The UN sustainable goals number 4 and 5, quality education and gender equality, are an example on how some of the UN sustainable goals are linked together. They are also two very important goals by themselves.
Quality education is important because education is one of the most powerful tools we have. With education more people will get jobs and gain important knowledge. Even though the universal primary education has improved, and the worldwide number of children out of school has dropped, there are still 57 million children that remain out of school. Progress has been hard in some areas due to high levels of poverty and conflicts.
Gender equality is another very important goal, because women and girls in every part of the world continue to suffer violence and discrimination. Around 43 countries have no laws to protect women from domestic violence, and child marriage and sexual violence are problems that still has to be tackled.
These two goals are linked because in some countries women are not allowed to go to school, or get a good education, just because of their gender. In Sierra Leone a girl is more likely to be sexually abused then to attend school.
Thats why real problem is that a specific group of people, women, are being discriminated and denied the opportunities of securing a proper future for themselves, and have the same advantages because of their gender. By allowing girls education you allow girls to have control over their lives and ensure them a great future where they can provide for themselves and their families. Education gives women knowledge and awareness over important things in their lives, which will benefit in the long run. There is no reason why women should not get this, and only men should.
Education in general is important, and should not be limited to just a few people. That is why gender equality and quality education is important, and are two of the 17 UN sustainable goals. Everyone has a right to get important knowledge and have a god starting point in life, regardless of their gender or where they are from just because of the rules where they live do not allow them to. Everyone should have the right. Thats why gender equality and quality education are two very important goals, that we must try to achieve.