Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Through policies, legislation and information technology, gender equality must be enforced and promoted so that violence, exploitation and sexual harassment in the home and public space are minimized. Work in the home must be recognized and women in leadership positions and in politics must be increased. Likewise, forced marriages must be abolished and everyone must be given equal access to sexual and reproductive health and family planning.

Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the cornerstones of Greenlandic democracy. However, violence and abuse against women and children is still a challenge with enormous human and socio-economic consequences that need to be adressed.

Gender equality is crucial to our society, and there is a need for a human vision that views everyone as equally worthy. In this country, the issue and debate on gender equality is as relevant as anywhere else. Neither women nor men should be oppressed because of their gender, but instead equal opportunities and access to health, services, education, jobs, etc. are offered.

Gender bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us. It is not just a human rights issue; it is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. Political, economic and social equality for women will benefit all the world’s citizens. Together we can eradicate prejudice and work for equal rights and respect for all.


Here are a few indicators for this goal that it is possible to measure today. In the near future, Statistics Greenland will publish an SDG 2030 subpage for with various available statistics relevant to the work on the SDG 2030 agenda.

Level of education by gender
Source: SIF (2019) Befolkningsundersøgelsen i Grønland 2018. Levevilkår, livsstil og helbred

  1. No education (50,5 %)
  2. Short-cycle higher education (33,5 %)
  3. Medium-cycle or long cycle higher education (16 %)
50,5 %33,5 %16 %

Proportion of seats in Inatsisartut (the national parliament) by sex
Source: Nordic Statistics (table ELE03)

  1. Men (55 %)
  2. Women (45 %)
55 %45 %

Global indicator (5.5.1) Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments and (b) local governments


Every day, people are taking action to make sure this Global Goals is met. See what’s been going on below.

The targets

Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these nine targets to create action for gender equality.

Target 5.1 – End Discrimination Against Women and Girls

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

Target 5.2 – End All Violence Against and Exploitation of Women and Girls

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.

Target 5.3 – Eliminate Forced Marriages and Genital Mutilation

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

Target 5.4 – Value Unpaid Care and Promote Shared Domestic Responsibilities

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.

Target 5.5 – Ensure Full Participation in Leadership and Decision-Making

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

Target 5.6 – Universal Access to Reproductive Health and Rights

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.

Target 5.a – Equal Rights to Economic Resources, Property Ownership and Financial Services

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.

Target 5.b – Promote Empowerment of Women through Technology

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

Target 5.c – Adopt and Strengthen Policies and Enforceable Legislation for Gender Equality

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.