Sustainable Equals Gender Equitable

September 21, 2015

As the UN General Assembly meeting draws near, it is vital that discussions surrounding each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals recognise gender.

“If attempts to address other SDGs ignore gender, they risk missing their mark, or worse, undermining women’s rights and capabilities further… An integrated approach across goals and sectors opens the way to recognize and support synergies in which gender equality and sustainability reinforce each other in alternative pathways.”

It is important that gender is considered on the path towards realising all of the newly adopted SDGs because if development is to be sustainable, it must also be gender equitable.

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