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

Targets and Indicators
Target 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
5.1.1 Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex
1. Wage equality for similar work (ration of women’s wage to that of men)
2. Gender Inequality Index
3. Gender Empowerment Measurement (Index)
Target 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.
5.2.1 Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by form of violence and by age
1. Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual violence (%)
2. Children age 1-14 years who experienced psychological aggression or physical punishment during the last one month (%)
5.2.2. Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence by persons other than an intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by age and place of occurrence
1. Women aged 15-49 years who experience Physical / sexual violence (%)
2. Women and Girls Trafficking (in number)
Target 5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
5.3.1 Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18
1. Women aged 15-19 years who are married or in union (%)
5.3.2 Proportion of girls and women aged 15-49 years who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting, by age
Target 5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate.
5.4.1 Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location
1. Ratio of women to men participation in labour force
2. Average hours spent in domestic work by women
Target 5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
5.5.1 Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments and (b) local governments
(a) national parliament (%)
(b) provincial parliament (%)
(c ) local government bodies (%)
5.5.2. Proportion of women in managerial positions
1. Women's participation in decision making level in the private sector (%)
2. Women's participation in cooperative sector (%)
3. Women in public service decision making positions (% of total employees)
4. Ratio of women to men in professional and technical workers (%)
Target 5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences.
5.6.1 Proportion of women aged 15-49 years who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care
1. Awareness about reproductive rights among girls and women (%)- Proportion of women aged 15-49 years who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care.
2. Receiving specific support and service provisions related to sexual health care to the poor, discriminated and marginalized groups (%)
5.6.2 Number of countries with laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men aged 15 years and older to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education
Target 5.a Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
5.a.1 (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure
5.a1 Number of enterprises owned by women
5.a.2 Women's ownership of property (land and house)
5.a.2 Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control
Target 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
5.b.1 Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex
5.b1 Use of Internet by women aged 15-24 years (%)
Target 5.c Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.
5.c.1 Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment