Sustainable Development Goals (SDG5) by UNO – Stamps of UNO.

17 Goals to Transform Our World

The UNO Sustainable Development Goals  are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery. THERE ARE 17 SDGS.

GOAL 5 -GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENTSTOP SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. 

Women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, and 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 report experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period.

The United Nations has a unique responsibility to set global standards in confronting sexual exploitation and abuse. Building on the existing zero-tolerance policy, the United Nations has developed a strategy aimed at bringing about a cultural and operational change to dramatically improve how the United Nations prevents and responds to sexual exploitation and abuse.

The pandemic has also led to a steep increase in VIOLENCE against women & girls. With the lockdown measures in place, many women are trapped at home with their abusers, struggling to access services that are suffering from cuts and restrictions. Emerging data shows that, since the outbreak of the pandemic, violence against women and girls – and particularly domestic violence – has intensified.

Goal 5 -Facts and Figures

  • Globally, 750 Million Women and Girls were married before the age of 18 and at least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone FGM.
  • The rates of girls between the ages 15 to 19 who are subjected to FGM (female genital mutilation) in the 30 countries where the practice is concentrated have dropped from 1 in 2 girls in 2000 to 1 in 3 girls by 2017.
  • In at least 18 countries, husbands can legally prevent their wives from working; in 39 countries, daughters and sons do not have equal inheritance rights; and 49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.
  • one in five women and girls , including 19 per cent of women and girls aged 15 to 49, have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner within the last 12 months. Yet, 49 countries have no laws that specifically protect women from such violence.
  • only about 52% women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care.

Goal 5 – Targets

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.2 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

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

The United Nations Postal Administration -UNO New York issued a 85 cent Stamp on SDG Goal 5 -Gender Equality on 15 Mar 2019. Print Run 140,000.

UNPA NEW YORK 2019 – SDG 5 – STOP SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE