Goal 5: Gender equality

The fifth Sustainable Development Goal is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Teaching

35 modules have intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 6,309 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.

Research

376 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2013 and 2018, and 7,347 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we're doing

HeForShe

On 29 September 2015, the University officially launched its HeForShe partnership with the United Nations, as one of ten universities worldwide to be HeForShe Impact Champions.

European Commission report

Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella from Leicester Law School has jointly authored a report to the European Commission on the potential impact of the collaborative economy on gender equality. The study argues that the collaborative economy has the potential to affect the principle of gender equality in many respects, and as it continues to develop, these will become more apparent. It is clearly time to acknowledge and regulate the potential impact that the collaborative economy may have on gender equality.

Menopause Policy

Three members of the Business School wrote the Government Equalities Office report ‘The effects of menopause transition on women’s economic participation in the UK’. This resulted in Leicester becoming the first university in the UK to have a menopause policy.

Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella from Leicester Law School 

Dr Eugenia has jointly authored a report to the European Commission on the potential impact of the collaborative economy on gender equality.

The study argues that the collaborative economy has the potential to affect the principle of gender equality in many respects, and as it continues to develop, these will become more apparent. It is clearly time to acknowledge and regulate the potential impact that the collaborative economy may have on gender equality

International Women’s Day 2019

The theme for International Women's Day (IWD) 2019 was #BalanceforBetter. This theme recognises that gender diversity and equality will drive a better world and we must continue to strive for this, not only on IWD but every day. A variety of events were run throughout the week, including a Leicester Wall of Women and numerous academic talks.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

Read the full report

Sustainable Development Goals report (PDF, 9.6mb)