Counted and visible: Global conference on the measurement of gender and intersecting inequalities
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development pledges to leave no one behind and to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are met for all. Leaving no one behind means that the benefits of sustainable development reach everyone. But women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination are often the furthest behind.
To truly leave no one behind and address how gender intersects with other inequalities, we need data to be disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location, and other characteristics. But data disaggregation alone is not enough: the specific needs of the most marginalized populations need to be identified and measured, so that they can inform political discourse and spark necessary change.
This conference will create a common understanding among data users and producers on how to measure intersecting inequalities from a gender perspective in order to “leave no one behind”. It will contribute to current work on data disaggregation to better inform policies and advocacy on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The conference will also be a space for dialogue on gender and intersectionality, to have a better understanding on the needs of the most marginalized groups.
Speakers and participants: staff from UN Agencies, government officials, leaders from private foundations and civil society organizations, feminist researchers, and economists.