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

People to People International - Europe

PTPI Europe 1970 Brussels Belgium E

People's Aid Austria

1947 Vienna Austria G

People's Movement for Human Rights Learning

PDHRE 1988 Los Angeles CA USA F

Perhaps Kids Meeting Kids can make a Difference

KMK 1982 New York NY USA G

Permanent Assembly for Human Rights

1975 Buenos Aires Argentina G

Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators

COPEAM 1996 Rome Italy E y

PHD Foundation

1981 Kobe Japan G f

Physicians for Human Rights, Israel

PHR-Israel 1988 Tel Aviv Israel G

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants

PICUM 2001 Brussels Belgium F y

Play for Change

2010 London UK F

PLR International

1995 F

PMNCH

2005 Geneva Switzerland E y

PMU Interlife

1965 Stockholm Sweden G

Population and Community Development Association

PDA 1974 Bangkok Thailand G

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f

Prison Fellowship International

PFI 1979 Washington DC USA F

Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action

PRAWA 1994 Enugu Nigeria F

Pro Mujer

New York NY USA G

Professional Squash Association

PSA 1973 Leeds UK C

Professional Women of the Eurasia in Pest Management

2018 Kiev Ukraine J t

Programme on Man and the Biosphere

MAB 1971 Paris France F g

Progressive Alliance for Freedom, Justice and Solidarity

Progressive Alliance 2013 Berlin Germany C y

Progressive Women's Spiritual Association

PWSA N

Project Counselling Service

PCS 1979 Guatemala Guatemala E y

Promundo

1997 Washington DC USA G

Prospective internationale

PI 1992 Court-Saint-Etienne Belgium G

Prospera - International Network of Women's Funds

INWF 1998 Mexico City Mexico F y

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Bilthoven F f

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 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 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

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