“Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” – Goal 5, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Government of India understands the urgency with which action towards gender equality must be initiated and is strongly focussed on making its mission of women-led development successful. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has set us back by more than a century in terms of fulfilling Goal 5 of Sustainable Development, India's efforts to address issues that affect women and girls throughout their life stages are worth replicating in other parts of the world. There are several areas where the government is focussing to close the gender gaps: