Over the summer, Women Thrive Alliance members launched a global campaign for gender equality, #AchieveSDG5.
Countries around the world are starting to implement the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , and Alliance members want to make sure that women and girls aren’t left behind. They’re making sure that SDG 5 on gender equality women and girls’ empowerment is a priority in every country.
Check out this video showcasing just a few of the people that are raising their voices (and hands) to #AchieveSDG5:
The #AchieveSDG5 campaign has called for government decision-making processes to be participatory, citizen-driven, and inclusive of grassroots women and girls. Over the last six weeks, we have:
- Collected more than 300 photos, messages, and stories from all around the world in support of gender equality;
- Brought these messages to the United Nations during the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs in New York; and
- Met directly with decision-makers from national governments to push for stronger inclusion of grassroots women and girls in SDG implementation efforts.
Our work isn’t done. Now, we’re helping Alliance members shape SDG implementation in their own countries. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting work!