Goal 5 - Gender equality

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

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
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5.1.1.PR Does Canada have legal frameworks in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexFootnote 1 Yes / No 2020 Yes More data on latest data for indicator 5.1.1.PR 2019 Yes Statistics Canada Rights of Women: Protecting women's rights  
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
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5.2.1 Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by form of violence and by age Percentage of same population 2014 1.1 2009 1.7 Statistics CanadaFootnote 2 Victims of self-reported spousal violence within the past 12 months, by sex, 2004, 2009 and 2014 Statistics Canada - Canadian Community Crime Tracker
5.2.2 Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence by persons other than an intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by age and place of occurrence percentage of same population 2018 2.9 N/A  N/A Statistics CanadaFootnote 3 Violent victimization in the past 12 months, by type of victimization, gender of victim, and province, 2018 Statistics Canada - Canadian Community Crime Tracker
5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
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5.3.1 Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18 2 sub-indicators Statistics Canada - Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 Census
5.3.1.a.PR Proportion of women aged 15 to 19 who were married or living common lawFootnote 4Footnote 5
Percentage 2016 1.1 2011 1.5 Statistics Canada Census of PopulationFootnote 9 Statistics Canada - Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 Census
5.3.1.b.PR Proportion of women aged 20 to 24 who were married or living common lawFootnote 4Footnote 5
Percentage 2016 14.5 2011 16.5 Statistics Canada Census of PopulationFootnote 9 Statistics Canada - Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 Census
5.3.2 Proportion of girls and women aged 15-49 years who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting, by age N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  
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
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5.4.1 Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location More information on indicator 5.4.1 Hours 2015
  • Males: 3.1
  • Females: 4.1
2010
  • Males: 3.4
  • Females: 4.6
Statistics Canada Table 45-10-0014-01  
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
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5.5.1 Proportion of seats held by women in
(a) national parliaments and
(b) local governments
2 sub-indicators Infographic (Statistics Canada) - Canadians and Political Activities
5.5.1.a Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments
Total number of seats 43rd Parliament
2019/12/05 -
100 42nd Parliament
2015/12/03 - 2019/09/11
95 Statistics Canada Members of Parliament  
5.5.1.b Proportion of seats held by women in local governments
Percentage 2015 26 ... ... Statistics Canada Elected Officials Gender Statistics  
5.5.2 Proportion of women in managerial positions More information on indicator 5.5.2 Percentage 2018 38.8 2017 37.9 Statistics CanadaFootnote 6    
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
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5.6.1 Proportion of women aged 15-49 years who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care Exploring data sources
5.6.2 Number of countries with laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men aged 15 years and older to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education Exploring data sources
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
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5.a.1
(a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and
(b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure
2 sub-indicators
5.a.1.a Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex
Exploring data sources
5.a.1.b Share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure
Exploring data sources
5.a.2.PR Does Canada's legal framework (including customary law) guarantee women's equal rights to land ownership and/or controlFootnote 7 Yes / No 2020 Yes More data on latest data for indicator 5.a.2.PR 2019 Yes Statistics Canada Rights of Women: Equality  
5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
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5.b.1 Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex Percentage 2019 91.3 2017 89.5 Statistics Canada Table 11-10-0228-01  
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
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5.c.1.PR Does Canada have a system to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women's empowermentFootnote 8 Yes / No 2020 Yes More data on latest data for indicator 5.c.2.PR 2019 Yes Women and Gender Equality Canada The Government of Canada's Gender Results Framework  

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

This is a proxy indicator. The UN Global Indicator states: "Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex"

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Footnote 2

Includes physical and sexual violence only. Includes current and former legally married and common-law partners.

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Footnote 3

Includes all women and girls 15 years of age and older subjected to sexual violence by a person other than an intimate partner in the past 12 months, regardless of place of occurrence.

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Footnote 4

This is a proxy indicator. The UN Global Indicator states: "Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18"

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Footnote 5

Age at marriage or common law union is not known.

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Footnote 6

This data is based on a custom tablulation. Age 15 years and over

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Footnote 7

This is a proxy indicator. The UN Global Indicator states:"Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women's equal rights to land ownership and/or control"

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Footnote 8

This is a proxy indicator. The UN Global Indicator states:"Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women's empowerment"

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Footnote 9

Information on the source that was used to produce data for this indicator can be found through this hyperlink.

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