Sustainable Development Goal 5. Gender equality and empower all women and girls
As the UN explains: "Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. The official wording of SDG 5 is "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls".
The targets and indicators for SDG 5 are extensive and provide equal opportunity for females.
5.1: End discrimination against women and girls
5.2: End all violence against and exploitation of women and girls
5.3: Eliminate forced marriages and genital mutilation
5.4: Value unpaid care and promote shared domestic responsibilities
5.5: Ensure full participation in leadership and decision-making
5.6: Universal access to reproductive rights and health
5.A: Equal rights to economic resources, property ownership and financial services
5.B: Promote empowerment of women through technology
5.C: Adopt and strengthen policies and enforceable legislation for gender equality