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Press release: Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the United Nations in a new report
At the current rate of progress, it may take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality, the “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022” shows. Global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, violent conflict, climate change, and the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are further exacerbating gender disparities.
Press release: COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new UN Women and UNDP data shows
The pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty.