SDG 5:

Gender equality

SDG 5, what is it?

SDG 5 Gender Equality aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. It is composed of the following 9 targets:

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

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

5.C Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels








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SDG breakdown per asset class

According to our Impact Database, since 2015 SDG 5 Gender Equality received 49 % of total capital commitments in private equity funds, 20 % in private debt funds, 13 % in public equity funds and 10 % in infrastructure.

Private equity (venture, growth, buyout) and private debt are the preferred asset classes for investors to have exposure to Gender Lens strategies.

Data provided by Phenix Capital’s Impact Database (May 2021). Impact Database maps the impact fund universe across all asset classes. Register for free demo.


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Gender lens investments 

Our 2021 Impact Gender Lens investments provides more information on the allocation towards that specific Sustainable Development Goal.

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