately, at the current time, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. Progress is occurring regarding harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), which has declined by 30% in the past decade, but there is still much work to be done to complete eliminate such practices.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. Implementing new legal frameworks regarding female equality in the workplace and the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Protocol Concerning the Adhesion of States Not Represented at the Fourth Conference on Private International Law to the Convention of July 17 1905, Relating to Deprivation of Civil Rights and Similar Measures of Protection

1923 T g

Protocol Concerning the Adhesion of States Not Represented at the Third Conference on Private International Law to the Convention of June 12 1902, Regulating the Guardianship of Minors

1923 T g

Protocol Instituting a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission to be Responsible for Seeking the Settlement of Any Disputes Which May Arise between States Parties to the Convention Against Discrimination in Education

1962 Paris France T g

Protocol of Adherence by Costa Rica to the Protocol of Managua on Equalization of Import Charges

1962 T g

Protocol on the Abolition of Controls and Formalities at Internal Benelux Frontiers, and the Abolition of Barriers to Free Movement

Brussels Belgium T g

Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Seabed Authority

1998 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children

1947 T g

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

2000 Vienna Austria T g

Protocol to the Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges and to the Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries

1967 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement of Equalization of Import Charges

1964 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1959

1959 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1960

1960 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1962

1962 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1963

1963 T g

Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Equalization of Import Charges, 1965

1965 T g

Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community Relating to Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Right of Establishment

2018 T g

Public Services International

PSI 1907 Ferney-Voltaire France B y

PWN Global - Professional Women's Network

PWN Global 1996 Paris France F t

Quaker Council for European Affairs

QCEA 1979 Brussels Belgium D

Quaker United Nations Office

QUNO 1926 Geneva Switzerland E

Queens World Network

QWN Lagos Nigeria G

Quest for Peace

1984 College Park MD USA G

Rädda Barnen - Save the Children Sweden

1919 Stockholm Sweden G

Radio Free Asia

RFA 1996 Washington DC USA G

Rafto Foundation

1986 Bergen Norway G f

Rainbow Rose

2006 E

Rainforest Alliance

1987 New York NY G

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

1984 Lund Sweden G j

RCN Justice et Démocratie

RCN J&D 1989 Brussels Belgium G

Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess, International

RCG-I 1983 Madison WI USA N

Recommendation Complémentaire à la Convention Concernant le Travail de Nuit

1990 T g

Reconstructing Women International

RWI 2007 F

Red de Archivos Diplomaticos Latinoamericanos

RADI 1997 Mexico City Mexico F g

Red de Educación Popular entre Mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe

REPEM LAC 1981 La Paz Bolivia F

Red de Escritoras Latinoamericanas

RELAT 1998 Sao Paulo Brazil F

Red de Justicia Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe

J y

Red de Latinoamérica y El Caribe de Personas Trans

REDLACTRANS 2004 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas y Afrocaribeñas y la Diaspora

F

Red de Mujeres de Autoridades Maritimas de Latinoamérica

Red-MAMLa 2017 J

Red de Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe en Gestion de Organizaciones

Women in Management 1998 F

Red de Trabajadoras Sexuales de América Latina y el Caribe

REDTRASEX 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Red Latinoamericana para Educación e Investigación en Derechos Humanos

RedLEIDH 2004 North York ON Canada F

Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña por la Defensa de los Derechos de los Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes

REDLAMYC 2000 Mexico City Mexico F

Rede Latino-Americana e Caribenha de Mulheres Negras

CRIOLA 1992 Rio de Janeiro Brazil G

REDRESS

1992 London UK G

Reebok Human Rights Foundation

Canton MA USA G f

Refugee Council

1951 London UK F y

Refugee Council of Australia

RCOA 1981 Glebe NSW Australia G

Refugee Empowerment International

REI 1979 Tokyo Japan G

ReGeneration 2030

Mariehamn F

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