No country is on track to achieve gender equality

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  • 03 Jun 2019 12:00 AM
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No Country Is Set to Achieve Gender Equality by 2030

No country is on track to achieve gender equality by 2030, according to a new index measuring progress against Goal 5 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Gender Index, developed by the Equal Measures 2030 partnership, found that 2.8 billion women and girls currently live in countries that are not doing enough to improve women’s lives. Even the Nordic states, which score highly in the index, would need to take huge strides to fulfil gender commitments in the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. The index measured progress in 129 countries on SDG targets that specifically reference gender equality or have a disproportionate effect on women and girls. Women’s underrepresentation in governments, the gender pay gap and gender-based violence were among the areas all countries are struggling to tackle. the best performing country was, Denmark, achieving an index score of 89.3. Only twenty countries scored over 80.

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