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SDG 5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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. Goal 5 is about ensuring political, economic and social equality for women, and eradicating prejudice in all forms.

SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 5 Lead Images 2022

Glendon professors explore women’s experiences in new books

Pictured here: Jacinthe Michaud and Gertrude Mianda

New books by Glendon College professors Gertrude Mianda and Jacinthe Michaud discuss women’s experiences in two very different ways. Mianda’s book V.Y. Mudimbe: African women, gender and social order (Editions du Cygne, 2022) is an examination of the novels of renowned Congolese philosopher V.Y Mudimbe and his insights into gender and women in Africa. “Mudimbe, who was born in Congo in 1941, is a man who was ahead of his time in his beliefs about women and society,” said Mianda. Meanwhile, Michaud’s work Frontiers of Feminism: Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960-80 (UBC Press, 2021) analyzes the feminist movements occurring in two disparate environments. The book examines the influence of American and French feminisms on the evolution of these two movements.






Programs relevant or related to SDG 5


of publications
co-authored with
international collaborators

University-wide committee
SEXGEN responsible for advising
and advocating around
issues and concerns of sexual and gender diversity

Entrepreneurial Leadership
& Learning Alliance

is Ontario's first accelerator to support start-ups led by women

ELLA's impact


revenue generated by ventures


women supported by ELLA


jobs created by ventures


of Presidents & Vice-Presidents are women and or gender minorities


of STEM faculty Deans are women and or gender minorities (identifying as women)


Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and York Research Chairs (YRC) are women and or gender minorities


of York's population is female


Women in sport
Helping women with COVID-19 recovery