Australia still has work to do on gender equality - Probono Australia
Australia is performing poorly on gender equality issues related to climate action and gender data, according to a global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index.
The SDG Gender Index, launched on Monday at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference, measures the state of gender equality aligned to the SDGs, examining countries on 51 issues ranging from health to gender-based violence and climate change.
Australia ranked 10th overall in the index (out of 129 countries) and first in the Asia Pacific region, but still performed poorly on many indicators.
Anne Connell, a senior data advisor at Equal Measures 2030 which released the index, told Pro Bono News that Australia scored “poor” on climate change action (SDG 13) and the need for better gender data (SDG 17).