Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls



Political Parties are an essential component of any democratic system and the foundation of a strong Parliament. Tabeer-Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan (CDIP) programme is working to support the democratic processes by strengthening the capacity of the country’s political institutions to be more effective,¬†accountable and responsive to the needs of Pakistani people.

The Briefing Papers on Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls has been prepared to provide background information to political party officials on Pakistan’s international commitments under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the state of gender equality in Pakistan.

Pakistan has adopted SDGs as Pakistan’s National Development Goals. These goals are being aligned with the national, provincial and local planning and financing frameworks. Political parties have a key role to play in overseeing and monitoring of the SDGs implementation at various levels and it is important that they involve with and oversee State’s planning and implementation of SDGs agenda.

This Briefing Paper has been authored by Ms. Aasiya Riaz, Joint Director, PILDAT.

We hope that the paper will be useful for workers and officials of various political parties in Pakistan to fully comprehend SDG-5 and then oversee the efforts being made to achieve this goal.