Global Scans · Gender Equality · Weekly Summary

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] The United States is eager to partner with countries leading on the nexus of gender equality and climate change, as well as countries with robust opportunity for impact. United States Department of State
  • Calls will be launched to invest €4 million in advanced digital skills, with investment in the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform to help adults achieve basic digital skills, and a project on 'girls and women in digital' to feed better policy in achieving gender convergence in the ICT sector. Shaping Europe's digital future
  • Closing the racial equity gap in business could yield $8 trillion in economic growth, and the World Bank suggests that closing gender gaps would lead to a 20% boost for the global GDP. Forbes
  • In recent years, Canada reported a number of denials with regards to Canada's obligations under the Arms Trade Treaty, including risks related to serious acts of gender-based violence. GAC
  • There are many grave threats to human dignity including sex change operations, gender theory, surrogacy, abortion, poverty, human trafficking and war. Religion Media Centre
  • Closing the gender gap could help raise global gross domestic product by more than 20%, doubling the world's growth rate over the next decade, but there is a long way to go. The National
  • The Vatican has released a new document on human dignity in which it says surrogacy, gender theory and abortion are among the grave threats to the human condition. MPR News
  • Closing the gender gap in employment and entrepreneurship has the potential to raise the global gross domestic product by more than 20%, and could essentially double the current global growth rate over the next decade. OMFIF
  • The Global Fund and IOM recognize that human rights barriers including discrimination, punitive laws, gender inequality and gender-based violence threaten universal access to quality healthcare. ReliefWeb
  • As the ILO continues to advocate for gender equality, its efforts in Latin America could inspire international strategies, emphasizing the universal benefits of inclusive economic policies. LatinAmerican Post
  • Women's empowerment and gender equality are vital to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisions a world of universal respect for human rights and individual dignity. Rappler
  • Investing in gender equality and women's empowerment is not only more urgent than ever but also an incredibly smart investment to generate economic growth, food security, income opportunities and better lives, particularly in rural areas where most of the world's poorest live. Latest
  • Achieving gender equality through the Sustainable Development Goals will cost an additional $360 billion every year. The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News
  • Nigeria has demonstrated its dedication to reducing gender disparities and utilizing the potential of women as catalysts for national progress by implementing effective coordination mechanisms, along with policies promoting economic empowerment and gender equality. Starconnect Media
  • Global trends such as climate change, natural resource scarcity and technological transitions will further exacerbate gender inequalities if no mitigating action is taken. World Bank Blogs
  • Women at PATH seeks to advance gender equality and empowerment of women and create an inclusive environment where women could thrive and contribute meaningfully to building a society where health is available and accessible to all. Ghana News Agency
  • A World Bank study released earlier this month concludes that a significant gender gap still exists in workplaces in many countries, resulting in lower pay and fewer job opportunities for women. Forbes
  • UNDP India has partnered with the Skill Council for Green Jobs to create employment opportunities for women in renewable energy, combating climate change and promoting gender equality. National Skills Network
  • Closing the gender pay gap between women and men could add an additional £250 billion to the UK economy, so we are using evidence-based actions to tackle inequalities and empower women to flourish. GOV.UK
  • At the current rate of progress, gender equity, where men occupy 50% of key creative positions, will only be achieved in 2215 in Canada, in 2085 in the UK, and 2041 in Germany. The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology -

Last updated: 26 May 2024

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