The new flagship report draws on the latest data, analysis and input from over 100 global experts to provide a vision and concrete pathways for putting gender equality, environmental sustainability and social justice at the center of global development efforts.
The report details how the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting gender inequalities and laid bare weakness in the already fragile global care economy.
Globally speaking, in 2019 and 2020, UN Women calls for better policies, actions and investments to reverse women´s economic situation, as they are the most affected by the pandemic due to the loss of 54 million jobs worldwide.
Women are disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation while also being left out of decision-making around policy and financing to address climate change.
Under the premise that transitioning to environmental sustainability can create up to 24 million new green jobs, the report stresses that women should have their fair share of these opportunities, including by getting the necessary training and skills.
¨We have a generational opportunity to break the vicious cycle of economic insecurity, environmental destruction and exclusionary politics and shape a better, more gender-equal and sustainable world,¨ said Pramila Patten, UN-Women´s Acting Executive Director.
‘Today’s report provides a roadmap for how to do this, while recovering the ground that has been lost on gender equality and women’s rights’, said Ms. Patten.
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