Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. While some progress has been made towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, women and girls continue to experience discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will help sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Implementing new legal frameworks regarding women’s equality in the workplace and the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to ending the gender-based discrimination. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls – specifically addresses these issues.
For more information about this goal as well as the other Sustainable Development Goals please visit www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment.
Date of issue: 15 March 2019
Artist: Chris Gash (USA)
Denomination: CHF 1.50
Stamp size: 40 mm x 30 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Lowe-Martin Group
Process: Offset lithography plus hexachrome
Quantity: 8,500 sheets (170,000 stamps)