What are SDGs?

Have you heard the term SDGs when talking about impact and don’t know what it means? We are here to help!

It stands for sustainable development goals, which are 17 interlinked global goals to create a better world economically, environmentally, and socially.

The SDGs replaced prior global goals created in 2000, which primarily tackled poverty and hunger. In fact, those prior goals helped lift more than 1 billion people out of extreme poverty.

The new Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by 193 countries and each goal includes 8-12 targets with different indicators to measure progress towards reaching the goals.

For example, SDG Goal 5 is GenderEquality. Within Gender Equality, Target 5.1 aims to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. The specific Indicator to measure progress looks at whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality.

Since next month is WomansHistoryMonth stay tuned for more discussions on the topic!

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