LONDON — Next month, members of the United Nations General Assembly will meet to tackle a host of global challenges, including implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality runs through all of the goals, and can be a key driver of economic development, particularly in emerging markets such as India.
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COVID-19 Could Set Women Back Decades on Gender Equality
THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE the same after the COVID-19 crisis. Along with the devastating impact on individuals, families, communities and countries, the pandemic has also exposed gaping cracks in our social, political and economic systems.
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The Glass Ceiling for Women in Political Leadership: Data Confirm Gaps in Women’s Representation
The Reykjavík Global Forum takes place this week, bringing together over 400 women leaders from around the globe—including presidents, prime ministers, and parliamentarians—to share ideas and solutions on how to advance gender equality and improve societies. And solutions to improve women’s leadership globally are sorely needed.
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A Woman-Focused Climate Agenda
When dealing with complex challenges, it can be tempting to establish false trade-offs, with leaders claiming that they must choose between goals. But addressing climate change effectively will be impossible without progress on gender equality, and we can’t wait to achieve gender equality before pursing climate action.
Turning data into insights on progress towards global gender equality
The new global Index recently released by Equal Measures 2030 shows that the world, including its most developed countries, still has room for improving the status of girls and women and achieving gender equality. The SDG Gender Index is based on 51 gender-sensitive indicators on 14 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and aligned to SDG targets. It covers 129 countries and 95% of the world’s population of girls and women. What can the Index tell us?
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What must world leaders do to achieve gender equality by 2030
World leaders will soon be packing their bags and preparing their arguments for the deliberations that will take place at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) later this month. But will world leaders deliver the ambitious and collective action we need for girls and women?
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BRICS Nations Can Do More to Improve Gender Equality
Whether Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa can extend their economic growth will depend on whether they invest in policies that improve gender equality.
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Iversen and Holder: Global promise of gender equality is still a long way off
Twenty-six out of 195. That is the number of countries with women foreign ministers. This week, as female foreign ministers from around the world convene in Montreal for the first meeting of its kind, 87 per cent of countries didn’t have the option to send a representative.
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Measuring What Matters on Gender Equality
“Never before has gender equality played such a pertinent role in the global policy agenda.”
Ensuring Data Drives Advocacy & Action
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contain transformational promises on gender equality, working to positively change the lives of girls and women worldwide.
Glints of hope
If the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are achieved by 2030, the lives of girls and women will be forever changed. The goals contain transformative promises on gender equality: from equal access to quality education to increased participation in the labour force, to ending the scourge of gender-based violence.
Lessons from Davos – making gender equality ‘everyone’s business’
With the last of the snow melting off of our boots and our fingers finally defrosting, we’re taking a chance to reflect on a week in the mountains of Davos at the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF).
To Measure Gender Inequality, We Need to Tap Into the Promise of Data
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), signed by 193 countries, have committed the world to an ambitious objective: to leave no one behind. In order to do so, the goals state that the measures to monitor progress should be broken up not only by gender and age but also by specific population groups, including those who are economically disadvantaged, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities.
So, how does data help us ensure we leave no one behind?
¿Por qué deben preocuparnos los datos de género?
En el trabajo, frecuentemente debatimos sobre nuestros objetivos, relaciones, metas a largo plazo y, quizá, nuestros derechos como empleados. Pero la realidad es que la accesibilidad y el uso de los datos o la evidencia son temas que no están presentes en nuestro día a día; menos aún si nos referimos a la conexión de los datos, información y evidencia con nuestros derechos u objetivos dentro del mercado laboral. Es comprensible, pero esta realidad debe cambiar.
Data for advocacy: Driving the 2030 Agenda at the National Level
Girls’ and women’s movements have been driving change in their communities for years, and Equal Measures 2030 is committed to supporting their powerful work to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Gender equality – if we don’t know where we’re going, how will we know when we get there?
Last month when almost all countries in the world gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the challenges facing girls and women were a prevalent theme in the discussions.
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How the Private Sector can Leverage Data to Drive Gender Equality
On September 21, on the side of the UN General Assembly, a diverse collection of business leaders representing different sectors and industries, joined together to show their commitment to the Global Goals and to ‘Sparking a Data Revolution to Achieve Gender Equality’.
Lessons on Policymakers, Gender Equality, and Data
Last week at the United Nations General Assembly, Equal Measures 2030 launched a multi-country policymaker survey that explored perceptions of progress on gender-related issues and access to and use of data to inform decisions.
Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals
In 2017, Equal Measures 2030—an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership—was established in order to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action as a means to drive gender equality and reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
International Women’s Day: Why We Need to Connect Data and Advocacy to Achieve Gender Equality
On International Women’s Day, social media channels light up with a flurry of messages and infographics about gender equality. While we welcome this spotlight on data, we also need to look beyond the moment and focus on how we can use the information to bring real change to the lives of women and girls around the world.