***The following blog post was submitted by Women LEAD Nepal, an Alliance member from Nepal.***
At Women LEAD, we strive to reach Sustainable Development Goal 5 or the goal to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” by equipping young women with the skills and tools required to be change-makers in their community.
At the United Nations last week, we heard governments stress the importance of supporting women and girls around the world, but it's going to take a lot more than talk to achieve gender equality by 2030.
***The following blog post was submitted by Nazra for Feminist Studies, an Alliance member from Egypt.***
Last year, 193 countries adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. These goals offer the promise of ending poverty and inequalities by 2030. SDG 5 specifically calls on countries to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.