SDG 5: Gender Equality

Gender equality if a fundamental principle of community-led development. For most women on earth, their primary opportunity to have voice in the decisions that affect their lives is through community leadership.

See also: Our collection of 16 articles for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence.

  • Join us for #16Days of activism to halt gender-based violence
    From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. In 2022, in the face of push-back and discouraging regressive laws, UN Women […]
  • Celebrating Women and the Environment in Benin
    Some 100 women celebrated International Women’s Day in forest — emphasizing the importance of gender equality to environmental sustainability. The event was organized by the the national women’s association and The Hunger Project, and it received coverage (below) in the national media.
  • Feminism and Food Systems
    The March global Zoom gathering of the Movement for Community-led Development featured special presentations by: Ritu Sharma, president of Radiant Advocacy and a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States. Learn more at this link, and scroll to the bottom to sign on! Joanna Veltri, […]
  • International Women’s Day 2021: Getting Back on Track
    Featured Photo Credit: UN Women/Yijiu Yuan by Charlie Estes, Intern for The Hunger Project March 8, 2021 —  International Women’s Day is a time to take stock of where we are in our global journey toward gender equality and look forward to what’s to come. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Report, […]
  • Action for Gender Equality
    A special Learning Session In this year of Beijing+25 the session theme is Harnessing the power of Gender Equality featuring Geeta Rao Gupta (UNF and 3D), Hemlata Verma (ICRW) and Mary Kate Costello (THP). The full program with speaker bios and their slide decks are below.