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Path to equal: New Measurement Framework on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Only nine years remain to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and greater efforts are needed to diagnose the root causes of structural gender inequality, identify game-changers and spur further commitments. A new measurement framework on gender equality and women's empowerment developed by UN Women and UNDP provide a powerful tool for this pursuit. It illustrates a country’s progress in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment through a dashboard of indicators. The dimensions and most of the indicators selected for quantifying the dimensions are SDG indicators and thus complement the policy efforts of the 2030 Agenda. This lab will highlight some of the findings from this work and its relevance for the preparation of VNRs, particularly in their assessment of the different forms of discrimination that women and girls face and its impact on society and on accelerating progress in achieving the SDGs. The findings will also put a spotlight on intersectionality through a comparison of outcomes for women and girls from different wealth/income quintiles for 100+ countries. It will feature speakers from Member States, including from national statistical offices.

Jul 15, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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