Sustainable Development Goals #5 Public Art Unveiling

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Friends Select School, 1651 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Unveiling of public art created by artist Barbara Smolen in honor and celebration of Sustainable Development Goal #5, Gender Equality. The public art is being sponsored by Glenmede Trust, in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia and Global Philadelphia Association. 

This event is free to attend. 

About Sustainable Development Goal #5, Gender Equality:

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Unfortunately, at the current time, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. Progress is occurring regarding harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), which has declined by 30% in the past decade, but there is still much work to be done to complete eliminate such practices.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. Implementing new legal frameworks regarding female equality in the workplace and the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world.

Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2019 Events
Arts and Culture
Community Arts
Community Development
GlobalPhilly 2019
Women / Gender
Global Crisis
Global Philadelphia Association