Championing Women: The Crucial Piece To Achieving The SDGs
Not only is gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls an SDG in itself, but it is also a crucial step in achieving the other 16 SDGs. Any effort to encourage sustainable growth must prioritise the health and well-being of women and girls. In addition to being a fundamental human right, gender equality is also a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.
“Between 2019 and 2020, women, who were already underrepresented in employment and the labour force, suffered steeper job losses than men. Women’s employment fell by 4.2% globally compared with 3% for men. The number of employed women declined by 54 million in 2020 and 45 million women left the labour market altogether.”
– Progress on Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot, 2021 UN –