GOAL 3: Promote Gender Equality
Goal three of Millennium Developmets Goals commits all countries around the globe to eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015. It seeks to ensure of the fundamental rights rooted in not only the Convention of the Right of Child, but also Universal Declaration of Human Right which says that ‘Everyone is entitled in full equality’.
Gender equality is vital for achieving all of the Millennium Development Goals. Girls/Women carry the brunt of poverty. There can be no development, and no lasting peace on the planet, if women continue to be relegated to subservient and often dangerous and back-breaking roles in society.
The goal 3 postulates for policies and actions to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, guarantee women’s and girls’ property and inheritance rights, reduce gender gaps in enrollment at all level of education and combat violence against girls/women.