5. Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Universities play a crucial role in advancing SDG 5, “Gender Equality,” by fostering an inclusive and empowering environment. They can work towards ensuring gender parity among students and staff, offering scholarships and mentorship programs to support women and girls in pursuing education and careers in fields where they are traditionally under-represented . Universities can also promote gender-sensitive curricula and research that address issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment. By establishing safe spaces, universities can create a more inclusive and respectful campus culture. Furthermore, by organizing events, workshops, and awareness campaigns, universities can raise consciousness about gender equality and advocate for women’s rights both on and off campus in education. These actions contribute to creating a more equitable and empowered future for all women and girls, aligning with the global mission of the Sustainable Development Goals.
YU actions supporting SDG 5
Under the auspices of the Sports Federation of Saudi Universities and with the participation of 25 female students, the Sports Center at Al Yamamah University – Riyadh