of Goal 5 indicators are on track to be achieved in 2030



countries will halve poverty levels by 2023

Failure to successfully meet targets set up in Goal 5 will result in: 

  • deepening inequalities between women and men in various areas, such as access to education, health care, work and decision-making,
  • lack of education for girls,
  • increase in violence against women,
  • barriers to access to employment, credit and entrepreneurship for women,
  • lack of women's representation in decision-making, political and social processes.


  • According to a 2021 report by the World Economic Forum, the global gender pay gap averages around 16%. This means that women still earn less than men for doing the same work.
  • According to the UN, worldwide, 35% of women and girls have experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner or stranger. Reports also indicate that every third woman in the world has experienced violence during her life.
  • According to the UN Women report, only 25% of parliamentarians in the world are women. This means that there is still a significant imbalance in gender representation in politics and decision-making.