7 May 2019

UNAI QUIZ: SDG 5 – Gender Equality

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, 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.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 to 49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. Progress is occurring regarding harmful practices such as child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which has declined by 30% in the past decade, but there is still much work to be done to completely eliminate such practices.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. Implementing new legal frameworks regarding female equality in the workplace and the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world.

Test your knowledge of SDG 5 now!

True! More than 100 countries have taken action to track budget allocations for gender equality. Tracking government expenditures allows the global community to assess the efforts of countries in achieving gender equality.

False. More than 100 countries have taken action to track budget allocations for gender equality. Tracking government expenditures allows the global community to assess the efforts of countries in achieving gender equality.

Correct! Only 52% of women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care. Sexual and reproductive rights are critical in their own right. Shortfalls in these multiply other forms of discrimination, depriving women of education, decent work, and economic independence. Additionally, the growing use of contraceptive methods has resulted in not only improvements in health-related outcomes such as reduced maternal mortality and infant mortality, but also improvements in schooling and economic outcomes, especially for girls and women.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Only 52% of women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care. Sexual and reproductive rights are critical in their own right. Shortfalls in these multiply other forms of discrimination, depriving women of education, decent work, and economic independence. Additionally, the growing use of contraceptive methods has resulted in not only improvements in health-related outcomes such as reduced maternal mortality and infant mortality, but also improvements in schooling and economic outcomes, especially for girls and women.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Only 52% of women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care. Sexual and reproductive rights are critical in their own right. Shortfalls in these multiply other forms of discrimination, depriving women of education, decent work, and economic independence. Additionally, the growing use of contraceptive methods has resulted in not only improvements in health-related outcomes such as reduced maternal mortality and infant mortality, but also improvements in schooling and economic outcomes, especially for girls and women.

Correct! While women have made important inroads into political office across the world, their representation in national parliaments at 23.7% is still far from parity. In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30% of seats in national parliaments in at least one chamber.

Incorrect. THe correct answer is A. While women have made important inroads into political office across the world, their representation in national parliaments at 23.7% is still far from parity. In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30% of seats in national parliaments in at least one chamber.

Incorrect. THe correct answer is A. While women have made important inroads into political office across the world, their representation in national parliaments at 23.7% is still far from parity. In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30% of seats in national parliaments in at least one chamber.

Correct! In 18 countries husbands can legally prevent their wives from working and in 39 countries daughters and sons do not have equal inheritance rights. Despite the contributions to family and society, women still do not have equal access to rights, services and opportunities i.e. equal pay and decent work, property and inheritance rights, access and control of land including financial services and credit. This limits the choices women have to increase economic independence and restricts their rights.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. In 18 countries husbands can legally prevent their wives from working and in 39 countries daughters and sons do not have equal inheritance rights. Despite the contributions to family and society, women still do not have equal access to rights, services and opportunities i.e. equal pay and decent work, property and inheritance rights, access and control of land including financial services and credit. This limits the choices women have to increase economic independence and restricts their rights.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. In 18 countries husbands can legally prevent their wives from working and in 39 countries daughters and sons do not have equal inheritance rights. Despite the contributions to family and society, women still do not have equal access to rights, services and opportunities i.e. equal pay and decent work, property and inheritance rights, access and control of land including financial services and credit. This limits the choices women have to increase economic independence and restricts their rights.

Correct! Women are still underrepresented in managerial positions. In the majority of the 67 countries with data from 2009 to 2015, fewer than a third of senior- and middle-management positions were held by women. Studies have shown that companies and governments perform better when they have greater participation from women. For example, women’s participation in peace processes increased the likelihood of a peace agreement lasting at least two years by 20%, and the probability of the agreement lasting 15 years by 35%.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Women are still underrepresented in managerial positions. In the majority of the 67 countries with data from 2009 to 2015, fewer than a third of senior- and middle-management positions were held by women. Studies have shown that companies and governments perform better when they have greater participation from women. For example, women’s participation in peace processes increased the likelihood of a peace agreement lasting at least two years by 20%, and the probability of the agreement lasting 15 years by 35%.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Women are still underrepresented in managerial positions. In the majority of the 67 countries with data from 2009 to 2015, fewer than a third of senior- and middle-management positions were held by women. Studies have shown that companies and governments perform better when they have greater participation from women. For example, women’s participation in peace processes increased the likelihood of a peace agreement lasting at least two years by 20%, and the probability of the agreement lasting 15 years by 35%.