In our March blog poll about gender equality and youth, we asked readers what they believe is the best way young women and men can help implement the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.

SDG5 includes targets to end all forms of discrimination, violence, early and forced marriage, and other harmful practices against women and girls; to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s full participation and leadership in decision making, equal rights to land and other economic resources; and to recognize unpaid care and domestic work. The largest number of young people in the world, about 750 million aged 15-24, are in Asia and Pacific, where the youth has huge potential to shape the future of the region, as well as a critical role to play in implementing SDG5. The young women and men of today will become adults by 2030... Blogs.adb.org.blogs