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Not one single country set to achieve gender equality by 2030

Not one single country set to achieve gender equality by 2030

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  • Women are being left behind by the SDGs, and women in crisis are being completely forgotten. It isn’t surprising, but no less maddening that fragile states are consistently performing the worst in tackling gender based violence, ensuring access to proper women’s healthcare, and protecting the civil rights

    Women are being left behind by the SDGs, and women in crisis are being completely forgotten. It isn’t surprising, but no less maddening that fragile states are consistently performing the worst in tackling gender based violence, ensuring access to proper women’s healthcare, and protecting the civil rights of women. But we can’t just pretend that these unequal outcomes between women and men are just accidental by-products of bad luck – we need take far more seriously the inequalities of power that drive violence, injustice, and inequality in communities around the world.

  • When women succeed, countries succeed. Gender equality means you are tapping in to all the talent, creating teams that will except, and maximizing growth. The path to gender equality is too slow, and holds all people back.

  • This is a travesty and a tragedy.

  • Humankind has innovated so many remarkable achievements - from eradicating disease to walking on the moon - that it’s unfathomable it has taken so long to achieve gender equality.

    At Deloitte, we not only have a global commitment to accelerate women into leadership roles but, in line with SDG 5, our

    Humankind has innovated so many remarkable achievements - from eradicating disease to walking on the moon - that it’s unfathomable it has taken so long to achieve gender equality.

    At Deloitte, we not only have a global commitment to accelerate women into leadership roles but, in line with SDG 5, our WorldClass initiative aims to support 10 million girls and women in India by 2030 through education and skills development. All across the globe, Deloitte has set measurable commitments to gender inclusion internally and externally to do our part toward closing the gender pay gap.

    We are committed to holding ourselves accountable through initiatives like these, but there is still much more for us to do to create sustained change - the findings highlighted in this article plainly underscore that fact. Let’s make gender equality a crowning human achievement.

  • Let’s get a move on! We need large, systemic change. Not tweaks of existing policies. No more “awareness” programs or research. Action.

  • In response to Clay Fullmer. Your vision of the gender equality that women want is over simplified and short sighted and mocking. Let me explain what we want to enjoy in life. We want an opportunity to have the same money if we choose to have the same job. It’s simple math 1 = 1. We want the opportunity

    In response to Clay Fullmer. Your vision of the gender equality that women want is over simplified and short sighted and mocking. Let me explain what we want to enjoy in life. We want an opportunity to have the same money if we choose to have the same job. It’s simple math 1 = 1. We want the opportunity to have the same job if we are capable. We want to right to control our bodies. The bodies that bring new life. That’s just a taster of what we want.

  • There’s a danger in conflating problems. Gender equality is important. When you’re measuring gender equality by internet access and mobile banking you’re likely duplicating the results you already found by other indicators, such as education.

    Nor is there consensus on what the goal is - equality is

    There’s a danger in conflating problems. Gender equality is important. When you’re measuring gender equality by internet access and mobile banking you’re likely duplicating the results you already found by other indicators, such as education.

    Nor is there consensus on what the goal is - equality is very non-specific. If you take everyone’s rights away then they’re equal. But they’re not better off. We should really invest in defining our objectives. Imposing liberal western ideology on the rest of the world isn’t the only possible solution.

  • This is a devastating although not particularly surprising finding. Unless countries manage to massively close the gender gap, their economies and societies will perform well below par.

  • The wild-card and surprised that is going to happen out of this is going to be China. Not to belabor the point I made more than a decade ago, one of the longer-term impacts of the one child policy in China has been to drive gender equality. It may have actually been an unintended consequence, but the

    The wild-card and surprised that is going to happen out of this is going to be China. Not to belabor the point I made more than a decade ago, one of the longer-term impacts of the one child policy in China has been to drive gender equality. It may have actually been an unintended consequence, but the fact is that parents that are faced with only a single child are going to invest everything into that child regardless of gender, and thereby China is growing a population of very educated and skilled women in gen Z, ones who have expectations that are far higher than the global Norm, not only because of their education and socialization but because of being doted upon from birth as a single child regardless of their gender. strategically in the longer-term this is something that the United States really needs to focus upon because the level of diversity and inclusion in the Chinese technology sector is higher and therefore driving the digital ecosystem development in China with innovations led by women... Something we are clearly falling behind on.

  • I am curious if this study takes cultural differences into consideration. Does the study measure all the different cultures with the same scoring card? Does the study use western standard as benchmark? I do believe if the standard is based on western/European worldview, some countries will take longer to adapt.

  • Beyond sad and beyond pathetic. What will get countries and companies motivated to pay/treat all people equally? It’s the year 2019, come on. Extremely frustrating

  • Global initiative to support local efforts at grassroots levels in this direction may improve the results.

  • 2019

  • What will it take?