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Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) : Gender Snapshot 2022 Report

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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).

UN Women is an agency working for gender equality.Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) : Gender Snapshot 2022 Report

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.

The Hindu

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