Goal No. 5 – Gender Equality

Explanation of the goal

The objective of Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 is to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. It targets an end to all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls as well as to child and forced marriage and genital mutilation. It also calls for unpaid care and domestic work to be recognised and for the facilitation of women's equal participation and equal opportunities for positions of responsibility for women as well as universal access to reproductive medicine (UN 2020). Beyond Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, this involves legal reforms for transgender and intergender persons which are based on the demands put forward by their interest groups, appropriate medical care that is as self-determined as possible (no forced surgical operations for intergender children if there are no serious health reasons, the breaking down of barriers with regard to gender-reassignment measures for transgender persons, etc.) but also freedom from discrimination, building measures, and inclusive language and forms of address.

The 17 goals and where they are found at Goethe University

Click on the respective goals to find out more about their main contents and significance in relation to Goethe University. Corresponding activities at the university (“Where?" and “How?") are listed and assigned to the individual goals. The list and its contents stake no claim to completeness.