The Agenda 2030, which this target falls under Goal 5 on gender equality, is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. It recognizes that eliminating violence against all women and girls, in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation, is one of the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
While there have been significant progress made towards ending all forms of violence, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation towards women and girls over the last decade, a lot still remains to be done for the world to achieve this target by 2030. It requires collaborative partnership between the Governments and private sector in taking bold and transformative steps in adopting a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of violence violence towards women and girls. Governments need to step up their efforts at national level by ensuring that they have laws that prohibit all forms of violence against women and that they are enforced at the national level.