Category: Gender

  1. Data on gender: seeing the true picture

    Global

    We will only fully understand the inequality experienced by women, girls, and other vulnerable groups if we collect the data. Despite recent progress, much of the gender-disaggregated data needed is still missing

  2. Effective laws to achieve equality for women

    Global

    The law is a critical enabler to empower women and challenge the status quo. While changing legislation is rarely straightforward or without resistance, there are encouraging signs that more countries are embedding women’s rights into national laws – others must follow suit

  3. Securing women’s property rights

    Global

    With just seven years until the 2030 deadline, millions of women across the globe continue to be denied the right to own and control land and property, despite the clear benefits it brings to them, their families and communities. To end this economic abuse, we urgently need more women in positions of leadership

  4. The lack of gender targets for clean energy is harming women and girls

    Global

    Gender inequalities in energy access are substantial but largely unmeasured. SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy – is one of six SDGs without gender-specific indicators. Clean and safe energy is a prerequisite for achieving all the social and economic SDGs, and SDG 5 – gender equality – will only be achieved if a more targeted approach is adopted on energy

  5. Equality depends on reproductive rights

    Campaigns to remove reproductive rights from women will prevent their full participation in society and the economy. Without women’s freedom to choose how and when to have children, there cannot be gender equality

  6. Getting more women in politics

    Global

    Just one in four parliamentarians today are women. Yet, as responses to recent crises have shown, countries with more gender balance among their politicians often fare better than those dominated by men. How do we achieve genuine gender equality in politics?

  7. Always on the frontline in every crisis

    Global

    When crises strike, women and girls consistently suffer disproportionately. We need urgent, systemic change to ensure that gender equality is at the center of crisis response

  8. Towards a women-centered push for Agenda 2030

    Global

    If progress on empowering women and girls was already far too slow, COVID and the war in Ukraine have made entrenched gender inequalities even worse. We must urgently ramp up our support for women and girls across all spheres of development, or the SDGs are doomed to fail