Gender equality is the fundamental right, and necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable society. Currently 20% women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence. Gender equality can be achieved by providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, employment, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes.

The objectives to work towards women empowerment and gender equality are:

  1. To attain the gender equity on the society
  2. To have equal opportunities for girl child education
  3. To ensure participation in decision making and Panchayat
  4. To reduce any kind of violence against women
  5. To promote employments generation program
  6. To conduct survey and public opinion on specific issues and problems of women
  7. To networking with other women groups or organizations

Women empowerment interventions are those which affect the all. Thus emphasis is laid on women education, health, income generation, and social justice.

Empowering women in an area like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar is not easy due to the old mindset and feudal society.

SDGs Goal 5


Ending all discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, it’s crucial for sustainable future; it’s proven that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and development.

UNDP has made gender equality central to its work and we’ve seen remarkable progress in the past 20 years. There are more girls in school now compared to 15 years ago, and most regions have reached gender parity in primary education.

But although there are more women than ever in the labour market, there are still large inequalities in some regions, with women systematically denied the same work rights as men. Sexual violence and exploitation, the unequal division of unpaid care and domestic work, and discrimination in public office all remain huge barriers. Climate change and disasters continue to have a disproportionate effect on women and children, as do conflict and migration.

It is vital to give women equal rights land and property, sexual and reproductive health, and to technology and the internet. Today there are more women in public office than ever before, but encouraging more women leaders will help achieve greater gender equality.

Goal Targets:

  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • 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
  • Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
  • 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
  • Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life
  • 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
  • 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
  • Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
  • 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