WHY THE SDG5 GLOBAL ALLIANCE?
Born out of the Decade Of Women initiative launched at the United Nations, The SDG 5 Global Alliance is a non-organizational, omniwin movement lifting the work of a wide range of SDG5 leaders and causes, with donations administered through The SDG Impact Fund. It has no staff and is directed by a team of pro bono Co-Chairs each year in an effort to lift inspirational and aspirational activations supporting the empowerment of women and girls (together with men and boys who share the vision!) all around the world.
We cannot transform humanity’s great challenges when half the world’s population and collective genius are undervalued and often excluded because of gender.
Our revolution has stagnated, and in many cases even reversed over the last decade. From top corporate board rooms, to angel and venture capital investments in women-led ventures, to equal economic opportunity, pay and political leadership, we are not moving the needle.
To make the impossible possible by uniting women with universal frontier technologies to include the excluded, value the undervalued, reveal the hidden figures, and to render the power of women immutable in our global economy.
These are the faces of women who have paved the way for female leadership in their communities. They hold objects that represent the causes to which they have dedicated their lives. These photos are a part of the Sustainable Development Goals Frontier Heroes Collection, by Ralph Reutimann. Left: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland Chairwoman, Left-Green Movement Center: Aoua Cherif Doumbia, UNDP Equator Prize Winner, Mali Elephant Project Right: Kamal Shivling Kumbhar, UNDP Equator Prize Winner, Swayan Shikshan, India.
— Ron Garan, Former NASA Astronaut and Co-found of Fifth Element Group
— Scott Harrison, Founder, Charity: water
— Pari Ibrahaim, Founder, Free Yezidi Foundation
— Kavita Gupta, Faculty, Stanford University