Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts.
Women are not only more affected by these problems, but also possess ideas and leadership to solve them. The gender discrimination still holding too many women back, holds our world back too.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015, embody a roadmap for progress that is sustainable and leaves no one behind.
Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to each of the 17 goals. Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls across all the goals will we get to justice and inclusion, economies that work for all, and sustaining our shared environment now and for future generations.
This editorial package showcases UN Women’s 2018 flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda.” It features data, stories, videos and publications that illustrate how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals, and how the goals affect the real lives of women and girls everywhere.
Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot
The new edition of this publication brings together the latest available evidence on gender equality across all 17 Goals, highlighting the progress made since 2015 but also the continued alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic, its immediate effect on women’s well-being, and the threat it poses to future generations. View/download “The gender snapshot 2021”, “The gender snapshot 2020”, and “The gender snapshot 2019”.
Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda
UN Women’s flagship report demonstrates through evidence, new data and analysis how women and girls are faring across the world, and what it will take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. View/download “Turning promises into action” >
Video: Facts on gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals from the 2021 gender snapshot
With less than a decade to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, gender equality is fundamental to delivering on the promises of sustainability, peace, and human progress. How far have we come in turning the 2030 Agenda into results for women and girls, how has COVID-19 set us back and what is needed to bridge the remaining gaps between rhetoric and reality?
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