POSTED October 8, 2021
How can the world move toward equality for women and men?
Watch this Global Goals’ video showing a checklist for how we can all achieve gender equality together
If the world were to achieve gender equality, we would see social progress, sustainability, security for women and girls as well as economic growth. But we’re not there yet, and the following Global Goals’ YouTube video explains how challenges have mounted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Global Goals’ video shares a list of what it will take to get closer to reaching gender equality:
- more women in positions of power
- an urgent end to violence against women and girls
- sexual and reproductive health rights
- quality education for all girls
- women equal in law
- equal pay
- economic empowerment
And, changes will need to start in each nation around the world. “While women have made important inroads into political office across the world, their representation in national parliaments at 23.7 percent is still far from parity,” notes the United Nations in a statement on their Sustainable Development Goals website.
At Children Believe, we help both boys and girls access equal opportunities. In 2020/2021, more than 52,000 community members took part in efforts to reduce multiple forms of gender-discriminatory norms and practices.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
About ChildFund Alliance:
A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of 12 child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in more than 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.