Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals

This course is about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are linked with gender equality. It also explains the United Nation's Twin Track approach to addressing gender issues.

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About this course

This course is all about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are linked to gender equality.


Understanding the United Nation's Twin Track approach to addressing gender issues is essential for a valuable contribution to tackling gender inequality globally.


This multi-part course is suited to everyone.

What you'll learn

  • Snapshot of Gender Issues
  • Twin Track Approach
  • Bangladesh Case Study

Course Content

  • Snapshot of Gender Issues - SDGs 1-10

    Learn about how gender issues interact with the Sustainable Development Goals. This lesson examines the relationship between gender and the first ten of the goals.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere More women than men live in poverty, especially during their peak childbearing years. Ensuring women’s access to basic services, control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services is key to achieving SDG 1.

      Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere More women than men live in poverty, especially during their peak childbearing years. Ensuring women’s access to basic services, control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services is key to achieving SDG 1.
    • Sustainable Development Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

      Sustainable Development Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
    • Globally, women and girls are over-represented among the poor: 330 million women and girls live on less than US$1.90 a day, which is 4.4 million more than men.

  • Snapshot of Gender Issues - SDGs 11-17

    Learn about how gender issues interact with the Sustainable Development Goals. This lesson examines the relationship between gender and the last seven of the goals.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • This lesson will cover Sustainable Development Goals 11-17

      This lesson will cover Sustainable Development Goals 11-17
    • Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reserve land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

      Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reserve land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
    • Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

      Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
  • Twin Track Approach

    Learn about the United Nation's Twin Track approach to addressing gender equality.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Numerous studies and pieces of evidence from the past have shown that gender equality stimulates growth, generates employment and enhances human capital.

      Numerous studies and pieces of evidence from the past have shown that gender equality stimulates growth, generates employment and enhances human capital.
    • In order to tackle these issues, SDG 5 addresses the root causes of discrimination that curtail women and girls’ rights in private and public spheres. SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Let's look at the targets for SDG5...

      In order to tackle these issues, SDG 5 addresses the root causes of discrimination that curtail women and girls’ rights in private and public spheres. SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Let's look at the targets for SDG5...
    • Other targets and indicators that are gender mainstreamed serve to avoid gender blind interventions that not only ‘leave’ women and girls behind, but also deepen existing gender gaps and discriminations.

      Other targets and indicators that are gender mainstreamed serve to avoid gender blind interventions that not only ‘leave’ women and girls behind, but also deepen existing gender gaps and discriminations.
  • Bangladesh Case Study

    Learn more about the Twin Track Approach by relating it to an example case study.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Target 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.

      Target 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.
    • SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

    • Poverty increases women’s vulnerabilities in disasters because they don't have any time to attend meetings or engage in community work unless they are economically viable.

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