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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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.
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.
Care-giving is on the rise and is affecting more and more people. Companies need to address the increasing demands of care-giving-related issues for its employees. This article examines ways in which companies can support employees with care-giving responsibilities, contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 8.
Contributing to goal 5 (gender equality), these authors take a critical look at current efforts to measure women’s empowerment at the individual/household level through standardized tools. They confirm that agency alone does not adequately reflect local meanings of empowerment.
Household methodologies (HHM) intervene directly in intra-household gender relations to strengthen overall smallholder agency and efficacy as economic agents and development actors. Strengthening women's agency is one mechanism for progressing towards collaborative, systemic farm management. It is expected this will contribute to improved farm resilience in the face of climate change, strengthen food and nutrition security, and improve other development indicators related to SDGs 2 and 5.
This paper explores the impact of mobile phones on gender equality and nutrition in Uganda. Using panel data from rural Ugandan smallholder farmers, the researchers analysed the social welfare effects of mobile phones. A positive connection is found between increasing female mobile phone use and improvement in nutrition, relating to SDG 2 and SDG 5 and where women have access to and use a mobile phone the impact was greater.

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