The goal of SDG 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The issue of sexual harassment is now at the forefront thanks to the #metoo movement and the countless women coming forward with stories of facing harassment and inappropriate conduct at work. As a result, organizations are starting to change their policies and practices with a renewed awareness and emphasis on training.
In de Souza E Souza v Primark Stores Ltd, the employment tribunal awarded £47,433 to a transgender employee who suffered harassment and recommended that the employer adopt a written policy on how to deal with new and existing staff who are transgender or who wish to undergo gender reassignment. This advances goal 8 (decent work and economic growth), goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
In Guisado v Bankia SA and others, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that there is nothing in EU law to prevent a pregnant worker from being included in collective redundancies. This sets out legal implications for pregnant workers and aligns with goal 5.
Elsevier, Journal of Arid Environments, Volume 149, February 2018
Exploring the potential of household methodologies to strengthen gender equality and improve smallholder livelihoods: Research in Malawi in maize-based systems
Household methodologies (HHM) intervene directly in intra-household gender relations to strengthen overall smallholder agency and efficacy as economic agents and development actors.
Elsevier, The Lancet, Volume 391, 3 - 9 February 2018
Elsevier, European Management Journal, Volume 36, February 2018
Increasing women's contribution on board decision making: The importance of chairperson leadership efficacy and board openness
In the last decade, the number of women on corporate boards has increased slightly, but the prevailing minority status of women directors implies that they will continue to face social barriers.
Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Resistance - Chapter 12: Sexual Violence As a Global Health Problem: Current Evidence and Future Directions
Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Resistance: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2018, Pages 291-308
Advancing SDGs 3 and 5, this chapter provides an overview of the global prevalence of sexual violence and a summary of empirically supported approaches to reduce risk of sexual violence and identifies promising directions for future research.
Furthering goal 5, this report examines the aggregate results of companies using the Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) with the aim of providing insight into global corporate performance on gender equality and women's empowerment aligned with the WEPs. The study also demonstrates the value of using the WEPs Tool and showcases the efforts of partners and other stakeholders to drive gender equality around the world.
Elsevier, Food Policy, Volume 73, December 2017
Can mobile phones improve gender equality and nutrition? Panel data evidence from farm households in Uganda
Since 2000, mobile phone technologies have been widely adopted in many developing countries.
How to feed a population of 9bn in 2050? This was the question posed which provided the impetus for Elsevier to launch the bi-annual International Conference on Global Food Security Conference in 2013. Now in its 3rd year this highly regarded, research-led conference is focusing on five core conference themes to reflect an integrated approach to identifying solutions to the complex global challenge of food security: 1. Food creation 2. Food safety and bio security 3. Food loss and waste 4. Food in a changing society 5. Food utilization. Achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. This directly supports SDG 2: to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.