SDG Challenge - Gender Equality

This month’s SDG challenge is about Goal #5: Gender EqualityThis is a call to a human fight around the world which aims to end all forms of discrimination, eliminate violence against women and girls, ensure women have access to equal career opportunities and more!

To join, take one or more of these 4 challenges, suggested by Development Perspectives, to make your own contribution to the world:

    • Challenge #1 – Get Informed:

      We are asking you to read up about Goal #5 and to learn about the efforts being made around the world to achieve ‘Gender Equality’. You can begin this journey of learning by reading the articles or watching the videos in the ‘understand’ section of this info pack.

    • Challenge #2 – Be Political:

      Write to Helen McEntee, Minister of Justice, or Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, and ask them to legislate for an equal pay reform across all sectors. You could also sign-up to and see what
      events are coming up that you can help with.

      Contact emails: or  

    • Challenge #3 – Educate:

      This challenge invites you to discuss Gender Equality with your friends, family or colleagues. It can be an informal chat or a more structured workshop to discuss the issues. Be sure to use #SDGchallenge to share any activities.

    • Challenge #4 – Engage:

      Share stories of amazing women and girls!
      You can go through a news/media outlet of your choice and find stories of women’s or girls’ achievements, or just think of someone you know or you’ve heard of who is doing something amazing. It doesn’t matter how big or small it is, the important thing is that you share it!
      Share it on your social media and/or the SDGChallenge Facebook Page – make sure to use #AmazingWomen #GenderEquality #SDG5.

      Or just tell the stories to the people around you, everybody should hear them!


More about the SDG Challenge:

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs mean we as individuals can take action every month to raise awareness and to help achieve a sustainable future by 2030. Check this video out, if you would like to know more about what is the SDG challenge. 

This initiative is supported by Development Perspectives as part of a wider project called Saolta. Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre has been enthusiastically running this project since the start, arranging informative sessions and meetings to spread SDG Challenge information for other Tutors/Staff in the Community Education Centre.

Let’s embrace this cause?

We can all help to make a difference and raise awareness of the SDGs! Let’s embrace this cause for a better world in the future?

If you would like to know more about this month’s SDG Goal #5 Gender Equality, check this information pack from Development Perspectives or watch this short video created by the United Nations.

Good luck fellow challengers! 

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