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Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2022
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New York | 2022 | 32 p.
e-ISBN 9789210018395
Ginette Azcona; Antra Bhatt; Julia Brauchle; Guillem Fortuny Fillo; Yongyi Min; Heather Page; Yuxi Zhang
Corporate author: 
UN Women; United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data show that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. COVID-19 and the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are further diminishing the outlook for gender equality. Violence against women remains high; global health, climate, and humanitarian crises have further increased risks of violence, especially for the most vulnerable women and girls; and women feel more unsafe than they did before the pandemic. Women’s representation in positions of power and decision-making remains below parity. Only 47 per cent of data required to track progress on SDG 5 are currently available, rendering women and girls effectively invisible.

Nearly halfway to the 2030 endpoint for the SDGs, the time to act and invest in women and girls is now.

“Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2022” presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 Goals, calling out the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. It emphasizes the interlinkages among the goals, the pivotal force gender equality plays in driving progress across the SDGs, and women and girls’ central role in leading the way forward.


Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Sustainable development / sustainability
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
gender equality
Women's rights
Women empowerment
Girls’ empowerment