Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

This special issue of The Lancet is dedicated to advancing SDG 5 with its focus on gender equity in science, medicine and global health.
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Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 523-524.

This article contributes to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), seeking to improve inclusion and diversity in science within low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 19-20.

This article contributes to SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 4 (quality education), and SDG 5 (gender equality). In particular, this article identifies the female health volunteers in Nepal and their role as critically important drivers in health-related Millennium Development Goals and targets.
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International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 59, March 2018, Pages 28-34

Education is an important factor in improving quality life among the world's poor and yet keeping young women, in particular, in education remains a consistent challenge. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2018, this article examines a scholarship programme for young indigenous women and how education is a tool for women's empowerment, advancing SDGs 4 and 5.
Goal 3 on good health and wellbeing sets a target to improve sexual and reproductive health. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in October 2017, this article advances this target through its study of migrant, refugee and cross-border Burmese women in Thailand accessing safe abortions.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 579-586.

This article explores SDG 5 (gender equality) with a focus on women's inclusion within the science and medicine industry. Despite women's representation on the rise, women still encounter bias and discrimination when compared to men in these fields across a variety of outcomes.
Nominated for the July/August 2018 Elsevier Atlas Award, this article contributes to goal 4 on quality education and goal 5 on gender equality. It explores young people's motivations to become future business leaders and in doing so helps to explain the under representation of women among entrepreneurs and top-level managers.
Winnig the July 2017 Elsevier Atlas prize, this article advances goals 2 and 5 through its discussion of the importance of gender-aware seed governance regimes to develop smallholder agriculture, increase gender equity, and enhance food security and rural livelihoods in the dry areas of the temperate world.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 26-32.

SDG 5 - gender equality - has the potential to enhance food security through its attention to women's access to land and natural resources. However, it fails to address women's limited access to irrigation, credit and other inputs. As such, this paper calls for goal 5 to be expanded through synergies with other SDGs.
This viewpoint reflects on women's contribution to sustainable ocean governance, supporting SDG 5 (gender equality) and 14 (life below water). This article discusses the unique contributions women offer to ocean governance and the necessity to reduce systematically- embedded hurdles currently supporting gendered decision-taking in ocean governance.

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