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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] Cooperation with Afghanistan will be subject to its continued commitment to democracy, human rights, gender equality and transparent and accountable governance. StateWatch News
  • [New] The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the increase in global use of the internet thereby escalating the threat of online sexual exploitation and abuse of children and gender based violence, which can disproportionately affect women and girls. GOV.UK
  • USAID has identified opportunities for action to advance gender equality and GBV to achieve sustained HIV epidemic control. U.S. Agency for International Development
  • What's currently happening in Afghanistan has threatened decades of progress, from gender equality to access to education and even the fight to eradicate polio. The Global Goals
  • Smith + Co (Iberia) will promote diversity in the workplace by committing to gender parity in the workplace by 2025, and promoting the best people for roles regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexuality. Council for Inclusive Capitalism
  • The United Nations and gender equality advocates globally have expressed concern that the COVID-19 pandemic could reverse the limited progress that has been made for gender equality with the further exploitation of female health workers in insecure jobs or living close to poverty. Health and Human Rights Journal
  • Another study, released by World Bank concludes that despite significant progress in gender equality in Georgia, persisting challenges in areas such as education, employment, political participation and others, risk stagnation and even reversal. Global Voices
  • Years of hard work towards gender equality and the prevention of violence against women are threatened to be undone and worsened in Afghanistan - a troubling situation which must be mitigated. IPPF
  • Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia will develop a robust evidence base to maximize intended gender equality and social inclusion results in the energy sector. U.S. Agency for International Development
  • The three-year activity, Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia will expand regional knowledge around gender equality and the energy sector to transform attitudes and remove biases on women in the workforce. U.S. Agency for International Development
  • As suicide rates are highest among the elderly for both genders in almost all regions of the world, the rapidly aging population globally will pose huge challenges for the reduction in the number of suicide deaths in the future, they warn. Medical Xpress
  • LVS will promote diversity and gender equality by investing in companies developing a diverse group of talent with a minimum of 20% of the employees of different ethnicities and a 30% increase in women as senior management by 2024. Council for Inclusive Capitalism
  • Although the situation on the ground remains highly fluid, Afghan women who have stood up for gender equality, democracy, and human rights clearly face imminent risks. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Data shows that if women and men participated equally as entrepreneurs in the global economy, global gross domestic product could rise by approximately 3 to 6%, generating $2.5 trillion to $5 trillion, and bringing more prosperity to disadvantaged parts of the world. Wilson Center
  • Google Ads will soon block ad targeting based on age, gender or interests of people under 18. Search Engine Land
  • Risk prediction tools used in health care, which affect millions of people in the United States every year, exhibit significant racial bias. Harvard Business Review
  • Even as women in countries across South Asia and the World face an unprecedented risk to their human rights, India has remained deeply committed to the goal of gender equality. The Indian Express
  • By closing the gap among race and gender, the world will see an influx of new ideas and increased creativity in business models.

Last updated: 19 September 2021