Academic courses

Gender and International Affairs

Elisabeth Prügl
9 September, 2015

What Does the New Development Agenda Mean for Women and Girls?

Esther May
Research project in progress

Land Commercialization, Gendered Agrarian Transformation and the Right to Food (DEMETER)

Christophe Golay
17 October, 2017

WHS 2017: Equitable Access to Universal Health Coverage & Care

Global Health Centre
Executive education

Health Diplomacy and Migration

Michaela Told
9th March 2018

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Gender Centre


Sara Davis
In progress

The Gender Dimensions of Conflict

Elisabeth Prügl and Christelle Rigual
Journal article, January 2016

Accelerating achievement of the sustainable development goals

Ilona Kickbusch
22 November, 2016

The health workforce: a good investment

Geneva / Global
Michaela Told

DEMETER Gender, Land and the Right to Food

Fenneke Reysoo
31st January 2018

The Difference a Year Makes: Two comments on the impact of women at Davos 2018

Claire Somerville and Gender Centre

Goal 5 highlights that gender inequality persists worldwide, depriving women and girls of their basic rights and opportunities. “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms” as put  by the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform. Read more about Goal 5

Target 5.1

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

Target 5.2

Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

Target 5.3

Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Target 5.4

Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

Target 5.5

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Target 5.6

Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

Target 5.a

Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

Target 5.b

Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

Target 5.c

Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels