Gender is a critical cross-cutting theme across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). UN Women recently released a snapshot of progress towards the SDGs through the SDG 5 (gender quality) lens – “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2021.”
✔️ Global inequalities are widening as a results of COVD-19
✔️ Limited progress for women is being eroded by the pandemic
✔️ Only one of the 18 indicators under SDG 5 is assessed as “close to target” proportion of seats held by women in local governments (5.5.1)
✔️ Two indicators are farthest from target:
▪️ The ratio of unpaid domestic and care work, by sex (SDG indicator 5.4.1)
▪️ The proportion of women and girls who make informed decisions on reproductive health (SDG indicator 5.6.1).
How can we all work more effectively towards “building forward differently and better”?
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