TAP SDG5 – Lesson Plan 1 – Definitions & Resources

Gender Equality – Global Awareness & Understanding Definitions & Resources

Possible Subjects: Geography, English

Years: 7-12

Lesson: 1 of 3

Context and Definitions:

  • Gender equality refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of all genders.
  • Gender gap or gender inequality refers to the difference between women, transgender and nonbinary people, and men as reflected in social, political, intellectual, cultural, or economic attainments or attitudes.
  • SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. This encompasses transgender and nonbinary people.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Countries have committed to prioritize progress for those who’re furthest behind. The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls.

The creativity, knowhow, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDGs in every context.

More Resources:



SDSs in Action

SDS 5 Information

SDS 5 Targets

Gender Equality – Why it Matters