Sustainable Development Goal

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Goal 5 Targets

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

5.C Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.

SourceUN Sustainable Development


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Organization for Migration
United Nations Capital Development Fund
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations World Tourism Organization
World Health Organization

Implementing partners

Ministry of Health (MoH)
Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation (MoGYSR)
Ministry of Justice, Human Rights & Correctional Services (MoJHRCS)
Christian Health Association of Lesotho (CHAL)
Lesotho Red Cross (LRC)
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
Ministry of Development Planning (MoDP)
Ministry of Education and Training (MoET)
Ministry of Social Development (MoSD)
United States Government (USG)

Investing Partners

Joint Work Plan Budget

Locations of our Key Initiatives Linked to this Sustainable Development Goal

Our work on Gender Equality is linked to these other Sustainable Development Goals: