As part the United Nations Association of Santa Cruz event celebrating International Women’s Day 2019, I facilitated a “Gals and the Global Goals” workshop on Saturday, March 9th. My workshop considered the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of SDG 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
How does the call for gender equality shape our efforts at achieving the other 16 SDGs? How do we generate strategies and solutions from this perspective?
Video Livestreamed on Facebook by Summer Rose:
Panel (Willow, Cory, and Q&A only)
Workshop ‘Harvest’ (end)
Speakers and Panelists
Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center wafwc.org
Building for Generations buildingforgenerations.com
Links to other resources that are relevant to this workshop:
- United Nations Association of Santa Cruz Facebook Page
- The official United Nations Sustainable Development Goals site
- My SDGs video playlist
- Global Goals in Synergy with Novasutras Movement Goals
- Infographics by UNWomen.org on why Gender Equality matters to achieving all 17 SDGs
- Project Drawdown information on how educating girls, ensuring access to family planning, supporting women smallholder farmers, and transitioning millions of households to clean cookstoves are among the most powerful solutions to reverse global warming.
- Academic papers on SDG interactions and how the SDGs relate to ethics
- Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics – short paper in The Lancet
- “A good life for all within planetary boundaries” by O’Niell et al. in Nature
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Read more about Goal 5.
Global female justice and empowerment? We can do this! We’ve got GOALS!