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Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 1: No Poverty Goal 2: Zero Hunger Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being Goal 4: Quality Education Goal 5: Gender Equality Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Goal 8: Decent Jobs and Economic Growth Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production Goal 13: Climate Action Goal 14: Life Below Water Goal 15: Life on Land Goal 16: Peace and Justice - Strong Institutions Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls



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

5.3    Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

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

5.c    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


XLS National set of indicators for monitoring progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5

Indicator ID Indicator name Source Unit of measure 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
5.5.E.54 Positions held by women in senior management positions Eurostat                  
5.5.E.54.1 Positions held by women in senior management positions - board members Eurostat Percentage % 19.0 15.3 17.1 14.5 18.5 12.9 21.7 14.8
5.5.E.54.2 Positions held by women in senior management positions - executives Eurostat Percentage % 27.1 26.1 22 26.5 26.9 30.9 25.4 22.0
5.1.N.55 Availability or lack of a legal framework for promotion, enforcement or monitorig of the gender equality and non-discrimination Ministry of labour and social policy number of documents 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
5.0.E.56 Gender pay gap Eurostat (based on NSI data) Percentage % 15.5 14.6 14.3 13.9 14.1 12.7 12.2  
5.0.E.57 Gender employment gap Eurostat Percentage points. 6.3 6.8 7.6 7.7 8.1 8.3 8.4 7.7
5.2.N.58 Physical and sexual violence to women NSI Percentage %             2.9  
5.2.N.59 Premeditated murders and sexual crimes by legal status and sex of the person affected - share of women, victims of sexual violence EIGE per 100 000 inhabitants 8.00 10.53 6.52 7.08 7.30 6.78 6.70  
5.2.N.60 Premeditated murders and sexual crimes by legal status and sex of the affected person - share of women, victims of premeditated murder EIGE per 100 000 inhabitants 0.78 0.60 0.96 1.05 0.64 0.73 0.79  
5.3.N.61 Proportion of women aged 16-17 years in marriage NSI Percentage % 0.8 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.6
5.0.E.62 Persons outside the labour force due to caring responsibilities Eurostat Percentage of total population 0.30 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.9# 0.90
5.5.E.63 Seats held by women in national parliaments and governments Eurostat                  
5.5.E.63.1 Seats held by women in national parliaments Eurostat Percentage of women 19.6 19.2 25.9 25.4 27.1 27.1 24.6 23.8
5.5.E.63.2 Seats held by women in governments Eurostat Percentage of women 27.0 36.1 37.0 39.2 39.4 40.0 36.2 40.3
5.0.N.64 Gender Equality Index EIGE Index 56.9   58   58.8 59.6 59.9 60.7

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Country:  Bulgaria

Source:  United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs