SDG 5 – Geschlechtergleichheit


SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Almost every fifth woman, including minors, has been a victim of physical or sexual violence within the last twelve months. 49 countries do not have laws protecting the victims from this violence. Where laws exist, they often lack enforcement. Women and girls are frequently directed by others: for example, 750 million girls married off before they turn 18. In 18 countries, a woman’s spouse can legally forbid them taking official employment. Furthermore, women often accept jobs that pay poorly or not at all.

Around 75 million people work in the textile industry worldwide - the majority of them are women. An improvement in working conditions, such as that sought by the Alliance for Sustainable Textiles, therefore also benefits gender equality. Brands, retailers, manufacturers and the Federal Government therefore commit all producers and business partners to achieve the social partnership goals to be observed. The Partnership Initiative Tamil Nadu aims, for example, to systemically improve working conditions in the textile and clothing industry in Tamil Nadu in southern India, and in particular to make the situation of women and girls in spinning mills more socially acceptable. A training programme is to accompany the planned establishment of complaint centres in 300 factories and inform workers and management about labour rights and complaint mechanisms.

Projects Worldwide

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