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Gender Equality

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.

  • [New] The Commission stressed that efforts are underway to increase the share of women participating in the 2021-27 EU R&D programme, including requiring many kinds of participating organisations to have published plans for addressing gender equality in their institution. Research Professional News
  • [New] Progress has been made to increase women's participation in Cop events, but gender parity in climate leadership is estimated to be achieved only in 2068. The Guardian
  • [New] With the launch of the Gender Strategy, the United States reaffirms its commitment to enabling the full potential of all individuals, regardless of their sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and socioeconomic status. 4StateNews AR MO KS OK
  • [New] The proposed Canada-wide child-care strategy could have a profound impact, spurring gender equality in both the supply and demand of labour. The Conversation
  • [New] Immediate -, medium - and long-term impacts from South Africa's Covid-19 lockdowns have increased the risk for women and girls of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence. Human Rights Watch
  • [New] Gender disparity starts in childhood and are right now limiting the lifelong potential of children around the world - disproportionately affecting girls. Law Portal
  • [New] Educational disruption due to prolonged closure of schools across the globe will not only have alarming effects on learning loss but also poses threat to gender equality. The Hindu
  • [New] More than a third of LGBTQ + people may hide their sexual orientation or gender identity when they go into elder care for fear of discrimination and mistreatment. The 19th
  • With support from Member States, United Nations police has already achieved its gender parity targets for 2025, with five police components headed by women, including today's briefers. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • The review of the Doha Work Programme missed an opportunity to promote gender-based approaches and constitutes a bad precedent for transformative action on the ground. IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin
  • New research from the Alliance for Affordable Internet, or A4AI, and the Web Foundation shows just how great the economic cost of the digital gender gap and the opportunity governments have to boost economic growth if they take action. World Wide Web Foundation
  • The United States will offer developing countries the full range of U.S. financial tools, including equity stakes, loan guarantees, political insurance, grants and technical expertise to focus on climate, health, digital technology and gender equality. Reuters
  • Colorado's new EHB-bench - mark plan will enhance access to coverage for gender-affirming care that meets individual needs and discourages the use of a one-size - fits - all framework for transgender persons seeking medical care.
  • Applying a gender lens to climate finance is both the right thing to do and will lead to climate action that is better both for people and the planet. The Elders
  • The SWOT analysis in preparation for Ireland's CAP Strategic Plan identified gender inequality as a weakness, while the economic benefits of increasing women's participation was identified as an opportunity. Midwest Radio
  • Investment in pandemic recovery is a generational opportunity to put climate action, social justice, gender equality and sustainable development at the heart of cities' strategies and policies. UN News
  • UK PACT has recently committed to mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion considerations throughout its programming to increase equality of opportunity for women and marginalised groups. UK Government
  • Luxembourg is expected to monitor how the investments of component 1 A contribute to gender equality and equal opportunities. European Parliament
  • Sweden explained that in line with its feminist foreign policy, it believes that applying a gender equality lens will improve peace and security, making it more durable. Reaching Critical Will

Last updated: 05 December 2021