United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5:

Gender Equality


Good Neighbours Canada is taking significant steps to support women and girls internationally to achieve agency and reach their full potential, despite various social and economic barriers. Our Better Life for Girls projects, currently present in Cameroon, Guatemala and El Salvador give women and girls the necessary tools and networks for a better, more sustainable future. 

Your support in 2024

"In 2015 the Sustainable Development Agenda set a 2030 deadline for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Now, with under 10 years left to meet it, the world is not on track." 

*UN Women 2022

Creating a Sustainable World

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals were conceptualized to encourage a flourishing and harmonious world for future generations. As development should balance social, economic and environmental sustainability, improvement in one operation will benefit the outcome in others. Sustainable development goal #5: gender equality is recognized as an essential foundation for a sustainable planet. 


Gender Disparity

Poverty & Hunger


Less than 20 percent of the world's landholders are women



Women make up more than two-thirds of the world's 796 million illiterate people

Maternal Health


Only one-third of rural women receive prenatal care compared to 50 percent in developing regions as a whole

The covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the social and economic status of women and girls globally.

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Women and girls at a disadvantage

Unpaid care and domestic work, decision-making regarding sexual and reproductive health, and gender-responsive budgeting remain a serious concern. Conversations must be followed by actions through the promotion of laws, policies, budgets and institutions in the advancement of gender equality. 



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