Women’s job market participation stagnating at less than 50% for the past 25 years, finds UN report

New York, 20 October – Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter of a century, according to a new UN report launched today. Unpaid domestic and care work falls disproportionately on women, restraining their economic potential as the COVID-19 pandemic additionally affects women’s jobs and livelihoods, the report warns.

2020-10-20T15:06:56-04:0020 Oct 2020|Goal 5: Gender equality, Press material|

At UN high-level meeting, world leaders reignite the vision of the Beijing Platform for Action, the most transformative agenda for advancing gender equality

(New York, 2 October) — More than 100 countries committed yesterday to concrete actions that would advance gender equality for women and girls everywhere at a virtual high-level meeting during the UN General Assembly. This gathering –  under the theme “Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls” – marked the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most comprehensive roadmap for women and girls’ empowerment.

2020-10-02T10:50:52-04:0002 Oct 2020|Goal 5: Gender equality, Press material|

International Women’s Day: Empowering more women decision-makers ‘essential’, says Guterres

Under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, the United Nations hosted its flagship event celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday to recognize unsung women from across the world, and encourage innovation to transform lives.

2019-03-08T14:33:26-05:0008 Mar 2019|Featured, Goal 5: Gender equality|

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.

2018-01-15T21:29:35-05:0015 Jan 2018|Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

No man will reach full potential unless women reach theirs, UN says on Day of Eliminating Violence

Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message today for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

2018-04-22T11:47:47-04:0025 Nov 2017|Goal 5: Gender equality, News|
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