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For the United Nations Sustainable Cities Initiative, Goal #5 is gender equality.

For Baltimore, the indicators identified by the University of Baltimore to date for this goal are as follows:

Gender Wage Ratio for Maryland

Ratio of female to male median yearly earnings among full-time, year-round workers.



Survivors of Human Trafficking per 10,000 in Maryland

Count conducted by the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force  calculating how many survivors of human trafficking were provided assistance by member organizations/agencies of the Victim Services Committee.



Percent of Businesses Owned by Women

Percentage of firms owned by women in Baltimore.



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Goal 5 Global 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.

5.4 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 decision-making 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.

5.7 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.

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

5.9 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.

Learn more about this goal via the United Nations.

Last Published 2/23/17