Blog Series To Examine Importance Of Achieving Gender Equality, SDG 5

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: She Succeeds, We Succeed: Empowering Girls and Women to Achieve Global Goals
Louise Iverson, assistant director of the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, discusses the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5, “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” She writes, “[T]his aim is more than a stand-alone target in itself: it is in fact at the heart of achieving all of the SDGs, from achieving food security and ending poverty to promoting peaceful and inclusive societies. We cannot reach our collective goals without empowering girls and women. … In this blog series, I’ll explore avenues like improved nutrition and health, financial access and inclusion, access to and quality of education, and other key topics, looking at stories of success and opportunities for progress. Because when she succeeds, we all succeed” (2/21).