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Though there has been significant progress towards gender equality, we are still way off the 2030 UN goals. Covid-19 shows we must renew our focus. The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) are the global goals for sustainable development — the road map to the future we need to build. One of these goals (SDG5) is to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls by 2030.

Specifically, this goal has targets to end discrimination, gender-based violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), to increase the value of unpaid domestic work, enforce reproductive rights, and allow women to fully participate in leadership and decision-making. In addition, it recognises three necessary means of action:..

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