Global Challenge #5 – Gender Equality
Gender equality is fundamental to the social and economic growth of the global community. Ending all forms of discrimination against women is crucial to accelerating sustainable development and achieving global goals. Time and time again, it has been proving that empowering girls and women has a compounding effect that enhances the livelihood of all communities involved.
Gender Facts Today
- Currently women make up two-thirds of the world’s adults without basic literacy skills. In developing countries, women still face steep barriers to education; 11 million girls of primary age are out of school compared to 9 million boys.
- Today, women represent less than 30% of the worlds researches, hold less than a third of all senior to mid management positions and represent 23% of positions in National Houses of Parliments- only a 10% rise since 2000.
- Even with major strides towards gender equality over the past 20 years, women are still systematically denied equal access to jobs.
- In many parts of the world, women still lack equal rights to resources such as land, property and education.
- An estimated 23% of women don’t have access to access to modern and safe reproductive health care services. In 2017, 19% of women between the ages of 15 and 49 report they have experienced sexual assault in the previous year, and genital mutilation remains a relatively common practice in 30 countries.
The Gender Equality Challenge
It’s imperative that we work together to break down the existing gender barriers and liberate all women worldwide. We must encourage women to engage in politics, labour, leadership and community to ensure a prolific and abundant future for our global economy. Prepr is dedicated to embracing the challenge of gender equality and ensuring all genders have equal rights and opportunities to create a better future for all.