Sustainable Development Goal 05 - Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls : The region has made progress in achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls, particularly in education and health and to a lesser extent women’s participation in formal employment and national policy making. This is attributed to growing awareness of the need to address gender inequalities; While almost all countries in the Pacific have adopted specific gender policies and strategies, the resources for integrating and implementing these priorities are limited. Budgets for national women’s offices are less than one percent of national appropriations; Gender inequality is highlighted by the high prevalence rates of violence against women (more than 60 percent in Melanesia, and more than 40 percent in Polynesia and Micronesia). Sexual and reproductive health and rights issues also remain substantial challenges to be addressed under Goal 5. Fertility rates, especially teenage fertility, remain high in some.

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  • Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex (5.1.1)
  • Ever-partnered women and girls victim of physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months (5.2.1)
  • Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence by persons other than an intimate partner (5.2.2)
  • Married or in a union (5.3.1)
  • Genital mutilation prevalence (5.3.2)
  • Time spent on unpaid domestic chores and care work (5.4.1)
  • Time spent on unpaid care work (5.4.1)
  • Time spent on unpaid domestic chores (5.4.1)
  • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (5.5.1)
  • Number of seats held by women in national parliaments (5.5.1)
  • Number of seats in national parliaments (5.5.1)
  • Proportion of seats held by women in local governments (5.5.1)
  • Women in managerial positions (5.5.2)
  • Women in senior and middle management positions (5.5.2)
  • Women who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care (5.6.1)
  • Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women's equal rights (5.a.2)
  • Individuals who own a mobile telephone (5.b.1)
  • Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality (5.c.1)
  • Number of countries with a reproductive health policy, guidelines and protocols for service delivery fully or partially resourced (5.6.2)
Version 2.0
DCAT Type dataset
Publisher Name SPC
Topic Official Statistics