SPO is striving to advance SDG-5 which aims to ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ and SDG-16 which ‘Promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provides access to justice for all and builds effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels’.
SPO makes all possible efforts to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls in the
public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation. Gender equality is a cross-cutting thematic area of SPO and it aims to ensure women’s full and effective
participation and provide equal opportunities for leadership by women at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. SPO has always undertaken multiple initiatives to strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all
women and girls at all levels.