SDG 5: gender equality

In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established by the United Nations as a new global sustainable development agenda for 2030. Our projects contribute to a number of these SDGs, such as SDG 5: Gender Equality.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that men and women have the same rights. Yet this is not enough. “Equality between men and women is not only a human right, but also the basis for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world,” says the United Nations.

In practice, it appears that women and girls are often still disadvantaged compared to men and boys, especially in developing countries. This fifth goal states that by 2030, women and men must also have equal rights in practice to facilities such as education, health care and work. In addition, women and men must be equally represented in political and economic decision-making.

The position of women in FairClimateFund’s climate projects is improving in several ways. Women save time cooking and gathering wood, which allows them to generate additional income for their families and the community and they have more time to actively participate in various village meetings. In addition, women are assigned responsible roles in the project groups. For example, a female “mahila worker” has been chosen per village as the point of contact for the project and as spokesperson for village meetings.