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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 the political, economic and social equality for women, and eradicating prejudice in all forms.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

COLLABORATION IN ISOLATION: WOMEN FILMMAKERS AROUND THE WORLD TEAM UP

Pictured here: Ingrid Veninger

Female-driven filmmaking is on the rise, and York University is playing a key role through a unique film inspired by and made possible due to the pandemic lockdown. The project, an 83-minute feature film entitled ONE (NINE), was the result of a collaboration between nine female filmmakers around the world, all working together virtually. Led by filmmaker Ingrid Veninger, assistant professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and with no predetermined sequence or imposed narrative, the uncertain nature of the film was fitting for uncertain times. Learn more here.

Facts

208

publications

(2018-2020)

27%

of publications
co-authored with
international collaborators

56%

of employees are women

70+

Programs relevant or related to SDG 5

55%

of students are women

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entrepreneurial program
for women

Stories

York University marks Trans Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20
Gender and Equity in Sport