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.