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Goal 5: Gender equality

Goal 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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Gender equality is a goal in itself and a prerequisite for sustainable and peaceful development. Gender equality is achieved when women, men, girls and boys have equal rights, conditions and opportunities, and the power to shape their own lives and contribute to the development of society.

Read more about goal 5 and the targets

Researchers on goal 5

"States with higher gender equality also sign more environmental agreements" - Watch interview with Annica Kronsell, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg about goal 5 (2018).


Watch interview with Eva-Maria Svensson, Department of law at University of Gothenburg, about goal 5 (2017).


Watch the video with Maria Edström, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at University of Gothenburg, talking about her research on gender, media and human rights (in Swedish, 2016).

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The Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research (GIG) is a resource for researchers at the University of Gothenburg, providing opportunities for collaboration, forums and dialogue in connection with gender-related research.
Read more about GIG

The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research has two focus areas: gender research and gender equality. The overall task is to support and promote the research field on a broad scale and to promote the importance of the gender perspective.
Read more about the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

Gender mainstreaming of universities (JiHU)
Through the initiative Gender mainstreaming of universities (JiHU), the state universities together with Chalmers University of Technology and Jönköping University had a special assignment from the Government to develop the work on gender mainstreaming during the period 2016-2019.
Read about JiGU at the University of Gothenburg

Genie - Gender Initiative for Excellence
Like other technical universities, Chalmers has a very low proportion of women in its faculty. However, research shows that a more even gender balance leads to greater scientific success and a better working environment, for both men and women. Through concrete changes of the academic culture, system and procedures together with strategic recruitments, Chalmers aim towards equal gender balance within the faculty. Genie mainly consists of two parts: concrete and tailored action plans, to achieve long-term cultural and structural change in the departments, and direct support to increase the fraction of females in the faculty.
Read more about Genie


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