Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Gender Snapshot 2022 Report
Recently the report ‘Progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Gender Snapshot 2022’ has been released.
This report has been released by UN Women and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).
Key findings of report:
- With the efforts being made in the direction of gender equality, it will take 286 years to achieve full gender equality.
- By the end of 2022, about 383 million women and girls will live in extreme poverty, compared to 368 million men and boys. (A daily income of less than $1.90 is considered extreme poverty.)
- More than 1.2 billion women and girls of reproductive age (15-49 years) live in countries and regions with some form of barrier to access to safe abortion.
- Women are employed in only 2 out of every 10 jobs in science, engineering and information and communication technology globally.
- Global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, violent conflict and climate change are further exacerbating gender inequalities.
Key recommendations of report-
- The gender equality agenda needs to improve the ways of cooperation, participation and investment. This will bring gender equality back on track
- To end child marriage by 2030, the current rate of progress will have to be 17 times faster than the progress made in the previous decade.
- The long standing structural barriers to rules and practices need to be removed in the path of gender equality.