Applying a gender lens on the SDGs

Making progress for women and girls is crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs. The 2030 Agenda has Gender Equality as one of its main ambitions, with a dedicated goal (SDG 5) which includes a broad plea to end discrimination between women and men, as well as references to gender-specific concerns in numerous SDG targets. Hence, measuring progress on SDGs for women and girls is a key statistical challenge for NSOs around the world.