Launch of the 2019 SDG Gender Index
Explore the 2019 SDG Gender Index
Check out the 2019 SDG Gender Index, which explores the state of gender equality in 129 countries, aligned to 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 51 gender equality issues. The 2019 SDG Gender Index will be used as a baseline for tracking progress on gender equality regularly until 2030.
Launch Event at WD2019
Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) presented the 2019 SDG Gender Index during a side event on 4 June at the Women Deliver 2019 conference (WD2019) in Vancouver, Canada. With speakers from both the private and public sector, and gender equality champions from many different parts of the world, the evening was truly inspirational.
‘Too often, women and girls are invisible, with no data or sexist data on the issues that disproportionately affect their lives […] Don’t let this report sit on a shelf. If we’re gathering this data, we should darn well use it,” said Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (an EM2030 partner) during her key note.
“We need a way to hold governments to account, and we need data with a soul,” highlighted Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International (an EM2030 partner).
Check out the photos from the event here:
At WD2019, conference attendees were invited to join the EM2030 team and national and regional partners at our exhibitor booth where they could learn more about the new index findings through our interactive data visualizations powered by Tableau and quizzes.
How much do you know about the state of gender equality in the world today?
EM2030 participated in various talks and discussions during the week of the index launch. For example a plenary on “The Power of Data and Accountability”, where Alison Holder, Director of EM2030, highlighted data gaps that need to be addressed, including policy outcomes, women in conflict, women with disabilities, and many others.
Check out photos from our other engagements at WD2019 here:
In the News
The release of the 2019 SDG Gender Index was covered by news outlets all over the world, from New Zealand to Kenya to Canada. Please find some of our top stories below:
Should you have any questions regarding the new index findings or other press related inquiries, please contact Jessica Lomelin, Head of Media and Communications.