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SDG 5: Less hardship, more opportunities

 

SDG5

 

Access to clean water nearby, lighting after dark, including in health facilities, online education, reliable electricity supply, all contribute to enhancing the health and status of women in society. They allow women to focus more on value-added tasks, contributing to local economies while reducing the time they spend on daily chores.

 

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private spheres

Gender based violence often happens after dark: women need the security and protection afforded by lighting.

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities

Energy poverty costs time and money: girls and women spend 2 to 8 hours daily gathering fuel for
lighting and cooking, and a high percentage of household income is spent on low-quality energy, such as kerosene. IEC work enables access to sustainable electricity, lighting, and clean water nearby.
This allows women to spend more time contributing to local economies and societies.

5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information communication technology, to promote the empowerment of women

IEC International Standards underpin all types of communication technology including computer hardware, internet access, data storage systems and software.

 

 

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