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The Gender Snapshot 2022

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    9th Sep, 2022


Recently, the report entitled “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022” was launched by United Nations (UN) Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

Key-Findings of the Report

  • Substainable Development Goal-5 (SDG-5), or achieving gender equality, will not be met by 2030 at the current pace of progress.
    • It will take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality at the current rate of progress, according to the report.
  • By the end of 2022, around 383 million women and girls will live in extreme poverty (on less than USD 1.90 a day) compared to 368 million men and boys.
  • It will take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality at the current rate of progress.
    • It will also take at least 40 years to achieve equal representation of women in national parliaments.
  • Progress must be 17 times faster than last decade’s progress of the last decade, to eradicate child marriage by 2030.
    • Girls from the poorest rural households and in conflict-affected areas are expected to suffer the most.
  • In 2021, about 38% of female-headed households in war-affected areas experienced moderate or severe food insecurity, compared to 20% of male-headed households.
  • Globally, women lost an estimated USD 800 billion in income in 2020 due to the pandemic.
  • More women and girls are now forcibly displaced than ever before, some 44 million women and girls by the end of 2021.
  • Over 1.2 billion women and girls of reproductive age (15-49) live in countries and areas with somerestrictions on access to safe abortion.

About UN Women

  • The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, is a United Nations entity working for gender equality and the empowerment of women. 
  • UN Women advocates for the rights of women and girls, and focuses on a wide array of issues, including violence against women and violence against LGBTIQ+ people.
  • It works for gender equality and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). 
About Sustainable Development Goal
  • The United Nations Document “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
  • This agenda contains 17 goals and 169 targets. 
  • The agenda is built on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were adopted in 2000 and were to be achieved by 2015.
  • SDGs provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.  
  • They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.


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