“Goal no. 5: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”: how sustainable development goals measure gender equality
RICCARDO VIVIANI – CDCT Working Paper 41-2017 /CTL 17
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action, which seeks to achieve transformative change in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. This new and universal Agenda presents 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will have significant repercussions on the lives of women and girls around the world. The aim of this essay is to examine the content of the SDGs from a gender perspective and to comprehend which impact these statistical instruments might have on women’s empowerment. In particular, the paper will attempt to understand whether these development goals, targets and indicators have the right characteristics to achieve a real transformation in global development dynamics and to realise gender equality.