UN Women: Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals- The gender snapshot
Updated: Feb 13, 2021
In this year’s edition of “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot”, UN Women brings together the latest facts on gender equality across all 17 Goals, to underscore the progress made and interrupted due to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic reveals and exacerbates fault lines of inequality
Women spend 3x as many hours as men each day in unpaid care and domestic work. COVID-19 is adding to women's unpaid care workloads
School closures are likely to increase gender gaps in education and rates of child marriage
Manufacturing jobs held by women tend to offer little security and are now at risk of disappearing altogether
💡 According to the 16th development goal, women’s full, equal and meaningful participation will be crucial as the world ‘builds back better’ from the pandemic.