Gender equality in not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Here t is the fifth goal of the 17 that conforms the set of Sustainable Development Goals of 2030.
Despite the advances that have taken place in recent years, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in all parts of the world, that is, there are still many inequalities between men and women to eradicate.
In the same way, it is necessary to act to protect women and girls from physical or sexual violence that a large part of them suffer. Unfortunately, at the current time, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence.
Progress is occurring regarding harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), which has declined by 30% in the past decade, but there is still much work to be done to complete eliminate such practices.
Finally, it is necessary to establish new legal standards on the equality of women in workplaces and the eradication of harmful practices, in order to put an end to gender discrimination.