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https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2021/progress-on-the-sustainable-development-goals-the-gender-snapshot-2021-en.pdf?la=en&vs=1057The pandemic has tested and even reversed progress in expanding women’s rights and opportunities. Women have not recovered lost jobs and income, hunger is on the rise, and school closures threaten girls’ educational gains. Vulnerable groups of women, including migrants, those with disabilities, and those affected by conflict, are frequently left behind. Disparities between rich and poor countries are preventing equal access to lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, putting women in poorer countries at disproportionate risk. Overall, Women’s participation in government, research, and resource management and more generally access to leadership positions remains far from equal.
Building forward differently and better will require placing women and girls at the centre of all aspects of response and recovery, including through gender-responsive laws, policies, and budgeting.
To shine light on this context, the “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2021” report presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 SDG Goals, highlighting the progress made since 2015 but also the continued alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic, its immediate effect on women’s well-being and the threat it poses to future generations
For the first time, the report also brings together the latest data for each indicator under Goal 5 to track global and regional progress towards gender equality.
The full report can be downloaded from link below: