Mission Statement:

To encourage open dialogue and action towards gender equality via international youth-led initiatives that promote healthy relationships across genders and gender non-conforming individuals. The Gender Equality SDG Hub encompasses the subcontexts of female empowerment, mitigating gender-based violence, body positivity, healthy masculinity, the LGBTQIA community, and more.

What we do and how to join us

Contact our hub to learn more at staff@globalcolab.net. Join us online in our virtual rooms weekly. Take our one hour Hub orientation to get connected, see events!

Get involved in ongoing action or bring new ideas and action plans that we can help you turn to action!

What We've Accomplished So Far

What we do

Globally, we experience universal themes of challenges manifested in varying contexts, from inequalities in political engagement, gender-based violence, LGBTQIA stigma, masculinity stereotypes, and social norms unaligned with the pursuit of gender equality and holistic health. The Gender Equality SDG Hub Mentors, Amna Baloul and Julie Murphy, as well as Ambassadors, Fatima Baloul and Meghan Watson, host a podcast and a weekly virtual chat room with youth globally to openly address the overarching issue of gender inequality; this collaborative space is designed to provide a global platform for communities to empower one another and enact influential change for their particular needs. See here for a list of some of our current projects! Please join us! Sign up for our Hub orientation here and then you will be introduced to our weekly gatherings!

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About this SDG

Click here to see how the UN is strengthening the global response to promote gender equality.


Our Podcast!

Click the button below to hear our podcast called OverHERd on gender equality.

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Our Gender Equality Teen Ambassadors and Mentor

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  • Globally, 750 million women and girls were married before the age of 18 and at least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone FGM.
  • The rates of girls between 15-19 who are subjected to FGM (female genital mutilation) in the 30 countries where the practice is concentrated have dropped from 1 in 2 girls in 2000 to 1 in 3 girls by 2017.
  • In 18 countries, husbands can legally prevent their wives from working; in 39 countries, daughters and sons do not have equal inheritance rights; and 49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.
  • One in five women and girls, including 19 per cent of women and girls aged 15 to 49, have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner with the last 12 months. Yet, 49 countries have no laws that specifically protect women from such violence.

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

5.C Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels

“True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity, or political ideology.”

Monica Crowley